Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

NASA employee suspended for political blogging

Any employee can get in trouble for personal blogging on company time, but US government workers, as one NASA employee has discovered, can get into a special kind of legal trouble if they also write about politics. They risk violating a 1939 US law c...

HP-EDS merger could lead to services job cuts

HP plans to complete its $US13.9 billion acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) during the second half of this year, initially creating a combined company of 309,000 employees. But job cuts may be on the way, as the two companies combine ...

IBM data center offerings... a la iTunes

IBM is developing what may be characterized as an iTunes-like model for data centers that will enable a business to download the complete application stack, run it and even turn over server management to the vendor who will run it remotely.

How Windows XP contributes to global warming

The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that no more than 10% of all PCs in use by organizations have power management enabled, and as a result are wasting large amounts of electricity and contributing to greenhouse gases. One major culprit ...

Combat-ready laptops for the ultimate road warrior, or klutz

Designers of portable computers for military personnel are giving soldiers more options to take into the field, including tablet PCs and fully functional notebook devices so small that they can fit into someone's pocket. But one thing the vendors are...

Gates: Tablet PCs will replace textbooks, other predictions

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates today outlined a future of computing akin to a Whole Earth Catalog for technology. The computing systems of the future will be more natural, responsive and capable of easily recognizing objects and people. They will also...

IBM's Building 25, designed to foster creativity, burns down

In 1957, IBM built a complex in San Jose, California different from the grimy industrial age factories and offices then closing in East Coast cities. Its open, campus-like feeling was so representative of America's technical prowess and creative spar...

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