Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure - posted in December 2003 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in December 2003
Catch The Wind
Features  |  12/31/2003  | 
Business-technology leaders are optimistic about their companies' prospects this year. But they know IT budgets to support that growth will be tight.
Mad Cow Scare May Spur High-Tech Tracking
News  |  12/31/2003  | 
It could speed the move to a centralized system that electronically tracks animals as they move from fields to feed lots to stores.
Security Threats Won't Let Up
Features  |  12/30/2003  | 
Attacks on business networks are expected to grow As use of spyware increases. The good news? As risk increases, companies are paying attention.
Symbol Shakes Up Management, Restates Financials
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
CEO and acting chairman Richard Bravman stepped down from both positions, and the company filed its much-delayed annual report for 2002.
Groups Promote Recycling Of Tech Gadgets
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
Entrepreneurs and environmental groups are preparing for a surge of old tech equipment that can be recycled.
Study: Home Networking Market Ripe For Change
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
An NPD Group survey says Dell and HP are the leaders in home networking for now, but will have to adapt as the market evolves beyond PC-centric shores.
Business Spending Drives Tech Optimism For New Year
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
Forecasters are predicting spending growth of 4% to 6% next year, much more than in previous years.
Report: Orders For Computer Hardware Improve In Late 2003
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
Orders for tech hardware rose 23.7% in September compared with the previous year.
Information Life-Cycle Management Gets Automated
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
Kichler Lighting is on the forefront of automating the movement of data as it ages to lower-cost storage devices.
Royal Bank Of Canada Takes Business Continuity To The Next Level
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
In building a secondary data center within driving distance of the first, the company is accounting for the fact that individuals don't want to be far from home during a crisis.
Harvard And IBM Build Grid
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
IBM Inks Hosting Deal With Hallmark, Provides Servers to ShopNBC
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
IBM will create, host, and manage the greeting-card company's site, and has equipped the home shopping network with p690 servers.
Sun Bets On High-Performance Computing For A Volume Market
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
Losing money and market share as more businesses and researchers turn to low-cost computing technologies from Intel and Microsoft, Sun Microsystems has begun an aggressive initiative to transfer new supercomputing techniques to its scientific and business products.
Sun Invites IBM And Cray To Work On New Computer Language
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
The language is part of a government-sponsored program under which the three companies are competing to design a petascale-class computer by 2010.
Motorola Taps Ex-Sun President As New CEO
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
It's staking its future on Ed Zander following a three-month search to replace Christopher Galvin, grandson of the company's founder.
EMC To Buy VMware
News  |  12/16/2003  | 
It's the storage vendor's third major acquisition this year as it continues to morph into a software-based company.
Transaction Record Set
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
Software That Learns
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
Nanochip Technique Demo
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
Langa Letter: Three Important End-Of-Year Tasks
Commentary  |  12/15/2003  | 
Fred Langa recommends taking advantage of the slower pace of the holidays to perform three essential tasks.
2004 Tech Funding To Be Flat
News  |  12/12/2003  | 
Fix For A Sick System
News  |  12/12/2003  | 
Pilot data-analysis program aims to offer higher Medicare reimbursements to hospitals that provide better patient care
IBM's Linux Servers Forecast Clear Skies For National Weather Service
News  |  12/11/2003  | 
The National Weather Service (NWS) is using powerful IBM eServer systems to improve the forecasting of extreme weather conditions.
PC Shipments Higher Than Expected
News  |  12/11/2003  | 
IDC says lower prices and strong consumer demand will spur an increase of more than 15% in the fourth quarter.
Go Virtual, Stay Agile
Features  |  12/11/2003  | 
VW Credit uses virtualization of tech resources to cut costs, maintain flexibility, and keep customers happy
IRS Inks $50 Million Hardware Deal With HP
News  |  12/11/2003  | 
The agency will buy 3,000 servers and 30 storage area networks as it seeks to upgrade and simplify its systems.
Linux Gains Support In Embedded Systems
News  |  12/10/2003  | 
Vendors are scrambling to support the open-source operating system for devices ranging from cell phones to airplane navigation gear.
Oracle and HP Set World Record Transaction Per Minute Mark--Again
News  |  12/10/2003  | 
The record Transaction Processing Council benchmark of 1,184,893.38 transactions per minute was achieved on a cluster of HP Integrity servers running Linux.
Wi-Fi Gets A Voice
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
Competitors Cooperate
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
HP Learns To Adapt
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
IBM Claims Nanotech Breakthrough
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
Its researchers say they've found a circuitry-design system that works with existing methods of electronics manufacturing as a stencil to etch flash memory circuitry into silicon.
Easy Access
News  |  12/5/2003  | 
New system helps Mullin Consulting provide fast file access to far–flung employees
Sun Gets Serious About Low-Cost Server Sales
News  |  12/5/2003  | 
Relationship with AMD lets Sun offer more options for inexpensive blade servers
Defense Department Meets With Suppliers To Outline RFID Plans
News  |  12/5/2003  | 
The message is that the deployment is going to happen.
Storage Sales Remain Flat, But Prices Stabilize
News  |  12/5/2003  | 
Sales slipped slightly in the third quarter, according to IDC, but the decline was much less than in the second quarter.
Stoking The Storage Machine
Features  |  12/5/2003  | 
After three years of spending cuts, storage capacity is expected to rise next year
Intel Takes Big Charge For Quarter
News  |  12/5/2003  | 
Chipmaker expects revenue to be between $8.5 billion and $8.7 billion for the fourth quarter, which ends Dec. 27.
The Observer: The Red And The Blue
Commentary  |  12/4/2003  | 
Look ahead to grid computing and open source or you'll be left to deal with a morass of legacy systems, Lou Bertin says.
Acquisition Leads To Upgrade
Features  |  12/4/2003  | 
Financial-services provider deploys data warehouse on Intel-based servers in Mexico
ONStor Offers High-Performance Storage Filer
Features  |  12/4/2003  | 
Devices can handle as many as 140,000 transactions per second when linked together
HP Rolls Out Products To Push Adaptive Enterprise Strategy
News  |  12/4/2003  | 
The vendor's main message is that companies need to transform their technology infrastructure so it can be allocated and reallocated as business conditions change.
ONStor Offers High-Performance Storage Filer
News  |  12/4/2003  | 
Devices can handle as many as 140,000 transactions per second when linked together Ships Linux For Laptops
News  |  12/3/2003  | 
The OS has laptop-specific power management capabilities, wireless card compatibility and support for shortcut keys found on some notebooks' keyboards.
Sun Inks Deal With EDS For Java Desktop Support
News  |  12/3/2003  | 
The IT services firm will handle user training, migration, call-center, and education services.
IBM Maps Migration Strategy For EMC Customers
News  |  12/3/2003  | 
It's aiming to make life easier for users who want to switch from older EMC Symmetrix architectures.
Kodak To Join Health Imaging Services With IBM's Storage Devices
News  |  12/2/2003  | 
The move is designed to help medical professionals cut costs and improve patient care by allowing them to store, retrieve, and share large amounts of data.
Perils Of Outsourcing
News  |  12/1/2003  | 
Escape From Legacy Systems
News  |  12/1/2003  | 
A new architecture has let EPL add features more quickly, reduce defects, and cut customer installation times from 25 hours to four hours per branch.

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