Microsoft airs strategy for 'cloud computing'
(MSFT) unveiled a sharpened strategy
to tap into "cloud computing,"
an emerging market for computing power
supplied as a service. Microsoft will
open a $250 million data center in
Chicago to support Azure. And it's
letting software developers test tools
and services designed to jump-start
New Rage at Work: Used, Revamped IT Gear
some estimates, the market for used
computer networking equipment alone
is worth as much as $3 billion; that
doesn't include the market for PCs
or servers. This so-called secondary
market encompasses everything from
used desktops and laptops to the servers
that run Web sites and corporate networks.
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