The economy may be in a recession, and the stock market may be going through convulsions -- prompting talk of possible hiring freezes and layoffs within IT departments. But at this point, data storage doesn't appear to be an area that many organisations are targeting for budget cuts.
Stories by Todd R.Weiss
Organisations are slowly starting to more closely evaluate solid-state storage technologies, though most are still waiting for the cost to come down before implementing it.
Ubuntu Linux has released the first developer's version of its new Ubuntu Mobile Internet Device (MID) Edition 8.04 operating system, which is aimed at device manufacturers building internet-ready handheld devices based on Intel's Atom processors.
Online constituent services, security, privacy, data integrity and 24/7 operations are already on the lengthy to-do lists of busy government IT workers. Should Web 2.0 features be added to those lists and become another integral part of the online services government provides?
At the recent annual JBoss World user conference, earlier this month in the US, two themes were heard often when IT managers talked about adopting JBoss middleware applications within their businesses — simplifying and saving money.
At just US$50 (NZ$69) a year per user, Google’s Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) hosted office productivity suite could be one of the cheapest mistakes a large business makes.
Imagine being able to find a piece of obscure information on your hard drive quickly instead of having to remember where you saved it.
Red Hat has released the latest version of its Fedora Linux distribution. The biggest change is that the new release, which drops the old Fedora Core title, has a more open development chain, allowing open source community members wider involvement in Fedora’s step-by-step development.
Projected cost savings are almost always the key drawcard when companies consider sending some of their IT and business operations offshore. But performance gains can be a benefit of sending work overseas as well — as long as they are planned for from the start and built into contracts.
Darryl Lemecha’s career-defining moment as an IT executive began on the day in February 2005 when his company, ChoicePoint, had to notify 145,000 consumers that some of their personal information might have been obtained by identity thieves posing as operators of legitimate businesses.
With only days to go before this year’s earlier than usual starting date for daylight-saving time in the US, a last-minute scramble is on inside many corporate IT departments to finish the process of evaluating and updating systems in order to stave off possible problems when the clocks are put forward an hour.
IBM believes it has found a better way to offer Linux on the desktop for corporate users.
Before and during this month’s US mid-term elections, reports emerged that “vote-flipping” — where a voter selects a candidate using e-voting hardware and the machine counts the vote for another candidate — had occurred in some states.
Continuing a recent trend, the average pay for US ICT workers with technical certifications continued to drop in the July-September quarter by an average of 2%, while pay for non-certified technology workers rose by an average of 1.4%, according to a study done by research firm Foote Partners.
With limited IT budgets and technical staff, some small and medium-sized businesses have started kicking the tyres of Google’s free, web-based Google Apps for Your Domain desktop application suite. Some early users are finding that the software works well in smaller operations.
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