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posted in November 2005
Iomega launched a MiniMax desktop hard drive computer with dual USB 2.0 and FireWire data hubs for the Apple Mac Mini computer.
CA is melding its management software solutions with PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PWC) strategic approach to business to address IT enterprise assets.
Although the initial rollout is still viewed as a pilot, the overall plan is for the network to be upgradeable, the city's CTO said.
Companies will spend more on technology for Sarbox than on personnel so that compliance can "become repeatable," according to a new AMR report.
The network is going live this week in the French Quarter and in the central business quarter, and will have speeds of 512 Kbps.
Online retail sales surged 29% over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey released Monday by Nielsen/NetRatings.
Microsoft has hired Cray supercomputer developer Burton Smith to work in its growing high-performance-computing effort.
In a reversal, the state of Massachusetts has thrown its support to Microsoft in an ongoing battle over office-software formats, and has launched an investigation into the state's former IT chief, who had been championing open-source software.
The pilot program is believed to be the first public test that could provide data on Google’s plans to establish public and free offerings of its products.
Microsoft Windows servers recorded revenue of $4.6 billion, representing the largest single segment of the server market, a new IDC study says.
The Public Service Commission's okay followed by just a few days the approval of the California Public Utilities Commission, and the deal can now close.
The company has submitted its XML-based document format to the ECMA standards body, seeking a compromise with Massachusetts.
Skype is about to start offering VoIP kits in thousands of Radio Shack stores, ratcheting up its already tight competition with Vonage.
Grid technology is at the heart of this massive database that holds over a million mammography images.
The world's major news agencies will further develop NewsML 2, an XML-based markup language that will lead to easier sharing of text, photos, graphics, and other media.
The IT consultancy is now part of a Boston-based private equity firm.
In a typical situation, a customer might call BellSouth for help installing a PC. If the job can't be completed over the phone, a technician will be dispatched to complete the task on-site.
New investors in the maker of the 14-oz. Windows XP-based PC include Motorola and former directors of both the CIA and the National Security Agency.
The acquisition of the mobile wireless E-mail vendor is expected to give Nokia a leg up in push email and other collaborative business apps in the enterprise market.
With more than 500 patents pledged to the Patent Commons Project to date, the searchable databases enable developers, users, and vendors to quickly view patent data on open source software and standards.
Two more cities have approved the deployment of municipal Wi-Fi networks, adding to the gathering momentum for public network rollouts of the wireless technology.
The 20 largest cable and DSL providers in the U.S. acquired 2.6 million new subscribers in the third quarter.
SGI, Isilon, and others are using the five-year-old, high-speed storage technology in new products.
Supercomputing 2005 opens tomorrow, with several key product announcements planned and Bill Gates scheduled to deliver the keynote.
More than 150 pilot and commercial deployments of WiMAX networks are in use; certified fixed network products are expected by the end of the year, the WiMAX Forum reported late Thursday.
A market research firm said the shift is being driven mostly by newer products, including smart cards, PC peripherals, and hard disk drives.
Input predicts that federal government spending for information sharing should increase 35 percent, to $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2010, on initiatives including knowledge management.
Micro Center will stock the OS at its 19 locations.
The Public Images Monitoring Solution lassos E-mails, blogs, wikis, jams, news feeds, consumer review sites, and articles into a single service.
A market research firm said it is forecasting 3.9 million lines in use by the end of 2005.
In a patent-infringement suit filed in U.S. federal court, Qualcomm alleges that Nokia is infringing on 11 of its patents in addition to one owned by its SnapTrack unit.
The Massachusetts Senate is considering legislation that could trump a month-old policy that required government agencies to adopt open-document formats. The policy would block adoption of Microsoft Office. Meanwhile, Sun and IBM are rallying support for open-document formats.
MCI swung to a profit of $271 million, although its revenue dropped by 12%, in its most recent quarter.
Other sought-after positions include embedded-systems and Java developers, according to the Yoh Index of Technology Wages.
The company will concentrate its business on Linux and open-source activities as well as on its identity and resource management operations.
Flash card exports are expected to pass the $300 million mark this year, according to new market research.
BluePhoenix Solutions is using a services-oriented architecture to help customers migrate legacy mainframe applications to Web-centric environments.
In exchange for a payment of $11.5 million, Motorola frees former president Mike Zafirovski to take the helm at Nortel, which has been recovering from a series of accounting scandals.
State CIO Peter Quinn apologized for not consulting with disabled people, but defends the overall policy, saying it will ultimately lead to more choice of vendors.