Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in September 2007
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Embotics Manages Both Running And Offline Virtual Machines
News  |  9/28/2007  | 
Controlling virtual machine "sprawl" is a problem that's beginning to be addressed by tools like startup Embotics' V-Commander.
Apple's iPod Linked To iCrime Wave
News  |  9/28/2007  | 
"We propose that the rise in violent offending and the explosion in the sales of iPods and other portable media devices is more than coincidental," says a report from the Urban Institute.
Motorola To Sell Embedded Unit To Emerson For $350 Million
News  |  9/28/2007  | 
The cash is expected to help Motorola focus more on its ailing cell phone business.
Mobile Phone Memory Cards Expected To Generate More Revenue Than Headsets
News  |  9/28/2007  | 
ABI Research predicts shipments of removable memory cards for mobile phones should pass the $7 billion mark this year, compared with $5 billion for headsets.
Apple Patches The iPhone, Turns Some Into iBricks
News  |  9/28/2007  | 
The iPhone V1.1.1 update, which shipped Thursday, is a giant patch, fixing issues with the device's mail service, a bug in Bluetooth, and seven bugs in Safari.
TI Develops New Platform For Government-Issued Electronic IDs
News  |  9/28/2007  | 
The contact-less microcontroller technology features fast read and write times, as well as increased memory capacity and processing performance, the company says.
IT Survival Guide: With Virtual Machines, Management Is Key
Features  |  9/27/2007  | 
Do a deep dive review of your current servers to identify early candidates for virtualization, make sure everyone involved agrees on goals, and update internal policies to reflect this new world order
IT Survival Guide
Features  |  9/27/2007  | 
The basics on how to get through your next technology project. Come up to speed quickly on network access control, open source, virtualization, VoIP, and more.
IT Survival Guide: Build An Automated, Modular Data Center
Features  |  9/27/2007  | 
Get off the one-off treadmill--today, standardization does not have to mean inflexibility.
Intel, VMware Partner In Virtual Machine Migration
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
The collaboration is expected to ease software migration to new servers capable of running more business applications than older machines.
The Green Grid Banks On Power Reduction
Features  |  9/27/2007  | 
Consortium of IT leaders seeks to implement standards for data center savings.
Plug-And-Play USB Phone Jack Debuts
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
Developed by two CLEC veterans, MagicJack turns a PC into a communications hub.
Sonic Adds Download-To-DVD Software To Qflix
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
The technology makes it possible for someone to make their own copyright-protected movie DVDs at home.
Time To Ask The Hard Questions
Commentary  |  9/27/2007  | 
Managing centralized computing systems as it was done a decade ago is impossible or too expensive. We take a look at how companies are rethinking application architecture, data center design, and servers.
Oracle, Dell, And EMC Unveil New Data Warehouse Initiative
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
The Oracle Optimized Warehouse combines the Oracle Database with preconfigured hardware from Dell and EMC, with the goal of giving customers an out-of-the-box data warehouse.
Pfizer To Assign E-Pedigrees To Viagra Bottles
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
Pfizer is using SupplyScape's E-Pedigree software, which creates an electronic pedigree, or record, for drugs and manages those records throughout the supply chain.
Microsoft Unveils TV Networking Devices For Windows Media Center
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
Microsoft opens up revenue channels on its Internet TV platform for third-party hardware makers and content providers.
Cisco To Buy Latigent To Enhance Call Center Offerings
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
Latigent's products will complement Cisco's Unified Customer Contact product, which is a platform used in call centers to personalize customer communications.
Chicago Taps IBM, Firetide To Install 'Operation Virtual Shield'
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
The citywide video surveillance system uses a combination of unified fiber and wireless mesh networking to make data available in real time.
Next Up For SOA: Convergence And Consolidation
Features  |  9/27/2007  | 
A look at the future direction of SOA intermediary products and related market categories, including Web 2.0, business process management, and application front ends.
Next Up In The Data Center
Features  |  9/27/2007  | 
As systems continue to draw more power per square foot, new approaches must be taken to data center design. In the analytics brief, we look at two best practices around raised floor designs and the use of DC powered systems in the Data Center.
Blade Servers Transform Data Center
Features  |  9/27/2007  | 
Data centers are changing, and blade servers are bringing new efficiencies and flexibility to them.
Halo 3 Sales Smash Game Industry Records
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
Halo 3 broke records for first day sales, for preorders, and for the number of gamers who played the game online over Microsoft's Xbox Live system on launch day.
Apple Leopard Appears Nearly Ready
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
For Apple to meet its promise of releasing Mac OS X 10.5 to consumers sometime in October, the company would have to finish the current testing process within three weeks.
