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Latest Posts

InfoWorld: Rollins reiterates AMD's role in Dell's future

For the second time in a week, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins has gone on record as saying that the company will very likely offer AMD-based products. Last week, at Forrester Research's Executive Strategy Forum, Rollins said "We believe there will come a time when we use AMD products, too.

November 11, 2004 by David Berlind


Bidding for HP's MIPS? Perhaps Carly should call Meg.

Under HP's new bid-for-compute-time scheme (known as Tycoon) which, for all intents and purposes turns MIPs (millions of instructions per second) into a commodity, perhaps compute power from the company should be listed on Chicago's Mercantile Exchange along with cattle and pork bellies. Or maybe HP CEO Carly Fiorina should drop a line to eBay CEO Meg Whitman to facilitate the bidding.

November 10, 2004 by David Berlind


The technological soft underbelly

FBI Deputy Assistant Director (and acting head of the FBI's CyberDivision) Steve Martinez recently had some interesting things to say about how cybercrime is dominated by sophisticated Eastern European gangs..."Tools and methods used by these increasingly skilled hackers could be employed to cripple our economy and attack our critical infrastructure as part of a terrorist plot.

November 10, 2004 by ZDNet


Microsoft joins ranks of the indemnifiers

Nearly two years has passed since Sun COO/president started rattling the "get indemnified or else" saber. Now, Microsoft is extending to almost all of its customers the same indemnification that it once reserved for big corporations.

November 10, 2004 by David Berlind


IBM looks to nab some of that desktop Linux limelight

Not one to be completely shut out of the desktop party, IBM has unleashed a series of announcements around its Workplace suite of collaborative solutions. Although deriving the most value out of its server-centric architecture forces a serious rethink on how end-users should be creating, saving, and collaborating on documents of all sorts, it offers a litany of team and collaboration-oriented features that can be woven into any document's lifecycle.

November 9, 2004 by David Berlind


Farmshoring brings tech jobs to U.S. boonies

If you haven't heard already, there is a new term that is adding more confusion and consternation in the offshore outsourcing debate. "Farmshoring," or outsourcing work to domestic rural locations, is gaining visibility among companies who want to keep US jobs from shipping overseas.

November 9, 2004 by Chris Jablonski