Microsoft says the next release of its database software SQL Server 2005 puts to rest the notion that the product isn't meant for enterprise-sized businesses, but one industry observer says the program provider might have some trouble convincing large companies of that.
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Microsoft's relentless march into the communication technology arena could spell changes for telcos and businesses seeking connective services, according to one IT industry analyst.
It should be easier for the IT industry to transition from 32-bit to 64-bit processing than it was to switch from 16-bit to 32-bit -- a "messy" time in the computer sector's history, according to Bill Gates.
Sun Microsystems chairman and CEO Scott McNealy defended his company's open source track record in an occasionally raucous meeting with members of the Canadian press recently.
You'd think a bank would spend most of its time trying to make its business metrics increase, but lately Germany-based Deutsche Bank is preoccupied with a particular decrease, namely reducing the number of PCs it owns.
SAS Institute may well have designed a useful new iteration of its customer intelligence software, but only time will tell if it's as much of a pain for IT managers as it is a boon for the enterprise, according to one industry observer.
Network equipment vendors say the enterprise should start thinking of IP (Internet Protocol) telephony as a method of gaining competitive advantages, rather than a cost-saving technology. But that message seems to be garnering mixed reviews from industry observers.
Avaya insists that IP telephony does have a "killer app," although industry observers wonder if the network technology vendor is on the mark.
VeriSign said last Friday it will suspend its controversial Site Finder service after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) threatened legal action.
Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto took its IP telephony project very seriously, planning for every situation that could disrupt communication with the outside world.
Nortel Networks is beefing up its Succession line with products that the vendor says will help telcos improve their revenues.
In its attempt to streamline for profitability, Nortel Networks Corp. has sold parts of its optical components business to a British firm for US$108 million. While the move could see some Canadian employees lose their jobs, it also might help the firm stay focused on its core competencies, according to one industry analyst.
In an attempt to return to its "disruptive" roots, Sun Microsystems Inc. says it will build a new Linux desktop computer that promises serious cost savings compared to traditional PCs.