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January 22, 2008  2:39 AM

Overheard: Why marketers love virtual trade shows



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Marketing, Vendors

janet_meiners.gif Online marketers are fans of virtual events because it costs less and often results in more targeted...

January 22, 2008  2:08 AM

Overheard: Will Real ID makes data theft easier?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Security, Technology

burglar.jpg Here's an ugly prediction that you can take to the bank: as the amount of data that the feds collect on innocent...


January 21, 2008  11:50 AM

Overheard: Forget about retaining your top executive talent — focus on retaining your customers!



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology

circuit_city.jpg Circuit City (Fortune 500) announced last month that it approved millions in cash...


January 19, 2008  1:06 PM

Overheard: Sun and MySQL — was Oracle behind it?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
conspiracy theories, Oracle, Sun

john_dvorak.jpg I'm close to being convinced that Oracle wanted to buy MySQL to kill the...


January 17, 2008  11:21 PM

Overheard: The ten most interesting data center tours on video



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
DataCenter, Tour, Video

editors_choice.gif I am proud to present the January 2008 WhatIs.com Editor's Choice Award to the individual creators of the following data center tours. For those of you who...


January 17, 2008  7:56 PM

What is IT? The world’s smallest RFID chip



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, What is IT?

hitachi_radio_chip_powder.jpghitachi-smallest-rfid.jpg These RFID chips...


January 17, 2008  7:36 PM

What is IT? The world’s smallest full-featured motherboard



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, What is IT?

pico_itx_motherboard_via.jpg This is the world's smallest full-featured x86 motherboard. It's designed for ultra compact embedded PCs, gaming systems and appliances. It's made by VIA...


January 17, 2008  7:26 PM

What is IT? A paper battery that can be powered by blood, sweat or tears



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, What is IT?

paper_battery_rpi.jpg

The new battery is a nano-composite paper made by growing carbon nanotubes on a silicon substrate and impregnating the gaps between...


January 17, 2008  3:19 PM

Overheard: External SATA devices won’t need separate power connection



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
eSATA, SerialATA, Storage, Technology

esata.gif Its fast transfer rate and efficient protocol makes eSATA the highest performing external mainstream storage connection,...


January 17, 2008  2:02 PM

Overheard: Is there a market for the heat created by a data center?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Data Center, Green computing

datacenter.gif The designers of the new mall worked out a plan to connect their heat pump system to...


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