Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in September 2004
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Features  |  9/30/2004  | 
Apple's server and storage offerings are helping the company overcome its reputation as the high-priced computing option
Partnerships Abound At RFID Conference
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Sun and Texas Instruments were among the companies saying they could do more with allies during the EPC Global conference.
STK Grabs Storage Management Vendor
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Tape storage king StorageTek puts new pressure on the storage-management market with an acquisition.
HP And IBM Invest Big In RFID
Features  |  9/30/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard has its sights set on the retail and consumer-goods industries, while IBM looks beyond the supply chain
Appliance Aims At Adding Muscle To The Network
Features  |  9/30/2004  | 
Technology will reduce the need for more servers to run Java applications, Startup says
Successful Innovation Hinges On Understanding Customer Needs And Effective Marketing
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
R&D teams need to spend time with customers if they really want to build new technology that sells, IBM exec says.
RFID's Impact On Supply Chains Grows, Execs Say
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Business-technology managers share their RFID experiences at this week's EPC Global U.S. Conference.
Storage On A Chip
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Silicon Image's new lower-cost storage appliance should be more palatable to small and midsize businesses.
Dell Aims To Drive Down Cost Of High-Performance Computing
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Vendor offers server, switch, and host-channel adapter bundle with increased I/O bandwidth, processing capability, and memory.
IBM Says Blue Gene Breaks Speed Record
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Unlike a competing Japanese computer, BlueGene/L uses a derivative of off-the-shelf processors. It also uses an unusually large number of them.
U.K. Grocer Expands RFID Initiative
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
U.K. grocery chain Tesco will soon expand its RFID project to include eight big-name suppliers. The initiative follows an internal RFID project that was used to track shipments from its distribution centers to its stores.
RFID Gives Manufacturer A Better Handle On Its Snacks
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Snack manufacturer Jack Link's Beef Jerky kicks off RFID tagging initiative for shipments to Wal-Mart, the first in a four-phase move to the radio ID technology. Eventually, the technology could even be helpful in the event of a product recall.
RFID Deadlines Intensify Need To Manage Product Information
Commentary  |  9/28/2004  | 
Enterprises face dual 2005 deadlines relating to RFID and supply-chain data synchronization. Those that haven't moved forward with a product-information-management strategy will be under-prepared to realize RFID's value.
PC Blades Help Bank Take The Heat
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
By deploying workstations that utilize PC blades at its new Tokyo trading floor, multinational bank WestLB concentrates heat-producing equipment in a smaller space, thereby simplifying a cooling problem.
IBM Carves New RFID Unit
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
The Sensor and Actuator Solutions group will create services and software related to RFID systems.
GM's Reuse Strategy
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Parts reuse based on a common database will reduce engineering time, save money, and serve global ambitions
Taking Stock: Semiconductor Slowdown Lingers
Commentary  |  9/24/2004  | 
We're at an interesting crossroad in this semiconductor cycle.
Microsoft Takes On Backup Market
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Vendor to offer automated system for small and midsize companies
Secure Flight Program Moves To Test Phase
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Transportation Security Administration set to collect passenger data from airlines
HDS Engineers A Better System
Features  |  9/24/2004  | 
Virtualization and management capabilities should make it easier for companies such as Pacific Capital to handle storage
It's Never Business As Usual
Features  |  9/24/2004  | 
229-year-old Bowne, not content to rest on past successes, has changed itself repeatedly to meet customer demands for new services
Wal-Mart's Way
Features  |  9/24/2004  | 
Heavyweight retailer looks inward to stay innovative in business technology.
Companies Adopting RFID Despite Challenges, Survey Finds
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Many companies across a variety of industries are either deploying radio frequency identification systems or plan to adopt the product-tracking technology.
Sun Offers Simple Utility-Computing Model
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Product blitz includes a service that offers computing power for $1 per hour per CPU.
