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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 39 -- October 8, 2003
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HP Targets Sun Solaris Base with Linux on ProLiant
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard last week announced that it would be formally gunning for the installed base of Sparc and Solaris servers, the largest target in the Unix market. Instead of attacking this base with its own HP-UX RISC servers, which use either PA-RISC or Itanium processors, HP has decided to push Lintel server iron. Presumably, making the case for a Linux-on-Intel platform is the path of least resistance among CIOs who are loathe to spend money. READ MORE >

SuSE Targets SMBs with Linux 8 Standard Edition
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor SuSE announced yesterday that it will begin shipping a cut-down version of its SuSE Linux Enterprise 8 software aimed specifically at small and midsized businesses. The new edition is obviously aimed at rival Red Hat's Enterprise Linux ES Basic Edition, its lowest-priced Linux for servers, as well as the customers that Microsoft is shooting for with its new Small Business Server 2003, which starts shipping any day. READ MORE >

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HP Lands $500 Million Army Contract
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Hewlett-Packard last week announced that it has landed a $500 million contract with the U.S. Army that includes desktop and server hardware, software, and services to help it modernize and integrate its disparate IT services. The three-year contract, which has two optional two-year extensions, essentially makes HP an internal PX for Army installations and facilities. READ MORE >

Retail CIOs Say Tech, Outsourcing Critical to Cutting Costs
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

According to a survey of chief information officers performed by IBM and Executive Technology magazine, outsourcing and upgrading outdated point-of-sale terminals look like the hot tickets among retailers who are hesitant to commit big bags of money to new IT projects in 2003 but who are looking ahead over the next few years. READ MORE >

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As I See It: There's a Man with a Visa Right There Telling Me I've Got to Beware
by Victor Rozek

What globalization did for manufacturing, it is now doing to IT. The reckless race to the bottom in which manufacturers sought third-world relief from livable wages, ethical regulations, and responsible environmental protections has now expanded to include the information technology sector. Under the all-justifying banner of competitiveness, tens of thousands of IT jobs are being outsourced overseas where pay is low and benefits are expendable. If "jobless recovery" sounds like an oxymoron to you, it's just outsourcing by another name. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More

Intel Cranks Clock on Xeon DPs . . . Veritas, Intel Work Together on Blade Servers . . . IBM Acquires Sector7 for Linux Porting Tools . . . Siebel Takes Another Stab at Hosted CRM for Companies with IBM's Help . . . Microsoft Sued Over Windows Security, Class Action Might Be in the Works . . . IBM Bests EDS for Lead in Outsourcing . . . READ MORE >

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights. Feel free to send a letter to the editor. Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >

Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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HP Targets Sun Solaris Base with Linux on ProLiant

SuSE Targets SMBs with Linux 8 Standard Edition

HP Lands $500 Million Army Contract

Retail CIOs Say Tech, Outsourcing Critical to Cutting Costs

As I See It: There's a Man with a Visa Right There Telling Me I've Got to Beware

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