W. David Gardner

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Wi-Fi holes tempt hackers

Wi-Fi holes tempt hackers

Proliferating Wi-Fi networks in businesses and public hotspots is needlessly exposing users to security risks because proper precautions aren't taken, a security vendor said.
W. David Gardner Mar 11 2005, 12:00AM Collaboration
Samsung shows seven megapixel cameraphone

Samsung shows seven megapixel cameraphone

Samsung will demo a 7-megapixel cameraphone and a smartphone with a 3MB hard drive for playing music at this week's Cebit technology trade show in Germany.
W. David Gardner Mar 11 2005, 12:00AM Software
Europe dismisses liberal patent bill

Europe dismisses liberal patent bill

The European Parliament has dismissed a bill that would have allowed liberal patenting of software.
W. David Gardner Feb 22 2005, 12:00AM Software
Carly’s outsourcing bonanza lives on

Carly’s outsourcing bonanza lives on

The much-maligned "Era of Carly Fiorina" at Hewlett-Packard wasn't all bad. She leaves behind what is considered the biggest outsourcing contract of all -- with Procter & Gamble -- which promises to continue to produce big dividends for both companies.
W. David Gardner Feb 18 2005, 12:00AM Services
AMD's flash dilemma will get worse

AMD's flash dilemma will get worse

Intel has found a way to exert pressure on AMD through flash-memory pricing, and a leading memory expert thinks the price war is going to get worse before it gets better.
W. David Gardner Jan 27 2005, 12:00AM Software
Lenovo moves global headquarters

Lenovo moves global headquarters

When IBM moved its headquarters from New York City to suburban Armonk in the mid-1960s, it did so largely to avoid Communist bombs some feared would fall on the metropolis.
W. David Gardner Dec 30 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Online US sales tax tipped for 2005

Online US sales tax tipped for 2005

The proposed passage of US federal legislation to enforce the collection of sales taxes on internet sales is gaining momentum and is likely to become a major effort before Congress in 2005.
W. David Gardner Dec 24 2004, 12:00AM Software
Open source to rocket in 2005

Open source to rocket in 2005

Open source software will influence the VoIP market in a big way next year, according to VoIP pioneer Jeff Pulver, who released his predictions this week in the US.
W. David Gardner Dec 21 2004, 12:00AM Software
Open source pioneers take on EU patent issue

Open source pioneers take on EU patent issue

With the European Union's Council preparing to take up an important software patent issue later this week, a group of open-source software pioneers, led by Linux developer Linus Torvalds, has issued an appeal to the EU Council to block the legalisation of software patents because they are "deceptive, dangerous, and democratically illegitimate."
W. David Gardner Nov 24 2004, 12:00AM Software
Subscribers continue to push VoIP-gear growth

Subscribers continue to push VoIP-gear growth

The growing momentum of internet telephoning is driving a boom in VoIP gear, which jumped 69 percent, to US$452 million, in the third quarter, according to a report released this week by Infonetics Research.
W. David Gardner Nov 23 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Complexity crisis to hold back software growth

Complexity crisis to hold back software growth

The worldwide software industry may be continuing its recovery, but the "complexity crisis" that has been plaguing the industry will keep it from reaching the booming double-digit growth rates achieved before the recent recession, according to a new report.
W. David Gardner Nov 8 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Open source starts campaign against Euro patents

Open source starts campaign against Euro patents

A group of companies promoting open source software has launched a campaign in Europe designed to bolster copyright at the expense of patent law to safeguard the spread of open-source software.
W. David Gardner Oct 22 2004, 12:00AM Software
JPMorgan chase cancels US$5 billion outsourcing deal with IBM

JPMorgan chase cancels US$5 billion outsourcing deal with IBM

The inexorable march of outsourcing took an abrupt about face yesterday, when JPMorgan Chase bank cancelled its US$5 billion outsourcing deal with IBM and said it would take back the 4000 employees working at IBM on the bank's IT programs.
W. David Gardner Sep 16 2004, 12:00AM Software
Intel enters 32/64 bit market

Intel enters 32/64 bit market

Intel introduced its low-end entry into the 64-bit processor market this week with its Xeon-based Nocona processor.
W. David Gardner Jun 29 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Oracle facing EU anti-trust music

Oracle facing EU anti-trust music

Oracle continued to argue its case for acquiring PeopleSoft before the European Union this week, parading recent EU bogeyman Microsoft.
W. David Gardner Apr 2 2004, 12:00AM Software
E-tail racks up high holiday sales

E-tail racks up high holiday sales

Online retailers in the US saw Christmas sales jump 29 percent -- from US$9.08 billion last Christmas to US$11.72 billion for the same season in 2003.
W. David Gardner Jan 2 2004, 12:00AM Software
Notebooks lift US shipments 15 pc

Notebooks lift US shipments 15 pc

Third quarter US surveys of PC shipments indicate PC sales rose about 16 percent, due to a hike in notebook sales.
W. David Gardner Oct 17 2003, 12:00AM Hardware

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