Mobility Archives - Page 263

It’s the end of storage service provision as we know it, maybe

So long, storage service providers (SSPs), we hardly knew you. At least, so say the analysts at IDC.This week, the Framingham, Mass.-based research firm sent me a link to an electronic newsletter, dubbed

Published on: February 8th, 2002 John Sanders

‘Roid rage

There's a drug problem in the high-tech industry.People talk about it openly, even brag about it in some cases. And I'm here today asking them to Just Say No.Case in point: the Consumer

Published on: February 7th, 2002 Shane Schick

The right to bear ARM

As far as I know, I have used nothing today that runs on ARM architecture.I'm not carrying a cell phone, nor have I used a handheld. I did surf the Web today, so

Published on: February 6th, 2002 Shane Schick

A funny thing happened on the way to the World Economic Forum

You used to need a good pair of winter boots when you took part in the World Economic Forum. Tall, well-insulated boots that were made for climbing.Until this year, the best and brightest

Published on: February 5th, 2002 Shane Schick

Inside the Microsoft Innovation Awards

I didn't put any money down on the Rams or the Patriots, but the Super Bowl still managed to make a loser out of me.When I first learned that Microsoft Canada was holding

Published on: February 4th, 2002 Shane Schick

Whacking poetic

I thought it would take hours, but I guess I'm just a natural. I had a whack on the third try: ""pulchritudinous ascot."" Not a bad whack at 357,120,000 – not on the

Published on: February 1st, 2002 Dave Webb

Letters to the editor

Re: Issues not to be touched with a 10-foot cyberpoll (Jan. 29)Loved your article, but you missed the killer point about cyberpolls. The results are, as the CNN disclaimer (see below) says, ""...not

Published on: February 1st, 2002 Readers

Looks good on ePaper

For a reasonably skilled artist it wouldn't be that difficult to draw a white knight using Adobe's Illustrator software. Following its decision to purchase Accelio on Friday, however, a copy of Adobe's own

Published on: February 1st, 2002 Shane Schick

There’s a sucker logging on every minute

When one of the hottest technology startups in recent memory unveiled its product line on Wednesday, thousands of unsuspecting investors simultaneously had the wool lifted from their eyes.The scene: Washington, D.C. The place:

Published on: January 31st, 2002 Shane Schick

Gerstner’s Big Blue legacy

It was exactly one year ago Thursday that the crowds at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York got their first glimpse of life after Lou Gerstner.When IBM's Sam Palmisano took the

Published on: January 30th, 2002 Shane Schick

Issues not to be touched with a 10-foot cyberpoll

Should a major telecommunications company apologize for the unscrupulous actions of one of its employees? Yes or No?Your hesitation to answer is understandable. This question -- which I will explain in more detail

Published on: January 29th, 2002 Shane Schick

Raw deal

Once again the Ontario government has proven itself several cards short of a full deck.Last week the Toronto Star reported the province's decision to curtail its highly controversial plans to issue smart cards

Published on: January 28th, 2002 Shane Schick

An outsourcer by any other name

Of the many novels which have won the United States' National Book Award, there are probably few IT people who have read William Gaddis' JR from 1975. It may have something to do

Published on: January 25th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Red Hat's red-hot opportunity (Jan. 21)I think you are 100 per cent correct. They should hold onto their hat. If they (Red Hat and AOL) do move together, I believe the Red

Published on: January 25th, 2002 Readers

Farewell to Solaris on Intel, hello to Lintel

Technology workers, despite their zeal for all things new, are prone to bouts of nostalgia.Over the years, readers have confided in me their appreciation for the old System/3, or somesuch other minicomputer--punch cards

Published on: January 25th, 2002 John Saunders