Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in August 2006
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BMC Software Offers Shoes To Cobbler's Children--IT Staffers
News  |  8/31/2006  | 
The company believes the move to automate process management is now expanding to include IT processes, and it wants to provide the tools to help IT departments.
Gaming Computer Vendor Alienware Targets Enterprise
News  |  8/31/2006  | 
Alienware execs describe life three months after Dell acquired the company. Best known for turbocharged gaming PCs with science-fictional designs, Alienware now finds that enterprises value its systems for high-performance computing.
Review: Antec TruePower Trio 650 Power Supply
Features  |  8/30/2006  | 
If your system is bristling with hard drives and other devices, then you'll need enough power to support them. Antec's latest power supply may be useful.
Brief: Google CEO Joins Apple Board
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Eric Schmidt brings a deep resume in the tech industry. He was formerly CEO of Novell and CTO of Sun.
Japan Orders Apple To Investigate Flaming Laptops
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry ordered Apple's Japan branch to look into troubles with Sony batteries, the same issue it demanded Dell to examine last week.
Intel's New Tulsa Chip Bolsters Fight With AMD
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Major server manufacturers Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM all announced new systems based on Tulsa.
The Ticker
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Technology and business news briefs.
ONStor Offers Entry-Level NAS For $40,000
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
ONStor is targeting the midlevel enterprise, a portion of the market served largely by Network Appliances for NAS systems.
Genome Institute Turns To Sun's Opteron Servers To Get Gene-Sequencing Done
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Sequencing tasks that used to take a month or more now only take a few days or a few hours.
IBM Expands Storage Offerings, Adds Quad-Core Servers
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
While the company is spending billions to buy software companies, it isn't neglecting its hardware products.
Google Goes Its Own Way In The Data Center
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
With patents on cooling baffles and fan mounts, its next big step is hydropowered electricity.
Google Revealed: The IT Strategy That Makes It Work
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
A unique mix of internally developed software, open source, made-to-order hardware, and people management is the secret behind the search engine.
Personal Tech: Inflight Power's $35 Recharger Cables Plug Into The Passenger Seat Headset Jack And Convert Audio Output Into USB Power
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
Sharp's BroadbandFax uses a broadband connection to send and receive faxes directly to e-mail without paying for an electronic fax service; GM and Mazda will offer built-in auxiliary audio-input jacks for the iPod on all 2007 models.
Chip Weather Forecast: Cool
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
Ballistic computing design could mean terahertz processes that generate little heat.
Backup Power Costs Spike
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
Data center backup systems average 5.5% increases, some as much as 15%.
Five Questions For Andrew Longacre, Research Scientist At Hand Held Products
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
A highlight of Longacre's 26-year career at Hand Held Products was the invention of Aztec Code, a matrix-style bar-code symbology used in online ticketing and badges distributed by Homeland Security to U.S. visitors. But Longacre doesn't spend all his time working with numbers; he's been singing in an opera chorus since before the Internet was cool.
Unified Communications Hype Rings Loud At VoiceCon Conference
News  |  8/24/2006  | 
As this week's conference in San Francisco wraps up, one thing is clear: The buzz level of unified communications doesn't match reality.
Apple Laptops Added To Battery Recall
News  |  8/24/2006  | 
The recalled Apple notebook batteries were sold from October 2003 through August 2006.
IBM Brings Quad-Core Servers To The Entry-Level Market
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
The new servers come out ahead of Intel and AMD quad-core offerings that are in the works.
Sun Overtakes Dell In Worldwide Server Revenue
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
IBM is still the market leader, followed by Hewlett-Packard, but Sun was the only major server vendor to show an increase in worldwide revenue.
IBM Launches Major Expansion Of Its Storage Product Line
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
With tiered storage, new warranties, and pricing options, IBM is trying to reduce the total cost of ownership of its storage systems.
Delta Air Lines Outsources Technology Operations To IBM
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
IBM will assume operation of the computers and software that support Delta's customer reservations, business record-keeping, flight management, and maintenance tracking systems.
The Ticker
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Technology and business news briefs.
What's In A Name? Ask Apple And Google
Features  |  8/21/2006  | 
Vendors take steps to protect valuable trademarks from exploitation by others
IT Confidential: Three Bright Ideas For Those Blazing Batteries
Commentary  |  8/18/2006  | 
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Flaming laptops? Easy: Just add sticks and some marshmallows.
HP Gains Ground As Dell's Woes Continue
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
The battle lines are shifting in the PC wars as HP rebounds while Dell struggles.
Disaster Readiness Puts Tech Tools To The Test
Features  |  8/18/2006  | 
Can thumb drives, mash-ups, and RSS improve our ability to react in emergencies? The organizers of two disaster simulations hope to find out.
