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
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
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.
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.
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 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
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
Looking For ROI In VoIP
To VoIP, or not to VoIP, that was the question. And the answer, according to the Networking Pipeline Voting Booth, is that many enterprises are already adding VoIP to their
Microsoft Spells Out Windows 2000 Server Retirement
Microsoft has given Windows 2000 Server its walking papers. Late Wednesday, the Redmond, Wash.-based developer outlined a multi-stage retirement plan for the older server software, which was supplanted this year by the newer Windows Server 2003. Effective April 1, 2006,...
Athlon 64 Needs A Killer App
The low-end version of Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 -- the AMD Athlon 64 3000+ -- is here, but where is the software that runs on the 64-bit machine?
The Survivor's Guide to 2004
IT budgets may be inching back up, but you'll still have to think long and hard about every technology decision you make. We're here to help.
The Need for Speed
For the enterprise, it's not just that increasingly mountainous amounts of data have to be stored -- it has to be moved, too. And the more you've got, the faster
Report: Wireless Metro Area Networks Set to Boom
Spurred by the growing popularity of wireless hotspots, wireless metropolitan area networks (WMANs) are set to grow rapidly, according to a report released Wednesday by Datacomm Research Company.
EMC, Microsoft's newest enemy
With the acquisition of VMware, EMC has a chance to really deliver on this software vision, and, in the process, it could give Microsoft some serious competition.
McNealy's Dilemma At Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems Chairman, CEO and President Scott McNealy has gotten a lot of unsolicited advice over the past year. Some of that advice has not gone over too well with