Dell has been building custom designed servers for customers that are creating new data center architectures in an attempt to cut cooling costs. Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager data center solutions, said in an interview that Dell is custom designing gear for a handful of customers "willing to try different things.
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A Cingular, now an AT&T Wireless, sales rep has apparently spilled the beans on iPhone's release date. News.
Ryan Naraine: Microsoft confirms Windows zero-day, drive-by exploits. Microsoft's security advisory.
San Francisco Giants' CIO, Bill Schlough, shows me baseball's second largest high-definition monitor. The Mitsubishi Diamond Vision HD (720p) screen at the Giants' AT&T Park has more than 3 million LEDs and stands 103 feet wide and about 31 feet wide.
Dell said it will delay its annual report as it has found "a number of accounting errors, evidence of misconduct, and deficiencies in the financial control environment."The delayed report with the Securities and Exchange Commission is the latest in a series of issues facing Dell.
The early word on Yahoo's Panama ad system has been good. Perhaps too good, according to one analyst.
OnForce, an information technology labor marketplace, has rolled out a new feature called MarketView that answers a simple question: What are you worth? MarketView puts IT labor into a stock market presentation and classifies workers by region and category.
Google has requested a 30-day extension to respond to the Viacom lawsuit against YouTube. The letter, reported by GoogleWatch, was dated March 23 by Donald Verrilli Jr.
The departure of SAP's Shai Agassi may not change much for the enterprise software company's daily operations, but the company is likely to be examined more closely now that its software architect is gone. On Wednesday, SAP announced that Agassi is leaving the company.
Notable headlines: Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft readies new 'Tahiti' collaboration service. Microsoft fills in its System Center roadmap.