14th > December > 2002 Archive

InTechnology builds UK-wide storage network

Storage equipment distributor and storage service provider InTechnology Plc has created LANnet, a new communications network for its Managed Data Services (MDS) customers. The company said the LANnet network will enable companies to send large volumes of data at high speed to its data centers around the UK for backup and …

Hitachi hurries NAS entry with NetApp deal

Hitachi Ltd is speeding its belated entry into the NAS market by signing a deal that next quarter will see it OEM gateway hardware from NAS maven Network Appliance Inc. While the deal will give NetApp access to Hitachi's high-end customers and so further its push into the high-end, it will allow Hitachi to offer a …

EMC ‘just looking’ at benchmark test

EMC Corp has moved a step closer to becoming the last high-end storage supplier to see its hardware performance benchmarked. Within two hours of industry group the Storage Performance Council releasing its test specification for scrutiny by non-members such as EMC this week, engineers involved with the company's Clariion …
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SCO completes rebirth with UnixWare update

SCO Group Inc has strengthened its re-branding with the latest release of its Unix operating system for Intel processors that is now back under its original name of UnixWare. The Lindon, Utah-based company has also announced a new update service for its Unix and Linux operating systems. Version 7.1.3 is the first release …
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Did Microsoft kneecap Java, judge asks

Was it kneecapping or bad execution and inferior technology that saw Sun Microsystems Inc's Java technology displaced from Windows by archrival Microsoft Corp?
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AMD raises Q4 guidance

Advanced Micro Devices Inc broke its run of bad news yesterday, when it announced that fourth quarter sales would be better than previously forecast.
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Intel increases sales, margin guidance

Intel Corp raised its fourth quarter forecast yesterday after a better than expected performance in its core Intel Architecture business. The chip giant said yesterday that it expects revenues for the fourth quarter to be between $6.8bn and $7bn, compared to its original forecast of $6.5bn to $6.9bn. The increased revenue …
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RIAA in a spin over CD copying bust

"Perhaps the truth is less interesting than the facts?" asked Amy Weiss, the RIAA's Senior Vice President of Communications recently in this email to The Register.
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HP hangs tough on pricing

Better than expected cost savings at Hewlett Packard Co will feed through to a more aggressive pricing stance the IT giant warned yesterday as it unveiled better than expected fourth quarter results. The company turned in sales of $18bn for the quarter ending October 31, down 1% on the previous year. Operating profits were …
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UK is nation of eshoppers

More than two thirds of e-window shoppers in the UK go on to make a purchase, according to the latest research from Nielsen//NetRatings.
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ARM takes stake in Superscape

RISC chip designer ARM Holdings Plc has taken advantage of the recent share issue by Superscape Group Plc to buy an 11.9% holding in the company at a cost of $1.5m pounds ($2.4m). Superscape is ARM's partner in a consortium that offers a platform for mobile devices. Superscape has been struggling financially as a …

BEA: no acquisition for integration

BEA Systems Inc's attempts to be taken seriously in application integration against IBM, will not see the Java up-start adopt at least one key tactic employed by its heavyweight rival - acquisition, writes Gavin Clarke. Tod Nielsen, chief marketing officer at BEA Systems, ruled out acquisition of small and niche …
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DDOS attack 'really, really tested' UltraDNS

A major provider of domain name system infrastructure services was hit by a distributed denial of service attack last Thursday morning described as bigger and more sophisticated than anything else it has previously seen, writes Kevin Murphy. UltraDNS Corp, which provides DNS services for the likes of oracle.com and top- …