News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in January 2004
Most Late-1990s VC Recipients Are Still Alive
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
A venture-capital newsletter says 58% of tech companies that first received venture capital in 1999 and 2000 are still alive, though most have yet to become profitable.
Computer Shipments Fall Again
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The Commerce Department says shipments of computers and related products dropped 1.3% in December after falling 2.4% in November.
Time Warner Gets Back Into The Black
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The world's largest media company says 4Q revenue rose 6% to $10.9 billion and it posted a profit of $638 million.
Forecast: Surging Economy Will Fuel IT Spending By States
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
Market-intelligence firm Input projects states' spending on IT will grow 8% annually through fiscal 2009, to $64 billion.
Thompson: Health Care Needs More IT
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
The Secretary of Health and Human Services told the World Healthcare Congress that technology can help reduce errors, resulting in fewer deaths and lower costs.
Execs: IT Is Key To Better, Cheaper Health Care
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
A survey of key executives at the World Health Care Congress says 79% feel IT is effective in holding down costs and improving patient safety and care.
Sun To Acquire Switches
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
DSL Means (Small) Business
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Getty Images Sharpens Its Focus With HP Gear
News  |  1/23/2004  | 
Picture archive upgrades its technology infrastructure with a flexible architecture
DSL Use Expected To Grow Among Small Businesses
News  |  1/22/2004  | 
Probe Group, a research firm, says the number of DSL lines used by businesses in North America is expected to jump from 830,000 at the end of last year to 1.5 million in 2008.
Nortel In Talks To Sell Off Factories
News  |  1/22/2004  | 
The already-downsized company is negotiating to sell nearly all of its factories to Flextronics, a Singapore electronics firm, in a $500 million deal that could shed 2,500 jobs.
AT&T's Back In The Black
News  |  1/22/2004  | 
It earned $340 million in the fourth quarter despite a 12.8% decline in revenue.
BellSouth Rings Up Bigger Profits
News  |  1/22/2004  | 
Fourth-quarter net income rose 37% to $787 million thanks to gains in Latin America, new Internet customers, and a successful multiservice package.
Lucent Posts Second Straight Quarterly Profit
News  |  1/21/2004  | 
The telecommunications equipment maker held down costs and boosted revenue and gross margins on the way to a $338 million first-quarter profit.
Dell Debuts Layer 3 Switches
News  |  1/20/2004  | 
The PowerConnect 6000 line represents Dell's next step in the expansion of its fledgling networking business.
Banks To Boost Spending On New Technology For Branches
News  |  1/20/2004  | 
A Datamonitor report says U.S. banks will spend $1.4 billion as they seek to transform branches into selling centers.
Cingular Offers To Buy AT&T Wireless
News  |  1/20/2004  | 
The $27 billion deal would create the nation's largest cell-phone carrier, but it's likely to start a bidding war.
Current Events
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
Regional transmission operators are upgrading their systems to keep the electricity flowing
Gartner: Dependence On Internet Boosts Risks of Cyberwar
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
The research firm says that the rate of adoption of Internet-based technology means that nations will have the ability to conduct cyberwarfare by 2005.
H.323 Flaws Threaten Scores Of Products
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
The vulnerability may be present in products from more than 40 vendors, including Microsoft and Cisco Systems, experts say.
Boeing Brings Internet Access To The Sea
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
The aircraft maker is expanding its Connexion by Boeing service, already available to airlines, to the maritime industry.
Motorola Joins The China Club
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Telecom hardware vendor scores bit, signing deals worth more than $1 billion with Chinese companies.
Level 3 Rounds Out Its Voice Over IP Line
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
It debuted a toll-free service in the United States to go along with local and long-distance offerings.
German Retailer To Roll Out RFID Tags
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
Metro Group says about 100 of its top suppliers will begin attaching the chips to pallets and packages of goods headed for its warehouses beginning in November.
New Hampshire Senator Readies "Hands-Off IP" Bill
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
Sen. John Sununu says he wants to keep federal and state regulators from interfering with the technology's development.
Cuba Tightens Control Of Internet
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
The government is prohibiting Internet access over the low-cost government phone service most ordinary citizens have at home.
Businesses Warned To Be Ready For New SARS Outbreak
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
Gartner says companies need to prepare immediately for potential disruptions caused by the disease, which has resurfaced again in China.
The Explorer: Secure Your PC Online, Part Four
Commentary  |  1/7/2004  | 
Fred ties up some loose ends from the previous installments, and discusses some new, cool and free security tools.
The Explorer: Secure Your PC Online, Part Three
Commentary  |  1/7/2004  | 
Building on Parts One and Two, Fred now shows how to make your PC nearly impregnable.
The Explorer: Making Your PC Secure Online, Part Two
Commentary  |  1/7/2004  | 
In Part One, we showed how to adjust your network settings for better security. Now we'll look at free and commercial add-on products and services that do even more.
The Explorer: Four Myths of Online Security
Commentary  |  1/7/2004  | 
Make sure your PC is really secure from 'Net-based hacker attacks -- without spending a dime.
NASA's IT Success
News  |  1/7/2004  | 
NASA's Mars mission reinvigorates one CIO's business-technology adventure. Also: Mars pics, NASA's architecture problems, and vendor connections.
Falling Prices, Regulations Drive SAN Market
News  |  1/6/2004  | 
A study by market-research firm iSuppli says the market has been growing at a 30% annual rate and should maintain that pace for the next few years.


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