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Blame the apps

Aug 02, 20042 mins
Enterprise Applications

* Blame the apps * Not going to take it anymore * In search of surety * Ask yourself: Paper or plastic?

Blame the apps

Remote Direct Memory Access, or RDMA, is touted as a technology that might finally let servers take full advantage of their Gigabit Ethernet connections. But it might not have much of a chance of really working when you consider just how inefficient the applications running on top are. Kevin Tolly explains.

Not going to take it anymore

Winn Schwartau hates spam. But he doesn’t believe the U.S. government will be able to come up with an effective solution. And he certainly doesn’t think the U.N. will. So what’s a spammee to do? Schwartau has a few suggestions about how to fight back.

In search of surety

Daniel Blum this week chides the software industry for its low quality, or surety, and suggests that what it needs to do is institute system-wide approaches to ensuring that software quality stays high.

Ask yourself: Paper or plastic?

Once you get past any resentment you might have about bagging your own groceries, self-service checkout tends to grow on people. The reason is time savings. ‘Net Buzz Paul McNamara this week looks at this fundamental change in the way we shop, and how IBM’s entry into the business could change things even more.