Reaching the Road Warrior Through Wireless Messaging
- Flybe to the moon. Venkatraman, Archana // Computer Weekly;11/22/2011, p16
The article presents a case study on the virtualised infrastructure of Flybe Airlines. It mentions that the low-cost airline has a primitive back-up and replication software that cannot support a growing virtualised infrastructure for its business operations. It speculates on the company's need...
- Alaska Air Adds Personality To Web Site. Pounds, Nancy // Alaska Business Monthly;May2008, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p11
The article reports on the virtual assistant services offered by Alaskan Airlines and Horizon Air to help their website customers. The virtual assistant which has a distinct voice and personality is named Jenn. Jenn, a first virtual assistant introduced by a U.S. airline, answers questions and...
- Drawn-out dialogue. Burr, Ty // Entertainment Weekly;05/03/96, Issue 325, p80
Reviews three virtual chat worlds on the Internet. Basis for these worlds in the 1992 book `Snow Crash,' in which author Neal Stephenson envisioned a Metaverse; Features of chat worlds, which allow people to adopt a visual persona for themselves on the screen; The Palace; Worldsaway; Worlds Chat.
- Seeing the Sky in a Whole New Way. White II, James C.; Naeye, Robert // Mercury;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p37
Provides information on the development of the National Virtual Observatory (NVO). Factors behind the development of the NVO; Features of the NVO; Possible impact of the NVO on astronomy. INSET: An Observatory in Every Classroom.
- Go virtually anywhere. // Canadian Geographic;Mar/Apr2002, Vol. 122 Issue 2, p38
Discusses a plan on creating an interactive three-dimensional map of the world that will allow anyone with a personal computer to arrive to any destination in seconds. Advantage of the interactive map to virtual travelers; Measurement of the mosaic of the earth's surface produced by WorldSat...
- Construction workers are game for virtual equipment. Phair, Matthew // ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/18/96, Vol. 236 Issue 11, p30
Reports that construction workers are using virtual equipment programs to learn to run equipment and also engineers are using this equipment to avoid miscalculations. Creation of training simulators; Different types of virtual prototyping; Place where simulators were on show; Advances for...
- Fast virtual machines hide CPU from the user. Santoni, Andy // InfoWorld;09/01/97, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p32
Features various virtual machine systems. Lucent Technologies' Inferno; Digital Semiconductor's FX!32; Sun Microsystems' HotSpot.
- The Information Superhighway. // Odyssey;Nov94, Vol. 3 Issue 9, p8
Defines and discusses some cyberspace terms. Modem; Electronic bulletin board system (BBS); Conferences; Echoes; NASA's Spacelink BBS; CompuServe and America Online, examples of consumer online services; Internet; How students can reach Internet; How to reach three space and science oriented BBSs.
- Taking virtual tools across the Internet. // R&D Magazine;Feb97, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p20
Reports on the emergence of virtual instrumentation as a commercial success in the 1990s. Replacement of benchtop instruments with multipurpose workstations and personal computers; Advantage of software systems' graphical-programming systems; Capability of creating custom interfaces within...