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Eurocom Racer 3.0 review

Eurocom's 15.6in. high-performance notebook gets the 4th-Generation Intel Core (Haswell) upgrade, and delivers the goods in terms of specification and speed. The design is uninspiring, though, and it's also bulky and heavy.

June 18, 2013

SanDisk Extreme 120GB: First Take

High-performance solid-state drives like SanDisk's Extreme 120GB are dropping in price, making them much more cost-effective as an upgrade for your storage subsystem.

September 12, 2012 by

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 boosts KVM, Xen virtualization

Red Hat announced an upgrade of its Enterprise Linux that offers increased scalability, performance and management of its KVM virtualization as well as performance kicks for Xen. RHEL 5.8, along with the beta of a new Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) tool, were made available on Feb. 21.

February 22, 2012 by

How do you make an SSD even faster?

I now have four SSD-equipped systems - two desktops and two laptops - running full time. That’s given me an opportunity to try a very interesting experiment. How do you make an already fast SSD even faster? What I found is that the combination of an SSD and a disk controller upgrade can boost performance by a minimum of 50% and can triple disk throughput speeds. Here are the details.

May 3, 2011

SAP upgrade hurts Ingram Australia

The global headquarters of technology distributor Ingram Micro has blamed declining financial performance over the first quarter of its 2011 financial year specifically on failings associated with a troubled upgrade to a new SAP-based enterprise system in Australia.

May 1, 2011 by

Online GST inquiry kicks off

The Productivity Commission has begun its "Economic Structure and Performance" inquiry into online retailing, which will look into whether to change the taxation rules for online purchases from offshore sites.

February 15, 2011

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft today announced an upgrade and rebranding of its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) of cloud services, bringing its hosted Exchange Online and SharePoint Online offerings together with the cloud version of the recently renamed Lync communications platform (previously known as Office Communications Server). The package also includes support for Office Web Apps and licensing for the Office desktop suite.

October 19, 2010

Upgraders' Utopia: Maingear Shift now available with Super Stock options

The Maingear Shift performance desktop is already a beefy machine with a starting price tag of over $1,500, but for some with deep enough pockets, you can never upgrade your system enough. So the company is now offering what's it's calling a "Super Stock" option, in the form of both performance-boosting components and aesthetic customizations.

October 9, 2010 by

Oracle's Mark Hurd announces Exadata upgrade [video]

At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, new company President Mark Hurd introduces Exadata X2-8, an upgrade to the current Exadata system. The new system offers processor performance, more memory and full database encryption.

September 20, 2010 by

Oracle's Mark Hurd announces upgrade to Exadata

At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, new company President Mark Hurd introduces Exadata X2-8, an upgrade to the current Exadata system. The new system offers better processor performance, more memory, and full database encryption.

September 20, 2010 by

Sugar 6 hits beta milestone

SugarCRM's forthcoming 6 upgrade features improved performance, navigation, ease-of-use and mobile phone support.Sugar 6 -- which officially entered beta today -- features a new user interface and redesigned navigation system with a Shortcut Bar that offers single click access to common tasks.

April 13, 2010 by

Disks: why size means performance

Big hard drives have performance benefits that are at least as important than their raw capacity - and they may be the best and cheapest upgrade you can make to your system. Here's why.

November 18, 2009 by

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