Stories by April Jacobs

  • Microsoft, Groove partner on P-to-P wares

    Microsoft and Groove Networks on Wednesday announced that Microsoft is investing $US51 million in Groove Networks as part of a strategic partnership between the two companies aimed at developing peer-to-peer Web services and collaboration software.

  • HP/COMPAQ: HP announces new desktop PCs

    In the wake of its proposed acquisition of Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard forged ahead this week, announcing three new desktop PCs and two new monitors set to ship in October. The announcements may be a signal to HP's users that the company has no plans to stall shipments or development in its own line of hardware while considering any future actions that relate to overlap with Compaq's products.

  • Caching works for the British Open

    When you log on to the British Open Web site this week to catch the latest changes to the leaderboard or view live video of Tiger Woods detailing his strategy for the four-day championship golf match, you may not realize that behind-the-scenes caching is doing most of the work.

  • Sun boosts clustering software

    Sun Microsystems is expected this week to release server clustering software that observers say is worthy of Sun's proven UltraSparc hardware and Solaris operating system.

  • Intel rolls out new enterprise VPN

    Intel last week said it will roll out new VPN (virtual private network) products designed to give enterprise users a simple, secure way to connect remote and branch offices over the Internet.

  • NaviSite, ArrowPoint team up

    Marry technologies from switch maker ArrowPoint Communications with ASP NaviSite and what do you get? A way to give enterprise users the goods to manage their e-commerce and business-to-business applications the same way they manage Web site content.

  • Enterasys jumps into switching fray

    Cabletron Systems spinoff Enterasys Networks was formally launched this week with a new high-end switch that will be part of a new family of devices aimed at enterprise users.

  • Intel increases network focus

    The products Intel will announce at its Developer Forum should clear up any doubts the company is becoming a network force to be reckoned with.

  • Intel acquisitions fortify future network role

    When Intel demonstrated its Bluetooth wireless products in December, the firm was doing more than showing off another leading-edge technology - it was once again bolstering its rapidly developing status as a major player for small, midsize and even enterprise business customers.

  • Card makes old PCs new again

    Evergreen Technologies plans to release a PCI-card-based product that will let PC users upgrade their desktop PCs to Intel's latest Celeron processor models. The company will make the upgrade cards available this month with a starting price of about $US350. In addition to offering 333MHz and 400MHz versions of the Celeron, Evergreen will offer the K6-2 processor from California-based Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Intel plans next-generation chips

    The 32-bit Xeon processor is just beginning to break into the corporate mainstream, and the 64-bit Merced is two years away. But Intel is already describing the successors to those chips, which were designed for high-end workstations and servers.

  • Compaq marries Tandem with Alpha

    Compaq will move its highest-end Tandem Himalaya servers to the Digital Alpha chip in 2001 in a move designed to reassure large enterprise users of the systems.