Motherboards


  • Choosing Chips
    A look at the various processors - AMD, VIA, TI, Intel. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each. Aim is to provide a clear look at what each has going for it, and to provide some perspective as to where the market is heading.
  • How To Navigate The New MSP Landscape
    Smaller MSPs say they have no choice but to adjust to because the days of making good margins on simple monitoring and patch-management services are over.
  • Where The Top VAR Stars Come Out
    The daytime event, to be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York, will include executive briefings, roundtables and networking sessions.
  • Custom Systems Best Sellers: Video Cards
    PNY Electronics, Parsippany, N.J., experienced the largest overall dollar volume share in the category, racking up the second-highest growth during the period. (Inverness, Ill.-based Visiontek, which had the highest growth in dollar volume share in NPD's Distributor Track study, didn't respond to repeated requests for comment.) Nick Mauro, senior marketing manager at PNY, attributes the positive results to the vendor's close relationship with Nvidia. The vendor doesn't market its own products, but instead enlists the aid of partners such as PNY to handle the task.
  • Custom Systems Best Sellers: Desktop/Server Memory
    The fast adoption of server virtualization and new chip technologies are leading to a shift in the amount and types of server and desktop memory that system builders will be purchasing through the rest of 2008.
  • ShadowRAM: April 28, 2008
    Lester Keizer, CEO of solution provider Connecting Point Technology Center of Las Vegas, just returned from a vacation in New Zealand, where his son Andrew is studying for a year.
  • EMC's New Equation
    Tucci has made more than 41 acquisitions, including some blockbusters that put EMC into the catbird's seat in dominant strategic growth markets like virtualization (Vmware) and security (RSA).
  • The New P2P Wave
    Solution providers at the Cisco Partner Summit were mixed on whether working with other partners is the way to grow.
  • ShadowRAM: April 14, 2008
    While Raya Hosseini can get the attention of solution providers at Overland Storage, it is her brother, Khaled, who gets everyone else's attention. Khaled Hosseini is the author of the novels "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and "The Kite Runner," his first English-language novel on which an Academy Award-nominated film was based.
  • Staying Ahead Of The Curve
    Having been part of the high-tech industry for more than 25 years, I have, of course, seen technologies come, go and evolve. In 1989, I started my own software company by providing C development tools for Microsoft Windows developers.
  • Apple Frustrates VARs
    Despite the sunny expectations, many VARs say they find working with Apple, although it has its positive side, leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 Motherboard Cuts The Hiss
    Media center systems have a need for speed and more so for stability. Video jittering is unacceptable when playing Blu-ray disks or other high-definition media files. Similarly, hiss noise from poorly filtered circuitry is enough to drive even novice audiophiles insane.

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