By now many of the publications and pundits have weighed in on Sun's proposed acquisition of StorageTek. Here's some of the latest:Buying StorageTek: Sun's last big gamble?
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When our wireless security guru George Ou originally published his take on Gartner's recently issued recommendations regarding some new WiFi Alliance-ratified wireless security specifications, I contacted him to say I was lost in the acronym soup and asked if he wouldn't mind rewriting his post to include some more explanatory text and clarifications. So he did.
Much of the mistrust that occurs between the business and IT sides of an organization is founded on misunderstanding and questions about resources. Consequently, building a successful IT organization requires a culture of transparency.
Sun is spending some of its cash reserves to bring Storage Tek into its orbit. "This $4.
Chris Capossela, who runs product management for the Office family of products, dropped by to see me to dribble out more details about the next version of Microsoft Office (currently dubbed "12"), which is due in the second half of 2006. The important revelation, which was expected, is that some Office 12 applications (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) will use Office Open XML as the default file format.
By all accounts, AMD has done everything right against a seemingly insurmountable competitor. It's a true David and Goliath story of how the little processor company that could (little, relatively speaking) is taming a lethal and giant predator.
Ogo-Sangyo Co. of Japan has begun shipping school uniform blazers outfitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, which enable parents to monitor a child's location using their PCs.
Ben Charny has an FAQ on the building consensus by the FCC with a push from cell phone operators to allow cell phone usage, perhaps by December 2006, during transit on U.S.
[Editor's Note: In the interests of transparency, this is a full-text copy of my correspondence with Intel spokesperson Bill Kircos regarding a rumor that Intel might include a AMD HyperTransport-like chip in a future desktop or server offering. Excerpts from this e-mail are included in a blog entry about AMD's struggles to gain acceptance on the corporate desktop front.