April 25, 2012 |
With the advent of Google Drive, we talk about cloud computing as if the bits and bytes of our lives are stored somewhere up in the air, but, really, the "clouds" are very terrestrial. What's more up in the air are the laws that govern who can access your stuff and how. Originally a way for geeks to explain to the rest of us the notion of remote servers storing and serving up content, cloud computing can be defined several different ways, depending on whom you ask. In some ways, even email is a form of cloud computing.
September 8, 2013 |
Almost 18 months ago, my family made what felt like an epic decision in our lives: We canceled our cable TV package. I started reflecting on our cord cutting adventures recently amid all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the CBS-Time Warner dispute that left the Los Angeles region unable to watch reruns of "Two and a Half Men" for a whole month. Oh, the humanity. One topic that got a lot of attention was the supposed increase in people cutting the cord, and how that might be a good way to stick it to those greedy bosses who run these media and cable goliaths. Dream on. I've learned two big things in my post-cable TV life.
March 17, 2009 |
Cisco Systems Inc. wants a bigger chunk of the corporate computing market and plans to start selling servers in competition with old partners such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp. The servers are part of a package put together by Cisco and partners including BMC Software Inc. and VMware Inc. to harness the power of a recent technology called "virtualization" that lets one computer act like several.
May 4, 2008 |
Restaurant DESIGN is as much a part of dining out in L.A. as the food. And the attention to detail doesn't stop with coordinating porcelain and flat wear, chairs and wall color, vases and design objects. Servers' uniforms have become an extension of a restaurant's identity, a way to heighten brand awareness and make the experience and environment as memorable as possible.
February 10, 1999
Compaq Computer Corp. slashed prices on its ProLiant 800 work-group servers by up to 23%, with new prices starting at $1,529. The computer maker has a 32.3% share of the U.S. market in PC servers, which manage data on networks. Compaq also announced a promotion giving customers the opportunity to buy a second processor for 75% off when they buy a ProLiant 3000 333- or 400-megahertz model.
May 15, 2002 |
Stepping beyond the sluggish desktop market, Apple Computer Inc. introduced a server computer. Apple has little experience with servers, but the company hopes the effort will pay off. Called the Xserve, the rack-mountable server starts at $2,999. Apple shares were up $1.67 to close at $25.61 in Nasdaq trading.
October 31, 2007
Pascale Le Draoulec's article "Service That'll Play in L.A." (Oct. 24) makes it sound as if the poor restaurant owners just can't find any good help these days in La-La Land. Just not enough career waiters, they say. My experience says that baloney needs to be stricken from the menu. I recently moved to Santa Monica with my 30 years of experience working in some of the finest dining spots in Florida.
February 6, 2001
Sales of powerful computers that are the backbone of the Web jumped to 1.1 million in the fourth quarter, up 21% from a year earlier, even as the tech sector slumped and many Internet companies collapsed, according to preliminary data from market research firm Dataquest. The growth pushed 2000 server shipments to 3.9 million units, an increase of 14% over 1999, said Dataquest, a unit of GartnerGroup.