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September 10, 2010 by

Gateway GT350 F1

The Gateway GT350 F1 is a well-made server from Acer with scope to handle a wide variety of applications and workloads, both in small businesses and on larger corporate networks.

July 29, 2009 by

What's the best blade server?

Blade servers were once the saviours of the datacentre. Expandability was king. But do blade servers still make sense today? We find out if they're still worth it.

May 7, 2009 by

Server consolidation: a tech guide

Many modern datacentres are so full of equipment that it's impossible to add anything new without first making space for it. One way to free up valuable real estate is by consolidating existing servers into virtual machines or blade systems.

November 20, 2008 by

From Chapter Three: The Windows Culture

The history of Windows, from 3.11 to Vista, is one of ad hoc adaptation to market conditions and expectational change among customers. To a large extent it's been about playing catch up to Unix and the Mac - with fascinating devolutions along the way.

November 13, 2008 by

From Chapter Three: The Windows Culture

The pivotal machine in the emergence of the Wintel culture was probably the IBM PC/AT. It sold in sufficiently large quantities to IBM customers to create its own software markets, and was sufficiently poorly engineered and over priced to ensure that its buyers didn't perceive it as a threat to mainframe IT dominance.

September 26, 2007 by

Mobile devices: a buyer's guide

Businesses going mobile need to consider whether to buy notebooks, handhelds, smartphones or other mobile devices. Then there's the various wireless connectivity options, and the extra management burden on the IT department. We take a look at some of these issues.

September 19, 2007 by

SCO, it was good to know ya... you coulda been so much more

I read with interest this morning a story in ComputerWorld (more like an obituary) about how SCO said in its most recent SEC filing that there is "substantial doubt" that it will survive. In addition to the meltdown of its lawsuit against IBM, the filing cites its depleted cash position and entry into Chapter 11 as its major woes.

June 26, 2007 by

A guide to desktop management

Desktop (and notebook) PCs present a huge headache for IT managers: looking after hardware and software inventory, configuration, security, patching and software licences, for example, can make serious inroads into the IT budget. We examine the technologies and tools that can make the job easier.


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