2nd > December > 2002 Archive
StorageTek rides the data lifecycle
StorageTek is reinventing itself again, this time as a specialist in data lifecycle management. The $2 billion company believes its expertise in areas such as mainframe disk arrays, tape libraries and archival can be turned to advising clients on how to classify, manage and appropriately protect all their digital assets.
Does your local pub have WiFi? It's free…
This report was written in Barneys in St Albans. It's a pub/wine bar/restaurant, and all I had to do was walk in, sit down, and open up my laptop. Instantly, I had free Internet. Who pays?
ATI aims low with with ALL-IN-WONDER VE
ATI is driving a new budget multimedia video upgrade card into North America shops, just in time for Christmas.
DT flogs shares in T-Online
Deutsche Telekom is to flog up to 120m shares in its Internet division, T-Online, in a bid to cut the monster telco's debt mountain.
PCA publishes Fujitsu HDD advisory
The PC Association, the UK lobby group for system builders, has issued an advisory on the Great Fujitsu HDD Fiasco for its members. It makes for interesting reading, but remember, the PC Association is carrying the banner for the UK trade only. DC
P2P cookie monsters just want to pick a packet or two
Last week, the MD of Telewest's broadband content confirmed that he is to leave the cableco. Telewest has no plans at the moment to replace David Docherty although he will carry on as a consultant.
Terminator – the Seagate connection
LogoWatchThings have been pretty quiet recently on the white-knuckle rollercoaster ride that is corporate rebranding. So quiet, in fact, that when disk drive manufacturer Seagate Technology decided a month or so ago to present a new face to an expectant world, El Reg hardly raised an eyebrow.
Third of UK biz does not have IT staff
Almost a third of UK businesses don't employ someone specifically to look after the IT needs of their company.
Mistral buys Routo
Brighton-based business ISP Mistral Internet has bought hosting and telecoms outfit Routo (formerly Boyannet) for an undisclosed sum.
Orange, not MS, is SPV smartphone app-breaker in chief
The dastardly control-freak company responsible for throttling application development for the Orange SPV smartphone is Orange, not Microsoft, it transpires. With Smartphone 2002 Microsoft provides the mechanisms for developers to produce applications and actually have them run on the target platform, but it leaves the final say so to the networks, so in this case Orange is saying no. Or, perhaps, pay me.
BT accused of blocking broadband take-up
BT has been accused of "anti-competitive behaviour" following allegations that it blocked attempts for a customer to subscribe to a rival broadband service.