Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in August 2005
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Katrina Overwhelms Telecom Giants' Contingency Plans
News  |  8/31/2005  | 
Telcos scramble to restore service to customers while keeping employees safe.
Hurricane Katrina Claims HP's Technology Forum
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
The company plans to reschedule its inaugural Technology Forum for later in the fall.
Katrina Batters BellSouth's Phone Service
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
Areas of the Deep South have been hit so hard by Hurricane Katrina that BellSouth doesn't even know how many phone lines were downed by the storm.
Allstate Fields Mobile Vans To Link Adjusters To HQ After Katrina
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
Wireless connections between headquarters and adjusters on the scene of the devastation help insured people get their claims resolved faster, Allstate says.
Katrina Spurs Companies To Initiate IT Backup Plans
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
Some 18 companies are using SunGard's Availability Services and more than 120 customers have put the company on notice that they might have to use SunGard facilities to relocate employees, call centers, and computers.
Changing Worries
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Remember some of the things we used to get all worked up about -- like disintermediation? They rarely work out the way we expect. Now we see a business model built on travel agents, who've been hard hit by E-commerce, handing out technology that lets travelers book electronically, without a live agent or even a Web browser. Corporate meddling in open-source projects was another teeth-grinding concern for some. Now Sun is leading another open-source crusade as it, IBM, and others jostle for who's
Cisco Upgrades Switch Operating System
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Breaking the operating system into modules will improve its reliability, security, and efficiency, the company says.
Cool Chips Are Hot
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Intel promises chips that consume less power and are easier to manage. The measure of its success will be whether they help companies cut costs.
Power Up With Utility Computing
Features  |  8/26/2005  | 
IBM realizes the benefits of appealing to smaller companies to sell services, build loyalty, and get an edge in functionality
Grid Gets $148 Million Boost
Features  |  8/26/2005  | 
NSF's mega supercomputer network is available to researchers in genomics, nanotechnology, earthquake prediction, and other areas
Tracking Down Web Application Errors
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
Latest Introscope release from Wily Technology detects error messages and pinpoints the source of the problem.
Review: Four Pocket-Sized Hard Drives
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
It's a small world for your data, as proven by these portable one-inch hard drives from Archos, Imation, Seagate, and Sony.
Tech Workers Still Trying To Solve Heathrow Computer Outage
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
The Flight Data Processing System failed for 20 minutes earlier this week, causing delays and cancellations.
LucasFilm Sinks $4 Million Into 64-Bit Workstations For Special Effects
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
The Hewlett-Packard workstations will offer artists faster rendering, and provide the force behind Lucasfilm's Star Wars video games, animated television series Clone Wars, and future movies.
Intel Intros Home-PC Platform Called Viiv
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
The home-entertainment platform will use the same processor and support chipsets as its Centrino mobile platform.
Next-Gen Xeons Could Boost Performance By 3.5 Times
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
Intel's new architecture for server processors will boost performance per watt and combine the best of features found in two of the company's existing microarchitectures.
Wanted: 20,000 IBM Mainframe Experts
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
To help lure young professionals to fill the roles of those who are retiring, IBM and Share have launched a program called "zNextGen."
Intel Seeks To Create Standard For Business PCs
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
The 2006 Professional Business Platform for desktops will be built around a dual-core Pentium processor manufactured with 65-nanometer technology and include Intel's virtualization and active-management technology.
Intel's Mobile Centrino To Go Dual-Core In First Quarter
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
New chips for notebook computers will consume less power, offer stronger security, and communicate better over wireless connections.
'Donnie Brasco' Unveils New Security Cameras
News  |  8/23/2005  | 
The retired undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Bonanno Crime Family is consulting for the company that developed a 360-degree camera that can be attached to a rearview mirror.
Next-Gen Xeons Could Boost Performance By 3.5 Times
News  |  8/23/2005  | 
Intel's new architecture for server processors will boost performance per watt and combine the best of features found in two of the company's existing microarchitectures.
How To Install Your First SAN
Features  |  8/23/2005  | 
Adding a storage area network (SAN) to your computing environment doesn't need to be a difficult experience. We show you how.
Intel To Use Forum To Fight Off AMD's Advances
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Intel will use its Developer Forum this week in San Francisco to demonstrate advances in its microprocessors, including a "next generation multi-core architecture" on Tuesday.
Intel To Unveil Low-Power, High-Performance Processors
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
Intel will unveil this week a new dual-core datacenter processor code-named Sossaman, The company will also spill details on Yonah, an upcoming low-power battery-life-doubling mobile processor.
SmartAdvice: Planning Ahead Means A Disaster Needn't Wipe Out Your Business
Commentary  |  8/19/2005  | 
Planning ensures a business will have in place a road map and people to give direction, The Advisory Council says. Also, managers have to work on 'soft skills' to get ahead.
