Telcos Give Bundling Another Try
Firms are bundling telecom services, including local, long distance and cell phones, Internet, and TV. Will customers go for it?
Why Focus On Viruses Here?
You might wonder, as do some of my colleagues here at Techweb, why I’ve given so much space to coverage of ClamAV, the open source anti-virus filter technology. This is, after all Messaging Pipeline, and our focus here is on e-mail, instant messaging, and technology that promotes collaboration through messaging systems. Well, the answer is simple: virus transmission is a messaging phenomenon! In simple terms, we would not have the plague we have today without e-mail and insta
For Sale: Iraq's Cell-Phone Franchises
The contracts are lucrative but hazardous: Employees at the three existing Iraq cell phone operations have been kidnapped, and U.S. military forces have had to jam service to prevent insurgent cell phones from detonating bombs.
Two Mergers, Two Circumstances, Two Results
Acquisitions and mergers are a sometimes-wonderful, sometimes-painful fact of enterprise life, and they tend to happen at two distinctly different times in the life of an industry and in the lives of companies in that industry: at the beginning, and at the end. At the beginning, companies that are growing in related, but distinct arenas of a growing industry can often find growth-giving synergy by merging their technological, intellectual, and manufacturing assets. At the end, companies that are
SmartAdvice: ERP Systems Move To Professional Services
Match ERP tools with your business strategy and chose an industry-tailored system, The Advisory Council says. Also, align network-support staffing levels first with network-management processes and network-planning and -architecture processes, then with technical specialties.
ICANN Approves .mobi Domain For Cell Phones
The move is expected to pave the way for widespread use of the Web by cell phone users, although ICANN representatives have said they doubt .mobi websites will be available before 2006.
Internet Was A Success Amidst London Disaster
Way back when, on 9/11, I was stunned and disappointed to see the poor performance of the Internet. In the midst of the most major and heinous attack ever launched on U.S. soil, the Internet more or less folded. In contrast to the 24x7 infrastructure that kept television news going, even in the physical midst of the chaotic aftermath of the attacks, the Internet news sites more or less collapsed, and messaging services seemed to all but stop.. About the only Internet source for news was AOL's In
SmartAdvice: How To Leverage Business-Intelligence Tools
Companies want to leverage their investments as much as possible, The Advisory Council says, so consider, what are your pain points? Also, how to structure an outsourcing deal so you can cut your losses early if it's not working out.
Computer Orders Decline
New government report showing an 11.9% drop in orders for IT wares corresponds with a falloff in the confidence business-technologists have in the economy, as tracked by InformationWeek.
Feds And The Internet: If It's Not Broken, They'll Break It
If there's one thing you can count on the federal government getting wrong, it's how to handle the Internet. Last week's announcement that the feds will retain control of the domain system -- at the same time it was holding hearings into IP v6 problems -- prove that in spades.
Damn You, Spammers!
"That's not worth the paper it's written on!" I don't remember when or why I first heard those words, but surely I was well under ten years old, and it was probably my father talking about some international treaty he didn't like, or perhaps even the dollar bill that his gold-standard-loving heart just plain hated. In any case, the point of the phrase -- which I still occasionally hear today -- is that paper isn't worth much money. But bits transmitted across the Internet are worth even less, wh