News & Commentary
posted in October 2002
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Lotus For The Masses
News  |  10/31/2002  | 
Global ISP Terra Lycos is building an instant-messaging service based on Lotus' Sametime app.
Microsoft's Fate Could Be Decided Friday
News  |  10/31/2002  | 
The judge weighing a settlement in the Microsoft antitrust case is expected to issue her ruling.
Business-Software Piracy Climbs
News  |  10/31/2002  | 
Trade group says piracy rate rose slightly in 2001, costing the United States $1.8 billion in retail sales.
Office 11 Drops Support For Older Windows
News  |  10/31/2002  | 
Microsoft's newest productivity suite won't work with pre-Windows 2000 versions of the operating system.
CFOs' Turnover Accelerates Faster Than CEOs'
News  |  10/31/2002  | 
CFOs are often "scapegoated" for a company's problems, outplacement firm head says.
Microsoft Makes More CRM Inroads
News  |  10/31/2002  | 
Vendor expands agreement with Pivotal to target midsize businesses.
Feds Tout Open Source's Role In Security
News  |  10/30/2002  | 
Government seeks open-source approach to programming to make software engineers accountable for their programs' security.
GAO: Government Agencies Adhering To Privacy Laws
News  |  10/30/2002  | 
The report addresses the flow of management information at four federal departments: Agriculture, Education, Labor, and State.
Big Drop-Off In Profit For EDS
News  |  10/30/2002  | 
Third-quarter profit falls 59% and new contracts are down by more than half.
IBM Pushes Its Vision For E-Business Version 2
News  |  10/30/2002  | 
On-demand computing, built on uniquely flexible infrastructures, will be the difference between surviving and perishing, the company says.
Microsoft Tries To Make Vox Popular
News  |  10/30/2002  | 
Voice recognition is a languishing technology that Microsoft apparently sees as a ripe opportunity.
Government Workers' IT Skills Improve
News  |  10/30/2002  | 
Government workers' skills outstrip private-sector employees in several areas, Brainbench report says.
Langa Letter: Wireless Poachers, Wireless Guests
Commentary  |  10/30/2002  | 
Sharing your wireless connection should be a conscious choice, Fred Langa says. Too often, it's accidental.
Vignette Snatches Up Epicentric
News  |  10/29/2002  | 
The combined companies will attempt to build momentum as a platform for building real-time Web apps.
Gerstner Gives Up Chairman Spot At IBM
News  |  10/29/2002  | 
Already having abdicated the CEO slot, Lou Gerstner is exiting altogether by year's end.
Tightrope For Federal IT Budget
News  |  10/29/2002  | 
The feds are in the same IT vise that state governments experienced last year.
Hershey's Biggest Treat: No Tricks
News  |  10/29/2002  | 
The $4.6 billion company is now able to track daily sales and shipments of classic Halloween candy.
Eliminating Roadblocks To Information Access
News  |  10/29/2002  | 
Tonic Software is shipping an app upgrade that includes probable-cause isolation and testing of specific network components.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  10/29/2002  | 
Oracle Releases Java Tools Upgrade
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
JDeveloper complies with newest Java standards.
Cobol Vendor Targets .Net
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
Micro Focus plans 2003 release of version of Net Express that lets Cobol apps run in Microsoft's .Net.
Palm Moves Toward Wireless, Away From PDAs
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
Vendor unveils new products and strategies to combat the challenge from Pocket PC handhelds.
Feds Weigh Establishment Of Interstate Communications System
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
Government will link existing networks to create the system and will pay for entry and exit points for those who use agreed-upon standards, White House CIO says.
IBM Hopes New Financing Options Spur End-Of-Year Sales
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
Vendor offers deals to spur sales to midsize and large companies.
Japan Airlines Brings Enigma To The Gate
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
JAL hopes to reduce aircraft downtime by making it easier for ground personnel at its gates to access repair and maintenance data.
More Venture Capitalists Keep Their Wallets Closed
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
Volatile markets and spending cuts prompt investors to stay away from startups.
Server Market Experiences Some Growth
News  |  10/28/2002  | 
Gartner reports slight growth in third quarter from year-earlier figures.
IT Confidential: Even The DMA Has Had Its Fill Of Spam
Commentary  |  10/25/2002  | 
"We're getting hit -- left and right -- with legislation," Weintzen said.
The Vendor View
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
News service Reuters has its own XML language but looks at VRXML, too.
User Exodus Ails AT&T
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Office 11: How Suite It Is
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
New SAN Exam
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Technology That Talks
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Monster Parent's Spin-Off
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Computer, Heal Thyself
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Systems Management Is A Snap
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Oracle Taps Database To Deliver The Goods
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
11i's Supply-Chain Management improves business-process automation and analysis
Signs Of Good News Ahead?
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Temp staffing companies offer early hints of recovery; Remy is one that's planning for growth
AT&T Wireless To Close Network
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Cisco Fights False Alarms
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Microsoft To Buy E-Map Maker
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Linux Clusters Power Virtual Crash Tests
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Car companies look for higher server performance to reduce simulation costs
Siebel Hedges .Net Bet
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Microsoft and Siebel integrate apps and .Net, while Sun and Siebel explore J2EE
Most Network Outages Are Internal Problems
News  |  10/25/2002  | 
Network management seems to be less a shot in the dark than a shot in the foot.
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