Although Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) warned last week of lower-than-expected revenue for its second quarter, the company has by no means been thrown off its game plan. A spy said to look for AMD to jump into the server-blade space by way of a variety of alliances that will leverage integration between its HyperTransport Architecture and Infiniband.
On the radar
Now that EDS has Loudcloud's managed services business safely tucked away, another software automation player may be gobbled up. A well-placed spy said that Terraspring, an infrastructure management player focused on server farm and data centre utilisation, not only is well-liked but also is flying through the radar of more than a few large systems integrators eager to dig deeper automation roots. Stay tuned.
One of my spies discovered that the current version of the music site Winamp, 2.80, adds http://free.aol.com to the trusted-zone sites list in Internet Explorer with no modification. This happens only when the "AOL icon" option is checked during installation. The spy said that although the actual impact of this change is debatable, the practice of changing security settings without so much as a notification is ludicrous. The spy sent an email to the Winamp development team but has not heard anything back yet.
CeBit, the largest IT trade show in the world held in Hannover, Germany, will be expanding to the US next year. The first CeBit America is slated to take place in 2003, from June 18 through to June 20, at the Jacob Javits convention centre in New York. The main event, CeBit Hannover, runs for eight days each northern spring.
Amber and I went out to a movie (Spider-Man), and when we returned, we found Apache had gotten into the kitchen trash bag and had spread the contents over the floor. "You go get ready for bed. I'll take care of it," I said, and got down on my hands and knees. I was a happy man, right?
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