Data centre hardware

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    Israeli Trojan espionage writers extradited for trial

    A London-based Israeli couple at the centre of one of the world's largest industrial espionage and computer hacking scandals have been extradited to Israel to face trial.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    IBM plans launch of next generation blades

    IBM is believed to be planning the launch of its next generation of blade servers next week, as it attempts to stay number one in the market ahead of Hewlett-Packard.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    HP launches new datacentre cooling system

    Hewlett-Packard plans to start selling water cooling systems next week to address power and heat problems caused by ever-more-powerful servers in datacentres.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Firms warned of stealth virus risk

    Businesses are at risk from a new generation of targeted stealth viruses as organised criminal groups exploit weaknesses in corporate systems to steal sensitive data for profit, security experts have warned.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Reforms to Computer Misuse Act close gaps and increase penalties

    The government has announced legislation to toughen the Computer Misuse Act by increasing the maximum jail sentence for hackers and strengthening legal protection against denial of service attacks.

  • January 30, 2006 30 Jan'06

    BT VoIP service hit by outage

    Thousands of BT’s broadband voice over IP subscribers were cut off from the service last week.

  • January 30, 2006 30 Jan'06

    Government to change VAT law in reponse to IT fraud

    The government is seeking to change the way the business supply chain charges for VAT, partly in response to fraud in the IT components industry.

  • January 27, 2006 27 Jan'06

    Itanium gets another $10bn funding

    The Itanium high-end server processor project has squeezed out another $10bn (£5.9bn) from its main backers towards development and to encourage major software companies to produce programs for it.

  • January 26, 2006 26 Jan'06

    Sun-Fujitsu servers beset by delays

    Sun Microsystems’ server collaboration with Fujitsu has run into delays, meaning some promised products may now not appear until next year.

  • January 26, 2006 26 Jan'06

    Government IT efficiency gains in doubt

    The government’s claims of efficiency savings from the use of IT are unclear and could be inaccurate, the House of Commons Treasury select committee has said.

  • January 26, 2006 26 Jan'06

    Lloyd's pulls plug on £53m compliance system

    Lloyd’s of London is closing down a £53m-plus electronic platform after only signing up a handful of insurance underwriters and brokers to use it.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    Vodafone gets Dell to build in high-speed mobile data

    Vodafone has signed a deal with Dell to provide built-in, high-speed mobile data access in its laptops, for users subscribing to itss new High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Google personalises the news

    Google has enhanced its news site with reader personalisation features.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    US Blackberry network moves closer to shutdown

    The US Supreme Court has refused to hear Blackberry manufacturer RIM’s appeal against a previous court ruling that said it infringed NTP’s patents for push e-mail technology, meaning the US Blackberry network is moving even closer to a complete ...

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    AMD cuts chip prices for dual-core processing

    AMD has cut the wholesale price of its dual-core desktop and laptop processors to better compete with Intel on the market.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Lords back CW on ID card secrecy

    Repeated refusals by the government to publish the results of Gateway reviews into the ID cards scheme were criticised during a parliamentary debate last week.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    Prime minister comes under fire over government IT programmes

    The prime minister faced questions in the House of Commons last week on two of the government's major IT-related programmes.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    Downtime: Be hip and get in with the IT out crowd

    IT is finally having its day in the sitcom sun with Channel 4’s latest Friday night offering, called The IT Crowd.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    Adobe Acrobat goes 3D

    Adobe Systems has created a three-dimensional version of its Acrobat document design and management system to boost sales in the manufacturing sector.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    Better-value driving servers

    Better value for money the dominant factor influencing selection of a primary server vendor.

  • January 20, 2006 20 Jan'06

    Apple's Intel laptops may not meet demand

    Apple Computer admits it may not be able to meet demand for its new Intel-driven laptops next month.

  • January 20, 2006 20 Jan'06

    eBay optimises site for 02's i-mode

    eBay is the latest company to optimise its website for UK users of O2’s mobile i-mode service.

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    NTP to give 30 day's notice of Blackberry network shutdown

    NTP, the company suing Blackberry maker RIM for patent infringements, is proposing to give customers a 30-day cut-off period before shutting down RIM’s US Blackberry push e-mail network.

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    European PC market outstrips North America

    European PC sales were larger than those in North America, last year, according to analyst Gartner.

