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  • SLIDESHOW: CIO Blast from the Past - 60 years of cryptography

    SLIDESHOW: CIO Blast from the Past - 60 years of cryptography

    2009 marks 60 years since the advent of modern cryptography. In October 1949 Claude Shannon published a paper on the mathematical basis of cryptography and since then electronic communications has strived towards more security. Take a tour of the past six decades with CIO.

  • IN PICTURES: Tech of Yesteryear - Where old computers find their final resting place

    IN PICTURES: Tech of Yesteryear - Where old computers find their final resting place

    Max Burnet has turned his home in the leafy suburbs of Sydney into arguably Australia’s largest private computer museum. Since retiring as director of Digital Equipment Corporation a decade ago, Burnet has converted his interest in the computing industry into an invaluable snapshot of computer history. Every available space from his basement to the top floor of his two-storey home is covered with relics from the past. His collection is vast, from a 1920s Julius Totalisator, the first UNIX PDP-7, a classic DEC PDP-8, the original IBM PC, Apple’s Lisa, MITS Altair 8800, numerous punch cards and over 6000 computer reference books. And more. He happily opened his doors for us to take a look.

News about history
  • Historical computing: The launch of the IBM System/360

    In 1964 IBM announced one of the most famous mainframes ever, the IBM System/360 which, on the low end versions ran at 0.0018 to 0.034 MIPS. For the time, that was serious performance ... in comparison, the iMac I'm writing this on runs at 92,100 MIPS.

  • IBM at 100: Will cannibalise for Cloud

    IBM turned 100 today. Since its humble beginnings as Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation in June 16, 1911, IBM has survived through many ups and downs in the economy and paradigm shifts within the IT industry. One of the biggest shifts is happening right now in the form of Cloud services, and the company is poised to sacrifice its own business to the tune of $7 billion to be part of the revolution.

Features about history
  • SLIDESHOW: CIO Blast from the Past - 60 years of cryptography

    2009 marks 60 years since the advent of modern cryptography. In October 1949 Claude Shannon published a paper on the mathematical basis of cryptography and since then electronic communications has strived towards more security. Take a tour of the past six decades with CIO.

  • 15 events that changed technology history

    There are certain key points that have shaped the way technology is today. We've rounded up the 15 most important milestones and explained why they changed the course of the industry.

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