By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2003-12-22 Print this article Print

Information Lifecycle Management
Thanks to regulations like HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, companies must not only store data but also make sure that data is preserved for longer periods of time while still being easily accessible.
Mature Back-End Web Services
Web services technology has made great strides in connecting enterprise systems in companies and among business partners. With open standards and common development tools, Web services are making the promise of B2B finally come true.
Multiplatform Productivity Suites
IT consumers should be able to select the computing platform that best suits their needs. Applications such as OpenOffice.org and Mozilla help keep our options open by delivering key application functionality thats consistent across multiple platforms.
Multiprocessor Xeon Blades
The use of the Xeon processor allowed server vendors to engineer high-performance systems in a form factor that is a fraction of the size of industry-standard predecessors.
Utility Computing
Although customer adoption has been slow, server automation and system management tools paved the way this year for enterprises to set up utility computing platforms.
With good developer tools available from Microsoft, Borland and other vendors, companies now have the tools to build practical .Net applications.


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