Big Ideas Aim To Make Tech Easier, But Also Eat Lots Of Bandwidth
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
Ideas range from technologies that replicate original images into 3-D virtual images that can be touched and broadband technologies that support huge amounts of data.
EQO Offers Free Worldwide IM And Text Messaging
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
Mobile phone users can send messages for free to friends around the world with EQO's offering.
Truphone Shows VoIP, Wi-Fi, Facebook On Apple's iPhone
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
The company debuts its service by showing how the telephony software can integrate iPhone and VoIP with Facebook social network subscriber sites.
Vermont Municipal Fiber Network Is On The Road To Profitability
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
Burlington Telecom started off with a small fiber network that served city buildings and now offers voice, data, and video services to city residents. Wireless is on the agenda.
HP Boosts Voodoo Notebook Speed
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
The high-performance Envy M:152 is targeted at gamers, content creators, and mobile enthusiasts.
Lower Global Semiconductor Revenue Forecast For 2007
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
Any ongoing rally in the second half of the year will stem from a surge in memory integrated circuit revenue and a stronger end-equipment market, researcher iSuppli predicts.
Intel, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Cooperate On WiMax
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
The partnership covers future notebooks and mobile Internet devices, Nokia WiMax devices and Nokia Siemens' infrastructure equipment.
Cisco Product Rollout Aims To Boost Branch Offices
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
The new products and services include platforms, hardware modules, software enhancements, and new feature sets.
Microsoft Concedes Scratch Problems On Halo 3 Discs
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
Microsoft said the problem affects the Halo 3 Limited Edition game disc and accompanying Essentials disc, but insists the problem is cosmetic and doesn't affect the discs' functionality.
Startup Transforms Windows Desktop Into Panoramic Display
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
360Desktop reorganizes the standard Windows desktop into a panoramic, revolving pane of glass thousands of pixels long.
AMD Bets On 2nd 'Black Edition' Gaming Chip
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
The latest dual-core Athlon 64 X2 can be combined with the AIT Radeon HD 2000 series graphics processor and the AMD 580x or upcoming AMD 700 series chipsets.
Motorola Shows Off WiMax Chipset For Mobile Devices
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
The cell phone maker expects to use the technology in its own products, as well as equipment from other mobile manufacturers starting in 2008.
Sun Increases Its Intel x86 Server Line
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
The company issues two Sun Fire servers powered by Intel's quad-core Xeon processors as a complement to its AMD quad-core products.
Gaming Device Requires User To Relax To Win
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
Vyro Games has developed a "personal input pod" that works with computer games to help people learn how to reduce stress, while also having fun.
Sony Introduces Its Lowest-Priced Notebook
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
The entry-level Vaio NR includes a 15.4-inch LCD screen and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.
Verizon Business Pushes Its Deployment Of IPv6
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
The telecom said it will complete its North America migration in 2008 and move into the Asia-Pacific and European regions in late 2008 to 2009.
MobileAccess Unveils In-Building WiMax Product
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
MobileAccess says deploying WiMax is as simple as sliding a blade server into a telecom closet.
Starbucks To Give Away 50 Million iTunes Songs
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
The offer is good for users of Apple's iPhone, its new iPod Touch, or any wireless-capable laptop loaded with the Apple's iTunes software.
Windows Server 2008 Nears Final Code, Vista SP Test Widens
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
Microsoft announced that the server OS update's first release candidate will be available for download Tuesday.
Midsize Businesses To Increase Storage Budgets By 10%
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
The Forrester Research survey also found that medium-sized businesses prefer to buy storage from their server vendors, making a strong case for the marketability of server-storage bundles.
Dell To Sell PCs In China's Largest Electronics Retailer
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
Dell's deal with Gome Group marks the latest move in the PC makers' expansion into retail stores worldwide.
Startup Offers Free Calls In Exchange for Eavesdropping
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
Pudding Media plans to offer free, ad-supported phone calls. The caller is presented with online ads targeted by keywords culled from the conversation through speech recognition technology.
Linksys Expands Smart Ethernet Switch Line For Small Businesses
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
The devices offer 24 or 48 ports and range in price from $199.99 for low-end switches to $799.99 for a 48-port switch with two optical slots.
Xerox Lowers Cost Of Color Printing For High-Volume Users
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
The company turns the traditional printer pricing model upside down, by charging more for hardware and less for ink.
FireEye Builds A 'Botwall' To Fend Off Botnet Attacks
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
The security company is offering an appliance that is backed up by a network that tracks botnet activity ramping up around the world.
Microsoft Vs. Europe: EU Pundits Want Windows-less PCs
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
The Globalisation Institute has the ear of many of Europe's top policymakers, so its call for Windows-less PCs on store shelves could gain some traction.
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