Hardware


HP Bundles Datacenter Services in Name of Efficiency

A report commissioned by Hewlett-Packard Company earlier this year suggests that a major issue for a third of the CIOs surveyed is unwieldy growth of datacenters in the next two to five years, particularly as the number of business services and applications that are deployed through them continues to head skyward.

Microsoft and Adobe Agree on Mobile Flash Licensing

Microsoft licensed two of Adobe's software products for use with smartphones that run Microsoft Windows Mobile operating systems, according to an announcement issued by Adobe today.

Sun-Microsoft Collab Results in Interop Center

Sun, Microsoft are working together to develop a set of guidelines for implementing Exchange Server 2007 on Sun server and storage hardware.

Software AG Releases Mainframe Modernization Suite

Enterprise solution provider Software AG announced its webMethods Application Modernization Suite -- software designed to bring service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology and other improvements to standard mainframe infrastructures.

Open Source Computer Donation Program Aims To Go Nationwide

Ensuring that schools in low-income communities have access to the same technologies as wealthier schools isn't enough for James Burgett, executive director of the Alameda County Computer Resource Center in Northern California. He wants them to have better technology, and he wants them to have it for free.

Apple To Add Exchange Support to iPhones

Apple has announced a forthcoming update to its iPhone 2.0 software that will include built-in support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync.

Study: All WLANS Not Created Equal Under 802.11n

Aruba Networks claims that a recent study shows that not only do various vendors' 802.11n access points deliver dramatically different performances, some vendors' equipment is much better than others at working with third-party client adapters.

E-Mails Tell Tale of Intel, HP and Microsoft's Vista Capable Logo

The company's "Vista Capable" standard appears to have been partially influenced by decision to help Intel sell components with lower graphic capabilities.

VMware Announces Hypervisor Deals for Dell, HP, IBM and Fujitsu-Siemens Servers

Today at VMworld Europe in Cannes, France, VMware announced that within the next 60 days ESX 3i hypervisor will ship embedded in servers from its partners Dell, IBM, HP and Fujitsu-Siemens.

IBM Rolls Out System z10 Mainframe, Plus Dev Tools

IBM today announced the debut of its new System z10 mainframe computer for enterprise data centers.

Allchin, Nash Questioned 'Vista Capable' Label

E-mails that have come to light in the ongoing suit against Microsoft regarding its "Vista Capable" and "Vista Ready" labels for PCs show that even prominent executives within the company questioned the plan.

Amazon Expands Into Data Center Market

Critics thought it was over the top when Amazon.com Inc. expanded from books into music in 1998. When the Web retailer let competitors start selling things alongside its own inventory in 2000, they said Amazon had gone nuts.

IBM Goes After SMB Virtualization with PowerVM Express

Yesterday IBM announced the release of PowerVM Express and a new Power6 microprocessor which, when combined, will bring new efficiencies to virtualization for small- and medium-size businesses, it said.

Macs Vulnerable to Malware? Say It Ain't So!

IT security firm Sophos this week let the cat out of the bag, spilled the beans, and otherwise debunked the widely treasured myth that Macs are invulnerable to malware in its Security Threat Report 2008; released Tuesday.

Strongspace's 10-Day Crash Highlights Web Storage Risks

For the past 10 days, Sausalito, Calif.-based online document and storage hosting company Joyent struggled to get its online secure document collaboration service, Strongspace, back online.

Cisco Security Agent Bonked By BOV

Plus: SonicWALL exposes VPN; Microsoft kills 'kill switch'; ESPN sports bad code; more.

News Analysis: Is Green IT Falling Short?

Green IT. Everyone wants it or is paying lip service about wanting it.

Microsoft Eliminates MEDC; Content Going to Other Conferences

Redmond's MEDC will be rolled into ESC and Tech Ed 2008.

Cisco Changes Management Structure

A "development council" composed of several executives will replace Cisco Systems Inc. CEO heir-apparent Charles Giancarlo, who has resigned.

Microsoft To Test Windows on '$100 Laptop'

Microsoft Corp. will begin testing a version of Windows XP in January on the "$100 laptop" from One Laptop Per Child.

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