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High-End Wintel-Based Rackmount Servers - The Big Get Bigger
A market analysis of Wintel-based rackmount servers: who are the key players, why they'll stay that way, their strengths, why a customer would want one, and
is no clear distinction between products, confusion can arise. For example, Compaq presently offers five distinct 4P models. Market Challenges By virtue of their current position in the PC server market, the current market challengers are Dell, HP, and IBM. All offer rack solutions (servers and racks) similar to Compaq's offerings. Dell: Dell's strengths are its price, delivery, customer satisfaction, and its aggressive pursuit of Compaq. Its weaknesses are in server management (incl. remote mgmt.),
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IBM's Four-CPU Wintel-Based Rack Servers High Performance, High Cost
IBM's four-CPU servers, the Netfinity 5500 M20 and 7000 M10, yield top notch web-focused benchmark figures, but also very high price/performance figures for
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How Do You Categorize Servers?
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Dell Sharpens Its Linux Focus
Building on its current Linux position, Dell will start shipping Linux-based systems that use file management software from developer Eazel.
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iPad, Fashion PLM, and the Connection Between Fashion Designers and Customers
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