Katrina Spurs Companies To Initiate IT Backup Plans
Some 18 companies are using SunGard's Availability Services and more than 120 customers have put the company on notice that they might have to use SunGard facilities to relocate employees, call centers, and computers.
Remember some of the things we used to get all worked up about -- like disintermediation? They rarely work out the way we expect. Now we see a business model built on travel agents, who've been hard hit by E-commerce, handing out technology that lets travelers book electronically, without a live agent or even a Web browser. Corporate meddling in open-source projects was another teeth-grinding concern for some. Now Sun is leading another open-source crusade as it, IBM, and others jostle for who's
Cool Chips Are Hot
Intel promises chips that consume less power and are easier to manage. The measure of its success will be whether they help companies cut costs.
Power Up With Utility Computing
IBM realizes the benefits of appealing to smaller companies to sell services, build loyalty, and get an edge in functionality
Grid Gets $148 Million Boost
NSF's mega supercomputer network is available to researchers in genomics, nanotechnology, earthquake prediction, and other areas
Intel Seeks To Create Standard For Business PCs
The 2006 Professional Business Platform for desktops will be built around a dual-core Pentium processor manufactured with 65-nanometer technology and include Intel's virtualization and active-management technology.
'Donnie Brasco' Unveils New Security Cameras
The retired undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Bonanno Crime Family is consulting for the company that developed a 360-degree camera that can be attached to a rearview mirror.
How To Install Your First SAN
Adding a storage area network (SAN) to your computing environment doesn't need to be a difficult experience. We show you how.
Display Projects Video Images Into Thin Air
The Heliodisplay went on the market last week. It displays any video source in full, high-resolution color in free space, without the need for a screen. Demand for the product crashed vendor IO2 Technology's Web site.
National Supercomputer Grid Set For $148M Expansion
The National Science Foundation will make high-speed national TeraGrid network of supercomputers available to researchers solving complex scientific and industrial problems in genomics, nanotechnology, earthquake and tornado prediction, and other areas.
Toshiba Ships 'Perpendicular' Disk Drive
Toshiba has started shipping production quantities of a 1.8-inch hard drive using perpendicular recording to pack 40-Gbytes onto a platter, which could give the drive an edge against lower-capacity one-inch models popular in MP3 players.
Vendors scramble to secure positions in the growing market for virtualization.
Fallout From Intel's Chipset Focus
Intel's move to add functionality to its PC chipsets will provide more off-the-shelf Intel systems, but may limit third-party alternatives
HP To Acquire Scitex For $230 Million
Hewlett-Packard has moved to strengthen its computer printer unit by agreeing to acquire large-format printer manufacturer Scitex Vision for $230 million.
This Mouse Is A Beach, Boat Buddy
If you must bring work on vacation, this story is for you. For those whose offices extend to where the surf meets the sand--or to other places where dampness meets sensitive electronic devices--comes a mouse that can stand up to splashing, spraying, and flat-out wetness.
Consortium Pools RFID Patents
Twenty vendors working with RFID have formed an intellectual-property licensing consortium to simplify management of and access to RFID patents.
AMD To Release Virtualization Simulator
SimNow, an AMD64 processor simulator, will help developers get to know the company's Pacifica virtualization technology before it appears in chips starting next year.
What Summer Slowdown?
Remember when the industry used to take a break during the summer? Not this year. Last week, Time Warner tried to wrap up several pending legal issues by paying out billions in cash. Sprint got the green light to merge with Nextel, while Cisco Systems suffered an embarrassing security breach. Yahoo introduced a variety of new tools and services. The open-source community got the good news that its work is getting better and fewer defects were found in the latest version of Linux. Plus, Apple fin