Articles By Howard Solomon

The incredible shrinking PC

SAN DIEGO - If small is beautiful, then a new breed of PC cases about to be released could catch the eyes of those looking for custom-built space-saving office desktop or home media

Published on: March 21st, 2007 Howard Solomon

Canadian firms show little interest in Verified by Intel program

SAN DIEGO – Shawn Wright likes building laptops now. The general manager of Superior Computers in London, Ont., a system builder and VAR, “fought like crazy” against adding a white book offering to

Published on: March 20th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Intel forms partnerships with Red Hat, Google to help system builders

SAN DIEGO – A year ago, Intel partners were feeling the heat from a combination increasing demand for AMD-powered servers and a shortage of Intel chipsets and motherboards, which lead to sizable layoffs

Published on: March 19th, 2007 Howard Solomon

AMD admits preferring OEMs to system builders for months

Edmonton's Hard Data Ltd. has had trouble getting AMD Opteron processors since last fall for the high-end servers it builds for customers from Brazil to British Columbia.In fact company president Maurice Hilarius said

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Cisco bites on deal with Apple

With Apple and Cisco Systems having settled their dispute over the use of the name iPhone, the telecommunications industry can prepare for the launch this summer of one of the most talked about

Published on: February 22nd, 2007 Howard Solomon

Intel, Motion Computing develop tablet for health-care users

Doctors and nurses are increasingly abandoning clipboards and paper files for electronic patient files. However, a number of practitioners aren't happy with the devices available for carrying on their rounds. Laptops and are

Published on: February 20th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Former Synnex exec to take on Avnet Technology Solutions

Veteran distribution executive John Paget will take over world operations of Avnet Inc.'s partner divisions next month with a mandate to increase the group's growth by broadening its offerings.Paget, who had been president

Published on: February 14th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Nortel job cuts continue

In announcing this week that it is laying off 2,900 more people, Nortel Networks executives portrayed the move as a part of a business transformation plan announced last year.However one industry analyst was

Published on: February 8th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Nortel to focus R&D on WiMAX, CDMA following layoffs

In announcing Wednesday that it is laying off 2,900 more people, Nortel Networks executives tried to portray the move as a part of a business transformation plan announced last year.However, one industry analyst

Published on: February 7th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Lessons in Grid Computing

“How'd you like to read book on grid computing?” I asked my boss. “About as much as having my spleen removed without anesthetic,” he replied.“Well, it could be less painful than that,” I

Published on: February 7th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Lotusphere: The pre-show analysis

IBM's Lotus Software division goes into Monday's annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando riding high after a stunning leap in sales in the company's most recent quarter.Last week it reported revenues were up 30

Published on: January 19th, 2007 Howard Solomon

IT analysts pick the best of CES

Storage, smartphones and streaming were among the highlights at this week's CES and Macworld shows, but according to one observer the most significant thing that happened might have taken place off stage. According

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Apple answers the call for iPhones

Apple has lifted the curtain on its first phone, which company CEO Steve Jobs said is smarter than everything else on the market. The slender iPhone announced by Jobs at Macworld on Tuesday,

Published on: January 9th, 2007 Howard Solomon

CES won’t launch revolutionary products this year: Jupiter

The 2007 edition of the annual January gadget madness show known as CES opened Monday in Las Vegas, crammed with booths displaying huge digital TVs, video and music players and networking gear. However,

Published on: January 8th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Arrow Electronics buys KeyLink Systems for US$485 million

The new year is only a few days old and already the IT distribution industry has seen its first consolidation deal with the decision by Agilysys Inc. to get out of the market.

Published on: January 3rd, 2007 Howard Solomon