Data centre hardware

  • December 20, 2001 20 Dec'01

    Opera releases new browser betas for Mac

    Web browser company Opera Software ASA has released a new beta version of its Web browser for the Mac OS along with a new beta...

  • December 19, 2001 19 Dec'01

    UK counts the cost of network downtime

    IT downtime could cost UK businesses £35bn a year, and senior management is blaming the IT department.

  • December 18, 2001 18 Dec'01

    Expect a revolution says Apple

    Apple Computer has said it will unveil a new "innovative, revolutionary and different" device, fuelling speculation that the...

  • December 18, 2001 18 Dec'01

    Palm plans wireless integration

    Palm has announced that Texas Instruments will provide it with a digital signal processor and chips that are designed to work on...

  • December 18, 2001 18 Dec'01

    Lord of the Rings all taped up

    In his quest through Middle Earth Frodo has called upon the fellowship of storage firm StorageTek.

  • December 17, 2001 17 Dec'01

    Tally up the margins

    Attractive printer margins have been highlighted by Tally's new T2255, T2265 and T2280 24-pin matrix printer range.

  • December 17, 2001 17 Dec'01

    Compaq offers data backup service

    Compaq has unveiled a data backup service for consumer and small business users of its Presario PCs.

  • December 17, 2001 17 Dec'01

    AMD launches 1GHz mobile Duron

    AMD is rolling out a 1GHz version of its mobile Duron processor.

  • December 14, 2001 14 Dec'01

    Vendors unveil Bluetooth applications

    Bluetooth technology has been revealed in a number of guises at the Bluetooth Developers Conference in San Francisco.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Intel hopes to gain on Sun's lead in telco market

    Intel has said it is shipping the "building blocks" necessary to construct carrier-grade servers for the telecoms market.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    AMD and IBM herald faster chips

    AMD and IBM have countered Intel's plans to create high-density transistor populations on future microprocessors with their own...

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Mobile Epos system halves Xmas queues at WHSmith

    High street retailer WHSmith is piloting a mobile electronic point of sale (Epos) system in the run up to Christmas - a move that...

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    Sony revamps Airboard Web-surfing device

    Sony has revamped its Airboard personal IT television, giving the device more functions and an improved base station.

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    US Interior Department sites remain offline

    The US Department of the Interior is slowly getting back online after a federal judge last week ordered all its computers to be...

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    AMD launches 1.6GHz Athlon

    AMD is increasing the clock speed of the multiprocessor version of its Athlon to 1.6GHz.

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    Internet World: Capellas bullish over Compaq future

    Compaq chief executive Michael Capellas has insisted that his company will still thrive even if the planned merger with...

  • December 11, 2001 11 Dec'01

    Xbox shipments top one million

    Shipments of Microsoft's Xbox games console have passed the one million mark, three weeks after it went on sale in the US, the...

  • December 11, 2001 11 Dec'01

    Delegates air Bluetooth compatibility concerns

    The Bluetooth Developers conference this week heard warnings that interoperability and cost issues are looming as device makers...

  • December 10, 2001 10 Dec'01

    Third Lexmark price hike angers resellers

    For the third time in a year, printer manufacturer Lexmark has increased prices on a range of consumables, blaming the falling...

  • December 10, 2001 10 Dec'01

    Palm gets cash injection

    An unnamed investor is putting $50m (£35m) into the handheld device vendor, Palm.

  • December 07, 2001 07 Dec'01

    Fujitsu ships dual memory chip for 3G phones

    Fujitsu is shipping samples of a new memory chip, designed to power small mobile devices such as third-generation (3G) phones.

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    Intel transistor breakthrough

    Intel has unveiled a new design for transistors and claims it could vastly improve transistor speed, power efficiency and heat...

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    Sun unveils blade server plans

    Sun Microsystems is to join the blade server fray, but will not release a product until the later part of 2002.

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    DTI lacks e-shopping knowledge

    The Government does not have adequate expertise to advise the public on the safety of online shopping, according to 49% of the IT...

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    Milburn to pledge extra £198m to boost NHS IT

    Secretary of state for health Alan Milburn is today expected to announce massive additional investment in NHS IT at a conference...

  • December 05, 2001 05 Dec'01

    Intel cuts Pentium chip prices

    Intel has cut the prices of chips from various processor families, including all but the fastest Pentium III processor for...

  • December 04, 2001 04 Dec'01

    Dell surges ahead in China

    Dell Computer has passed IBM as China's largest foreign PC seller for the first time since it began selling computers in the...

  • December 03, 2001 03 Dec'01

    AMD announces latest transistor breakthrough

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has developed a transistor with a gate length of 15 nanometres that can switch more than 3 trillion...

  • November 30, 2001 30 Nov'01

    Toshiba pulls out of US desktop PC market

    Toshiba is to stop selling desktop computers in the US and focus instead on mobile computing and servers.

  • November 29, 2001 29 Nov'01

    NEC unveils smallest supercomputer yet

    NEC has unveiled a small supercomputer designed to sit next to a desk and serve a single office.

