The News Review:
- Zimbabwe: Presidential Hopefuls Must Have a Party
- HP To Ship ProLiant Servers With Virtualization Technology
- America on hold
Zimbabwe: Presidential Hopefuls Must Have a Party
AllAfrica.com – Mar 21, 2008
Turning to some of the problems that were being faced by Marondera residents, he said the construction of Wenimbi Dam should be completed urgently for the town to have reliable water supply. President Mugabe said the Government had bought generators that were capable of powering towns like Marondera as a way of solving power cuts that were affecting some industries. Earlier, during a briefing with the provincial leadership, Cde Mugabe said there was need to revive some of the companies in the town, that included the Cold Storage Company, as such companies created downstream employment. Commenting on the distribution of food countrywide, he said this was being hampered by the poor road network and the Government had provided funds to the District Development Fund for road maintenance. Government was also concerned that it was taking 10 or more years to work on some of the major roads, adding that particular roads should be targeted at a time before starting new ones. Mashonaland East Zanu-PF provincial chairman Cde Ray Kaukonde said the ruling party would win in all the constituencies in the province although there was need to campaign vigorously in Marondera where the opposition had embarked on a door-to-door campaign. In his vote of thanks, Chief Svosve paid tribute to the Government for distributing food to the people.
HP To Ship ProLiant Servers With Virtualization Technology
InformationWeek – Mar 21, 2008
HP plans to offer its own management tools as the interface for the third-party virtualization environments. Virtualization enables companies to consolidate applications that run on different platforms on a single server, making better use of the hardware’s processing power. “Citrix and HP share the belief that virtualization should be a natural extension of the hardware platform,” Peter Levine, senior VP and general manager of Citrix’s virtualization and management division,.
America on hold
News & Observer – Mar 21, 2008
comp –> Comment on this story America on holdWe spent a lot of time on hold this week in what we can only figure is an insidious ploy by eco-terrorists intent on further decimating the already bedraggled American economy. Keep us on hold for hours at a time, and soon even the French will pass us in productivity. First, there was our call to All My Sons Moving & Storage. After a human answered and asked if we could hold, please — Wonder what would happen if we said no? — we were subjected to 9 minutes and 26 seconds of a little ditty composed just for the occasion:Hold on!Hold on it won’t be long,Hold on!. After 9 minutes and 26 seconds of this mind-numbing continuous loop the phone started ringing –Praise be!– only to dump us into the voice mail of “Diane”! A 9 minute and 27 second wait — for voice mail?AH…
After making it perfectly clear that we did indeed want to cancel — not suspend — our service, we said we wanted to cancel our entire land line as well. Suspend it?CANCEL IT!”You’ll have to call another number to do that,” our service rep informed us. But you’re the same company, we protested, AT&T having gobbled up Bell South last year. “Yes, but we still haven’t integrated our systems. I can transfer you though,” she helpfully added. You’re probably expecting another story about being put on terminal hold.