IT Plays Big Part In GDP Growth
The IT component of gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 16.5% in the fourth quarter, its best performance of the year.
Hands Off Those Processes
Optinuity's process-automation software aims to cut the amount of work by I.T. staff to keep systems going
Crescendo's Maestro Music To Ears Of Utility Computing Fans
Utility computing is supposed to boost the efficiency of your hardware: Use only as much as you need when you need it. But what happens when your utility computing hardware is running sluggish Web-based applications? Very little. Latency problems persist, and bandwidth clogs. That could very well change, thanks to Crescendo Networks.
A New World Order With Wireless Sensors
Imagine combining the power of tiny RFID tags that quickly identify items with even tinier wireless sensors that can monitor everything from water crystallizing into ice to suspicious activity near a sealed container. The technology may be a few years' away from preventing highway pileups during a road freeze-up, but there are plenty of businesses testing it.
Look At The Nitty Griddy
There are two ways to look at the formation of the new Grid Consortium, headed by Argonne National Laboratory and Globus veteran Greg Nawrocki: Things are going well, or grid needs a push.
EMC Partners On Storage Virtualization Strategy
Switch vendors including Brocade, Cisco, and McData will build virtualization intelligence into controllers for EMC hardware, a step that can help customers maintain a flexible storage architecture.
A Fresh Approach To Technology
Online grocer FreshDirect revamps its infrastructure with blade servers and virtualization to ensure high availability and scalability
HP To Open RFID Test Lab
Called the RFID Noisy Lab, it's designed to simulate a real-world manufacturing and distribution center. The lab opens in February.
HP To Detail New Integrity Advancements
The advances are part of HP's long-term strategy to wind down its processor chip development and RISC offerings, and fully embrace Itanium, company execs say.
Langa Letter: Make The Most Of That New PC
Here's the info you need to ensure long, safe, trouble-free computing whether you're starting the year with a brand-new PC, or with an older, used PC that's new to you.
100GB Mini Drives Debut
G-Technology unveils a new line of miniature hard drives that hold up to 100GB of data in a box that takes the scale at around 9 ounces.
SanDisk Shows Off SD Card With USB Connector
SanDisk introduces a SD flash memory card with a built-in USB 2.0 connector so users can plug the card directly into a computer without having to resort to a middleman-esque card reader.