  • January 18, 2006 18 Jan'06

    CA buys IT automation company

    CA has bought Control-F1 Corporation, a provider of support automation solutions

  • January 16, 2006 16 Jan'06

    CA to add self-healing capabilities

    CA plans to add self-healing capabilities to its Unicenter systems management products, following its acquisition of Control-F1, a firm that develops IT support software that can automatically prevent, detect, and repair end-user computer problems ...

  • January 16, 2006 16 Jan'06

    New Mac Firefox users wait for native support

    The Mozilla Foundation aims to have a version of its open-source Firefox web browser that will run on Apple’s new Intel-based PCs available in March.

  • January 16, 2006 16 Jan'06

    Fujitsu ramps up hard disc business to address new markets

    Fujitsu is ramping up its hard disc manufacturing business and moving into different markets to keep up with demand for changing formats.

  • January 16, 2006 16 Jan'06

    Google allows mobile users to get personal

    Google is allowing mobile users to easily view their personal Google home pages on their mobile devices.

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    Semiconductor allies pal up again

    IBM, Sony and Toshiba have created a new five-year technology alliance to bring new semiconductor solutions more quickly to market.

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    British Library puts Mozart on the web

    The British Library has published an online edition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's catalogue of works.

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    Professionalism drive targets suppliers

    IT trade body Intellect has published a roadmap for its ongoing strategy to raise professional standards in the industry.

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    Apple's QuickTime update bites users

    A security update to Apple Computer’s widely used QuickTime media player is being blamed for a variety of computing problems for both Mac OS X and Windows users.

  • January 12, 2006 12 Jan'06

    Another US bank loses customer data

    In the latest identity theft scare to hit corporate America, a computer tape containing the personal data of 90,000 banking customers has been lost in transit.

  • January 12, 2006 12 Jan'06

    Windows flaw could have enterprise-wide ramifications

    An attack on Windows-based systems may cause more concern for IT directors than was first realised.

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    Jeans company parades iPod-compatible denim

    Levi Strauss has designed jeans compatible with the iPod music player.

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    Cost and privacy concerns erode doctors' confidence in NHS plan

    Survey reveals growing number of clinicians worried about roll-out of national IT systems

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    Watmore will retain ties to e-government

    Ian Watmore, who this week left his post as government CIO to head the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, will keep a close eye on e-government in his new role.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    Bodies link to reduce net frequency clashes

    Wireless networking trade groups are joining forces to improve data networking speeds and reduce interference between technologies.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    Portsmouth University studies remote working

    Portsmouth University is set to engage in a major study on the effectiveness of remote working in the UK.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    Ten reasons to date a geek

    The wife of Microsoft's top blogger Robert Scoble has published a list of ten reasons why geeks make the ideal partners.

  • January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    Windows flaw spells unhappy new year

    If there’s one thing that should have been relied upon during the holiday season it was that electronic attackers would stop their work while most offices stopped theirs.

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Think tank calls for government Office of IT

    The right-wing Adam Smith Institute has called on the government to establish an Office of IT headed by a cabinet minister to improve the UK’s e-government strategy.

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Microsoft to issue critical security patch next week as infections rise

    Microsoft plans to issue a critical security patch next Tuesday that is designed to fix a graphics Windows flaw that came to light over the Christmas period.

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Blackberry users warned of malicious attachments

    BlackBerry maker RIM has warned users that opening certain malicious attachments on there push e-mail devices could stop them opening legitimate ones.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Tokyo Stock Exchange to build improved trading system

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is planning to build a new computer system in 2008 that will have stronger back-up functions to cope with system failures.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    New Wi-Fi hotspots to support four million users

    Wi-Fi operator The Cloud is creating widespread wireless hotspots in a clutch of UK towns and cities.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Intel drops 'Intel Inside' tag in rebranding campaign

    Intel is dropping its “Intel Inside” PC marketing logo and replacing it with the “Leap ahead” tag. The company is also planning to unveil a newly designed Intel logo later today.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Opera partners with Google in mobile space

    Opera Software has chosen Google as a technology partner for its mobile internet browsers. Opera said Google would be the default search partner for its mobile browsers, which are aimed at mobile phones and other mobile devices.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    Dell recalls faulty batteries

    PC supplier, Dell is recalling batteries from selected notebook computers, after receiving reports that some are at risk of over heating, and could pose a fire risk.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    Global Services Company cuts datacentre's servers

    Mercer Human Resource Consulting, a global provider of HR and financial services, has gone live with a state-of-the-art European data centre at an ex-Ministry of Defence site 40 miles north of London.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    IBM names server blade magnificent seven

