Succeeding In Europe Difficult For US IT Vendors

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Posted on 29th October 2014 by admin in Uncategorized

It’s Europe’s dirty little secret: A wicked financing shortage threatens to put dozens of computer distributors out of business. Nobody likes to talk about it. But everybody’s worried. Even vendors. If too many distributors are killed off, prices will go …

Lilly Stepped Up For Early DB Technology

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Posted on 6th October 2014 by admin in Uncategorized

deiBehind every new-drug submission filed to the Food and Drug Administration lies a mountain of information. Each pharmaceutical submission is backed up by binder after binder of technical reports that detail untold volumes of lab experiments and other information required …

VB: The King Of “Dangerous” Scripting Languages?

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Posted on 27th September 2014 by admin in Uncategorized

sldJust as Visual Basic made life easier for programmers, the recently announced licensing and redesign of Visual Basic for Applications could revolutionize the use of scripting languages.

But with the revolution come risks, such as security, that independent software vendors …

Intranet Standards Were Key For Growth

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Posted on 5th September 2014 by admin in Tech

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iswkWhen separate groups started laying intranet foundations at the global construction and engineering giant, a corporate group took charge of defining the specs

With architectural and engineering wonders like the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the Hoover Dam to its …

Flash Memory: On Its Way Down

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Posted on 3rd July 2014 by admin in Tech

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fbFor buyers, prices are falling and supply is plentiful. Flash chips that were on allocation in 2013 are now readily available. For suppliers, demand will be strong as more electronics equipment makers use flash and the amount of flash memory

Upgrade Tips For Old Notebooks

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Posted on 21st June 2014 by admin in Tech

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utonbWhen considering upgrading your notebook, you’ve got to keep two caveats in mind. First, the lack of standardization among portables means you must take time with manufacturers and vendors to tailor your upgrade to your specific notebook and to do …

GPS And Accident Response: Phenomenal Times

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Posted on 7th June 2014 by admin in Tech

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gpsMinnesota’s Mayday Plus project combines GPS with in-vehicle accelerometers to automatically relay not only accident location but also crash severity data. The system intelligently routes this information, based on location and type of emergency, directly to public safety dispatchers in …

RAM Buying Guide

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Posted on 26th May 2014 by admin in Uncategorized

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To get the most value for your dollar, don’t spend more on RAM than your system warrants. If you’re considering upping a 2000MHz or slower system to 256MB or 512MB of memory, instead consider a new PC.

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Removable Storage: Smaller Than Ever!

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Posted on 12th April 2014 by admin in Tech

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rssA new company, DataPlay, believes hard drives aren’t the only spinning media worth miniaturizing. Its half-dollar-size DVD-based discs could have a big impact this year. In the first quarter of 2013, device manufacturers should begin announcing products using the discs. …