Give Me An L, Give Me An I ...
Features  |  8/18/2006  | 
Some 20,000 Linux desktops have landed in Indiana schools, and more are on the way. Could the Midwest state be breeding future Linux users?
Boeing Fails To Sell In-Flight Internet Service
Features  |  8/18/2006  | 
U.S. airlines aren't biting, so Boeing will disconnect the 6-year-old Connexion service.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.
Thin, Bendable Chip May Give Cameras And Cell Phones Computing Power
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
An effort to create ultrathin and flexible chips may make it possible to add computing, sensing, and imaging capabilities to electronic equipment.
Dell Customers Have To Wait Four Weeks For Replacement Batteries
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
Computer maker cautions customers not to use faulty laptop batteries.
On-The-Go Technologies That Will Change Your Life
Features  |  8/18/2006  | 
Six emerging technologies will change the world of communications by letting mobile professionals stay online and in touch
Empty-Handed: Could Business Travelers Hit The Road Without Their Trusty Laptops?
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
Increased airport security is pushing some IT managers to rethink whether road warriors really need to have laptops in tow. And if it saves money and airport hassles, these plans could go into effect sooner than later.
Personal Tech: Rx Master From Excalibur Electronics, The Flock Browser, The Pharos Traveler GPS 525, Sonos Zoneplayer, BOB From Hopscotch Technology, Compactflash Elite Pro Card, Dliveo, A Web-Based File Delivery System
Features  |  8/18/2006  | 
The Flock browser offers some handy extras to social networking fans, namely photo-sharing services, blogs, and bookmark-sharing sites; Dliveo is a Web-based file delivery system that hopes to become the FedEx of file transfers; and Kingston Technology has bumped up the capacity of its largest CompactFlash Elite Pro card to 8 Gbytes.
What's Legal And What Isn't In The World Of Video Sharing
Features  |  8/18/2006  | 
Owning a copy of a video doesn't give the owner the right to distribute it so be careful in your online dealings
New Chip Design Promises Terahertz Processors
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
Proponents of the new Ballistic Deflection Transistor technology say it will produce computers that are faster, more powerful, and more efficient at using power.
Security Firm Disclaims Mac Hack Demo
News  |  8/17/2006  | 
SecureWorks did a demo at the recent Black Hat conference showing how it could hack into a MacBook. Now the company has posted a disclaimer on its site to make it clear that the MacBook was modified.
Dell Announces New AMD-Based Desktops And Servers As Quarterly Financial Results Disappoint
News  |  8/17/2006  | 
Dell plans new AMD-based desktops beginning next month and two-socket Opteron servers by year-end.
Airline Restrictions Could Boost Interest In Ruggedized Equipment
News  |  8/17/2006  | 
Concerns that business travelers might at some point have to check their portable technologies is expected to spark corporate interest in ruggedized equipment.
Notebooks, Blade Servers Propel Solid Quarter For HP
News  |  8/16/2006  | 
Many HP products in the third quarter reached "their highest levels in years despite this being typically a slow seasonal quarter," says CEO Hurd.
Estacado Tweaks Push-To-Talk For Wireless
News  |  8/15/2006  | 
A new open-source protocol will help reduce the bandwidth needed for push-to-talk services, which may help push-to-talk gain more corporate adherents.
Opteron Designer Details Next-Generation Advancements
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
Among the advancements, AMD's Randy Allen says, are major performance boosts without needing major changes in the underlying architecture.
Next-Generation AMD Opteron Paves The Way For Quad-Core
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
AMD's first major upgrade to its Opteron server processor includes hardware-assisted virtualization and use of second-generation double data rate memory.
Brief: Apple Isn't Above Taking Microsoft Pot Shots
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
Jobs & Co. take their swipes--complete with video--on their way to announcing new products last week.
AMD's Answer To Intel's Woodcrest: Opteron Rev-F
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
Opteron Rev-F is AMD's first server processor to include integrated virtualization technology that was developed under the code name Pacifica.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.
In Depth: Sprint Nextel's WiMax Pick Spurs The Wireless Broadband Race
Features  |  8/11/2006  | 
The company is staking $3 billion on WiMax for its next-generation wireless data network. Its rivals are going i in other directions.
Doctors Look To VoIP To Bridge Language Barriers
News  |  8/11/2006  | 
Call center uses voice and video over IP to connect doctors and patients with translators
Silicon-Level Technology Promises Cheaper, Cooler Security Devices
News  |  8/11/2006  | 
"Security system-on-chip" technology gives a network appliance the information it needs at the silicon layer to identify and block suspicious packets. Such chips may eventually replace security appliances altogether.
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