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  • Utility computing may force outsourcing providers to abandon neutrality

    Posted March 24, 2004 - 12:35 pm

    This article points to EDS' recently announced utility computing partnerships with CA, Dell, EMC, Sun and Xerox as examples of the limitations in customer choice and in vendor neutrality that will result from outsourcing providers trying to compete in the utility computing space against hardware vendors who have a home-field hardware cost advantage.
  • WebSphere Express getting its beans?

    Posted March 22, 2004 - 9:03 pm

    In 2003, IBM introduced WebSphere Express, a slimmed-down, low-cost version of its WebSphere product aimed at small businesses. Now Big Blue is considering adding EJB support to the next generation of the product.
  • Small is beautiful for PCs at Cebit

    Posted March 22, 2004 - 12:17 pm

    At first glance, this year's Cebit looked more like an Ikea store than a high-tech trade show, with several of the stands featuring sofas, low tables and large TV screens. But these were not mere chill-out areas for tired visitors at the Hanover, Germany, show: They were the main exhibit, as PC and peripheral manufacturers attempt to take PCs out of the home office and into the living room.
  • AMD to launch Athlon FX-53

    Posted March 18, 2004 - 12:14 pm

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) will launch its most powerful desktop processor to date in a press conference Thursday at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, according to a source familiar with the company's plans.
  • AMD launches new XP-M chip for light notebooks

    Posted March 17, 2004 - 4:17 pm

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) launched a new mobile chip for thin-and-light notebooks as it attempts to transfer its desktop and server momentum to the fast-growing notebook market.
  • IBM unveils Opteron workstation

    Posted March 16, 2004 - 8:50 am

    IBM Corp. in May will begin shipping the company's first workstation powered by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron microprocessor.
  • New IBM servers redefine standards for small business computing

    Posted March 15, 2004 - 10:38 am

    IBM offers two new entry-level Intel-based servers in its xSeries line targeted at the small business market. The new servers - xSeries 206 and xSeries 306 - are single-processor devices that feature Intel's 3.0GHz Pentium 4 CPU, and are priced beginning at $499 and $1,339, respectively.
  • IBM refreshes server line for smaller businesses

    Posted March 12, 2004 - 9:41 am

    IBM Corp. on Thursday launched new versions of its Intel Corp.-based servers for small and medium-sized businesses. Based on the Pentium 4 processor, the xSeries 206 and 306 servers represent IBM's latest attempt to target smaller customers.
  • Power's the thing at Server Blade Summit

    Posted March 11, 2004 - 9:52 am

    The Wyndham San Jose hotel got a taste this week of some of the power management issues that may be facing blade users in the next few years, as the hotel played host to the Server Blade Summit conference. As executives from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Sun Microsystems Inc. talked about the growing importance of power management in blade computing, the Wyndam's power supply flickered on and off, taxed to the maximum by demonstration blade systems running in the hotel.
  • IDC: PC shipments slower but still robust to 2005

    Posted March 10, 2004 - 1:34 pm

    Despite expectations that worldwide PC shipments over the next two years won't be able to match figures for 2003, the forecast is still one of double-digit growth through 2005, market research firm IDC said Wednesday in its Quarterly PC Tracker estimate.
  • HP introduces new desktop PC ranges, models

    Posted March 9, 2004 - 11:17 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) introduced two new desktop PCs for small business and enterprise customers, Tuesday, and reorganized its commercial PC ranges in a move it claimed will simplify things for customers.
  • IDC: PC chip sales to rise 18 percent in 2004

    Posted March 9, 2004 - 9:22 am

    Revenue from PC chips will grow faster in 2004 than it did last year as corporate buyers join consumers and mobile users in pushing the market forward, according to a report released Monday from market research firm IDC.
  • Fujitsu ships new Xeon blade server

    Posted March 9, 2004 - 8:28 am

    Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp. on Tuesday will begin shipping its first blade server based on Intel Corp.'s Xeon DP processor.
  • Rollins to succeed Dell as Chief Executive

    Posted March 5, 2004 - 2:24 pm

    The Chairman will mark the company
  • Intel launches new Gallatin processor

    Posted March 2, 2004 - 12:07 pm

    Intel Corp. on Tuesday launched a new, faster version of its Xeon processor MP chip for multiprocessor systems, code-named Gallatin.
  • Court documents point to DRAM industry price-fixing

    Posted February 27, 2004 - 10:31 am

    E-mail messages written by executives at vendors of DRAMs indicate that the companies conspired to set memory prices and production levels, according to court documents released this week in the decision dismissing the FTC's lawsuit against Rambus Inc.
  • IDC: Server demand continues to grow

    Posted February 27, 2004 - 9:09 am

    Demand for servers grew worldwide for the third consecutive quarter as businesses continue to increase spending in IT equipment after years of financial restraint, according to sales figures released Friday by IDC.
  • IBM tops 2003 server market

    Posted February 26, 2004 - 10:46 am

    IBM Corp. extended its lead over Hewlett-Packard Co. as the top server vendor in 2003, with Big Blue's revenue share of the worldwide market for Unix and Intel Corp.-based servers growing to 32 percent in revenue terms, according to industry research firm Gartner Inc.
  • Yankee Group says Dell leads SMB market

    Posted February 25, 2004 - 4:25 pm

    According to a recent Yankee Group study, Dell has the most widely recognized brand in the SMB market, which didn't come as a surprise, but a continued market dominance may be hard to maintain as SMBs require more complete computing solutions.
  • HP to ship its first Opteron servers

    Posted February 24, 2004 - 5:54 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday became the third major server manufacturer to support Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron processor, joining IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. as a vendor of the year-old 64-bit processor.
  • Leak prompts Microsoft to audit Windows code

    Posted February 24, 2004 - 10:17 am

    Microsoft Corp. is conducting a security review of the Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 source code leaked onto the Internet earlier this month to determine if there is any risk to its customers, the company said Monday.
  • Innovation drives the desktop, says Dell

    Posted February 23, 2004 - 3:27 pm

    Dell technology strategist discusses desktop innovations and technologies that are helping to make computers smaller, faster and wireless
  • Gateway rolls out SMB services

    Posted February 23, 2004 - 2:14 pm

    A new service package from Gateway Inc. courts the small and medium-size businesses and organizations that can't afford a thorough custom services deployment but need something more than an occasional service visit.
  • Dell unveils Prescott servers, new switches

    Posted February 23, 2004 - 11:35 am

    Dell Inc. bolsters its product roster for small and medium-size businesses with new servers and the announcement of new switches. The company is expected to release Monday the PowerEdge 700 tower server and the 750 rack server with support for the latest Pentium 4 processors from Intel.
  • IBM lands huge German mainframe contract

    Posted February 20, 2004 - 10:39 am

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