IBM Does On-Demand Deal With Target
IBM announced it had struck a 10-year deal with Target to manage its mainframe infrastructure using an on-demand approach where the giant retailer will pay only for the computing horsepower
Geoscientists store prospecting data on NAS, where one breakdown could cost millions of dollars
Microsoft Resellers Upbeat About 2004 Prospects
In another sign that IT confidence is climbing, a St. Paul-based research firm on Tuesday said that its survey of more than 1,000 Microsoft Certified Business Partners showed an overwhelming
Vitesse Acquires Cicada For $66 Million
Vitesse Semiconductor said it will acquire Cicada Semiconductor, thereby formalizing a partnership which has seen Vitesse market its LAN products along with Cicada's gigabit copper transceivers. Vitesse said it will
Here Spot, Here Boy!
Well, it looks like Microsoft's Smart Personal Objects Technology (that's SPOT for short) equipped wrist watches will finally hit the streets in January, a full six months behind schedule. Still, I don't think the geeknorati among us will complain much...
Slow But Steady Growth For 2004
The time of budget-slashing and staff-cutting and re-engineering is finally, finally over, and an economic rebound is in the air.
IT Security: Bad in 2003? Worse in 2004?
As difficult as 2003 was for businesses battling waves of security problems, next year promises to be just as bad, perhaps worse, as additional threats develop from peer-to-peer file sharing
Bye Bye, Bob!
Bye Bye, Bob! We served up the redolent rodent for Christmas dinner **UPDATED 12/29 10:30 AM**
The Best Products of 2003
Here are the 10 most innovative products of 2003: Despite ongoing economic pressure, this was a year of considerable innovation in nearly every area of the IT industry.
IT Pros Optimistic About 2004 Salary Increases
IT professionals are optimistic that the economic turn-around will put more money in their pockets during 2004, a recently-released survey from skills assessment firm Brainbench found.
Micron Sales Surge 62 Percent
Micron Technology Inc. reported a 62 percent surge in revenue, to $1.1 billion, a harbinger of the semiconductor industry's improving conditions.
Vonage Extends VoIP Reach
VoIP provider Vonage Holdings has unveiled two marketing pincer movements aimed at bringing its Web telephoning service to broadband subscribers. The firm has established partnerships with a consortium of telecommunications
SMC Ships 802.11a/b/g Access Point
SMC on Tuesday shipped its new EliteConnect Universal Wireless Access Point, an all-in-one enterprise-level WLAN access point that supports the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Wi-Fi standards.
Hire Now, Save Later
See if you can follow this pretzel logic: Since technology vendors now have money to tweak each other via highway billboards, it's time to think about hiring network professionals sooner,
Linux's Recent One-Two Punch
The Linux market got a major shot in the arm last week, as the Open Source Development Labs announced the completion of the Linux 2.6 production kernel and Novell released
The Jingle of Corporate Donations
It's the holiday season and with that comes the age old tradition of gift-giving. It seems appropriate, then, to recognize some of the giving high-tech companies have been engaging in
New Issue Online
Christmas is just a few days aways now, so while we envision sugarplums dancing in our heads, we invite you to peruse the last issue of this year -- our The Surivor's Guide to 2004. Divided into seven core markets,...
New PCs Must Be Protected, Patched
Consumers buying PCs as holidays gifts and businesses purchasing new systems to squeeze capital expenditures under the tax wire may be putting themselves at risk as soon as they unwrap
CompTIA Comes To The Rescue In The SLA Process
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, a service-level agreement is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're going to get. That's why the Computing Technology Industry Association last week
Microsoft Queries Linux Users
Microsoft is putting questions to Linux consumers and business users with a pair of online polls aimed at finding out what they like about the open-source operating system, and what
Sun Lands Office Depot Job
Sun Microsystems has beat out competitors to land a multiyear agreement to supply storage systems and software to office products reseller Office Depot.
Spammers Face Suits
The New York attorney general's office and Microsoft last week filed a half-dozen lawsuits against a ring of companies they say is responsible for distributing millions of deceptive E-mails daily.
Fujitsu, Red Hat Partner In Linux Development
Fujitsu Limited and Red Hat said Friday they have started building enterprise features for Linux. The joint development work, which has begun at Red Hat's Boston office, is part of the alliance the companies announced in May. The development...
'Tis the Season To Charge
Debit- and credit-card payments are more popular payment methods than cash or checks for in-store purchases, a recent survey says. That means transaction platforms need to perform optimally. Here's how
All-in-One Network Security Appliances
Join NWC contributing editor Hugh Smith as he begins examining all-in-one network security appliances (IPSec-VPN, firewall, intrusion detection, content filtering, anti-virus products) for our March 18, 2004, issue.