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Content posted in July 2002
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EDS Earnings Cut By WorldCom Write-Down
News  |  7/24/2002  | 
The services firm is setting up a $101 million reserve to cover payments it no longer expects to receive from bankrupt WorldCom.
Bucking The Trend
News  |  7/24/2002  | 
Unlike many other software vendors, Business Objects and Crystal Decisions report solid sales increases.
Taking The Wraps Off Virgin Mobile
News  |  7/24/2002  | 
Virgin Group chairman Sir Richard Branson unveils a national cell-phone network in his typical flamboyant manner.
Navy CIOs Close Communication Gap
News  |  7/24/2002  | 
The Navy's medical branch used eRoom Inc.'s collaborative software to create an online community to share ideas.
Students Still See Careers With IT Leaders
News  |  7/24/2002  | 
Last year, Internet companies were the most popular career targets among business and IT students. According to an annual survey, they're No. 16 today.
Book Business Keeps Amazon Afloat
News  |  7/23/2002  | 
The Internet retailer reported a net loss of $94 million, compared with a net loss a year ago of $168 million.
Vignette's Revenue Slides, Jobs Cut
News  |  7/23/2002  | 
With customer purse strings closely guarded, and those who are buying spending less, the vendor still has a long way to go to reach profitability.
CIOs Feel Undervalued, Survey Shows
News  |  7/23/2002  | 
Nearly three-quarters of CIOs responding to a recent survey say they don't believe they're the first place their CEOs turn to for IT information.
RealNetworks Ups Streaming Ante
News  |  7/23/2002  | 
Helix is being touted as the first open-source digital media-delivery platform, and one that could make it possible to deliver digital media to any format, operating system, or device.
Federal IT Systems Vulnerable To Cyberattack, Report Says
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
The government lacks a coordinated and comprehensive approach to its critical infrastructure, according to a GAO report.
Next Shot In IBM's Database Battle
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
Seeing tighter IT budgets, IBM aims to make DB2 version 8 more self-reliant.
IBM Adds To E-Learning Products
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
IBM will release new products from its Mindspan division and enters a partnership for courseware with the Thomson Corp.
OMB Halts Some IT Spending
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
The OMB plans to review existing IT investments in an effort to find ways to consolidate systems and save up to $200 million in the next two years.
GAO's IT Policy Director To Join Think Tank
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
David McClure, director of IT management issues at the GAO, will become VP for E-government at the Council for Excellence in Government.
Collaborating On Security
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
Financial -services sectors and the government have been working more closely than ever on security since the attacks on Sept. 11.
Security Synergy
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Can IT projects and government requirements be aligned to benefit both security and business goals?
No Recovery Yet For Hardware
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
HP: Out Of App-Server Biz
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Data-Center Cost-Cutter
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Editor's Note: Have You Blogged Today?
Commentary  |  7/19/2002  | 
Business Technology: Be Like Mike
Commentary  |  7/19/2002  | 
Mike Howell represents the best of what the business-technology field can offer
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  7/19/2002  | 
"A billion PCs -- that's a tremendous amount of plastic, lead, mercury," says activist Schneider. "What are we going to do with it?"
Sun, Liberty Alliance Advance Single Sign-On Technology
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Identity Server is compatible with first version of group's spec
Symantec Shops In Hopes That Competitors Drop
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Security vendor strengthens product line and pressures rivals
Sidgmore Regrets, DOJ Investigates
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal bankruptcy judge overseeing WorldCom's case to appoint an independent examiner to investigate potential mismanagement and fraud by the company.
At Your Service
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
After The Fall
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Jonathan Goldsmith, an Andersen alumnus, has launched a Web site for ex-Andersenians to keep in touch.
SBI To Acquire Lante
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
The announcement comes just days after the professional services firm said it would acquire some assets of Scient.
Virtual Coaching
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
After The Fall
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Managing It All From A PDA
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Apple Spices Up Mac OS X
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Emblematic Emblem
News  |  7/19/2002  | 
Taking Stock: Motorola Offers A Glimmer Of Hope For The Telecom Market
Commentary  |  7/19/2002  | 
Vendor reports largest loss ever, but posts operating profit
Microsoft Earnings Up For Quarter, Year
News  |  7/18/2002  | 
Company execs say strong demand for the consumer Windows XP operating system and desktop applications helped boost the numbers.
Pittman Leaves AOL
News  |  7/18/2002  | 
With its stock price plummeting, the media giant announces a management shake-up that includes the departure of Bob Pittman. It also finds itself defending against a report of financial irregularities.
PeopleSoft Earnings Slip
News  |  7/18/2002  | 
Including a one-time acquisition-related charge, net income was $36 million, compared with net income of $47.4 million last year.
Sybase Reports Profit Despite Revenue Dip
News  |  7/18/2002  | 
The software vendor reported net income of $20.2 million for its second quarter.
Informatica Reports Profit As Sales Edge Up
News  |  7/18/2002  | 
Net income was $434,000, compared with a $7.5 million loss in the same period last year.
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