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Rejection of $700B Wall Street bailout slows house server to a crawl

As the House of Representative narrowly rejected the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill on Monday, another kind of carnage occurred amid the ensuing stock market plunges around the world; millions… Read more…

Dell sees IT market softening

The news was not good from Dell. The company this week warned that demand for its computers and servers is down, reflecting the soft market for technology equipment worldwide. “We saw a very weak… Read more…

Servers going green save energy

With energy prices on the rise, every CIO of a small and medium sized business wants to cut power and cooling costs, and PCWorld.com reports that it’s no farther away than the electrical outlets in… Read more…

Home Depot snags eBay’s CTO

Home improvement retailer Home Depot has gone outside its ranks to hire a new CIO, Matt Carey, to replace Bob DeRodes. Carey will will join the Atlanta-based home improvement retailer on Sept. 8,… Read more…

Developing a wise technology strategy

A technology strategy is just not about determining what servers or networks should be deployed. It requires a framework to deploy a set of business applications. CIOupdate.com advises that there are… Read more…

How to avoid server remorse

Purchasing a new server or servers is a key business decision for IT professionals. You need to know how much processing power and storage capacity is required and be able to provide the right… Read more…

IBM turning to water for cooling its processors

IBM this week demonstrated using water to cool three-dimensional stacks of processors. While still years away from production, this technology could well be implemented for its multicore servers as… Read more…

Olympics IT in final stages

The Beijing Olympics are a massive undertaking, and IT services to support the event are a big part of the effort. Atos Origin is the worldwide IT partner for the Olympic Games, overseeing the… Read more…

HP in talks to buy EDS

HP is in talks to acquire Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corp for about $13 billion, setting the stage to make HP the world’s second largest provider of technology services – after behemoth IBM.

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Google looking to shift some servers over to SSD

Plans are afoot over at Google to shift some of its servers over to SSD-based storage. The motivation has to do with lower electrical consumption compared with that of traditional Winchester (or

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