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  • March 15, 2002 15 Mar'02

    Do your own Java benchmarks

    Analyst firm Giga Information Group has advised users to conduct their own Java application server performance tests as suppliers...

  • March 15, 2002 15 Mar'02

    CEBIT: AMD pushes HyperTransport consortium

    The HyperTransport Technology Consortium has said at CEBIT it expects another 30 members to join its ranks by the end of the...

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    CEBIT: Fujitsu Siemens unveils XScale PDA

    Fujitsu Siemens Computers has introduced its Pocket Loox, the world's first PDA based on Intel's XScale processor, and said it...

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    CEBIT: Sun expands workstation line-up

    Sun Microsystems has added a new category to its workstation line-up with the launch of the Sun Blade 2000, a high-end system for...

  • March 13, 2002 13 Mar'02

    CEBIT: Microsoft CEO lukewarm about shared standards

    Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer used his keynote address at the CEBIT show in Hanover to promote pervasive use of Windows...

  • March 13, 2002 13 Mar'02

    IBM puts Sequent on a new path

    IBM's new Xeon-powered server family, launched today at the Cebit show, could offer Sequent users a cost-effective migration path...

  • March 13, 2002 13 Mar'02

    PC sales set to bounce back

    Worldwide PC shipments will grow 3% in 2002 to 125.5m units, faster than previous estimates of 1.8% growth, according to market...

  • March 12, 2002 12 Mar'02

    Compaq and Lucent team up on 3G

    Lucent Technologies and Compaq have announced that they would work together to ensure compatibility between Compaq's iPaq...

  • March 12, 2002 12 Mar'02

    Linux digs in at embedded systems show

    Linux software developers are going head to head with Microsoft at the Embedded Systems Conference.

  • March 12, 2002 12 Mar'02

    Motorola releases new security processors

    Motorola has revealed a series of new microprocessor technologies including two network security processors, the first audio chip...

  • March 11, 2002 11 Mar'02

    CEBIT: Deutsche Telekom shows mobile portal

    German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom (DT) is demonstrating a new portal offering access to news, financial data, travel,...

  • March 11, 2002 11 Mar'02

    Researcher sees security risk in screen glow

    A German research student says that under the right conditions, hackers could steal information off CRT computer screens by...

  • March 11, 2002 11 Mar'02

    IBM takes Unix server crown

    IBM has narrowly squeezed past rival Sun Microsystems to become the world's top Unix server vendor for the first time since 1998,...

  • March 08, 2002 08 Mar'02

    HP power leads recalled in US

    A US company that makes power leads for some of Hewlett-Packard's inkjet printers has issued a recall for nearly 2.5 million...

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    FTC gives HP-Compaq deal green light

    Hewlett/Packard's proposed acquisition of Compaq Computer passed a regulatory hurdle yesterday (6 March) when the US Federal...

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    Fujitsu merges Amdahl and Tech Solutions arms

    Fujitsu is marrying its Fujitsu Technology Solutions with its Amdahl IT Services arm in an attempt to combine its open systems...

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    New Clié launch imminent

    Sony plans to announce the latest of its Clié handheld computer on 11 March.

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    Windows Media available on Pocket PC

    Windows Media Player Control is now available for Microsoft's Pocket Internet Explorer (IE) browser, allowing digital-media...

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    No rush to roll out Web services

    Thirty seven per cent of the IT managers questioned in this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question poll said their...

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    Altiris extends mobile management to Palm

    Altiris Software has announced that it will extend that support to Palm handhelds later this year, in addition to the Pocket PC...

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    Microsoft remedies set to change IT landscape

    As Microsoft and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) head back to court to thrash out a settlement, the remedies could change the...

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    IBM prepares powerful notebook line

    IBM is preparing to launch a new line of notebook computers with enough processing muscle to run high-end applications.

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    Separate retail event to run alongside CTS

    The organiser of the Computer Trade Show is looking to separate the retail and trade elements of the event next year to offer...

  • March 05, 2002 05 Mar'02

    Casio develops new mobile fuel cell

    Casio has developed a more efficient fuel-cell technology for mobile devices, which it claims will run a notebook PC for 20...

  • March 05, 2002 05 Mar'02

    Microsoft ships Windows tuned for data centres

    Microsoft has started shipping a new version of its Windows server software tuned for data centres as an interim release until...

  • March 05, 2002 05 Mar'02

    Intel lets market decide fate of Rambus support

    Intel executives have refused to say whether the chipmaker's future chipsets would support Rambus Dynamic RAM (RDRAM), the...

  • March 05, 2002 05 Mar'02

    Kumar: Why users fear Computer Associates

    At the CA World user conference in April, Computer Associates (CA) plans to introduce a customer relationship strategy that...

  • March 04, 2002 04 Mar'02

    Eight companies form removable hard drive consortium

    Eight major electronics companies have formed a consortium aimed at standardising and popularising a new removable hard disc...

  • March 04, 2002 04 Mar'02

    Fujitsu develops fingerprint sensor for mobile phones

    Fujitsu has developed a compact fingerprint sensor designed for use with handsets.