    There are seven big advantages of deploying blade servers, says IBM’s BladeCenter and xSeries Servers division.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    Another PC maker joins £60 laptop project

    One of the world’s biggest laptop PC manufacturers has signed up to the $100 (£60) laptop project to give computing access to the poor in developing countries.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    Oil disaster crashes public sector systems

    Hosted police and council IT systems have been crippled by the oil depot fire at Buncefield.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Wireless groups work together to improve performance

    Several wireless networking trade groups are joining forces to improve data networking speeds and reduce interference between their technologies.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Companies spend big on small servers

    IT managers continued to spend significant amounts of their IT budgets on hardware, with server and desktop sales remaining strong in 2005.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    The Revenue announces new era of openness

    HM Revenue and Customs has announced a new era of being "open and honest" about its IT and other problems, after a Computer Weekly campaign to improve the tax system by promoting transparency and accountability.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Greenpeace protesters target HP

    Greenpeace held protests outside Hewlett-Packard's California headquarters and Beijing offices last week over its use of toxic chemicals in the production of PCs and printers.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    China overtakes US in ICT exports market

    China has overtaken the US as the world’s biggest supplier of information and communication technology (ICT).

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    Intel to unveil new faster transistor design

    Intel and UK-based Qinetiq plan to reveal a new transistor prototype this week that is designed to keep Moore’s Law on track.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Brown cites money saving IT projects

    Chancellor Gordon Brown has highlighted some of the government IT projects that he says have helped Whitehall beat procurement savings targets.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Intel to invest £1bn in India

    Intel will invest over $1bn (£600m) in India over the next five years to boost its research and development facility in Bangalore and expand its venture capital fund.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Sun launches new server line

    Sun Microsystems is launching its new UltraSparc T1-based servers this week.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    HP braces itself for Greenpeace protest

    Hewlett-Packard is bracing itself for an international Greenpeace protest at its California headquarters today (6 December), as it comes under increasing pressure from environmental campaigners over its use of toxic chemicals in the production of ...

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Server sales on the rise

    Gartner figures show that users worldwide are investing in both 32-bit and 64-bit servers, with purchases rising sharply between the third quarters of 2004 and 2005.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Holography to enable terabyte disc capacity

    Within a year, storage technology could be revolutionised by the availability of holographic storage, which will eventually allow terabytes of data to be stored on an individual disc, a supplier has claimed.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Applications shortfall dampens Linux users' enthusiasm for desktop products

    Linux users are frustrated by the lack of functionality of open source desktop products, according to a major survey by the Open Source Development Lab.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Lecture to examine disabled/IT relationship

    The paradoxical relationship between IT development and accessibility for the disabled will be the topic of next January's Turing Lecture

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Home Office stays mum on ID risk

    The Home Office has rejected Computer Weekly's application under the Freedom of Information Act to publish the risks relating to the ID cards scheme, or the "traffic light" results of three Gateway reviews by the Office of Government Commerce.

  • December 02, 2005 02 Dec'05

    Computacenter customers face uncertainty as founders seek buy-out

    Customers of Computacenter, one of the UK's largest IT equipment and service providers, face a period of uncertainty as the company's founders look intent on buying out the company and taking it private.

  • December 02, 2005 02 Dec'05

    Apple issues patch for 13 security holes

    Apple Computer has issued a patch to close more than a dozen “highly critical” security vulnerabilities in its main Mac OS X operating system.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Mirroring glitch fixed in Windows Mobile 5.0

    Microsoft has updated its handheld synchronisation software to address a glitch that prevented users mirroring data with a desktop. The problem affected users of devices running the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Thames Valley Police extends trial of PDAs to speed suspect checks

    Thames Valley Police is giving officers access to the Police National Computer (PNC), e-mail and other systems using XDA2 and M1000 handheld computers.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Awards mark outstanding contribution

    Two BCS awards that recognise outstanding contributions to IT are open for nominations.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Innovative ways to make sure the IT dialogue keeps flowing

    As well as introducing formal, management-level methods of communication between IT and business at WS Atkins, Lesley Hume, IS director, does not neglect the more informal methods as well.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Maxell on path to terabyte storage disks

    Maxell says it will launch its first holographic storage drives in September 2006, as the first step in eventually launching single disks that can store terabytes of data.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Dutch firm takes on Icann with alternative Domain System

    A Dutch firm has introduced a domain registration service that gives businesses and organisations more flexibility over the domain names they use.

