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Q&A with HP's Brian Cox: Tukwila Itaniums and Hockey Pucks
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As one of the three remaining commercial-grade Unix platforms, Hewlett-Packard is still very much a believer in Unix even as it has created an Integrity platform that supports HP-UX (but not Digital's Tru64 Unix, alas), Linux, Windows, OpenVMS, and NonStop software stacks. While being cross-platform is important for the Itanium-based Integrity line, there is no doubt that HP-UX remains the dominant platform driving Integrity server sales. And that is probably not going to change any time soon. READ MORE >

Gartner Gives Annual Report Cards to Server Makers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The analysts at Gartner have finished their box and sales counting for the worldwide server market for 2007, and the good news is that companies continued to invest in server technology, boosting worldwide sales by 3.8 percent to $54.8 billion compared with 2006. That revenue growth was driven by even faster increases in shipments of feature-packed boxes, with shipments worldwide up 7.4 percent to 8.84 million units. The server world may be going virtual, but there is a lot of iron--tens of millions of production servers--that need to be replaced. READ MORE >


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IDC Tweaks Global IT Spending Estimates Downward for 2008
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The analysts at IT market researcher IDC have taken a look at the state of the global economy and have decided that their initial estimates for spending in the information technology area in 2008 were just a tad bit rosy. And therefore, IDC has decided to lower its forecast for IT spending this year, despite the explosive growth in emerging markets and mostly because of a spending slowdown in IT in particular and in the overall economy in the United States. READ MORE >


As I See It: Change in Plan
by Victor Rozek

At some point, we all come face to face with the specter of limitation as time begins to pare down our options, awakening a dormant sense of urgency. It is, in part, a whimsical reminder that we'll never become the major leaguer, or the astronaut, or the ballerina we once wanted to be. More bluntly, it is the humbling confirmation that we are not yet independently wealthy, are unlikely to win national acclaim, or have our book plugged by Oprah. It is the time when idealists discover that not only have they failed to save the world, they haven't even changed it a smidgen. In short, it is a belated awareness that the path to happiness lies in a different direction. READ MORE >



 

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Welcome to Legacy Status, Windows Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

This week, Microsoft will finally get Windows Server 2008, formerly known as 'Longhorn Server' and the companion to the desktop Windows Vista operating system, out the door. If you don't count normal service packs but do include sub-releases, this is the eighth major update to the Windows server platform, and as Windows has come to dominate the server space (unless you count Unix and Linux together, which I do), it has in many ways moved back in time and become a legacy system. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Reader Feedback on Net Neutrality Comes Around on the Ferris Wheel Again

• IBM Offers Integrated Server and Storage Support

• Sun Open Sources "Honeycomb" Disk Array Software

• Cray Wins Contracts with Uncle Sam as 2007 Sales Crater

• Imation Previews Super-Dense Adjacent Track Tape Tech


 

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As I See It: Change in Plan

IDC Tweaks Global IT Spending Estimates Downward for 2008

The Linux Beacon
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Gartner Gives Annual Report Cards to Server Makers

SCO Brought Back from the Dead by Middle East Money

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IDC Tweaks Global IT Spending Estimates Downward for 2008

Four Hundred Stuff
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BOSaNOVA Adds Encryption to Thin Clients

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Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Q&A with HP's Brian Cox: Tukwila Itaniums and Hockey Pucks

Gartner Gives Annual Report Cards to Server Makers

IDC Tweaks Global IT Spending Estimates Downward for 2008

As I See It: Change in Plan

Welcome to Legacy Status, Windows Server

But Wait, There's More:

Reader Feedback on Net Neutrality Comes Around on the Ferris Wheel Again . . . IBM Offers Integrated Server and Storage Support . . . Sun Open Sources "Honeycomb" Disk Array Software . . . Cray Wins Contracts with Uncle Sam as 2007 Sales Crater . . . Imation Previews Super-Dense Adjacent Track Tape Tech . . .


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