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The Virtualization Challenge, Part 3: No Bed of Roses

So, we know virtualizing the IT system will save a lot of time, money and effort, and we know there are lots of tools out there we can get from different vendors. Yet, as any savvy IT professional will tell you, introducing any new technology will bring about a host of new challenges. These range fr...

Open Source Drupal Dives Into Commercial Waters

Drupal, the wildly popular open source social publishing system which has been downloaded more than 2 million times since it was released in 2001, will soon be available as a commercial distribution. The news was announced at DrupalCon Boston 2008, a convention of Drupal users, being held in Boston ...

Google Gives Voicemail to Homeless in SF Trial Run

Google is working with homeless shelters in San Francisco to let them offer free phone numbers and voicemail boxes to their clients for life. The aim is to let shelters provide these facilities directly to their clients instead of requiring the homeless to register individually for a free phone numb...

The Virtualization Challenge, Part 2: Making the Case

The function of IT is to support business, and every IT decision must be business-driven. So, what kind of business benefits can virtualization provide? It can increase server utilization; help cut costs; let users leverage the multi-core processors common in data centers; give applications mobility...

The Internet, Politics and Power of the People

Vox populi vox dei -- the voice of the people is the voice of God -- was supposed to represent democracy in action. Until now, however, the true state of democracy was perhaps best expressed by the saying "Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one." The Internet and associated technologies a...

Google Chips In to Build Trans-Pacific Telecom Cable

Google is joining five other companies to lay a 6,200-mile undersea cable linking the U.S. and Japan. Its partners in the so-called Unity cable project are telecommunications providers Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, KDDI, Pacnet and SingTel. Construction, to cost about $300 million, will begin immed...

Pakistan’s YouTube Censorship Triggers Worldwide Outage

For a couple of hours on Sunday, access to YouTube worldwide was cut, the result of the Pakistani government's banning YouTube in the country. Access to YouTube elsewhere was restored after two hours or so, but the question on everyone's minds is, can this happen again? Reports say the Pakistan Tele...

AMD Pushes Multi-Threaded Computing With Open Source Move

AMD has open sourced more than 3,000 routines in its AMD Performance Library for multi-threaded programming. These routines, which will make it easier to build media and other applications for multi-core processors, have been posted under the Apache license on SourceForge.net. With more than 170,000...

The Virtualization Challenge, Part 1: Many From One

What is virtualization anyway? The short answer is, virtualization is separating the physical layer from the logical layer -- the operating systems and applications. You can virtualize pretty much any aspect of IT. "There is no universal definition of virtualization as it means many things to many p...

LiMo and Android: Is This Town Big Enough for Both?

Sparks flew at the GSMA mobile telephony conference in Barcelona, Spain, as members of the LiMo and Android consortiums demonstrated their products and announced new developments. LiMo, a consortium of 32 major firms, including mobile phone companies, unveiled 18 commercial handsets and several prot...

Panasonic Launches 32 GB SD Card Speed Demon

Panasonic has unveiled the world's fastest Secure Digital High Capacity card, with a whopping 32 GB of memory. The new card, to be released April, will comply with the Class 6 speed specification of the SD Card Association, which develops and publishes technical standards for SD card technology. Cla...

Microsoft Bows to Business Pressure for Earlier SP1 Release

A strong backlash from technical users of Windows Vista has forced Microsoft to revise its general release dates for Vista Service Pack 1. Vista SP1 will be released to Windows Update and to the download center in the first five languages in mid-March, said Mike Nash from Microsoft's Windows Product...

Facebook Goes After Spanish-Speaking Crowd

The battle for the hearts and minds of social networkers goes on. Facebook fired the latest shot Thursday with the launch of a Spanish-language version of its site. It plans to launch French and German versions by April. Chief rival MySpace, which is much larger than Facebook, already is available i...

Speculation Swirls as Undersea Cable Repairs Begin

As repair work gets under way, rumors are flying thick and fast about the cause of a series of undersea cable cuts in the Middle East in recent days. The latest is that a fifth undersea cable has been cut -- or it could be a second cut to Flag Telecom's FALCON cable near the Egyptian port of Alexand...

Intel Debuts Slew of New Technologies

Intel has unveiled a trio of new technologies at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco: the Silverthorne mobile processor; the Tukwila Itanium chip -- which has a record 2 billion transistors; and a method for doubling the capacity of phase-change products. It is general...

Garmin’s Ready to Rumble With New ‘iPhone Killer’

If you think the Apple iPhone is cool, wait till you see the Nuvifone that Garmin announced Wednesday in New York. It combines GPS, mobile phone, still and video camera, and MP3 and video player functionality with Internet access capability. Or it will, anyway, if Garmin can stick to its announced l...

IBM Expands Linux App Virtual Environment for SMBs

It's long been acknowledged that small and medium-sized businesses provide the engine of growth for the economy, and IBM has been targeting this area for some time now. Big Blue's latest whack at the SMB market is in the virtualization arena. IBM is including PowerVM Lx86 with all copies of its Powe...

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