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IT Confidential
Commentary  |  3/29/2002  | 
Army Shares Knowledge-Management Tips With Private Sector
News  |  3/29/2002  | 
At its knowledge symposium, the Army hopes to learn about best practices and technological tools that can help it take knowledge management to the next level.
Dot-Com Jobs Cuts Rise At Finance Firms
News  |  3/29/2002  | 
Dot-com jobs in the financial sector led the cuts in February and March. More traditional industries, such as finance, held their dot-com operations together through the initial bloodbath.
Verano Adds Flexibility To Real-Time Data System
News  |  3/29/2002  | 
Developers will be able to access the DBMS through the Web, using a Java 2-compliant application server.
Taking Stock: Iona Technologies Looks Like A Good Value In The Tech Market
Commentary  |  3/29/2002  | 
Iona shines with its Web services and integration platform
Improving A Web Site For Better Product Promotion
News  |  3/29/2002  | 
With the help of Razorfish, pharmaceutical company Regeneron has relaunched its site to better cater to potential investors, business partners, researchers, physicians, and patients.
Life's Building Blocks Aid In IT
News  |  3/29/2002  | 
Researchers are using DNA to develop computers that someday could solve massively complex problems.
Spotfire Adds Web-Services Support To Analytics Software
News  |  3/28/2002  | 
Customers want easier ways to connect with computer systems.
Move The Kids Away From The Screen, Please
News  |  3/28/2002  | 
The eyes have it: UC Berkeley's School of Optometry reports a direct link between computer usage and vision problems in children.
Relaxed HIPAA Rules Could Change IT Plans
News  |  3/28/2002  | 
The proposed changes would eliminate the need for some projects.
IT's Rodney Dangerfield Complex
News  |  3/28/2002  | 
An IT department often 'gets no respect' from other business entities, says the CIO of FedEx Custom Critical.
Videoconferencing's Virtual Room
News  |  3/28/2002  | 
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business uses its 'telepresence' system to provide an ultrahigh-speed link between campuses in Durham, N.C., and Frankfurt, Germany.
Adding Flexibility To Web-Services Network
News  |  3/28/2002  | 
Grand Central will provide synchronous connections in addition to asynchronous connections with its Web-management services.
Keeping An Eye On .Net
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
Compuware is breaking out modules of its Vantage software for monitoring .Net.
The Latest Storage Software On The Biggest Switch
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
FalconStor and Inrange cut deal to provide large storage customers with more flexible management tools.
WorldCom Releases Stripped-Down Frame Relay Services
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
Bundled Frame Relay includes packages of ports, circuits, and hardware, and Economy Frame Relay combines local access with low-bandwidth links for customers who need to connect many remote locations for applications such as E-mail and point-of-sale transactions.
As The Cookies Crumble
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
A new survey reports that popular Web sites are more cognizant of consumer privacy, share less visitor information, and have reduced their dependency on third-party browser cookies.
Microsoft Releases Source Code For Research, Weighs More Commercial Disclosure
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
The company made available the source code to implementations of its Common Language Infrastructure run-time environment and C# programming language.
IBM Launches Dynamic Workplaces Division
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
The division's self-service applications will let employees sign up for health-care benefits, manage 401(k) portfolios, and take E-learning classes.
SAP CEO: Adoption Of Standards Key To Industry's Survival
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
Software applications must become interoperable, CEO Hasso Plattner says.
SEC Probes Network Associates' Books
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
The hits just keep coming for Network Associates. The feds are looking into its past accounting practices.
Mining Company To Move $1B In Spending To Procurement Exchange
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
Codelco will use E-sourcing software from Emptoris to make the move to the metals exchange Quadrem International.
Parametric Warns On Earnings
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
A weak economy for manufacturers is crimping Parametric's revenue.
Manugistics' License Revenue Strong, Despite Bigger Annual Loss
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
Greg Owens, Manugistics' chairman and CEO, says effective business management made it possible for the company to increase its annual revenue despite a drop in software license revenue for the year.
CA Helps Companies Unify Data Sources
News  |  3/27/2002  | 
The company's data-transformation tools track changes in data and applications.
Uncle Scott Wants You!
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
Sun Microsystems looks to the open-source community in its battle for developers with Microsoft.
Saba Reports 3Q Loss, Names New CEO
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
Former Sterling Software exec Gene Tolari will become president and CEO of the E-learning system supplier.
Offshore Model's Benefits Add Up For Lands' End
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
The retailer says that in addition to cost savings, offshore outsourcing has helped improve internal IT processes.
New SilverBack InfoCare Offers System-Monitoring Tools
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
A Web-based interface shows a configurable view of IT networks, systems, and applications, suitable for both tech staff and management.
The Good News Is: There's No Real News
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
A leading economic indicator shows scary numbers for the computer industry, but don't panic just yet.
PDA Wars: Round Two
Commentary  |  3/26/2002  | 
Is there one sure winner in the mobile market? Not hardly, Giga VP Carl Zetie says.
Treating Digital Files Like Physical Packages
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
Startup Radiance Technologies has unveiled its digital delivery software, as well as a partnership with personal video-recording pioneer TiVo.
Red Hat To Ship Linux Advanced Server
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
The version of Linux, based on the version 2.4 operating system kernel, includes asynchronous input/output to improve performance, and supports clustering for failover across two nodes with the Network File System and Samba file system.
Toyota Builds Global Collaborative Design Network
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
Other carmakers, such as GM and DaimlerChrysler, have invested heavily in collaborative CAD/CAM products and product life-cycle management tools to help manage the production of new cars.
Langa Letter: Silent Censorship
Commentary  |  3/26/2002  | 
Beware this column! No, there's nothing scandalous in Fred Langa's advice, although some poorly-made E-mail and content filters would think so.
Consistency Begets Savings At Home Depot
News  |  3/26/2002  | 
Home Depot is adopting Web-based systems and dumping proprietary systems to cut costs and standardize operations.
Sun Says It's Moving Java Beyond The Computer
News  |  3/25/2002  | 
Winning developers to the platform for building and running Web applications is crucial for Sun and its partners, who face formidable competition from Microsoft's .Net technology.
IBM, Mayo Clinic Develop Medical Database
News  |  3/25/2002  | 
System will help doctors diagnose diseases faster and prescribe better treatment.
A Computer That Notes Your Figure
News  |  3/25/2002  | 
New technology could use infrared light to give computers 3-D vision.
Monster.com Launches Hiring Service For Hourly Workers
News  |  3/25/2002  | 
The new service lets applicants apply online, by phone or--gasp--using a paper application.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  3/22/2002  | 
White House Opposes Senate Approval For E-Government Job
News  |  3/22/2002  | 
The process only slows down the system, says Mark Forman, associate director for IT and E-government at the OMB.
IBM, HP To Unveil Web Services Tools At JavaOne
News  |  3/22/2002  | 
IBM is shipping new versions of its WebSphere Studio tool suite and the WebSphere Application Server, Enterprise Edition, and HP is shipping a new version of its Web Services Platform.
Optimism's Back!
News  |  3/22/2002  | 
At long last, business-technology managers are again feeling confident about the economy, and they're more positive about IT spending in coming months.
Most E-Mail Marketers Let Customers Opt Out, Report Says
News  |  3/22/2002  | 
Nearly three-quarters of the 700 companies surveyed say they don't send unsolicited E-mail.
Jack Welch: Be Like GE--Spend To Get Ahead
News  |  3/22/2002  | 
The former CEO of the $500 billion powerhouse urges investment in IT as a way to stand out from competitors.
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