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Recent remarks by Scot Wingo, chief executive of ChannelAdvisor, a Morrisville, N.C. e-commerce consulting firm, at a financial conference indicated that he thought Google would be launching against PayPal later this year. http://webservices.sys-con.com/read/101680.htm Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt has denied this intention in a sort of non-denial fashion, stating that Google does "not intend to offer a person-to-person, stored-value payments system." He did say that the company is developing "payment services (that) are a natural evolution of Google's existing online products and advertising programs." Google has created a subsidiary named Google Payment Corp. One analyst said he believes Google will develop a service to complment its Froogle shopping-comparison service, rather than develop something that could potentially compete with eBay's PayPal across the board fo... (more)

Quest Software To Migrate Health Systems IT to Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory

Quest Software and Intrinsic Technologies have been chosen by Atlantic Health System to work with Intrinsic to implement Quest’s Active Directory migration and management software to simplify and manage its IT infrastructure. “We were looking to create a more unified directory services environment by having all of our user accounts in Active Directory,” said Pat Zinno, director, Infrastructure Services and Support, Atlantic Health System. “Our systems are only as stable as the underlying infrastructure allows them to be. Intrinsic and Quest are infrastruct... (more)

HP Unveils Mercury Project and Portfolio Management Center 7.0

HP has unveiled new project and portfolio management software that gives customers real-time visibility and control over the entire IT portfolio to help reduce the business risk of IT project failure. Available immediately, Mercury Project and Portfolio Management Center 7.0 provides chief information officers and other IT executives with sophisticated project, demand and portfolio management as well as an integrated approach to managing projects across their lifecycles. The software addresses some of the biggest challenges of delivering clear and measurable business results from I... (more)

"Crossbar Latch" From HP May One Day Replace Transistors Used in Today's Computers

One of simplest yet most essential logic functions in computing devices was performed, not by a silicon based transistor, today's most advanced method, but by a molecule-sized device. The tiny device was created by Hewlett-Packard researchers. Three scientists are credited for the work which will be published in the Journal of Applied Physics. According to the researchers, working at the company's Quantum Science Research Group, the innovation could one day come to replace today's transistors that are used in today's computers. While still a dream, theoretically, the Hewlett-Pack... (more)

SYS-CON Media Publishes IT Solutions Guide, Technology Solutions From Top Vendors

The latest issue of SYS-CON's quarterly IT Solutions Guide will debut next week at the upcoming JavaOne Show in San Francisco. The current issue of the ITSG offers IT solutions from the leading i-technology companies, including ClearNova (www.clearnova.com), EV1 Servers (www.ev1servers.com), Extentech (www.extentech.com), GraphOn Software (www.graphon.com), Hosting.com (www.hosting.com), Synaptris( www.synaptris.com), InterSystems (www.intersystems.com), JadeLiquid Software (www.jadeliquid.com), MapInfo (www.mapinfo.com), Parasoft (www.parasoft.com), PDF Tools AG (www.pdftools.co... (more)