Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in August 2004
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AMD Shows Off Dual-Core Microprocessor
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
It said it has demonstrated a working version of the technology based on its Opteron chip.
Apple Unveils New IMac At Paris Show
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
The new model upgrades the iMac line with the faster G5 processors already used in Apple's top-end Power Macs.
Intel Announces Milestone In Shrinking Chips
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
The chipmaker says it has created a fully functional memory chip that's about 30% smaller than today's state-of-the-art chips.
At 35, The Internet Remains A Work In Progress
News  |  8/29/2004  | 
Rsearchers are experimenting with ways to make the Net faster and increase its capacity.
HP Unveils iPod Clone
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
It has started taking orders for its own version of Apple's popular music player, which it has dubbed the "Apple iPod from HP."
California's I.T. Crisis
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
State lacks common tech standards and can't exchange info between departments
GOP, Like Democrats, Turns To IT To Manage Convention
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
The Republicans will rely heavily on technology from Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to manage next week's convention in New York.
Wi-Fi Jacks May Lead To Cheaper Networks
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Technology could lower installation costs and let companies more easily deploy Wi-Fi
Taking Stock: Graphics Chipmaker Struggles For Lead
Commentary  |  8/27/2004  | 
There have been changes in the graphics-chip industry, where the competitive landscape has changed dramatically. That's making life complicated for Nvidia, which has fallen on hard times.
HP Moves Deeper Into Consumer Electronics
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
The vendor is introducing televisions to its product line as it seeks to move from the home office into the living room.
CIOs Ready To Replace, Upgrade 1 In 4 PCs
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
Financial and insurance companies are most likely to upgrade, according to a survey.
Intel's Next-Gen Chips
Features  |  8/26/2004  | 
The move to 65 nanometers means smaller chips or double the number of transistors
Simulated Hacker Attacks
Features  |  8/26/2004  | 
WesCorp uses Skybox View software to look at its systems through hackers' eyes and identify the key vulnerabilities that need to be fixed quickly
Intel Offers Three-Way Wi-Fi Support
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
Notebook computers will begin shipping next month that support 802.11a, b, and g standards.
RFID To Flourish In Pharmaceutical Industry
News  |  8/23/2004  | 
A Meta Group report says RFID use in pharmaceuticals will surpass that of consumer packaged goods within 18 months.
Transportation IT Spending Projected To Grow
News  |  8/23/2004  | 
Government-intelligence firm Input says state and local spending on transportation IT systems should rise from $1.8 billion in fiscal 2005 to $2.5 billion in 2009.
Study: Many U.S. Businesses Still Not Ready For Disasters
News  |  8/18/2004  | 
The study by the Partnership for Public Warning and AT&T showed that nearly a quarter of companies don't have disaster plans in place.
White House Touts High-End Computing In R&D Budgets
News  |  8/18/2004  | 
It's instructing executive-branch heads to give priority to supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure research and development in their fiscal 2006 budgets.
User Group Opts Out Of HP-Led Conference In 2005
News  |  8/18/2004  | 
Interex, a 100,000-member user group, says it won't join an HP-led technical conference scheduled for 2005; one other group says it will, two others haven't decided.
System Showdown: Windows Vs. Java
Features  |  8/18/2004  | 
Consider support costs along with functionality when deciding whether to move to Java Desktop System.
Livermore Outlines Her Vision For HP's Adaptive Enterprise
Features  |  8/17/2004  | 
HP's executive VP in charge of its Technology Solutions Group says the unit's results were disappointing, but its problems are fixable issues related to execution.
IT Production Increases Slightly In July
News  |  8/17/2004  | 
The value of computers and peripheral equipment rose 1.9% in July, better than the 0.4% gain in overall industrial production.
Gartner Lowers PC Shipments Forecast
News  |  8/16/2004  | 
The market-research firm says they'll be lower than its predicted in the second quarter, but should still post solid growth.
Sun Beefs Up Efforts To Steal HP Customers
News  |  8/16/2004  | 
It expanded its "HP Away" program to include its workstations and servers that run Sun's Solaris operating system on AMD's 64-bit Opteron chip
Sybase Gets Into RFID
News  |  8/16/2004  | 
It's developing an early-adopter program and teaming with AeroScout on a tracking application.
Cisco CEO's Cautious Outlook
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
Programs Aim For Safer Travel, Shorter Lines
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
Tests use biometrics and smart cards to ID frequent fliers and transport workers
Circuit City To Upgrade Point-Of-Sale Systems
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
IBM to replace retailer's custom systems with off-the-shelf hardware and software
Push Toward Integrity Servers Highlights HPWorld
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
The continuing drive to migrate customers to the Itanium-based servers is behind many of the product introductions scheduled for the conference.
On Demand: Hosting Model Spreads
Features  |  8/13/2004  | 
Dell's Juggernaut Rolls On
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
Net income for the quarter ending July 30 jumped nearly 30% thanks to strong sales of printers and servers,
Business Continuity Goes Wider
Features  |  8/12/2004  | 
Software from XOsoft lets Fulcrum Global Partners set up a system to fail over data across a wide area network
Adopting A Utility Approach
Features  |  8/12/2004  | 
To keep costs low and usage rates high, more businesses are deploying a utility-computing infrastructure or buying utility services
Faster Wi-Fi Gear To Emerge Before Standards Do
Features  |  8/12/2004  | 
Multiple-antenna technology offers higher speeds and wider coverage, but a new standard needs to be adopted
P&G's Deal With HP Grows
Features  |  8/12/2004  | 
The 10-year, $3 billion IT-operations outsourcing deal has expanded to include accounts payables and meeting key business goals
HP Shakes Up Execs After Disappointing Results
News  |  8/12/2004  | 
Three key executives in the company's top enterprise server and storage unit were replaced after the division posted a $208 million operating loss.
Langa Letter: Solving USB Boot Problems
Commentary  |  8/12/2004  | 
Sometimes, getting a PC to boot from a USB device can seem like black magic. Here's help!
HP's 3Q Earnings Miss Wall Street Expectations
News  |  8/12/2004  | 
The company also said its current quarter would fall below expectations.
HP Lines Up More Resources Behind Linux
News  |  8/11/2004  | 
The JBoss app server and MySQL database will work together on HP ProLiant blade servers.
Sharp Introduces 3-D Computer Display
News  |  8/10/2004  | 
The $1,499, 15-inch LCD 3-D display is believed to be the first one marketed to consumers.
More Data On The Road
News  |  8/6/2004  | 
Schneider uses sensors and wireless communications to track trucks and trailers
Olympics Fans Have Multiple Viewing Options
News  |  8/6/2004  | 
The Athens Games will be beamed to computers and cell phones as well as televisions, though Americans won't be able to see live video online.
SEC Outlines Its Five-Year IT Plan
News  |  8/6/2004  | 
On the agenda are collaborative technologies, knowledge management, and workflow automation.
Keeping The Lights On
Features  |  8/6/2004  | 
Power utilities have spent millions on business technology in the hope that they can make last year's regional power outage the last of its kind. Here's what they've done so far and what still needs doing.
Power Of The Pen
Features  |  8/5/2004  | 
Tablet PC will take off when it functions more like scratch paper, less like a slower, costlier laptop.
HP Lines Up More Resources Behind Linux
Features  |  8/5/2004  | 
JBoss app server and MySQL database will work together on ProLiant blade servers.
First Trojan To Target WindowsCE PDAs Emerges
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
The malicious code will let an attacker gain control of the handheld device.
Disney Adds PC To Product Line
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
The $599 unit joins a TV, DVD player, clock radio, and cordless phone among the products the company has introduced over the past two years.
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