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IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun
IBM’s latest RS/6000 server, the high-end S80, outsold Sun Microsystems’ E10000 by almost three-to-one in the fourth quarter. Who cares – it’s the performance

ebay servers  Sun's (especially after the eBay embarrassments last year). As mentioned earlier, users prefer Solaris's reliability, scalability, and compatibility relative AIX. [Source: Computerworld] Users wishing to buy (or stay with) Sun's offerings should consider negotiating a better discount from Sun, so that the costs are somewhat closer to IBM's offering. The higher-rated Solaris is a plus for Sun, we question whether my better OS beats your better hardware . The end result: there is no perfect system nor

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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