Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in September 2005
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EMC Eases Exchange Storage
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Software simplifies admin tasks for E-mail systems for midsize businesses.
A New Approach To Utility Computing, Cisco Style
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Businesses will be able to mix and match hardware from various vendors.
Dual-Core Choices
Features  |  9/30/2005  | 
AMD and Dell introduce chips and systems that give IT managers more dual-core computing choices
Chicago Merc Ditches Tape Backups For Disks
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The exchange is using a Massive Array of Idle Disks, or MAID, from Copan Systems, which only starts spinning when a piece of data is requested.
TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.
EMC Kicks Off Storage Administrator For Exchange
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
EMC enhanced technology it gained when it bought Allocity last year to work with both Fibre Channel and iSCSI-based Clariion disk systems.
Cisco Promotes Network-Centric Utility Computing
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Cisco introduces an InfiniBand-based server fabric switch portfolio that, when combined with its VFrame 3.0 data-center-virtualization software, will bring a new approach to utility computing.
Congress Tries, Tries Again
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Google Seeks Help
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Decisive Reaction
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Facing product missteps, internal dissent, talent raids, and the retirement of a key exec, Microsoft regroups into three new divisions.
AMD Adds Second Wave Of Dual-Core Opterons; Dell Introduces First Dual-Core Xeon Servers
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
AMD introduces three new models of its dual-core Opteron line, while Dell starts taking orders for its Intel-based dual-core systems.
Protection Gets Granular
Features  |  9/23/2005  | 
Major database vendors add layers of security that can be used on information where it resides inside the database
The Big Power Of Small Ideas
Features  |  9/23/2005  | 
Langa Letter: Analyzing New Kinds Of Image-Sharing Services
Commentary  |  9/21/2005  | 
If videos or photos are part of your work, these new services can help, Fred Langa says.
MCI Launches Storage On-Demand Service
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
MCI's new Utility Storage Service is intended for customers whose capacity needs fluctuate or who want to consolidate storage across multiple platforms.
IBM Launches Wireless Shipping Security
News  |  9/20/2005  | 
At the core of the technology is an IBM-developed tamper-resistant embedded controller that runs the Linux operating system and acts as an intelligent, real-time tracking device.
FireWire Group Developing Spec To Spur HDTV
News  |  9/20/2005  | 
The 1394 Trade Association is developing a specification to enable the IEEE 1394 standard, also known as Firewire, to deliver audio and video over coaxial cable.
Wal-Mart CIO: Hurricane Charlie Paved Way For Katrina Response
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
Wal-Mart applied lessons learned from past disasters for its reaction to Hurricane Katrina. But it still needed to improvise.
Sun UltraSparc4+ Servers Promise Big Boost In Performance
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
The new servers will provide from two to five times the performance of existing Sun servers, and set the stage for the company's eight-core Niagara processor-based systems early next year.
Lenovo Adds Widescreen ThinkPads With Verizon Broadband Capability
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
The notebooks are Lenovo's first to integrate a high-speed wireless wide area network antenna for use with Verizon Wireless Broadband Access service.
You Can't Plan For Everything
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
Big Honkin' Databases
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
IBM Storage Supports Hospital's Move To Digital Health Records
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
New IBM system at St. Joseph's stores more than 2 terabytes of patient data.
EBay Bets On VoIP, But Do Sellers Want To Chat?
News  |  9/16/2005  | 
Auction company expects Skype's voice technology to broaden sales base.
SmartAdvice: Check Out WebDAV For Cross-Platform Collaboration Problems
Commentary  |  9/16/2005  | 
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 may be the best option for cross-platform groupware collaboration, The Advisory Council says. Also, the case for switching to VoIP service is getting clearer.
IT Leaders Find New Ways To Win
Features  |  9/16/2005  | 
What accounts for their successes? Bottom-line efficiency and an eye for innovation are a start.
Choosing The Winners
Features  |  9/16/2005  | 
How InformationWeek identifies the most innovative users of technology.
A Government CIO Requests Katrina Aid
Commentary  |  9/16/2005  | 
Freddie Manint, a CIO within the Louisiana court system, is hoping to mobilize the IT community with this request for Katrina aid.
