15 new technologies that will revolutionize our work and lives

The Next Big thing? The memristor, a microscopic component that can "remember" electrical states even when turned off. It's expected to be far cheaper and faster than flash storage. A theoretical concept since

Published on: October 30th, 2008 Christopher Null

The best business laptops for under $850

The stock market's a mess, your company's balance sheet looks like a sea of red ink and your budget for outfitting 50 employees with new notebooks has been slashed to the bone. What's

Published on: October 24th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Technology that’s green from the roots up

FRAMINGHAM (08/04/2008) - HP saw potential in used water bottles. Hewlett-Packard Co. found a way to turn those old bottles, along with other types of recyclable consumer plastics, into ink-jet printer cartridges. In

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

Green technology: hype or must-have?

FRAMINGHAM (04/21/2008) - A question for the eve of Earth Day: Has "green" technology been overhyped? Scientists throughout the world who study global warming have concluded that drastic changes in human energy-consumption are

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Ellison announces Oracle’s “first hardware products”

Oracle saved the biggest news for last at its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. CEO Larry Ellison took the stage Wednesday afternoon to announce two hardware products developed with Hewlett-Packard that are designed

Published on: September 25th, 2008 James Niccolai and Chris Kanaracus

HP cuts 25,000 jobs but gains BPO advantage

Buying up systems integrator Electronic Data Systems enables Hewlett-Packard to close its IT offering gaps and move up to a close second to IBM, according to technology industry analysts.Although the move will result

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

IT decision makers find little business value in virtualization

Despite a readiness to adopt virtualization, many IT leaders don't believe the technology offers organizations any crucial business advantages. Only a third of the 150 IT decision makers polled by a recent Hewlett-Packard

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Three terrific large-screen notebooks that pull out all the stops

From the beginning of the age of mobility, we've been trying to squeeze more computer into smaller, lighter and more mobile notebook cases. A new generation of large notebooks with impressive displays, however,

Published on: August 15th, 2008 Brian Nadel

It’s still easy to buy Windows XP from PC retailers

I won't waste time rehashing the argument over whether Windows Vista is any good. The fact remains that lots of people prefer Windows XP, and they'll go to great lengths to get it.

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Christopher Null

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai

Microsoft and HP respond to millions of attacks with free tools

Microsoft Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday unveiled free tools to help Web developers and site administrators defend against the rapidly growing number of SQL injection attacks that aim to hijack legitimate sites.

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Mobility options for SMBs

When it comes to mobility, SMBs now have more options than ever - notebooks, mini-notebooks, tablet PCs, handheld devices, smartphones, even thin mobile clients. Then there are consumer and commercial models, and different

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

IT mega-deal: HP buys EDS for $13.9 billion

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Published on: May 14th, 2008 IDG News Service

HP to scoop up EDS for more than $13.9 billion

HP said Tuesday morning that it has signed a deal to acquire IT outsourcer EDS for US$13.9 billion, or $25.00 per share.The deal has been approved by both companies' boards of directors, and

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Agam Shah and Peter Sayer