Storage Market Smokin'
The choices IT managers have had to make in this tricky economy aren't hurting the storage market any. A look at an IDC study tells the tale: Storage-software sales are
Dell Warns Of Technology Commoditization
The commoditization of IT equipment will accelerate in the years ahead, according to Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive of Dell Inc. And many companies that generate much of their revenue from proprietary products face an uncertain future as customers...
Liberate Us From Land Lines
As journalists, we're theoretically impartial observers of the fields we cover. But I can't help cheering for announcements like today's top news story, about Verizon's plan to take its 3G
California May Hold Back On Regulating VoIP
California Public Utilities Commissioner Susan Kennedy, named last week by the FCC to its national commission on advanced telecommunications services, is in the forefront of the PUC's new "wait and
Falling Prices, Regulations Drive SAN Market
Spurred by rapidly dropping prices and by federal legislation mandating better record-keeping, the storage area network (SAN) enterprise market has been growing at a 30 percent annual rate and promises
Open-Source MySQL Database Usage Spikes
Although Microsoft's SQL Server and Access application still rule the database roost, the open-source MySQL is charging hard to make up ground, according to a new survey.
Welcome Back: Now Start Spending
If you paid attention to the year-end stories on the TechWeb sites, you may have noticed a sort-of shared optimism for a recovery in the IT market for 2004. The
Business-technology executives surveyed for InformationWeek's annual Outlook study expressed the highest level of optimism in three years about their companies' revenue prospects, but they're moving cautiously.
Microsoft Gives Away Free SBS Licenses To Atone For Earlier Bug
Microsoft on Monday will deliver a belated holiday gift to partners and small business owners. Sources say the Redmond, Wash. software giant will announce that it will give five free client access licenses (CALs) to Windows Small Business Server 2003...
A To-Do List For 2004
Today is January 5, and it's my birthday. To celebrate, I've given myself a high-tech company, and have appointed myself president. Here's my to-do list for 2004.
Schools Learn About Security
The education sector faces the same security challenges as corporations, and network security is no longer a luxury. Here's how one district protects itself.
IBM Does On-Demand Deal With Target
IBM Wednesday announced it had struck a 10-year deal with trendy mass merchandiser Target to manage its mainframe infrastructure using an on-demand approach where the giant retailer will pay only for the computing horsepower it uses. Although terms of...