  • November 24, 2005 24 Nov'05

    Sloppy handheld habits continue to plague users

    A third of professionals using mobile devices such as PDAs and smartphones are failing to use passwords or any other security protection, and even store their PIN numbers, passwords and other corporate information on the devices.

  • November 24, 2005 24 Nov'05

    Windows now leading server operating system

    Microsoft’s Windows captured the market lead in server operating systems for the first time during the third quarter, boosted by demand for inexpensive servers.

  • November 23, 2005 23 Nov'05

    Grid Computing Used in Fight Against AIDS

    A new project in the fight against AIDS is using grid computing to tap into the unused computer power of individuals and businesses.

  • November 23, 2005 23 Nov'05

    Intel launches Flash memory production firm

    Intel and Micron Technology have formed a new company to manufacture flash memory products for mobile handhelds, removable storage products and consumer products like digital cameras.

  • November 22, 2005 22 Nov'05

    FBI warns of latest hoax email Sober threat

    The US Fededal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned internet users that attackers are trying to spread a new variant of the Sober worm by sending out hoax FBI e-mails.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    AutoTrader's pioneering switch to 64-bit grid computing pays off

    Horizontal expansion saves AutoTrader £1m in capital investment.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Microsoft solves mobile synchronisation flaw

    Microsoft has updated its handheld synchronisation software to address a glitch that prevented users mirroring data with a desktop.

  • November 20, 2005 20 Nov'05

    Wireless security crucial to railway safety

    A transportation firm uses wireless technology to keep the trains running on time. But securing mobile devices isn't easy when they're spread across the globe.

  • November 18, 2005 18 Nov'05

    $100 Linux laptop launched for poor schoolchildren

    A $100 hand-cranked Linux-based laptop is to be used by schoolchildren in poorer nations under a UN-supported educational programme.

  • November 18, 2005 18 Nov'05

    Greenpeace slams PC suppliers over toxic materials

    Environmental group Greenpeace has accused US computer firms of dragging their heels in ending the use of toxic chemicals in their products.

  • November 18, 2005 18 Nov'05

    UK spammer jailed for six years

    A UK spammer has been jailed for six years for defrauding up to £1.6m out of businesses and individuals.

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    Gates to unveil supercomputing strategy

    Microsoft chief software architect Bill Gates will use this week’s supercomputing show in Seattle, Washington, to explain how the company will enter the supercomputing market.

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    Intel adds desktop virtualisation

    Intel is launching new desktop processors bundled with virtualisation technology to allow users to sub-divide their processing power to different or the most important tasks.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Forthcoming Centrino platform only the first step on road to extended battery life

    The next version of Intel's Centrino platform for wireless laptops may not enable any significant increase in battery life on Intel-based notebooks and laptops, the company has said.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Awards recognise top female CIO

    A leading government IT professional has been recognised in the Blackberry Women and Technology awards, held at the Riverbank Park Plaza hotel in London last week.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Next move: How do I become an IT forensic scientist?

    The question: How do I become an IT forensic scientist?

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Blackberry gets faster with 8700c

    Research in Motion has unveiled the latest addition to its Blackberry mobile device. The Blackberry 8700c wireless handheld offers e-mail, phone, web browsing, MMS, SMS and organiser applications.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Development of 'slow light' could lead to faster performance for PCs

    IBM scientists have developed a system to slow down the speed of light, and potentially enable it to be used as an optical power source to drive components in a PC.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Whitehall must pay to use Home Office ID card data

    Government departments will have to buy-in to the ID card programme if they want to use the technology to cut fraud, or check eligibility for benefits.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Sun unveils new 32-way server chip

    Sun Microsystems has unveiled a new server chip which is designed to deliver more processing power while using less energy than its rivals' chips.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Oil and gas firms to use Sun grid computing utility

    Oil and gas companies are to be served by the largest ever utility grid computing deal signed by Sun Microsystems.

  • November 08, 2005 08 Nov'05

    Australian government recruits ISP zombie hunters

    The Australian government has recruited five ISPs to hunt down computers used to spread spam, malicious software and denial of service attacks from within the country.

  • November 07, 2005 07 Nov'05

    Eye hospital pools data

    Moorfields Eye Hospital in London has centralised the storage and back-up of thousands of patient records and other data.