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Intel working on Atom chips for servers as E7 hits

Intel is working on versions of its Atom chip for the server market, and they should reach the market in the second half of next year. The date was confirmed by Boyd Davis, Intel's general manager of server marketing, at a private dinner in London on Wednesday night.

April 7, 2011 by

Sun founder muses about Oracle

I've just finished a conversation with Andreas von Bechtolsheim, Sun's co-founder, who is in London this week for IP Expo, at which he was speaking about Arista and its high-performance 10 gigabit datacentre switches.Bechtolsheim was happy to speak openly about his regrets over the Oracle acquisition of what was his baby.

October 20, 2010 by

Niu unveils One Workspace managed ICT package

The systems integrator Niu has launched a pay-as-you-go package of managed IT services called One Workspace, bundling various services that it can offer due to the specialisations of the four companies from which it was formed.One Workspace was unveiled on Wednesday at the IP Expo in London.

October 20, 2010 by

"Here you have" virus: How did you fare?

Just last week the "Here you have" virus was spreading like wildfire. In the very early hours of Friday morning, I watched a Linux mail server get slammed with bogus emails coming from a huge array of IP addresses.

September 13, 2010 by

Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010

All over the world, schools are facing the same challenge: bringing ICT to students in a cost-effective way. "Each student should have their own laptop/netbook/PC," echoes the mantra, and school budgets groan trying to make ends meet. Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 seeks to solve the problem.

September 5, 2010 by

Zero Dollar Laptop Project

Very exciting times as I’m building a WordPress MultiSite, and meeting up with various and interesting in people, in places as far flung as The London and Kent.One of the projects I came across today was Furtherfield’s Zero Dollar Laptop Project, and I just had to share the idea as I think it’s so brilliant: Organisations donate old laptops.

July 12, 2010 by

Being locked in with proprietary software

I've written before about problems with proprietary software, and how some software vendors are locking in customers and using their leverage to cause painful headaches. Just today I was dealing with changing an IP address on a Windows server and therefore needed to get a new license file for a software package that runs on that server.

June 16, 2010 by

MS and Novell: Relationship 'exceeding expectations'

Microsoft and Novell are close to completing the sales targets that formed part of their alliance, three years into the five-year deal, representatives from the companies said on Thursday.Speaking at an IP Expo seminar in London, Novell's Microsoft alliance director Steve Harris and Microsoft's strategic partnerships chief Michael Croney said the results of the virtualisation-centric arrangement had exceeded expectations.

October 8, 2009 by

Steve Ballmer and licensing: the video

ZDNet UK was at Microsoft's London HQ yesterday, listening to Steve Ballmer talk about Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 and matters appertaining. We weren't allowed to ask questions, although customers in the audience were.

October 6, 2009 by

Live IP add-on for Firefox

There's a very handy add-on for the Firefox web browser that informs you of your IP address. This is useful if you're setting a streaming server for a live audiocast.

September 24, 2009 by

Campaign Monitor hacked, accounts used for spamming

E-mail marketing software developer Campaign Monitor warned users today of a server compromise that took place during the weekend.The compromise allowed the attackers to gain access to customer accounts, which they abused by importing their own lists of harvested emails in order to launch spam campaigns using the clean IP reputation of their servers.

August 11, 2009 by

Frugal Friday: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, Eric Schmidt/Steve Jobs Divorce, New Sony eBook Readers, Laptop Accidental Damage Coverage, Zscaler

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the MSDN/TechNet release of Windows 7, Google CEO Eric Schmidt's departure from the Apple board, the newly announced SONY ebook readers, Accidental Damage Coverage for your laptop, and talk with Michael Sutton, VP of Security Research for Zscaler, the SAAS and Cloud security software company.Click to listen to the Frugal Friday Podcast.

August 7, 2009 by

HP Acquires LeftHand Networks, Virtualized iSCSI Storage Vendor

Today, HP announced the intention to acquire iSCSI storage vendor LeftHand Networks for $360 Million in cash. LeftHand makes virtualized storage array software that can turn just about any server, PC or subset of disks on a device into a full featured IP based SAN array with features like space efficient snapshots, distance replication support and thin provisioning.

October 2, 2008 by

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