Stories by Jennifer Mears

HP expands Intel-based server options

FRAMINGHAM (11/03/2003) - Continuing its progression toward an Intel-only server portfolio, Hewlett-Packard Co. Monday is expected to round out its Itanium-based server line and unveil a two-processor Xeon-based box designed to be a low-cost node in high-performance computing clusters.

Red Hat enhances scalability of Linux OS

FRAMINGHAM (10/24/2003) - Red Hat Inc. has rolled out a beefed-up version of its Linux operating system with better scalability, improved performance and support for a wider range of hardware platforms.

UnitedLinux quietly marches on

FRAMINGHAM (09/25/2003) - The UnitedLinux consortium - unveiled with much fanfare last year as a unified effort to create a standard Linux distribution - has been awfully quiet of late in an industry segment that has been anything but quiet.

HP indemnifies Linux users

FRAMINGHAM (09/24/2003) - Hewlett-Packard Co. on Wednesday became the first major systems vendor to offer protection for its Linux customers against possible legal action by The SCO Group Inc., saying that it would take over legal defense and any liability on its customers' behalf should lawsuits be filed.

Sun in search of a spark

FRAMINGHAM (09/19/2003) - Badly bruised in a slumping high-end Unix server market, Sun Microsystems Inc. is positioning itself to fight back with a new software strategy, a focus on low-end boxes and a promise to take the cost and complexity out of IT.

Documentum streamlines multichannel publishing

Companies that may be wasting time and money because of a lack of integration between print and digital publishing may find some relief with a new product introduced this week by content management specialist Documentum.

Cable & Wireless offers integrated hosting package

Just three months after announcing plans to exit the US market, Cable & Wireless PLC this week is rolling out a managed services package that combines hosting, content delivery, security and storage for the price of colocation.

SCO readies invoices for Linux

In its ongoing battle to protect its intellectual property, The SCO Group is stepping up its focus on corporate Linux users. The software maker now plans to send invoices to companies in an effort to levy fees for the use of Linux, which SCO says illegally contains its copyrighted Unix code.

Stratus expands fault-tolerant server options

Stratus Technologies next week is expected to improve its line of fault-tolerant, Intel-based servers with the introduction of two boxes designed to give customers higher processing power at lower prices.

Portal software services are growing up fast

Perficient, a consulting firm in Texas, has seen great returns since it implemented its WebSphere portal about a year ago, taking advantage of collaboration capabilities to reduce travel expenses and streamline projects.

HP, Accenture to take on IBM Global Services

Hewlett-Packard and Accenture, formerly Andersen Consulting, are teaming to provide an outsourcing service that will help firms move legacy applications onto new technology infrastructures, and integrate new technologies with existing systems.

IDC: 2001 a turning point for ASPs

This year will be a turning point for application service providers as they rethink their business models and battle to be among the survivors in the fast-growing market, market research firm IDC says in a newly released report.

Web hosting market sizzling

The Web hosting market is sizzling thanks to an increasing number of companies that are heading online and placing their Web site worries in the hands of outsourcers, market research firm IDC says.