What a week. First, HP’s sudden “Dear John” to the PC and tablet business. Then Google’s surprise scoop of Motorola mobile. Then the shocking step down of Stephen Jobs as chief apple polisher. Heads spin, tongues wag, stocks flutter. What’s it all mean? Here are some readings of these fresh entrails…
If your idea of a ”smarter chip” is a fat-free Pringles Light, read on.
IBM has just unveiled a radical design for a new generation of processor chips that could open a new, energy-saving era in intelligent information processing for everything from predicting tsunamis to spotting tainted bean sprouts on supermarket shelves.
Over the years we’ve become a spoiled by new hardware, software and systems that, on whole, are faster, cheaper and better – sometimes astoundingly so. Now, an expanded global IBM Research initiative aims to speed similar gains in a less glamorous but no less crucial part of the technology success equation: services.
It’s a riddle vexing many organizations today: How do you support employees doing more work in coffee shops, airports and other spots outside the office and reduce the 70 percent of IT budget and time typically spent on maintaining infrastructure? Increasingly, the answer is desktop virtualization.