Leading CIOs Weigh In On Customer Care, Innovation, Open Source
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Fed Ex CIO Rob Carter and former Chase.com executive VP Denis O'Leary weigh in on the industry's most pressing issues: Customer service, innovation, open source, and Oracle-PeopleSoft.
Tapscott Emphasizes 'Business Webs,' The Value Of IT, And Innovation
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Speaking at the InformationWeek Fall Conference, Don Tapscott articulates his vision of business webs, how their success depends on the strategic use of technology, and how companies with such webs can gain competitive advantage.
Man Arrested In UK For Cisco Source Code Theft
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Case involves theft of the proprietary software blueprints used by Cisco's networking equipment.
Stratus Takes Orders For New Entry-Level Servers
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Stratus Technologies aims new low-end server line at large, decentralized deployments.
IBM Takes RFID Services To MidSize Companies
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
Lower-priced services will help smaller companies reengineer business processes
Search Is On At Amazon
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
A9.com subsidiary lets users access bookmarks and histories from any computer
Avnet Greases Supply Chain
Features  |  9/17/2004  | 
A new software architecture speeds this distributor's global supply chain
Langa Letter: How To Save An Hour (Or More) On XP Installs
Commentary  |  9/16/2004  | 
Prepatch your XP Setup CD once, and never have to install SP2 again. Fred Langa walks you through a 16-step process.
Retail: General Merchandising: Stores Look For Service With ROI
Features  |  9/16/2004  | 
Retailers beef up supply chains and add wireless checkouts and kiosks to speed transactions, cut costs, and draw customers
Information Technology: IT Vendors Heed Their Own Advice
Features  |  9/16/2004  | 
Facing the same challenges as their customers, IT companies find that tech investments can provide big benefits.
Consumer Goods: RFID Tops To-Do List In Consumer Goods
Features  |  9/15/2004  | 
Companies are at the forefront in developing leading-edge technologies
How RFID Will Help Mommy Find Johnny
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
Florida theme park uses SafeTzone application to help visitors locate other members of their group.
Microsoft And Polycom Strike Desktop Conferencing Pact
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
Within a few months, Windows PC users will be able to launch video conferences using IM's "presence awareness"
CA Responsive On Storage Management
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
Vendor integrates 13 products that align multiple types of data with appropriate media.
Medical Reference In The Palm Of Your Hand
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
An integrated suite of medical-reference works serves as a decision-support tool for doctors.
Best Buy To Benefit From RFID
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
The retailer's RFID effort has long-term goals of making it easier for consumers to service, exchange, and protect high-value items.
Making It Easier To Manage Heterogeneous Desktop Systems
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
A vendor is pushing products designed to let admins manage whole infrastructures from a Windows computer.
Linux Aims For The Desktop
Features  |  9/14/2004  | 
Security and pricing concerns are causing companies to consider alternatives to Windows, but adoption of the open-source operating system has been slow.
New RFID Services Based On IBM's Own Tagging Projects
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
RFID work done at an IBM chip factory becomes the basis for a new line of consulting services.
IBM Puts Spotlight On Entry-Level Linux Servers
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
A virtualization option will be available for the systems, which are based on 1.5- or 1.6-GHz Power5 processors.
NEC Four-Way Server Supports High-Availability Apps
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
NEC Solutions America's new four-processor Express5800/340Hb is designed for data-center applications, server consolidation, and server virtualization.
RFID Needs Insight, Not Scare Tactics
Commentary  |  9/13/2004  | 
Is RFID a powerful new technology that can help spark business innovation, or is it an intrusive high-tech vermin that should be obliterated, Bob Evans asks.
Novell Announces Public Beta Of Open Enterprise Server
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
It incorporates open source software and NetWare along with network management tools and identity-based services.
Linda Dillman On RFID
Features  |  9/10/2004  | 
Wal-Mart's CIO talks about the potential for RFID to revolutionize the retailer's "take-care-of-the-customer" processes.
Dual-Core Chips May Raise Software Costs
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
Two cores means double the licensing costs, many software vendors say
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