Stories by Deanne McIntosh

  • Fibre channel's SWAN song

    Storage wide area networks (SWANs) will allow organisations to store backup data virtually anywhere on the globe, unlike fibre-channel SANs, which have distance limitations. Storage and networking vendors are rushing to market with products even before industry standards have been set.

  • Is MS's OS dominance under threat?

    During its antitrust wrangling, Microsoft maintained that it had much to fear from alternative operating systems, including the advanced but application-poor BeOS, Apple's Mac OS and the open-source-based Linux. A central tenet of Microsoft's emphasis on innovation has been that any kid in a garage could come along with software that will simply blow the company away.