  • March 04, 2002 04 Mar'02

    Barrett talks up mobile sector

    Mobile computing is one of Intel's most promising business areas at present, according to Craig Barrett, chief executive officer...

  • March 01, 2002 01 Mar'02

    Grand Prix: the wireless revolution

    This weekend's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne sees the debut of a new wireless technology that will allow engineers to adjust...

  • March 01, 2002 01 Mar'02

    McKinley wins race but could be hobbled

    Intel has presented its Itanium processor as a key part of the company's future, at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF).

  • February 28, 2002 28 Feb'02

    Four-speed DVD writers expected within months

    The next speed jump for recordable and rewritable DVD drives is expected to come as early as May this year now that two Japanese...

  • February 27, 2002 27 Feb'02

    Who will pay for mobile services?

    The UK's high street banks and telecoms companies are locked on a collision course over the costs of running next-generation...

  • February 27, 2002 27 Feb'02

    Swiss supercomputer cranks up the teraflops

    IBM has built what is believed to be one of the largest supercomputers in Europe.

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    Hitachi develops water-cooled notebook PC

    Hitachi has developed a prototype notebook PC that uses a water-based solution to cool down its Pentium 4 processor.

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    IBM takes over AMEX IT in £2.8bn deal

    American Express, which runs one of the world's largest IT organisations, has signed a £2.8bn, seven-year deal with IBM, to take...

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    IBM gains market share in weak market

    IBM won server market share in 2001 even though hardware sales were slow for all major vendors, according to a recent study from...

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    BEA eWorld: New products unveiled

    BEA Systems revealed new products and services intended to make life easier for software developers building Web services.

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    Faster DDR memory to be mainstream by 2003

    With Rambus Dynamic RAM (RDRAM) now firmly established as a niche memory product, Double Data Rate Synchronous DRAM (DDR SDRAM)...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    PartnerWorld: IBM takes steps to promote iSeries servers

    IBM announced further steps this week to promote its iSeries family of midrange servers, which the company is pitching to users...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    Media player logs DVD information

    Privacy monitors have warned Windows XP users that Windows Media Player automatically tracks and posts information on users' DVD...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    Microsoft accused of squeezing PC makers on patents

    Microsoft is benefiting from the proposed settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and nine US states by using it to...

  • February 21, 2002 21 Feb'02

    Criminal Records Bureau gets go-ahead

    The Government's long-awaited Criminal Records Bureau is set to go live in March, following months of delays amid concerns about...

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    3GSM: Microsoft debuts Smartphone

    Microsoft and its partners have launched a series of devices based on its new Wireless Pocket PC platform at the 3GSM World...

  • February 18, 2002 18 Feb'02

    Dell offers up rackable server

    Dell Computer has announced it will roll out two new servers with enhanced failover and remote management capabilities, in...

  • February 18, 2002 18 Feb'02

    IBM lowers mainframe costs with new server

    IBM has announced a new mainframe computer with a price-tag significantly lower than its previous products and targeted at...

  • February 15, 2002 15 Feb'02

    Vodafone to make phones double as credit cards

    Mobile telecoms firm Vodafone plans to offer customers the ability to use their mobile phones as a type of mobile credit card for...

  • February 14, 2002 14 Feb'02

    E-voting trials will test the public's enthusiasm

    An independent review body has urged caution before e-voting is widely used in UK elections.

  • February 14, 2002 14 Feb'02

    Lords Chinook challenge

    The Government expects to have a debate in the House of Lords on last week's select committee report on the fatal crash of...

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    iPlanet upgrades focus on scalability

    Sun Microsystems improve performance and scalability on the updated versions of its iPlanet Messaging and Calendar Servers.

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    HP cuts prices on Intel servers and appliances

    Hewlett-Packard has cut prices by up to 31% on some of its low-end Intel-based servers and server appliances in North America.

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    Siemens to stay single in mobile phone market

    Siemens announced it is no longer seeking a merger candidate for its mobile phone division, but will enter into limited...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    C2000 targets health

    Computer 2000 is to target resellers focused on the healthcare sector following its appointment as the exclusive distributor of...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    Microsoft may call Gates to testify

    Microsoft is considering calling its company chairman Bill Gates to the witness stand in the remedy phase of its antitrust trial....

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    MXT technology doubles server memory, says IBM

    IBM has unveiled new Memory eXpansion Technology (MXT) that can give administrators the ability to double the memory of a...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    RLX to launch Intel-based blade servers

    RLX Technologies is expected to extend its blade server line up in two weeks time with the launch of its first Intel-based...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    Handspring launches US Treo online

    Handheld device maker Handspring has begun selling its Treo 180 communicator, a combined mobile phone and PDA on its US Web site.

  • February 11, 2002 11 Feb'02

    MasterCard and CertaPay offer P2P payments

    MasterCard International (MCI) and Toronto-based CertaPay have announced an alliance to promote the adoption of peer to peer...

  • February 08, 2002 08 Feb'02

    Toshiba and SanDisk develop 1Gbit flash chip

    Toshiba and SanDisk, have developed a flash memory chip that can hold up to 1Gbits, enough for two minutes of moving images.

