As artificial intelligence continues to make inroads in the workplace, the managerial reporting lines can get a bit murky.
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Even an IT spending market suffering through a protracted slump can't keep good technologies down. For struggling IT vendors on the receiving end of shrinking budgets, the pressure to innovate just gets greater.
Two big stories this year have been the introduction of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron 32-/64-bit microprocessor and the wider adoption of storage virtualization. Opteron is significant because it will compete head-on with Intel Corp.'s 64-bit Itanium processor. And it has attracted support from IT superpowers such as Oracle Corp., Microsoft Corp., and IBM Corp.