Mainframes By Catalog? Yes. It Happened

January 27th, 2015 by admin

IBM finally has one up on Gateway 2000. Starting this month, corporate buyers can page through IBM’s new direct mail catalog and pick out the mainframe computer of their dreams. No, they can’t buy a $1 million item over the phone. Not yet, anyway. But this shows IBM’s often-maligned mainframe division has abandoned its traditional plain-vanilla marketing approach for an in-your-face style aimed at transforming its dinosaur image.

Using a mainframe meant compulsory hiring of horned-rimmed glasses-wearing studs.

Using a mainframe meant compulsory hiring of horned-rimmed glasses-wearing studs.

And here’s the surprise: It’s working–at least to some extent. “Two years ago, it was politically incorrect for an IS guy to recommend buying mainframes to his boss,” says IDC Research analyst Steve Josselyn. …

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What Are The Main Causes Of Hard Drive Failure?

January 13th, 2015 by admin

When your computer experiences hard drive failure, it will immediately stop functioning normally and there are several reasons your hard drive encounters this problem. The worst part of encountering this problem is that you will no longer have access to your files or data. This is why it is advisable to have external storage so you can still retrieve your files in the event of failure. You have to be aware of the worst hard drive destroyers so you will have an idea how you can avoid them. Your computer can be more exposed to hard drive failure when there is inadequate cooling and ventilation.

If physical force is applied, this can …

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Get More Out Of Your Money When You Get Dell PowerEdge Recovery!

July 27th, 2014 by admin

bdperAll of the time, almost all people look up on how they can get more than what they are paying for. People want to make sure what they will get is worth more than what they paid for. That is why when people get recovery system for their Dell computer, they make sure to get professional Dell PowerEdge recovery. Why? It is so convenient and useful. Also, it is multi-functional meaning other than being a recovery system, there are many uses for it too! That is why if you want to get more out of your money, choose server repair experts.

Other than being a recovery system, it can also help you …

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Considering Offer In Compromise Help For Your Taxes

July 16th, 2014 by admin

aaoichAn offer in compromise help is granted to individuals who cannot pay the tax debts in full amount because of their circumstances. However, before this is being given, an individual should be eligible for this grant. Basically, the Internal Revenue Service will have to go through the person’s present condition and determine whether he is not capable of paying the tax debts charged to him. They will see if the person has fulfilled the filing as well as payment requirements. If an individual is in an open bankruptcy proceeding, he will not be eligible for an offer in compromise help. The Internal Revenue Service’ pre-qualifier assessments should be used in order to …

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Tips On Controlling Panic Attacks In Your Daily Life

May 2nd, 2014 by admin

cpaiadlWhen a person gets panic attack, the most important thing is to breath slowly and deeply. The right style of breathing helps immeasurably. But you don’t need to take a paper bag to breath into it, there are better ways on quality breathing. There are few tips on how to control panic attacks that are available at this website that can help eliminate anxiety. First of all, a person who has got problems with panic disorder should learn how to breathe by using belly. When we breathe, our lungs are filling themselves with air and if we breathe low, our shoulders are moving up and down. But that is not quality breathing. …

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Should You Even Consider A Mac?

April 1st, 2014 by admin

What a difference a few months can make. Since late 2001, Apple has updated its entire product line, making now the perfect time for Macworld to take stock of the latest crop of Macs.

yecmOne important update is the unique flat-panel iMac, which we review here along with Apple’s other new additions: the 14.1-inch iBook and the 800MHz, 933MHz, and dual-processor 1GHz Power Mac G4s (see the reviews elsewhere in this article). And to help you understand the differences between models, Macworld Lab tested representatives from all the Mac product lines (see “Speed Skaters”). We’ll also give you pointers on what to consider when deciding which new system is best for you.

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Editing Video On An iBook? Seriously?

March 22nd, 2014 by admin

evoibAs with its predecessor, the new iBook is a great portable editing machine and is improved with its new 500MHz speed. For a laptop, this machine is quite small and inexpensive (ranging from $1,299 to $1,799 MSRP). Its integration with the FireWire technology, inclusion of QuickTime 4.12, and its latest version of iMovie 2.03 make it an easy-to-use and inexpensive video-editing solution.

It should be noted that iMovie2 is bundled free with all iBooks (and iMacs) and can be purchased to run on any G3 and G4 machine. On older machines, OS 9.1 and QT 4.12 are recommended. However, iMovie2 is not OSX ready yet.

The iMovie 2.03 GUI is a pleasure …

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IT Problems Hit Even The “Experts”

March 14th, 2014 by admin

bbI get around a fair bit, working for a wide range of clients throughout North America and Europe. In my travels I’ve noticed that business and IT professionals seem to be suffering from a common collection of problems, some of which can only be solved by collective activism and others through cultural change. I don’t expect people will rally to these causes, but I hope my observations will give you something to think about, and maybe even reveal opportunities for your organization to enhance its productivity.

I attend far more meetings than I would like–a complaint shared by many I suppose–and have noticed some disturbing behaviour from fellow attendees during the last

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Things You’ll Want When You Buy A New Laptop

February 27th, 2014 by admin

ybanlIncreasing numbers of computer buyers are choosing a laptop not just for travel, but as a direct substitute for a home desktop. During the first nine months of last year, while desktop sales plummeted, laptop sales soared. Over the past three years laptops have actually taken market share away from desktops.

The reason for the shift? Faster processors, brighter and larger displays, and more-efficient batteries have narrowed the gap between desktop and laptop. For many people, the performance difference has become academic. Of course, most desktop computers still outshine laptops in options you can choose, such as keyboard design and display size. But in a fast-paced society, those differences may not outweigh

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Mobile Internet Access – Wow Is It Better Now.

February 22nd, 2014 by admin

miaAnother example of fast mobile Internet access is the Nokia Communicator 9210 handheld computer, which doubles as a phone. When connected to the Orange network, the 9210 is able to provide Internet access up to 28.8kbps through a technique known as high-speed circuit switched data.

This effectively gives users two timeslots on the network, doubling the bandwidth on downloads from 14.4kbps to 28.8kbps for a cost of 25p per minute on the Orange network. Ray Haddon, Nokia mobile phones business development manager, says that at this speed “it becomes feasible for users to download their e-mail”.

Another new phone from Nokia is the 7650, a GPRS-based phone equipped with a mini digital

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