HP Adopts Itanium For NonStop Line
Hewlett-Packard continues a strategy of migrating its high-performance servers to Itanium processors by introducing the first NonStop system based on the Intel processors.
Google This, Microsoft: Cheap, Innovative Applications
Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the company plans to put more of Google's Web-site capabilities into appliance devices that can be deployed in business environments. Schmidt seems less interested in the margins of hardware appliances than in the windfall to be made delivering ads to the world's most sophisticated computer users "- all those professionals glued to their PCs during the work day. And that's a philosophy Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer know well enough.
Brocade Weaves New Storage Tapestry
Tapestry software provides automated provisioning and activation of servers and related application resources, as well as new Wide Area File Services capabilities.
Radio-frequency identification is among the most provocative technologies to emerge in recent years, yet just a handful of companies are using it. An RFID implementation can carry a hefty price tag, and even the trailblazers admit they haven't determined everything they'll get back from their investments.
But those who've taken a leap of faith into this unchartered territory are seeing results, whether it's tracking the success of an advertising campaign or conducting faster inventories. Jamshe
Server Consolidation Delivers
The Chicago Tribune's project ran into some trouble, but it ultimately resulted in lower costs and increased reliability
The Dream Of x86 Capable Macs Remains Elusive
Earlier this week, the buzz surrounded another potential agreement that would put Intel microprocessors inside Apple computers. Obviously, uniting the two most durable PC platforms in history is a lot easier said than done.
Embedded Systems To Get New Linux Tools
Wind River says the tools will help manufacturers cut costs and time to market for embedded devices, and will let CIOs make such devices an integral and manageable part of their IT operations.
Heart Of The Search
Google wants a piece of the business market. But does it understand what companies need?
Ready, Set, Talk
Wow, what a lot of big thoughts being thunk last week. From Bill Gates expounding a sweeping view of how people will work to SAP's Henning Kagermann imagining how companies will connect and disconnect, there was a steady dose of the vision thing. One of the views to touch ground was offered by IBM's Steven Mills, who runs the company's software business. Mills served up practical advice for keeping programmers from eating through a company's IT budget in search of perfection. And Mentor Graphics
HP Refreshes Storage Line
Additions to midrange offerings in StorageWorks let company go after midsize market with arrays that almost double performance
Too Much Complexity? IT Manager, Heal Thyself
Technology vendors can only do so much to reduce hardware and software complexity. It's up to users to simplify their IT infrastructures, say top executives from IBM and Cisco Systems.
HP Unveils New Storage Products And Services
Additions to the StorageWorks product line include enhanced disk devices, gateways, a tape library system, a WAN accelerator, and new information-life-cycle management services.
Raza Details Eight-Core Networking Processor
Raza's XLR processor is expected to be used by networking equipment manufacturers to create application accelerators for firewalls, VPNs, Web services, virtualized storage, load balancing, and server offload.
Long-Term Digital Movie Archiving Poses Challenges
Hollywood is close to adopting standard technical specifications for the creation and distribution of digital films. However, one of the remaining challenges is how to store digital content so that it's easy to retrieve in the future.
Protection From Pirates
Hollywood is looking at digital-rights management, cryptology, and other technologies to help it protect digital cinema from bootleggers.
Internet Companies Dial Into VoIP
AOL, Microsoft's MSN, and Yahoo are adding VoIP capabilities to their popular IM software, giving more credence to the burgeoning technology
Tinseltown's love affair with celluloid is waning, and more movies are being digitally created. Now the industry has to build a supply chain that can move these bits and bytes from the camera to the silver screen.