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HP Scanjet N8460

HP Scanjet N8460

The Scanjet N8640 is fast and flexible enough to handle a variety of documents and comes with a very capable software bundle. However, the system as a whole would benefit from a usability makeover.

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5 tips to prevent IT extinction

5 tips to prevent IT extinction

Here are 5 tips to help IT avoid extinction.I pose this question to IT departments everywhere: "Is your department evolving upwards or fading away on a seemingly-inevitable tide of outsourcing?" If the latter, I suggest you study these points carefully.

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Global storage software revenues in Q4 2007

Global storage software revenues in Q4 2007

EMC led the overall market with 26.0% revenue share in Q4 2007. Symantec took the second position with 17.9% revenue share, while IBM finished in the third position with 12.5% revenue share. NetApp finished in the fourth position with 8.3% revenue share while HP rounded out the top 5 with 5.2% revenue share.Vendor4Q07 Revenue4Q07 Market [...]

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Google Docs gets a facelift, adds new menu

Google Docs gets a facelift, adds new menu

As part of Google's suite of tools that will one day be a serious threat to Microsoft Office, Google Docs has been going through many incremental changes over the past while. The latest change is the new Menu structure -- and it's very good.

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Yes, you can get internet access in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska

Yes, you can get internet access in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska

I am conducting shipchecks on an Alaskan Marine Highways ferry this week in the Gulf of Alaska with stops in Kodiak, Homer, Seldovia, Whittier, Cordova, and Port Lions. I was afraid I would be completely offline and out of touch, but it turns out that the particular vessel I am on actually has a wireless system for passengers to use just like a hotel. The service costs US$12 per day with discounts for longer periods of usage. Since the vessel operates out in the Gulf of Alaska, the internet service is provided by a satellite service provider (WCC).

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Top social networking sites in US in February 2007

Top social networking sites in US in February 2007

MySpace.com’s audience grew just 4% in February 2008 from February 2007, whereas second-place Facebook’s more than doubled, growing 102% year over year, according to Nielsen Online. LinkedIn, meanwhile, increased its unique audience a whopping 271% year over year, reaching 7.4 mln in Feb., compared with 2.0 mln a year earlier - and challenging fourth-place Windows [...]

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Motorola splitting into two, Mobile Devices to be its own company

Motorola splitting into two, Mobile Devices to be its own company

We knew that Motorola has been having some troubles with its handset division and were planning to split this part of the company off as a separate entity and today they officially announced that the Mobile Devices division will become an independent company. The other company will be Broadband & Mobility Solutions. The expected split will occur in 2009 as long as all the agreements and approvals are granted.

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