  • November 29, 2001 29 Nov'01

    Chip circuits shrink faster than expected

    The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has called for a more aggressive push to smaller circuit sizes.

  • November 29, 2001 29 Nov'01

    Wyse unveils Windows XP thin client

    Microsoft's newly released operating system designed to power small computing devices has found a home in a slim computer...

  • November 29, 2001 29 Nov'01

    Microsoft buys off litigants

    Microsoft looks set to emerge relatively unscathed from its antitrust battles in the US after it brokered an unusual deal with...

  • November 29, 2001 29 Nov'01

    Intel running short of Pentium 4 chips

    Intel is having trouble keeping up with demand for its Pentium 4 processor, leaving some customers and retailers short of the...

  • November 29, 2001 29 Nov'01

    Alliance & Leicester to consolidate call centres

    Financial service group Alliance & Leicester has signed a multimillion-pound deal with Cable & Wireless to consolidate its...

  • November 28, 2001 28 Nov'01

    NEC to form Chinese 3G alliance with Matsushita

    NEC and Matsushita, better known by its Panasonic brand name, are expected to form a joint venture later this year to manufacture...

  • November 27, 2001 27 Nov'01

    Sony bulks up tape storage capacity

    Sony has announced plans to extend the capabilities of its line of tape drives with greater capacities and faster transfer...

  • November 26, 2001 26 Nov'01

    Intel promises cool chips

    Intel has developed a new transistor structure to improve speed, power efficiency and heat reduction in processors.

  • November 23, 2001 23 Nov'01

    HP steals march on blade server rivals

    Hewlett-Packard will on 4 December launch its first blade server, a PC server designed to take up less floor space in data...

  • November 23, 2001 23 Nov'01

    Texas to roll out DSPs for streaming video

    Texas Instruments is to support Japanese company Office Noa's codec technology on its four digital signal processor (DSP)...

  • November 23, 2001 23 Nov'01

    Council warns suppliers over benefits system upgrade

    Camden Council is warning potential IT suppliers that it will not accept any failures when it replaces its highly rated housing...

  • November 22, 2001 22 Nov'01

    Panasonic gets tough on handhelds

    Matsushita, the parent company of the Panasonic brand, has unveiled a rugged, water-resistant personal digital assistant (PDA).

  • November 22, 2001 22 Nov'01

    Hardware vendors seek Web services opportunities

    A host of hardware vendors are jumping on the Web-based services bandwagon as they realise the additional margins that can be...

  • November 22, 2001 22 Nov'01

    TCL signs development deal with Qualcomm

    Qualcomm sells handset designs to Chinese company.

  • November 22, 2001 22 Nov'01

    Siemens to find mobile phone partner

    Siemens has entered into discussions with other mobile phone manufacturers in hopes of merging their handset-production...

  • November 22, 2001 22 Nov'01

    Microsoft moves into consumer markets with eHome

    Microsoft is to launch eHome - a business unit charged with developing Web-enabled products aimed at consumers living in an...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Identities fit the bill

    The shortlist of candidates for the Computer Weekly E-Business Excellence Awards has been drawn up. These five companies have...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    NEC adds to line of Pocket PC 2002 OS handhelds

    As is increasingly the case at trade shows, handheld devices took centre stage at Comdex, with companies, including Microsoft,...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Cybercrime crackdown on pan-European scale

    Europol, the pan-European police organisation, is to create a new international unit to co-ordinate the fight against organised...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Ellison replies to Microsoft jibe

    The ongoing tension between Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, Oracle's chief executive, was in evidence at the...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Sony ventures into IT services sector

    The broadcast, music and consumer goods giant Sony, traditionally a user and buyer of IT systems, plans to break convention and...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Cash from Gordon Brown?

    More than two-thirds of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question poll believe the...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Disasters strike, but are you prepared for them?

    Professional pessimism is the key to thorough disaster recovery planning, but are UK organisations taking business continuity...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Forming alliances to help mobiles talk

    The mobile phone companies were busy at Comdex Fall. Sony's president and chief operating officer Kunitake Ando announced a deal...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Linux PDAs take on Pocket PC

    Linux may not have conquered the desktop, but it is making gains in the personal digital assistant market.

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Beta users back new Microsoft B2B package

    Two beta users of Microsoft's Solution for Supplier Enablement have backed the B2B e-commerce package.

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Red-M opens Bluetooth to Palm developers

    The drive to bring Bluetooth-based wireless link capabilities to Palm OS-based handhelds has moved forward with the release of...

  • November 21, 2001 21 Nov'01

    Microsoft sets up securities company

    Microsoft has teamed up with financial institutions to offer Internet-based services to the securities industry.

  • November 20, 2001 20 Nov'01

    Server market plummets by 23%

    The economic downturn and the widespread failure of dotcoms have caused global server sales to fall 23.4%, compared to a year...

  • November 20, 2001 20 Nov'01

    Travel advice from Agent Lisa

    Travel company Lunn Poly will use a virtual travel assistant called Lisa to give advice to customers on choosing and booking a...

  • November 19, 2001 19 Nov'01

    IBM unveils 0% finance offer on servers

    Hoping to boost its fourth-quarter sales, IBM has announced a zero percent finance programme for purchases of Intel-based xSeries...

