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  • Itanium Still the 64-Bit Jewel In Intel's Crown
    When its vaunted Itanium architecture--jointly developed with Hewlett-Packard--debuted in 2001, Intel expected to displace x86 and herald the industry's shift to 64-bit computing. It didn't turn out that way.
  • Unraveling Tape's Future
    Information life-cycle management may be the latest buzzword in storage today, but a key ingredient of ILM is perhaps the oldest and arguably most mundane forms of storage--tape. All of the well-known providers of tape technology, from manufacturers of media, cartridges and drives to suppliers of automated libraries, are bringing to market significant new products that raise the bar in terms of capacity, data-transfer rates, scalability, price/performance and automation.
  • Integrating MFPs With Enterprise Applications
    As multifunction printers (MFPs) replace standalone printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines, resellers and systems integrators will find themselves facing greater demands to integrate and customize MFPs' capabilities in customers' document-workflow and management systems.
  • Fall's Multifunction Printer Crop
    Printer vendors sure are an honest bunch. Earlier this year, they promised their color laser printer prices would drop to $600 or less, making color a no-brainer buying decision for most business customers. And true to their word, that's today's reality.
  • Canon Launches Three New Multimedia Projectors
    On Thursday, Canon introduced three new multimedia projectors: the LV-7225, LV-7220, and LV-5220. Each model is equipped with Canon optics and a 1.6x optical zoom lens with the ability to display a 100-inch diagonal image from 8.2 feet.
  • PalmSource Shakes Up Board
    Mobile device vendor PalmSource on Friday announced it was shaking up its board of directors, including the resignation of its chairman.
  • A Virginia health-care provider gets set to automate its patient records

    The Wireless Cure
    As election season nears and issues spark heated debate, there is one area that both Democrats and Republicans seem to agree is important for Americans--and, ultimately, for VARs and solution providers--health-care technology. More specifically, both President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry are jumping on the electronic medical records (EMR) bandwagon.
  • Point Of Sale Possibilities
    Cash-register machines may be one of the most unsexy pieces of technology in the history of the world. But some resellers haven't let appearances fool them out of cashing in on point-of-sales (POS) solutions, which are enjoying a resurgence.
  • Put the $ Back In Small Business
    A number of solution providers are making their mark in an unsung sector of the market with technologies ranging from wireless security software to flat-panel monitors. With all the talk from big vendors such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco on the treasures of the small and midsize business market, the "S" in SMB has been overshadowed. And that's exactly where several resellers say they're seeing the most demand for emerging technologies and upgrade purchases.
  • Just Who Motivates You?
    We can all use a boost now and then. That's where a visionary who can show us the way to a better future can help.
  • Low-cost "case modding' adds pizzazz to a dull computer

    The PC As A Fashion Statement
    The beige box is dead. What started as a hobby powered by rotary tools and hacksaws has become big business in the form of PC modification, also known as "case modding." Today, case-mod parts are plentiful and easy to install.
  • Tech Data Takes Aim At Special Pricing
    Special pricing has been a sharp thorn in the side of Tech Data. And Steve Raymund, chairman and CEO of Tech Data, has been one of the more outspoken critics of special pricing--also known as ship and debit--because of the escalating administrative costs that result when product prices are adjusted after the shipment goes out.
  • How To Become A Master Of The Midmarket
    While economists and politicians debate our economic future, you can take solace in the midmarket'that prosperous bastion of the IT marketplace. In this segment, customers are ready and willing to seriously spend not only on sound advice as well.
  • IBM Plans To Hire Nearly 19,000
    IBM raised its estimate for the number of people it expects to hire in 2004 to 18,800, up from an earlier forecast of 15,000, citing strong growth in key business areas such as consulting, grid computing and Linux.
  • Deadline Extended For 2004 Tech Innovator Awards Nominations
    The deadline for VARBusiness' 2nd Annual Technology Innovators Awards has been extended to 5:00 pm ET, Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. Entries can be submitted via our online form (Registration required; existing ChannelWeb registrations can be used, new registrations can be obtained on the spot.)
  • Google Playboy Article May Raise Concerns
    Google plans to open the auction for its hotly anticipated IPO Friday and set the final price next week, despite legal questions about a newly published Playboy interview with the founders of the online search engine.
  • AMD's Ruiz Sees 64-Bit Surge Ahead
    VARBusiness talked to AMD chief AMRuiz recently to find out how he intends to fend off new competition from Intel, which recently released its first processor targeted at Opteron in the form of the new "Nancona" Xeon processor. For an in-depth look at AMD's 64-bit progress, be sure to read "AMD's 64-Bit Gambit" in the Aug. 23 issue of