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Oracle’s Focus Shifts to Technology from Takeovers

Oracle's takeover bid for competitor PeopleSoft -- which has dominated trade press headlines during the dog days of summer -- has somewhat obscured its technology rollout strategy. But that's about to change. This week at the OracleWorld 2003 conference in San Francisco, the database software giant ...

Joining the Digital Ranks: Worldwide Computer Certification

Sean North, president of North Notes, LLC, earlier in his career worked for five years on a computer help desk, supporting employees who didn't have proper computer training and didn't know a PC from a portal. "It does seem like one needs to be certified in IT just to be able to use a PC or a laptop...

General Electric’s Tech: Past, Present, Future

During the late 19th century, shortly after creating the light bulb, Thomas Edison founded the company that eventually became General Electric. Although the company does not generate the headlines in the computing press that Microsoft, Apple or IBM does, it has been a behind-the-scenes, trend-settin...

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High-Tech Shift: From Home Computing to Homeland Defense

From the 1970s to the late 1990s, the computer industry's main source of revenue came from developing business and consumer markets through channels like the personal computer, client-server networking technologies and, eventually, commercialization of the Internet. But with consumer and business te...

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Neural-Network Technology Moves into the Mainstream

Real-time data mining -- powered by neural-network technology -- has begun to remake the way large corporations manage customer accounts. The technology has been helping companies gain deep insight into customer purchasing patterns. While the technology is just now beginning to gain appeal, research...

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Microsoft’s Next Big Move: Longhorn Exposed

Microsoft's long-anticipated operating system -- code-named Longhorn -- has been hard to lasso. The company has been carefully controlling disclosures about the new OS, which is slated to be released in 2005. Even developers are keeping mum, for the most part. Extreme Logic's Paul Hernacki, like oth...

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A Brilliant Future for the Smart Home

Imagine a completely networked home -- a smart home, if you will -- in which every appliance has its own Internet address and can be remotely managed from anywhere on the Internet with a simple Web browser. A few years ago, only small startups and leading-edge visionaries were promoting the idea of ...

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Internet Protocol for the Future: IPv6 Poised for Adoption

Version six of Internet Protocol -- or IPv6 -- was approved as a standard many years ago, but the high cost of rolling it out has been too severe for the slow economic recovery. After all, implementing the required networking technologies associated with rolling out the protocol en masse requires re...

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RFID Emerges to Threaten the Bar Code

In the film "The Recruit," Colin Farrell portrays a CIA agent who escapes a double agent by removing a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag placed on him and surreptitiously placing it on the collar of a dog he stops to pet on the street. Alhough most of its uses are not as dramatic as those sh...

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The Future of Human Knowledge: The Semantic Web

Under an interdisciplinary project collectively known as the Semantic Web, computer scientists around the world are working on ways to revolutionize the Internet. The researchers -- from Europe, Asia and the United States -- are developing standards, protocols and technologies that will advance the ...

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The New World of Global Internet Expansion

Last year, the growth of the Internet backbone slowed dramatically as network providers around the globe, including KPNQwest, Carrier1 and Energis, reduced bandwidth capacity and, in some cases, brought down certain data pipelines altogether. Since the birth of the Web browser, international Interne...

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Socially Intelligent Software: Agents Go Mainstream

Software agents are beginning to emerge from their initial status as a computing and communications curiosity, and are providing customer service on the Net for major companies like Microsoft and Symantec. While the popular conception of an agent is a cartoon character who interacts with a Web site ...

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Bring on the Telematics Revolution

Overcoming its beginnings as a niche application for high-end automobiles, telematics technology has grown into a $650 million business that analysts at investment bank UBS Warburg expect to reach $41 billion by 2010. The first applications were for fleet vehicles -- used by trucking companies -- an...

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Life After Moore’s Law: Beyond Silicon

In 1965, Gordon Moore, Intel's cofounder, predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every 18 months. In some people's eyes, that law -- which has become somewhat of an accepted axiom in the computer industry -- has been losing veracity. There are some who think t...

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Computer Simulations: Modeling the Future

Modeling and simulation have made momentous strides in recent years, and the military, medical science and other professions are on the verge of being able to use computing power to simulate reality for all kinds of applications. "Advances in both AI software and in networked computing have made vir...

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The Future of Optical Computing, Now

Hailed as the "next big thing" in computing during the 1980s, optical technology was supposed to revolutionize everything from networks to processors. But the pace of research cooled when materials used to make optical chips -- which convey light, or photons, rather than electrons, as in traditional...

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