  • November 19, 2001 19 Nov'01

    PowerEdge: Dell's latest weapon in server battle

    Dell Computer's PowerEdge 1500SC, a dual-processor midrange server, is available worldwide from 19 November.

  • November 19, 2001 19 Nov'01

    Fujitsu ships high-speed Flash memory

    Fujitsu has started shipping samples of its 128Mbyte Flash memory chips, which are targeted at makers of car navigation systems,...

  • November 19, 2001 19 Nov'01

    Mini PCI card to support Bluetooth and 802.11b

    Taiwan-based Wistron Neweb has developed a Mini PCI Type IIIa module for notebook PCs that combines support for both 802.11b and...

  • November 16, 2001 16 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Palm developers bullish

    Palm application developers are confident that the operating system can see off the challenge from Microsoft's Pocket PC.

  • November 16, 2001 16 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: iSCSI agreement at Storage Smackdown

    Storage vendors EMC and Network Appliance have agreed that users will need to wait several years before they get their hands on...

  • November 16, 2001 16 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Servers and storage go slim and strong

    This year's Comdex showed that when it comes to storage and servers, slim but strong hardware is what users are looking for.

  • November 16, 2001 16 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Industry cool about Tablet PC

    Microsoft's Tablet PC specification received a cool reception from some PC manufacturers at Comdex.

  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    Businesses welcome Bacs review

    Proposals for a radical restructuring of bank clearing house Bacs have been welcomed by business.

  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    Boeing simulation ignored Chinook's Fadec system

    A House of Lords committee investigating the crash of Chinook ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre has found that a Boeing simulation of...

  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    Learn to handle press enquiries

    Being media savvy is increasingly part of the IT director's job, according to speakers at last week's Computer Weekly 500 Club.

  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    No worries on training fraud

    Only 10% of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll said that their companies...

  • November 14, 2001 14 Nov'01

    No Tech Data surplus marketplace for UK

    Tech Data is launching an online excess inventory marketplace for resellers, but its UK subsidiary, Computer 2000, has no such...

  • November 14, 2001 14 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Server giants flash their blades

    Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and IBM have used the Comdex trade show to outline its plans for high-density server blade products.

  • November 14, 2001 14 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Intel targets ultra-dense server market

    Intel used Comdex as a launch platform for a chip designed exclusively for ultra-dense servers.

  • November 13, 2001 13 Nov'01

    AMD launches high speed chips

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched the latest versions of its mobile processors, the 1.2GHz mobile Athlon 4 and 950MHz...

  • November 13, 2001 13 Nov'01

    IBM tops supercomputer speed list

    Researchers at the University of Mannheim and the University of Tennessee have released the 18th edition of the Top 500 list of...

  • November 12, 2001 12 Nov'01

    IBM to build second Blue Gene supercomputer

    IBM has unveiled plans for a more powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer, as part of its ongoing Blue Gene research project.

  • November 12, 2001 12 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: NEC to launch its first PDA

    NEC is to enter the US personal digital assistant (PDA) market with the introduction of its first Pocket PC device, the MobilePro...

  • November 12, 2001 12 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Intel demonstrates network roaming

    Intel hopes to reveal its vision of the future of mobile computing, with the demonstration of "intelligent roaming" technology...

  • November 09, 2001 09 Nov'01

    Schools fail Net test

    Britain's schools are failing to offer enough pupils access to the Internet, despite a sharp increase in the number of computers...

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01 offers support for Bluetooth

    The next version of Microsoft's operating system for mobile devices will support the Bluetooth communication technology, writes...

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    Early adopters share XPeriences

    Windows XP has been out for two weeks and Computer Weekly readers have been e-mailing us to describe their particular Windows...

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    IBM pins hope on pixie dust

    IBM launched three hard disk drive products this week - the Deskstar 120GXP, the Travelstar 60GH and the Travelstar 40GN - that...

  • November 07, 2001 07 Nov'01

    TDK releases Bluetooth device for Palm

    TDK Systems Europe is shipping a Bluetooth-enabled device for Palm handhelds.

  • November 07, 2001 07 Nov'01

    Hewlett family to vote against Compaq merger

    The children of Hewlett-Packard's co-founder, William Hewlett, have announced that they would contest the merger if a vote were...

  • November 06, 2001 06 Nov'01

    Dell brings NAS systems in-house

    The build-to-order computer maker Dell has unveiled three general-duty network-attached storage (NAS) systems: the PowerVault...

  • November 06, 2001 06 Nov'01

    Network printers could compromise security

    Attackers could be using your printer networks to launch denial-of-service attacks, according to US researchers.

  • November 06, 2001 06 Nov'01

    Dell defies slump in workstation sales

    While worldwide sales of workstations fell by 17% in the third quarter of 2001, Dell and IBM bucked the downward trend, according...

  • November 05, 2001 05 Nov'01

    Intel to demo new chip at Comdex

    Intel will demonstrate the first 0.13-micron Pentium 4 processors at the Comdex computer industry trade show in Las Vegas