On Tuesday, the irony of the day prize went to VMware and Intel. Remember that it had only just emerged that Intel had decided to invest a six figure sum in VMware.
Barker Bites Back
A look at some newsy stuff and interesting bits as well as those hopefully amusing byways of technology.
Colin Barker is based in London and is Senior Reporter for ZDNet. He has been writing about the IT business for some 30-plus years. He still enjoys it.
IT people don't care about the environment apparently, at least according to the annual survey by the Chartered Management Institute.Only 12 percent of managers in the sector intend to offset the carbon footprint created by long-haul flights, apparently.
IBM's time dominating the top of the supercomputing pile has ended for now.Although the Armonk giant may still hold the number one spot in the latest supercomputer Top 500 still it no longer holds the top five spots as it did last year .
Mark Hurd went from running NCR to running what is now, arguably, the largest IT company in the world, HP. He must be doing something right so here are some collected thoughts of the great man taken from two sessions held this week at HP's gathering in Las Vegas (see story).
What is wrong with IBM? On Wednesday the company sort of announced that it had a blade server for SMEs.
Bill Gates is considering a possible flight into space according to the French news agency, AFP. A Russian cosmonaut revealed the news while orbiting the planet on the International Space Station on Wednesday.
A team from Hull University beat out nine others to win the UK prize in the fifth annual Imagine Cup Software Design Challenge. ‘The Seedlings’, as they call themselves, will now head for Seoul to represent the UK in the international competition sponsored by BT, Capgemini and HP.
IBM is trying to be hip. It is an almost frightening prospect, but hip is a definite feature of the IBM agenda and it aspires to be not just ordinary hip, but suited and button-down hip.
Some lucky children will have a very merry Christmas indeed this year, thanks to the website HotUKDeals and a glitch on the Hamleys site that saw it doling out cumulative discount of 60 percent on its festive goods.You don't have to be a five year old mathematical genius to work out that 60 percent off means two train sets instead of one and some nifty extra track thrown in.
Matrix Chambers, the legal home of Cherie Booth and, according to the Legal 500, "arguably the finest concentration of talent at the Bar", finds itself the victim of cloning. The web site of these finely attuned legal minds has allegedly been commandeered by another outfit of possible lawyers, or possibly plain shysters.