Sun Microsystems' strategy to offer free office productivity software over the Web taps a growing user interest in hosted internet applications.
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Sun Microsystems' strategy to offer free office productivity software over the Web taps a growing user interest in hosted Internet applications.
Sun Microsystems will make an early version of its Solaris operating system for Intel's forthcoming IA-64 architecture available to key software vendors by the fourth quarter
Users affected by Compaq's decision to drop Windows NT on its Alpha servers will be offered trade-in programs and services to aid migration to Windows NT or Windows 2000 on ProLiant servers.
All the major Unix vendors are on track to deliver IA-64 versions of their operating systems by the time Intel starts shipping its Merced chip next year.
Hewlett-Packard trumpeted a well-received internet strategy and announced a new partner at last week's HP World user conference in San Francisco.
Led by newly appointed CEO Carly Fiorina, various company executives gave users a glimpse of the company's future plans, which will focus mainly on delivering rentable internet applications, building vertical portal sites and developing dynamic brokering middleware for the Web.
As founder and former CEO of Tandem Computers -- a vendor of very high-availability systems and now a Compaq Computer subsidiary -- James Treybig knows a lot about what it takes to achieve high levels of application uptime. Today, he's a partner at Austin, Texas, venture capitalist Austin Ventures and invests in high-tech start-ups.
Carleton Fiorina, the new CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., could add some fresh perspectives to HP's strategies at a time when the company is finally showing signs of emerging from a two-year slowdown, observers said.
HP was split in two in March. Fiorina heads the computer and printer company, which retains the HP name. The other, as-yet-unnamed company is focused on medical equipment.
Hewlett-Packard has been ordered by a US District Court judge to immediately discontinue infringing on EMC's trademarks in naming and marketing HP storage products.
Hewlett-Packard's frantic Internet push is forcing its hardware-oriented Interex user group to transform itself -- or risk losing the HP funds that have sustained it for so long.
Hardware makers are joining the horde of vendors betting that future users will increasinglay want to rent rather than own many core applications. But there's little sign yet that users, especially larger ones, have started doing that in any widespread manner.
The 60 users who have purchased Amdahl's recently shipped Millennium 800 series mainframes may want to renegotiate their software licenses and performance guarantees.
Hitachi Data Systems has boosted its family of CMOS mainframes with the new P9 Pilot Series.
Corporations that stick with SNA networks as their primary access to legacy data will soon be spending more money and deriving fewer benefits than those using consolidated networks based on IP, according to a recent Gartner Group report.
IBM Corp. and Hitachi Data Systems Corp. have quietly discontinued a technology agreement dating back to 1994 under which IBM sold CMOS chips for Hitachi's Pilot mainframes.
Starting in January 2000, Hitachi will develop its own CMOS chips and associated technology for its mainframes, a Hitachi executive said last week.