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Who let the dogs out?

Sep 17, 20035 mins
Enterprise Applications

* Breaking news from TECHXNY, Demo Mobile, Intel Developer Forum, SunNetwork * Links to upcoming trade shows * Links to free Network World Technology Tours

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So a dog wearing a bulletproof vest walks up on stage at a software conference and says … This really did happen at PeopleSoft’s Connect user conference Monday (OK, the dog didn’t actually talk) when company CEO Chris Conway and his dog Abbey, both wearing bulletproof vests, took to the stage for Conway’s keynote presentation. The body armor was in response to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s now infamous quip that if he had a gun and a bullet he wouldn’t be aiming for Conway’s dog. “Abbey and I have decided not to take any chances,” Conway told an audience of PeopleSoft users.

No bulletproof vest-wearing dogs at the other shows taking place this week. Check below for the latest headlines from TECHXNY, Demo Mobile, Intel Developer Forum, Sun Network, and the Oracle Applications Users Group conference.

* Breaking news from TECHXNY, New York:

IBM notebooks go ergonomic, 09/17/03

IBM is tackling one of the biggest gripes of notebook users – that they can present ergonomic problems causing aches and pains – by designing new units that let you disconnect the keyboard and screen so you don’t have to crane your neck and type at awkward angles.

HP unveils consumer PCs, peripherals, 09/17/03

It may be September, but HP already is gearing up for the holidays. On the eve of the TechXNY show in New York, the company announced updated Pavilion and Presario desktop PCs, as well as peripherals and consumer products it hopes will be popular holiday gift items.

IBM, HP refresh low-end desktops, 09/15/03

Gearing up for the start of the holiday shopping season, HP and IBM are unveiling a slew of new desktops this week at the TechXNY conference in New York.

* Breaking news from Intel Developer Forum, San Jose:

Intel advances LaGrande architecture, gingerly, 09/16/03

IDF: Intel Tuesday announced it was taking steps to ensure that its design for the next generation of computer security components, code-named LaGrande, will be accepted and not vilified by the industry.

Despite major effort, Intel wireless plans lag, 09/15/03

On the eve of this week’s biannual Intel Developer Forum, Intel  announced the second delay of its latest wireless LAN silicon, highlighting the company’s struggles to firmly establish a foothold in the wireless arena.

* Breaking news from Sun Network, San Francisco:

Sun offers Java stack for $100 per employee, 09/16/03

Sun Tuesday disclosed pricing details for Project Orion, an initiative that aims to radically simplify the way Sun delivers server software to its customers and in the process, Sun hopes, will make its software more widely used.

* Breaking news from PeopleSoft Connect conference, Anaheim, California:

Oracle saga is over, says PeopleSoft’s Conway, 09/15/03

Although PeopleSoft CEO Craig Conway has been downplaying Oracle’s continuing efforts to acquire his company, he addressed the issue straight away Monday at PeopleSoft’s Connect user conference, arriving for his opening keynote with a bulletproof vest, his dog Abbey and a quip about the ever-changing nature of Oracle’s plans should its hostile takeover bid succeed.

* News from Oracle Applications Users Group conference, San Diego:

Oracle starts pricing workshops, 09/16/03

Oracle on Tuesday held the first of what will be quarterly workshops to help customers understand the intricacies of its pricing and licensing practices, the company said Tuesday.

* News from The Electronic Product Code Executive Symposium, Chicago:

IBM, others unveil RFID offerings, 09/16/03

IBM and a truckload of other vendors Monday joined the RFID – Radio Frequency ID – parade at a meeting in Chicago that is shaping up as a coming-out party for the object-identification technology.

* Breaking news from Demo Mobile, La Jolla, California:

Demo Mobile: What’s next in wireless, 09/15/03

Innovations in mobile and wireless computing targeted at making workers more productive and management easier will be introduced at this week’s DemoMobile  show.

Cool Tools at Demo Mobile:

Don’t miss Keith Shaw (of Network World’s Cool Tools fame) who will be posting his Web logs from Demo Mobile. He’s planning to post live reports Wednesday and Thursday.

* News from Network World Tech Tours:

Check here for our reporter’s eye view of the latest buzz from our current WLAN and WAN Technology Tours.

On the road with NW’s WAN Tech Tour, 09/15/03

Tales from the WLAN tour, 09/08/03


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