Inside Intel's second-generation core

Summary:The new second-generation Intel core processor chips launched earlier this month promise substantial speed increases and lower power consumption. What can they deliver? And what of Intel's competition with rival chipmaker AMD?

The new second-generation Intel core processor chips launched earlier this month promise substantial speed increases and lower power consumption. What can they deliver? And what of Intel's competition with rival chipmaker AMD?

On Patch Monday this week, systems architect Benno Rice explains the chips' new features and hoses down some of the concerns about their anti-piracy features.

And following our previous episode about disaster-proofing your business, by coincidence Acronis launched its Global Disaster Recovery Index. The news for Australia isn't good. One-third of Australian SMBs have no offsite backup whatsoever, and 78 per cent of them are not completely confident in their ability to recover from a disaster.

Acronis' country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Simon Howe, helps us dig into the numbers.

As usual, Patch Monday also includes my random look at last week's IT news.

To leave an audio comment for Patch Monday, Skype to stilgherrian, or phone Sydney 02 8011 3733.

Running time: 37 minutes, 58 seconds

Topics: Intel, Data Management, Processors

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