Articles By John Edwards

Open source routers become government IT option

Open source routers become government IT option

Many large IT operations are extensively using open source technology -- in operating systems, applications, development tools and databases. So...

June 23rd, 2009 John Edwards
4 IT tasks ripe for outsourcing

4 IT tasks ripe for outsourcing

In a sliding market, outsourcing looks increasingly attractive. In this era of drastic cost cutting and budget squeezing, many IT...

April 28th, 2009 John Edwards
Securing virtual environments

Securing virtual environments

Virtualization promises to make IT departments more flexible, more efficient and -- perhaps most crucial in these tough times --...

March 15th, 2009 John Edwards
Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

For years, IT specialists sat dispassionately as one career category after another succumbed to the ravages of automation. The list...

December 30th, 2003 John Edwards
Speech technologies trim costs and boost service

Speech technologies trim costs and boost service

Speech integration technology is nothing new, as any telephone caller who has ever barked back responses to a seemingly endless...

November 20th, 2003 John Edwards

If a new concept called sentient computing takes hold, computers, telephones, cameras, software and other everyday technology tools will automatically...

October 31st, 2001 John Edwards
Chips: Upholding Moore’s Law

Chips: Upholding Moore’s Law

What's .03 microns long and can be turned on and off 10 billion times a second? It's a new transistor...

May 31st, 2001 John Edwards
Light Goes on a Bender

Light Goes on a Bender

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new type of cable that can quickly and efficiently shoot light over...

February 28th, 2001 John Edwards
Hope for the Storage Starved

Hope for the Storage Starved

Believing that you can never be too rich, too thin or have enough storage, IBM Corp. researchers have created a...

December 31st, 2000 John Edwards
Plastic Fantastic

Plastic Fantastic

"Plastics." That was the unsolicited career advice young Dustin Hoffman received in the 1967 movie The Graduate. Plastic technology is...

October 31st, 2000 John Edwards