Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan.

Case Study: The data builds the products

ITT Fluid Technology has been working on a project to support the global sharing of design, engineering, manufacturing and other product-related information among its various operations. The initiative, part of a wider effort to implement a "design anywhere, build anywhere" capability, should also let the manufacturer sell, service and integrate its parts everywhere, says global products and data manager Ron Watson.

HP demos grid computing app

Hewlett-Packard this week demonstrated new software that potentially could let corporate users take advantage of grid computing to run business applications. But a lot more pieces need to fall into place before that becomes a reality, HP and analysts said.