Focus On What Really Matters
Features  |  9/16/2005  | 
Don't ignore long-lasting technologies for the latest fads, the CIO of Capital One warns.
Mergers Cause Industry Upheaval
Features  |  9/15/2005  | 
Companies work to keep up with growth in wireless and IP communications as new players enter the market.
Novel Twists On The Tried And True
Features  |  9/15/2005  | 
Mining and natural-resource companies find ways to make proven technologies meet their needs.
Competition Spurs New Strategies
Features  |  9/15/2005  | 
Electronics companies are ramping up IT sophistication with emerging technologies such as grid and virtualization.
Fujitsu Siemens To Sell Egenera Blade Servers In Europe
News  |  9/14/2005  | 
Fujitsu Siemens has committed to purchasing $300 million in Egenera blade-server products over the next 30 months.
Apple Expands Xserve RAID System
News  |  9/13/2005  | 
After a week of iPod mania, Apple Computer returned to its personal computing roots as it boosted its Xserve rack storage system with up to 7 terabytes of capacity.
HP Reschedules Technology Forum For October In Orlando
News  |  9/12/2005  | 
Damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina forced the tech vendor to relocate its inaugural Technology Forum.
Hurricane Katrina Could Affect RFID Tag Supply
News  |  9/12/2005  | 
Air Products and Chemicals has shut down its New Orleans facility that produces hydrogen used in manufacturing silicon wafers. That could affect RFID tag supplies.
Schlumberger Upgrades Network Port Security
News  |  9/12/2005  | 
Schlumberger Oilfield Services deploys a security appliance from Lockdown Networks to prevent unauthorized access to its network and to ensure that those that do connect have updated security software installed.
New Game Plans
News  |  9/9/2005  | 
HP and Sun are trying to revive their standings in the IT industry with waves of new products. Will they convince customers they're still leaders?
HP's Virtual World: Making Workload Shifts Easier
News  |  9/9/2005  | 
The enhancements will let customers create data centers with 'dynamic' virtualized environments where resources can flow automatically from application to application and between servers.
SmartAdvice: For Early Adopters, It's All About Smart Execution
Commentary  |  9/9/2005  | 
First decide if a new technology is critical to doing business, then test early so you have time to refine, The Advisory Council says. Also, strategies for effective process ownership.
HP Debuts Backup Wares
News  |  9/6/2005  | 
The new storage products and services are intended to improve data protection and simplify customers' storage environments.
Hey, Don't Count Unix Out Just Yet
News  |  9/2/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun are running neck and neck for market leadership.
Recovery On Wheels
Features  |  9/2/2005  | 
Mobile units let companies quickly set up temporary operations close to home.
Tighter Security For PDAs
Features  |  9/2/2005  | 
The portability of handhelds makes them attractive to business users, but it also makes them more likely to be lost or stolen or for data to be corrupted.
Web Publishers Post High-Res Satellite Images Of Katrina Devastation
News  |  9/2/2005  | 
The Associated Press, New York Times and Google posted images of the disaster scene, available to the public.
Authorities Blamed For Communications Networks' Failure Under Katrina's Attack
News  |  9/2/2005  | 
The flooding of New Orleans and its chaotic evacuation created an enduring calamity that may leave electricity and communications offline for the rest of the year, at least. Pundits blame failures of technology and bureaucracy. But, given the severity of the disaster (President Bush called it the worst natural catastrophe since San Francisco was destroyed by earthquake and fire in 1906), is that fair?
GM Introduces 'Hummer'-Branded Laptop Computers
News  |  9/2/2005  | 
The Hummer unit of GM is putting its label on a line of semirugged PCs that operate on the go as a portable PC or plug into a dashboard connection in the vehicle.
The Changing User Interface
Features  |  9/2/2005  | 
We spend a lot of time staring at PCs, cell phones, and Web pages. It's high time vendors improved the view.
Update: Intel Says AMD Is To Blame For Its Own Problems
News  |  9/1/2005  | 
Intel denies wrongdoing and says AMD's problems are caused by weak investment in manufacturing, a bad reputation as a supplier, and a failure to deliver products on time.
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