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Segue's SilkPerformer allowed ACS Healthcare (ACSH) to turn its glitch-ridden enterprise computing system into a winning platform through the use of Segue's performance management tools. This has allowed ACSH to realize nearly $80 million in savings, through improvements in the system.
Intel COO Paul Otellini acknowledged product-development hiccups while maintaining that the global IT market is 'surging,' and pointed to the potential of wireless and international markets during an extensive keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum at San Francisco's Moscone Cente...
With $12 million in funding and a consulting chief scientist from Los Alamos whose research field is efficient computing, high-performance networking and bioinformatics, two of Transmeta's co-founders have reinvented the technical workstation, coming up with a completely new kind of bo...
Claiming it had showed off a dual-core x86 90nm Opteron at its facilities in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, AMD tried to steal the thunder of Intel, which claims to have laid the multi-threaded foundation needed for operating systems and applications to make the leap to multi-core with its...
IBM has decided it's time to make the design specifications for its BladeCenter platform available to other more or less second-tier hardware guys in the name of developing a wider ecosystem - and of course selling more BladeCenters.
As US events such as COMDEX and CeBIT America get canceled, the equivalent IT mega-shows in Europe seem to be going from strength to strength, reports Fuat Kircaali directly from Istanbul, where CeBIT Eurasia opened earlier this week to more exhibitors, more attendees, and more foreign...
It's being called 'SOA-in-a-Box' by commentators: WebLogic Platform ISV Edition, a slimmed-down version of its WebLogic platform especially for independent software vendors. This way, BEA hopes, ISVs will be able to build 'SOA-ready' apps; value-added resellers (VARs) and system integr...
'Flex' - Macromedia's code-based way of building applications that target the Flash run-time - is being extended from today in an attempt to woo Java developers into bringing the power of Java to the Flash Player. 'You can still edit and code as a Java developer, but as you're doing it...
PolyServe, the clustering outfit, has picked up $20 million in D Series funding from Fidelity Ventures, Greylock, New Enterprise Associates and the RODA Group intending to use the money, which it called an 'operating cushion,' to accelerate sales.
Jointly launched by China's Ministry of Information Technology, the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council, and an Internet company in Beijing, a college has just been established in Beijing to help satisfy the big demand for Internet game developers in China - which estimates that 600,...
If all goes according to plan with its innovative Dutch auction-style IPO, Google Inc. could shortly - under the symbol 'GOOG' - start trading on the Nasdaq. The search giant might price its shares within an hour of having its registration statement declared 'effective' by the NEC at 4...
Some companies, if they sought to enter the market for providing consulting services for shipping and logistics companies, would ramp up slowly. Not IBM. Instead, the New York-based company has just agreed to buy two Danish companies - Maersk Data, the computer services unit of shippi...
Every now and again, a customer exchange reveals hidden insights into the popularity of SYS-CON's LinuxWorld Magazine. We can't resist sharing this one, if only because of the curious running reference to a certain other technology magazine.
What do a CNET technology columnist, 95.5 million telephone handsets, and Sun's president and COO all have in common? Answer: they all strongly favor Java. Is it a sign of better times ahead for the language once known as 'Oak'?
During testimony yesterday in the antitrust trial challenging Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison defended the company's $7.7 billion bid for PeopleSoft Inc. as a bold but necessary move to ensure Oracle's survival in a highly competitive industry.
The anger expressed by politicians and workers over high-tech jobs lost to India and other low-wage countries is really a distraction from the real threat, according to the president of research firm Strategy Analytics. 'Looking forward, we don't really see the big threat in the long r...
The management team of Comdex, which they are 'postponing' this year, says not to worry, that the show will be back in 2005. 'Wouldn't it be pretty to think so?' muses Roger Strukhoff. Meantime, he mourns today's announcement and looks back at the ups and downs of 'the one event that d...
One of the most enduring of American legends is that of John Henry, the 'steel drivin' man,' who pitted his strength against a machine - and won. Unlike many legends, John Henry was a real person - a former slave who was hired by the C&O Railroad to cut holes in rock into which explosi...
'It's great to see innovative software developers such as Sleepycat show such strong commitment to building high performance Java products,' commented James Gosling on the release today of Berkeley DB in a pure Java version.
'While the aims of the F/OSS movement in Brazil are liberty not (necessarily) economy,' reports Simon Phipps in his blog from a conference in Porte Alegre, 'the people are open-minded, reasonable and friendly and recognise the value of platform independence as a vehicle of freedom.' By...
What do you do if you have nearly $60 million in cash reserves but don't have an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package in your portfolio? Why, you take a serious look at the world's third largest software company, that's what. And that's just what Microsoft did earlier this year, ...
Hard on the heels of the announcement by Sun's president and COO Jonathan Schwartz earlier this week that Solaris will be open-sourced comes confirmation from Sun's Java technology evangelist: 'We haven't worked out how to open-source Java - but at some point it will happen,' says popu...
Sir Tim Berners-Lee was in fine form at the 13th annual World Wide Web Conference, running this week in New York. He gave a keynote address yesterday devoted to the successor to the WWW, namely the 'Semantic Web.'
Three IBM Business Partners will integrate autonomic computing technologies into upcoming products available this month.
Microsoft's Antivirus Award Program, the $5 million fund to reward people for coming forward with information about those who release major worms and viruses, scored a major success when the Sasser culprit was brought to book at the weekend.
We often like to assume that most corporate IT organizations have kept somewhat up-to-date with all of the various technological innovations over the years, and have done so in an incremental manner. However, the reality of the situation is quite different. You may (or may not) be surp...
How do five of IBM's most highly-placed executives, the five GMs of its Software Group, see the future unfolding in areas like grid and autonomic computing, security, systems management, application development, and SOAs? What's the current story with DB2, how do Tivoli and Lotus fit i...
Tim Berners-Lee, who when last we looked was being knighted by the Queen, has been given the very first Millennium Technology Prize by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation for creating the World Wide Web and not making any money off of it or patenting it. To kinda make it up to him ...
IBM has agreed to acquire Candle Corporation, a privately held company based in El Segundo, California. Financial details were not disclosed.
Organizations that have accomplished application rationalization successfully have saved significantly on time, money, and resources. Measures of success include decreasing hundreds of business applications, increasing the availability of application data, and creating savings of $1M w...
Everyone knows the classic milestones - 6 billion documents searched in nanoseconds, plus the inevitable admission of 'to google' into the dictionary, for example - but Google has just passed another one: it's made it from the 'Technology' section of the New York Times to the 'Fashion ...


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