Colin Barker

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.

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Fly me and hang the environment

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.

July 3, 2007 by

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Cray comes fighting back

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 .

June 27, 2007 by

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The collected thoughts of Mark Hurd

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).

June 20, 2007 by

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Gates in space?

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.

April 12, 2007 by

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Seedlings set for Seoul

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.

April 3, 2007 by

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Lotus aims to be cool

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.

January 22, 2007 by

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A merry Christmas for Hamleys shoppers

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.

December 19, 2006 by

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