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HP claims latest printer a record-breaker

Ink-based printers are now capable of matching the fast throughput speeds of colour laser printers as HP adds the Edgeline range to its portfolio. The new printers process printouts at a rate up to 50 colour prints per minute, which beats many of the company's LaserJets and is approximately 10 times the speed of current ink- …
Eric Doyle, 12 Apr 2007

Samsung opts for TV with everything – in Korea

Samsung is going TV crazy and adding terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) receivers to a wide range of its products. The latest product to appear in South Korea with a TV capability is the Q1, Samsung's ultra-mobile PC (UMPC). Samsung digital media vice president David Steel said: "Television is proving to be …
Eric Doyle, 30 Nov 2006

Samsung squares up to outbox HP and IBM

Samsung plans to begin a war of attrition against the likes of HP and IBM to become a major supplier to the corporate IT market. David Steel, vice president of Samsung's digital media business, said: "Of course, we have a long way to go before we can compete with these established vendors. It's not going to happen overnight but …
Eric Doyle, 26 Nov 2006
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Dell delivers Quads

Dell is selling its servers and workstations with Intel's Quad-Core Xeon processors on board. The company is the first to announce availability of the new processors which become an option for all ranges currently offering Intel dual-core processors. There are two processor versions available, the 1.6 GHz E5310 at £470 and …
Eric Doyle, 8 Nov 2006
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HP's head swells as inkjet speed increases

HP is to launch a super-fast inkjet colour printer for the business market in the Spring. The company has also extended and upgraded its current product lines with six new printers. The planned super-fast printers use a technology HP calls Edgeline to push full-colour printouts through at the rate of 70 or more per minute, …
Eric Doyle, 5 Oct 2006

HP hunts for printer consultants

HP is putting its mouth where its money is by offering 2,300 of its key account customers a printer consultancy service. Bruce Dahlgren, senior vice president of worldwide enterprise sales for HP's imaging and printing group, said the company will officially launch the service next year and is currently hiring account managers …
Eric Doyle, 4 Oct 2006

Dell extends dual-core servers for the Enterprise

Dell is upping the stakes in the enterprise server market with the release of its ninth generation of PowerEdge servers. Announcing the worldwide availability of the PowerEdge 1950, 2900 and 2950, Jay Parker, Dell's director of worldwide marketing for PowerEdge servers, promised: "Dell will achieve leadership in price/ …
Eric Doyle, 7 Jun 2006
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Microsoft puts on mobile SideShow

WinHEC In a staged performance at the WinHEC show, a small picture frame passed almost unnoticed as Mika Krammer, director of Microsoft's Windows division, acted out life after Vista. The frame was running SideShow, a well-named technology because it will sneak into your life without the usual fanfare from Microsoft. The wireless- …
Eric Doyle, 24 May 2006

Gates rolls out the Beta 2s

WinHEC Bill Gates kicked off the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) by announcing the second beta versions of Windows Vista, Windows Server (Longhorn) and Office 2007. Then, in what passed as a rock 'n' roll moment, he presented a slightly bemused customer with a framed edition of the betas on gold-coloured DVDs …
Eric Doyle, 24 May 2006

Gates puts the hype into hypervisor

WinHEC Linux made a surprise appearance in Bill Gates' opening keynote presentation at WinHEC on Tuesday. Midway through his speech, Gates handed the spotlight over to Jeff Woolsey, lead programme manager for Microsoft's Windows Division, to demonstrate Microsoft's 64-bit server virtualisation software. After showing how the next …
Eric Doyle, 24 May 2006
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Stripping security down to the data level

EMC World Today’s security software is ineffective when it comes to protecting data, according to EMC vice president for information security Dennis Hoffman. He says data protection should be inherent in the data and be capable of being moved with it to ensure a constant level of protection. The EMC World Conference in Boston is the …
Eric Doyle, 25 Apr 2006

EMC gets smart analysis tools

EMC World EMC is launching two products to help assess storage problems across SAN environments, the company said at the EMC World Conference in Boston. Smarts Storage Insight for Availability and Smarts Application Discovery Manager each map different elements of the complex environments that result from SANs (Storage Area Networks) and …
Eric Doyle, 25 Apr 2006
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Lotus collaboration suite blossoms

Lotusphere Confidence is brimming at this year's Lotusphere conference, with a belief that the IBM Lotus collaboration products are bouncing back against Microsoft. At the conference, in Orlando, Florida, Lotus general manager Mike Rhodin said: "Our growth was in double digits last year [10 per cent] and the market only grew by about …
Eric Doyle, 25 Jan 2006

Busy Oracle leaves many questions unanswered

Oracle OpenWorld is drawing to a close in San Francisco, and some big questions are being left unanswered. Namely, one wonders what Oracle might look like at the OpenWorld event one year from now. The company is maturing and beginning to open out and extend its products. Project Fusion is the major challenge as the company …
Eric Doyle, 22 Sep 2005
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Lacklustre Larry takes a pop at SAP

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is happy with SAP’s choice of NetWeaver as its middleware because it has “an almost non-existent market share”. In a Q&A session during his keynote speech closing Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Ellison was given a golden opportunity to lambaste NetWeaver and underline the company’s new open-to-all …
Eric Doyle, 22 Sep 2005
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Oracle and Dell snuggle up on bundles

Dell and Oracle are deepening their relationship through a bundling deal and a grid project, both announced at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Dell will provide PowerEdge servers loaded with Oracle’s database, Real Application Clusters or Fusion Middleware. Alternatively, customers can choose JD Edwards applications or …
Eric Doyle, 22 Sep 2005
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Siebel users: sit tight

Siebel users concerned about the possible takeover of the CRM company by Oracle should sit tight and relax. So says a panel of JD Edwards and PeopleSoft users at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle presented four cherry-picked users to the press, who supplied a rosy view of the convergent roads towards …
Eric Doyle, 22 Sep 2005

Siebel is done deal, Oracle says

Oracle’s acquisition of Siebel is a done deal as far as the delegates to OracleWorld in San Francisco are concerned. In the closing event on the first day of the conference Charles Phillips, Oracle’s president, and George Shaheen, Siebel’s CEO, appeared together on stage in a show of solidarity. “Bet you never thought you’d see …
Eric Doyle, 20 Sep 2005

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