Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in July 2004
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Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
EMC's Acquisitions Add Up To Storage Services
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Documentum and Legato technologies let companies manage data across any medium
The Magic Numbers For Servers Are 32 And 64
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Dell, HP, IBM, and Sun introduce 32/64-bit options as companies load up on gear
Feds Take Two Routes To Supercomputer Power
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Navy and NASA are doing ocean modeling but building separate supercomputers
In Short: Unity For RFID
Features  |  7/30/2004  | 
In Short: Drug Testing
Features  |  7/30/2004  | 
Present A Unified Front
Features  |  7/30/2004  | 
Companies find that converged voice and data networks can offer cost savings and simplify management
Silicon Graphics Wins Nod From NASA To Build Supercomputer
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
The 500-terabyte machine will include more than 10,000 Intel Itanium chips.
Chinese Telecom Company Prepares For $1.5 Billion IPO
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
China Netcom, the country's second-largest telephone operator, plans to list its shares on markets in New York and Hong Kong.
Computer Orders Rise In June
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Orders for computers and related products rose 1.3% last month, dramatically more than the 0.7% rise in overall durable goods.
RFID Meets XML
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Zebra Technologies says its RFID printer-encoder is now XML-enabled.
Navy Hires IBM To Build Military's Fastest Computer
News  |  7/27/2004  | 
IBM has won a contract to build a supercomputer three times faster than anything the Defense Department has today.
Symbol Scoops Up Matrics
News  |  7/27/2004  | 
The deal jump-starts the bar-code vendor's entry into the RFID market.
Report: Private Sector Too Wary Of Sharing Security Information
News  |  7/27/2004  | 
The Department of Homeland Security and private industry aren't doing enough to share information related to protecting critical infrastructure.
EMC Puts Unstructured Data In Its Place
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
EMC Documentum Content Storage Services will let customers define and kick off the automation of content movement across storage architectures as its value changes.
RealNetworks Bypasses Apple With Songs For The iPod
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
It's going to start selling songs playable on Apple's music player through its Internet music store, thanks to its newly developed digital rights-translation software.
BellSouth's Profits Grow Despite Flat Revenue
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
Net income in the second quarter rose nearly 5% although the company continued to lose access lines.
Sprint Offers Packages For Small Businesses
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
The packages, which include data services, are designed to compete with local providers while helping Sprint penetrate the smaller business market.
New Jacket Contains Telephony And MP3 Player
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
The jacket, created by Infineon and a German clothing maker, includes a textile keyboard on the sleeve that controls the electronics features.
Poll Shows Big Companies Spending More On Business Technology
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
June spending on hardware, apps, and Internet-related items rose strongly, according to a new survey conducted by CRN.
Yet Another Thin-Client Scheme Is Launched
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
IBM has updated its Workplace application, sparking renewed interest in the idea of centralized computing. Cost savings and better security are seen as big draws.
Looking East: Growing With Offshore Outsourcers
News  |  7/23/2004  | 
Microsoft is helping Indian outsourcers develop service offerings, devise marketing strategies, and find customers, most of which turn out to be U.S.-based companies.
Drugmakers 'Jumpstart' RFID Tagging Of Bottles
News  |  7/23/2004  | 
Test will track results of tagging individual items to fight counterfeiting and theft
Apple Strikes Deal With Three European Music Labels
News  |  7/23/2004  | 
The agreement ends a situation that could have kept many local favorites off Apple's iTunes Music Store in Britain, France, and Germany.
RFID Goes To The Dogs In Portugal
News  |  7/23/2004  | 
The country's agricultural ministry has awarded Digital Angel a contract to launch a dog-ID program using implantable RFID chips.
County Looks At Network Traffic
Features  |  7/22/2004  | 
I.T. department deploys server to keep track of employee network usage rather than spend tax dollars on more bandwidth
Semiconductor Weakness Sends Stocks Lower
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
Weakness among chipmakers more than offset investors' early enthusiasm.
Voice Over IP Looks Ready For Breakout
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
Infonetics Research estimates that spending on the technology will rise from $1.2 billion in 2003 to $4.8 billion by 2007.
Duke To Provide Freshmen With iPods
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
The school is experimenting to see if the portable music player can become a learning tool as well.
Ericsson Races Past 2Q Expectations
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
Profits rose sharply thanks to growing demand and the benefits of cost-cutting.
Lucent Posts Fourth Consecutive Quarterly Profit
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
It also raised its sales outlook, based on an improving telecom market.
Price Wars Take Toll On AT&T Wireless
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
Net income fell 73% in the second quarter as per-customer revenue fell and costs rose.
Sun Posts Surprising 4Q Profit
News  |  7/20/2004  | 
Continued cost-cutting and a settlement with Microsoft helped the struggling company post a $795 million profit for the quarter.
Looking For A Gusher With RFID
News  |  7/20/2004  | 
Oil ID Systems will begin tests to see whether the technology can be used to track oil as it's stored, shipped, and sold.
EMC's 2Q Profits Soar
News  |  7/20/2004  | 
The data-storage vendor says revenue climbed to $1.97 billion, while profits rose to $193 million from $82 million a year earlier.
Apple Introduces New, Cheaper iPod Models
News  |  7/20/2004  | 
The new models have about 12 hours of battery life, up from eight hours, and are about $100 less than their earlier counterparts.
RFID Chips In Kids' Car Seats
News  |  7/20/2004  | 
The tag would alert drivers that the seat's buckle is disengaged.
Japanese Waste-Management Company Tests RFID
News  |  7/19/2004  | 
It's working with IBM to see if it can use the technology to trace medical waste.
Cheap, Easy RFID?
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
Microsoft prepares to enter the radio-frequency ID market by tuning its products and collaborating with partners. Will its low-cost model change the stakes?
Tech Economy Strong, For Now
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
IBM Touts Newest Unix Boxes' Virtual Options
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
Chip technology lets users divide each processor into as many as 10 virtual servers
Techs Tumble As Markets Can't Hold Early Gains
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
Good news on inflation gave investors some early cheer, but it didn't last.
Europe Is Bright Star In Worldwide PC Boom
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
PC makers posted their fourth consecutive quarter of solid growth, fueled largely by sales gains in Europe.
Michael Dell Hands Off CEO Job
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
He officially gave the chief executive's job to company president Kevin Rollins; the computer maker also raised its earnings guidance for the second quarter.
RFID Reader Has Split Personality
News  |  7/15/2004  | 
Project in the works at Oak Ridge National Lab to develop RFID readers that process signals from active and passive tags.
Multifaceted RFID Readers
News  |  7/15/2004  | 
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory will use technology from Spectrum Signal Processing to build readers that can detect and process signals from both active and passive RFID tags.
Grid Computing Is Growing
News  |  7/15/2004  | 
Oracle's Ellison says he sees it in Oracle's sales figures, and analyst research points to an upward tick, too.
Stocks Take A Tumble While Waiting For IBM
News  |  7/15/2004  | 
The markets were down as investors contemplated mixed economic news and waited for IBM's 2Q financials.
Mainframes And Services Bolster IBM
News  |  7/15/2004  | 
The company posted solid second-quarter increases in revenue and net income thanks to gains in mainframe sales and several new services deals.
Fed Says Computer Production Jumps
News  |  7/15/2004  | 
Figures show June production was up 3% from May and more than 30% from a year earlier.
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