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New HP iPAQ hw6500 smartphone is a dud

Here at Gartner Symposium ITxpo, HP held an early morning breakfast to give the press a preview of the Windows Mobile-based smartphone that it announced today: the HP iPAQ hw6500 Mobile Messenger (pictured left).  You can’t buy such smartphones the way you buy PDAs.

October 18, 2005 by David Berlind


Gartner predicts, errs on open source

Speaking at an afternoon session today at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL,  Gartner research vice president Mark Driver estimated the probability that four key enterprise open source trends would come true as follows: 80 percent probability: By 2010, 75 percent of mainstream IT organizations will have formal open source acquisition and management  strategies.

October 17, 2005 by David Berlind


The server world in 2011

Gartner's prognosticators made their predictions about the state of the server world in 2011, and it's not looking good for Intel's Itanium.  Multicore, multithreaded processors and faster interconnects, as well as virtualization, will increase server performance and utilization, but licensing issues will continue to be a pain point.

October 17, 2005 by Dan Farber


Means, motive, and opportunity

Fellow BTL blogger David Berlind calls the Massachusetts vs. Microsoft battle over open formats the "new ground zero for the biggest battle this industry has seen in years.

October 17, 2005 by Phil Windley