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).
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.
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.
The British born designer of both the iMac and the iPod picked up a CBE from the Queen on Friday.Jonathan Ive, who was born in the UK in February 1967 and studied industrial design at Newcastle Polytechnic, became a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year Honours.
If you thought 1GB of memory was ample for the average personal computer, you can forget it. Now 2GB is the minimum that users should be aiming at.
I need a new computer and it is causing some issues for me. The issue is not over which one I should buy - I am nowhere near that stage yet.