Basel Action Network (BAN), an international toxic trade watchdog organization, released a new two-year study that involved placing electronic GPS tracking devices into old hazardous electronic equipment and then monitoring their location as they travelled across the globe. The results show that many of these electronic waste (e-waste) end up in Asia.
Hewlett-Packard, Dell, IBM & Cisco sell over $100 billion in hardware each year. This total includes servers, storage and networking products. If you add to that security and data analytic systems and enterprise software, that figure goes way up.
Many products with digital parts are sold with “strings” designed to lock buyers into high-margin post-purchase contracts for such things as “Support”, “Maintenance”, and “Upgrades”. Some contracts are so intertwined into the purchase that buyers are forced to replace fully functional equipment on a schedule dictated by the manufacturer.
This blog allows you to learn how you can protect yourself from policies that limit your exposure to hidden permission issues that threaten your right of ownership and create nonessential replacement costs.
Microsoft’s announcement of their Surface tablet on Monday has sent a buzz through enterprise IT departments. Those who have been eagerly awaiting a Microsoft-compatible tablet for business uses now have a solid solution in sight. This imaginative and intelligently designed device may be the most innovative PC the world has ever seen.
Micheal Dell was recently interviewed at Web 2.0 Summit in San Franciso, and reiterated from his OpenWorld 2011 speech that Dell has evolved from “a product company to a services and solutions company” over the last 15 years and has over 100,000 partners and growing.
There are many reasons that a company or institution might need to move a large computer system. New equipment might necessitate the currently installed systems being relocated within the same data center to provide space. Leases expire, facilities close, corporate headquarters move, grants end, and new data centers are built making it either necessary or desirable to move a system or a data center to a new location. Whatever the reason, moving a large HPC installation is a massive undertaking that can fall anywhere between a nightmarish disaster to a relatively painless process.