  • February 08, 2002 08 Feb'02

    Sun shines on Linux

    In a dramatic u-turn in the company's operating systems strategy, server giant Sun Microsystems has announced a major Linux...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Compaq vanquishes appliance servers with its Proliant blades

    Compaq claims it has condemned appliance servers to niche markets with the release of its blade servers. The company believes...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    HP carves blade standard

    Hewlett-Packard has unveiled an open specification for blade servers, the server format aimed at making best use of limited data...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Government accused of NHS bookings backtrack

    Health secretary Alan Milburn has been accused of backtracking on a key election manifesto pledge on the NHS which guaranteed a...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    IT sheds nerd image

    The results of the largest ever survey, backed by Computer Weekly, of IT professionals will be announced at the Building...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    PDA sales slow, but double digit growth forecasted

    While the hype surrounding wireless services seems to be growing, sales of personal digital assistants (PDAs), the devices needed...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Amsterdam airport starts biometric security business

    Amsterdam airport operator Schiphol Group is to offer its self-service border control system with iris recognition to other...

  • February 06, 2002 06 Feb'02

    IBM concentrates on IntelliStation brand

    Computing giant IBM has announced a unified line of IntelliStation workstations which will consolidate its Intel-based and...

  • February 06, 2002 06 Feb'02

    IBM consolidates workstations

    Combining both its Intel-based and RISC-based workstations under a single brand, IBM has announced a unified line of...

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    IBM releases energy-saving ThinkPad

    IBM Japan has unveiled a new ThinkPad notebook computer that can automatically shift its power source from an AC adapter to a...

  • February 01, 2002 01 Feb'02

    Server market slowing down

    Though the worldwide server market saw continued growth in 2001, the annual growth rate in unit shipments for the year was at its...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    LinuxWorld: Open source lab targets telecom market

    A new industry working group has been created to create standards aimed at pushing Linux into the specialised world of...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    LinuxWorld: HP devoted to Linux

    This year will be the breakout period for enterprise Linux deployments, Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer Carly Fiorina...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Oracle's business to run on Linux

    Oracle is about to replace three Unix servers that run the bulk of its business applications with a cluster of Intel servers...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Pogo offers high-speed Net access mobile

    A mobile phone/PDA that gives high-speed Internet access using a new compression method has been launched by Pogo, writes Antony...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Prototype phone boosts speech recognition quality

    Motorola and speech recognition software maker SpeechWorks International have developed a prototype phone that they say will help...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Directors cause helpdesk headaches

    Board-level users - who constitute 5% of the average company's workforce - cause more headaches for IT helpdesks than any other...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Firms need document safeguards

    Of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question, only 61% said they were confident their...

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    AMD pushes Mobile Duron to 1.2GHz

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced new versions of its Mobile Duron processor.

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    Microsoft forms mobility advisory council

    Microsoft has launched an invitation-only arm of its Mobility Solutions Partner Program (MSPP).

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    SGI readies visual area networks

    The evolution of distributed, collaborative computing has taken another step forward with Silicon Graphics (SGI) unveiling...

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    Cash-strapped MoD puts off joined-up stores system

    Concerns about funding have forced the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to put on hold an ambitious modernisation project for its stores...

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    Gateway follows job cuts with price cuts

    Less than a week after announcing plans to slash 2,250 jobs, Gateway has announced a series of price cuts.

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    LinuxWorld: Group plans carrier-grade Linux

    A group of major hardware and software vendors are expected to use the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo to announce a new version...

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    HP unveils new Linux servers and support

    Hewlett-Packard is to unveil new hardware and support for the Linux operating system, designed to encourage telecoms customers to...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    IBM distributors clear Unix server backlog

    IBM Unix server distributors claimed to have broken the back of supply problems last week, which had led to a backlog in orders...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    AMD boosts speed of Athlon 4 for notebooks

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced availability of its mobile Athlon 4 processor 1500+, the company's first laptop...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Intel cuts prices by up to 18%

    Chip giant Intel has cut prices on some of its Pentium 4 and Celeron desktop processors as well as on two Xeon server and...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    EC to probe HP/Compaq merger

    The European Commission for Competition is set to launch a full-blown investigation of the proposed $20bn (£14.2bn) merger of...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Palm rolls out wireless i705

    Palm's latest handheld computer, the wireless-ready Palm i705, went on sale in New York shops on Thursday (24 January).

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Compaq raises revenue estimates for 2002

    A week after beating analyst expectations for its fourth quarter Compaq has raised its earnings estimate for its fiscal 2002...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Via chief predicts chips will bounce back

    The head of one of Taiwan's largest semiconductor makers has said he believes the industry has already seen the worst of the...

  • January 25, 2002 25 Jan'02

    RIM promises voice-enabled PDA

    Research in Motion (RIM) is planning to deliver a handheld device offering both voice and data support following a tie-up between...

  • January 25, 2002 25 Jan'02

    Cheap mainframe to lure Linux users

    IBM plans to unveil a new Linux-only mainframe in March that will cost about half the price of its current products.

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