AMD and Dell introduce chips and systems that give IT managers more dual-core computing choices
TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.
Cisco Promotes Network-Centric Utility Computing
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.
Facing product missteps, internal dissent, talent raids, and the retirement of a key exec, Microsoft regroups into three new divisions.
Protection Gets Granular
Major database vendors add layers of security that can be used on information where it resides inside the database
MCI Launches Storage On-Demand Service
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
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.
Apple Expands Xserve RAID System
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.
Schlumberger Upgrades Network Port Security
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
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 Debuts Backup Wares
The new storage products and services are intended to improve data protection and simplify customers' storage environments.
Recovery On Wheels
Mobile units let companies quickly set up temporary operations close to home.
Tighter Security For PDAs
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.
Authorities Blamed For Communications Networks' Failure Under Katrina's Attack
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?
The Changing User Interface
We spend a lot of time staring at PCs, cell phones, and Web pages. It's high time vendors improved the view.