Display Projects Video Images Into Thin Air
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
The Heliodisplay went on the market last week. It displays any video source in full, high-resolution color in free space, without the need for a screen. Demand for the product crashed vendor IO2 Technology's Web site.
National Supercomputer Grid Set For $148M Expansion
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
The National Science Foundation will make high-speed national TeraGrid network of supercomputers available to researchers solving complex scientific and industrial problems in genomics, nanotechnology, earthquake and tornado prediction, and other areas.
Langa Letter: Software Suites Versus Standalone Tools
Commentary  |  8/18/2005  | 
The new version of ZoneAlarm illustrates both sides of the debate, Fred Langa says.
Military Chooses Tech To Improve Terrorism Readiness
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
After testing more than 100 technologies earlier this summer, the military has tabbed three communication and IT systems to improve emergency response.
EMC To Acquire Software Vendor Rainfinity
News  |  8/17/2005  | 
Technology will help users manage complex network-attached storage environments.
Toshiba Ships 'Perpendicular' Disk Drive
News  |  8/17/2005  | 
Toshiba has started shipping production quantities of a 1.8-inch hard drive using perpendicular recording to pack 40-Gbytes onto a platter, which could give the drive an edge against lower-capacity one-inch models popular in MP3 players.
HP's Hurd Pleased With Quarterly Progress
News  |  8/16/2005  | 
Sales grow 10%, but profits tumble during the fiscal third quarter.
Dual-Core Processors Promise Unprecedented Performance Gains
News  |  8/16/2005  | 
Intel's dual-core chip introduction promises substantial performance gains and, possibly, changes in software licensing for applications taking advantage of the new technology.
Intel's Dual-Core Plans
News  |  8/12/2005  | 
The chipmaker is expected to deliver a dual-core Xeon in the fourth quarter.
Virtual Showdown
Features  |  8/12/2005  | 
Vendors scramble to secure positions in the growing market for virtualization.
Edge Tech Intros 100GB 2.5-Inch External Drive
News  |  8/12/2005  | 
Edge Tech Corp. has announced the availability of an external 100GB 2.5-inch hard drive.
Fallout From Intel's Chipset Focus
Features  |  8/12/2005  | 
Intel's move to add functionality to its PC chipsets will provide more off-the-shelf Intel systems, but may limit third-party alternatives
HP To Acquire Scitex For $230 Million
News  |  8/12/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard has moved to strengthen its computer printer unit by agreeing to acquire large-format printer manufacturer Scitex Vision for $230 million.
Intel Speeds Up Plans For Dual-Core Xeons
News  |  8/12/2005  | 
Intel appears ready to introduce a dual-core Xeon in the fourth quarter and is expected to reveal those plans at the Intel Developer Forum on Aug. 23.
Hospital Taps IBM DS4800 Storage Array
News  |  8/10/2005  | 
CT scans, X-rays, and other medical images are putting greater demands on the hospital's data-storage capabilities.
This Mouse Is A Beach, Boat Buddy
News  |  8/10/2005  | 
If you must bring work on vacation, this story is for you. For those whose offices extend to where the surf meets the sand--or to other places where dampness meets sensitive electronic devices--comes a mouse that can stand up to splashing, spraying, and flat-out wetness.
Consortium Pools RFID Patents
News  |  8/10/2005  | 
Twenty vendors working with RFID have formed an intellectual-property licensing consortium to simplify management of and access to RFID patents.
Cisco Posts Gains, Will Enter New Markets
News  |  8/9/2005  | 
While reporting gains in sales and net income, CEO John Chambers reveals plans to enter several new markets in the next 12 to 18 months.
EMC Launches Security Data Storage System
News  |  8/9/2005  | 
Aggregating and analyzing security data from multiple sources will speed response time to security incidents.
Dell Expands Dual-Core Server Portfolio
News  |  8/8/2005  | 
The computer maker introduces two new servers and is pushing forward with a dual-core server portfolio based on Intel's Pentium D processor.
AMD To Release Virtualization Simulator
News  |  8/8/2005  | 
SimNow, an AMD64 processor simulator, will help developers get to know the company's Pacifica virtualization technology before it appears in chips starting next year.
Welch Foods Overhauls IT, Puts In First ERP System
News  |  8/8/2005  | 
The century-old icon of grape juice and jelly is in the midst of a multiyear replacement of its mainframe-based IT infrastructure.
What Summer Slowdown?
News  |  8/5/2005  | 
Remember when the industry used to take a break during the summer? Not this year. Last week, Time Warner tried to wrap up several pending legal issues by paying out billions in cash. Sprint got the green light to merge with Nextel, while Cisco Systems suffered an embarrassing security breach. Yahoo introduced a variety of new tools and services. The open-source community got the good news that its work is getting better and fewer defects were found in the latest version of Linux. Plus, Apple fin
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