SBC To Buy AT&T For $16 Billion
The deal, which combines a large regional phone company with the nation's largest supplier of business-communications networks, could kick off more mergers.
Business Technology: Defining The Business You Want To Be In
Concluding our three-part series on a new way of thinking about business technology, Bob Evans warns, "Companies that profess that IT doesn't matter or is simply wasteful overhead that needs to be gutted will grow increasingly isolated, sluggish, backward, and irrelevant."
IT Plays Big Part In GDP Growth
The IT component of gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 16.5% in the fourth quarter, its best performance of the year.
Technology's Foot Soldiers Are The Key To Homeland Security
It's not hard to find someone, even in government, who agrees that 9/11 could have been prevented. It's also not hard to find someone, even in government, who agrees that data-sharing projects underway to correct the intelligence lapses that enabled 9/11 are moving slowly. A year here, 18 months there, and throw in some overpriced, overdue technology. All of this would make me very nervous if it wasn't for some very dedicated people I've met lately.
Feds Raise Caution Flag On VoIP Phone Systems
Thinking of deploying a VoIP phone system to save money? A federal agency charged with promoting technology says you should proceed cautiously because of security risks when deploying VoIP phone systems.
Business Technology: IT Transformation: Two Companies That Get It
In Part 2 of our three-part series, as you try to determine which technology vendors are tactical suppliers versus those that are strategic business partners, consider this: Do they talk only about scalability and manageability and reliability, or do they talk about nimbleness and agility and opportunity? Do they emphasize their ability to help you maintain competitive advantage, or do they help you conceive and build new and more-valuable competitive capabilities for the future?
Verizon Teams Up With Yahoo In Internet Content Deal
Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc.'s high-speed Internet services will be able to access customized and premium content from Web giant Yahoo Inc. under a multiyear agreement that combines the companies' offerings into a single brand.
Can Business And Government Speak The Same Language?
The Homeland Security Department's National Infrastructure Advisory Council Tuesday held its first meeting since President Bush's November reelection. After a first term largely spent getting its arms around just how much of the nation's critical infrastructure - energy utilities, manufacturing and transportation facilities, telecommunication and data networks, and financial services - is run by private-sector companies, NIAC is now looking for a way to motivate these companies to improve both p
Langa Letter: Make The Most Of That New PC
Here's the info you need to ensure long, safe, trouble-free computing whether you're starting the year with a brand-new PC, or with an older, used PC that's new to you.
Apple Targets Harvard Student For Product 'Leaks'
Think Secret, a Web site popular with Apple enthusiasts, so successfully predicted the company's recent product introductions that it has filed a law suit against the 19-year-old Harvard student operating the site.
The Data Miner
Homeland Security Secretary-designate Michael Chertoff is a big advocate of data mining as a tool to identify terrorists.
New Math: D.C. Style
The federal government has it's own type of math, at least when it comes to IT salaries.
HP's Fiorina Champions Digital Media
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, Carly Fiorina talks up HP's HDTV Media Hub, which combines the capabilities of HDTV, a digital cable set-top box, and a dual-tuner digital video recorder.
SmartAdvice: No Magic In Grid Computing
Grid computing probably won't let you buy fewer servers, The Advisory Council says, because most commercial apps don't meet the requirements. Also, involve non-IT peers in long-term IT strategic planning.
Home Network Usage Climbs
The number of home network users surged by 20 percent in 2004, according to numbers released by research firm NPD Group.
Pulver Communicates Liking For Skype VoIP
Skype picked up some major support for its free VoIP service Thursday, as U.S. Internet-telephoning pioneer Jeff Pulver announced that his pulver.Communicator will interoperate with Skype's service.