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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in January 2005
The head of the state of Massachusetts' Office of Administration and Finance said recently that he is formulating a policy around "Open Formats," and Microsoft moved to explain the situation this week.
As a key designer of the Itanium, Dr. Bill Worley has been frustrated that too much performance power has been soaked up by operating systems. His solution was to do away with operating systems and move directly to applications, with what he calls an "extensible environment"--and a new company.
Intel has found a way to exert pressure on AMD through flash-memory pricing, and a leading memory expert thinks the price war is going to get worse before it gets better.
With Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and 3G being jockeyed around by a multitude of vendors and seeming to compete with each other, a new look at wireless-LAN markets suggests they will eventually coexist successfully.
Complaint leads to a revision in state IT policy giving products from suppliers of proprietary software a clearer path to compete.
ICANN's announcement of five bidders for the operation of .net has been upstaged by the unexpected appearance of a global consortium, called CORE++.
VeriSign Inc., which is facing its first serious competition for the operation of a Top Level Domain (TLD), has submitted a formal proposal to retain control over the .net TLD.
The success of Hewlett-Packard's new Itanium push will be based on a very old operating system: OpenVMS.
After years of watching U.S. business flow to offshore IT outsourcing companies, Mac Slingerlend, CEO of CIBER Inc., vowed to do something.
IBM's pledge to offer free and open access to 500 key open-source patents is likely to have an impact on the ongoing debate over software patents that has been raging in Europe.
Sprint Inc. remains at the center of a roiling cell-phone industry this week, as a reports leaked out of a possible IPO by Sprint and its Virgin Mobile USA partner.
Skype picked up some major support for its free VoIP service Thursday, as U.S. Internet-telephoning pioneer Jeff Pulver announced that his pulver.Communicator will interoperate with Skype's service.
Travelers flying into Las Vegas or Raleigh-Durham this week will be able to use Wi-Fi, but one's free, one's not.