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Content tagged with Mobile posted in August 2003
Switch To Management
News  |  8/29/2003  | 
Dell's OpenManage software won't steal Cisco's thunder but will add to competitive strength
Business-Intelligence Market Forges Ahead
News  |  8/29/2003  | 
Vendors roll out hefty upgrades and new reporting software
IBM Inks Services Deal With Boeing, In Talks With P&G
News  |  8/29/2003  | 
The vendor says it has won a $160 million contract to handle Boeing's voice networks and is close to a deal to provide HR services to Procter & Gamble.
Online Music Broadcasters Sue Recording Industry
News  |  8/28/2003  | 
The Webcaster Alliance alleges that major recording labels have unlawfully inflated Webcasting royalty rates to keep independent operators out of the market.
Pending FCC Rule Expected To Have Major Impact On Telecom Market
News  |  8/27/2003  | 
A rule that would allow customers to transfer numbers from wireline to wireless should result in more consolidation of services, Gartner says.
Langa Letter: Three Technologies Worth Watching
Commentary  |  8/27/2003  | 
After months of hands-on use, Fred Langa updates his experiences with powerline networking, GPS, and white-box PCs.
Sprint To Expand Local Service
News  |  8/27/2003  | 
The carrier says it will immediately begin offering bundled plans in parts of 36 states and Washington, D.C.
Oklahoma Charges Ebbers And Other Former WorldCom Executives
News  |  8/27/2003  | 
The complaint alleges that the former CEO, other executives, and the company violated state securities laws by giving investors false information.
After A Year Of Losses, Microsoft Readies New Version Of MSN
News  |  8/27/2003  | 
It hopes the updated edition will lure customers who've graduated from dial-up to high-speed connections.
IT Helps Drug Companies Boost Efficiency
News  |  8/25/2003  | 
New products from IBM and SureScript Systems are designed to help develop and deliver drugs more efficiently.
Blackout Slows Web Traffic
News  |  8/22/2003  | 
Michael Gallagher Nominated To U.S. Telecom Post
News  |  8/22/2003  | 
If confirmed by the Senate, the former policy counselor to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans will become ssistant commerce secretary for communications and information.
FCC Issues Rules For Local Phone Competition
News  |  8/21/2003  | 
The commission gave states more authority to determine which phone companies operate within their borders.
Novell Posts 3Q Loss Amid Job Cuts
News  |  8/21/2003  | 
The company reported a loss of more than $12 million and said it cut about 600 jobs during the quarter.
Ciena Gets Closer To Being Profitable
News  |  8/21/2003  | 
The telecom equipment maker halved its losses in the third quarter, as cost-cutting offset weak sales.
JDS Uniphase CEO Steps Down
News  |  8/21/2003  | 
Jozef Straus will be succeeded as chief executive of the optical networking equipment maker by current board member Kevin Kennedy, effective Sept. 1.
FirstEnergy Looks To Tech To Prevent Future Blackouts, But Plans IT Staff Cuts
News  |  8/20/2003  | 
It's rolling out an enterprisewide intranet and an SAP implementation that will simplify the distribution of 1,500 daily operational reports, but sources say more than 100 IT workers will be laid off in the coming weeks.
EDS Lands Multiyear Services Pact With HUD
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
The deal to develop a nationwide IT infrastructure and telecom service could be worth as much as $860 million.
NetApp Adds Support For Several Vendors' iSCSI Initiators
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
Network Appliance adds support for several vendors' iSCSI initiators, letting customers test iSCSI on NetApp systems at no cost
The Week That Was
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
A Technical Answer For Music File-Swapping?
News  |  8/15/2003  | 
As the music industry battles in court, a vendor offers a database option
Web Helps Cities And Businesses Cope With Blackout
News  |  8/15/2003  | 
New York City and several major financial organizations were among those able to use the Internet to get their messages out despite the blackout.
Banks Pour Money Into Branch Connectivity And Automation
News  |  8/13/2003  | 
Large financial institutions invest in applications and technology to connect many branch operations to the Web.
Computer Associates Settles Suit For $40 Million
News  |  8/13/2003  | 
Trial date in suit brought by Canopy Group and Center 7 had been set for this month.
Sun To Buy Maker Of Network Software
News  |  8/8/2003  | 
CenterRun will become part of Sun's software unit and be blended into its utility-computing strategy.
Broadband Users Don't Want The Extras
News  |  8/7/2003  | 
A survey by Strategy Analytics says there's still more promise than profit in the subscription sales of premium content to online consumers.
SBC To Field 20,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots Over Next Three Years
News  |  8/6/2003  | 
The nation's second-largest carrier says it will open access points in 6,000 locations over three years in one of the biggest rollouts yet of the technology.
Cisco's 4Q Profits Rise Despite Lower Sales
News  |  8/5/2003  | 
Net income was up 27% even though sales fell to $4.70 billion from $4.83 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Government Considers Suspending Business With Sprint
News  |  8/5/2003  | 
The General Services Administration has been urged to bar the carrier from new contracts because it overcharged the Justice Department more than $2 million.
Cingular, NextWave Reach Deal For Spectrum Licenses
News  |  8/5/2003  | 
The $1.4 billion deal would help the nation's second-largest mobile phone carrier expand and improve service in markets where it already operates.
Return Of The IPO
News  |  8/1/2003  | 
Keep Data Flowing
News  |  8/1/2003  | 
Xiotech's Magnitude 3D clustered storage system includes failover capabilities

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