Nanotechnology gets down to business: new technology can make computers faster, but business solutions and government policy is still not up to speed on nanotechnology - Analysis



Canadian researchers say they are determined to prove nanotechnology is more than just a scientific parlour game and will help create new forms of IT equipment for enterprises.

Ever since single-walled carbon nanotubes were discovered in the early 1990s, the scientific community around the world has discussed in glowing terms the potential of the tiny technology -- width of approximately 10 hydrogen atoms lined up -- nanotubes are self-created from an electrical discharge between electrons. They could eventually perform the same functions as chips, some say, making PCs run billions of times faster.
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Technology for small business: the best solutions to improve revenues


In order to effectively compete with larger corporations, small business owners are having to rely upon technology more often that ever. The need to increase productivity and to reduce task-completing times has become critical to small businesses everywhere, and portability is one of the key components of that trend. For this edition of LL Focus, we interviewed experts in the computer technology field and asked them recommend some cost-effective technology for burgeoning small businesses. These professionals shared with us very valuable information of how the newest technology is adding mobility to small businesses and how this can help to maximize productivity, and what areas small businesses should invest most of their resources in order to improve their profits, and they even told us which personal digital assistant (PDA) they rely upon in their daily lives to keep up with their responsibilities. We urge you to read what they had to say, and we strongly recommend that you take it into consideration when purchasing new technology.
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Made to measure: not all small businesses understand and buy technology the same way. Being attentive to a company's particular needs will result in better long-term solutions and increased customer satisfaction


Walton Marina, housed in an 18th-century boathouse, provides a base for more than 200 leisure boats. With a growing number of customers using their vessels as floating offices for their business and professional activities, the owner, Mike Cook, decided to upgrade his IT systems. By improving his company's internal technology systems, he would be able to raise the level of service he delivered to his customers. Cook turned to his company's established IT reseller, A & P Computers, for help. The challenge, he said, was to incorporate leading-edge technology into Walton's facility without altering the physical structure of the historical boathouse. The technology would enable the marina to expand its business while delivering reliable communications services to its customers.
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Microsoft honors Unisys with awards for inspiring customer loyalty with winning technology solutions in HPC


Microsoft Corp. has given its Winning Customer Award for outstanding competitive efforts in the High Performance Computing (HPC) category to Unisys Corp. for a database that helps leading Dutch banks better manage their payments products for greater efficiencies.

Unisys was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading solutions that highlight the benefits of working on the Microsoft platform.
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