News & Commentary
posted in September 2001
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Liberty Alliance: No Passport Needed
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Sun teams with more than 30 companies to develop digital ID.
Losses Mount At CMGI
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Tech Managers Rethink CRM In Tight Economy
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Reduced budgets and increased competition may make Siebel's latest CRM suite a hard sell
Weather Service Deploying New On-Air 'Personality'
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Just a few years after the National Weather Service ditched eight-track tapes, it's rolling out a cutting-edge text-to-speech application to ensure its broadcasts are easily understood.
Shell Plans Gas-Station Monitoring System
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Shell is using IBM technology to create a system to wirelessly monitor and gather data about its retail operations.
Now Screening
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Networks debut three shows; where to play on cable sites.
Intel Enhances Desktop-Management Tool
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Intel to release the latest version of its LANDesk Management Suite.
Taking Stock: Impact Of Tragedy On Verizon Is More Emotional Than Financial
Commentary  |  9/28/2001  | 
Verizon stock remains sound, despite its recent volatility.
Fans Get Wireless Connection To Fund-Raising Race
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Cingular provides wireless equipment to track swimmers during race to raise money to help fight multiple sclerosis.
Verizon Offers Temporary Listing Service In Aftermath Of Attacks
News  |  9/28/2001  | 
Customers who lost phone services after the Sept. 11 attacks are offered free temporary listings in Verizon's 411 directory database.
New Windows Boost For Instant Messaging
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
Two APIs and a communications update to TCP/IP are scheduled to appear in beta 3 of Windows.Net server.
Travel Fears Fuel Web Conferencing
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
Vendors of this alternative to in-person meetings now will face heavy-duty competition: Yahoo has launched two Web-conferencing services.
Knowledge Management Key To Collaboration
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
New offerings provide improvements in managing networks and applications
Nasdaq Temporarily Suspends Delisting Regulations
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
Officials want to give struggling companies a second chance in a downtrodden market further devastated by the Sept. 11 attacks.
Military Marches Forward With Major IT Projects
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
A sluggish economy and the threat of war may have caused the business world to postpone some IT projects, but the U.S. military is moving forward with major initiatives.
Allstate Ignores CRM Skepticism
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
Allstate expects to increase sales and cross-selling opportunities by making it possible to share customer data throughout multiple apps.
Nasdaq Temporarily Suspends Delisting Regulations
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
The suspension, which will last until Jan. 2, 2002, is effective immediately.
Keeping Students' Medical Records Secure
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
Affinitex, a division of AiT, is coordinating a project to keep students' medical records safe from prying eyes.
Red-M Gets Funds To Develop Wireless Tools
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
Red-M to use Intel investment to push development of Bluetooth-enabled networks and hardware devices.
Sun Leads Authentication Alliance
News  |  9/27/2001  | 
A group of A-list businesses is proposing an industry standard for online authentication that could compete with Microsoft's Passport.
WorldCom Acquires DSL Assets
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
Deal will allow WorldCom to continue serving customers in 31 markets that had received DSL service from bankrupt Rhythms NetConnections.
Nasdaq Examines Delisting Regulations
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
Will Nasdaq find itself trading penny stocks? It could have more definitive information about how it will handle future delistings within a week.
Exodus To Restructure After Filing For Bankruptcy
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
The company, which already trimmed more than 500 jobs this quarter, said it will make additional staffing cuts as a result of the restructuring.
Amazon Teams With Expedia On Online Travel Store
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
Despite the dramatic downturn in travel in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Amazon--with the help of Expedia's know-how--is making a play for a piece of the online travel pie, one of the Internet's most lucrative markets.
EDS To Launch New Business Unit
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
New unit is devoted to selling and supporting product life-cycle management software.
N.J. Transit Automates Job Application Process
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
Cardiff Software's forms processing software uses XML to translate handwritten text into readable computer fonts.
GE Medical To Offer Wireless Data System To Hospitals
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
Some medical centers are aiming to replace paper charts with wireless systems.
Sprint PCS Phones To Support Java
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
Sprint PCS hopes to draw the 2.5 million current Java developers worldwide to its 3G networks, which will provide 80-Kbit data streams.
Postal Service Hires KnowledgeNet.com To Boost Online Training
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
U.S. Postal Service hires E-learning content provider KnowledgeNet to increase its employee-training options.
Saba Reports Flat Revenue In 1Q
News  |  9/26/2001  | 
Saba Software CEO Bobby Yazdani blames a slowdown in corporate spending for the company's flat first quarter.
High School Deploying Drowning-Detection System
News  |  9/25/2001  | 
The St. Cloud, Minn., school district will be the first to test a system linking cameras and computers aimed at preventing further tragedies.
E.piphany And Cisco Team Up On Customer Apps
News  |  9/25/2001  | 
E.piphany's analytics and CRM software are being combined with Cisco customer-contact applications to make better use of customer relationships.
Broadcom, NCipher To Build Secure Chips
News  |  9/25/2001  | 
Broadcom and nCipher will develop computer chips that can quickly process encrypted Internet data and tighten security.
Retail Spending Still Growing, But Slower
News  |  9/25/2001  | 
Sales projections have been downgraded, online and off, but consumer confidence appears to be rebounding.
Microsoft To Add Java Link To Database
News  |  9/25/2001  | 
Microsoft says it will give developers technology that lets Java-based applications work with the SQL Server 2000 database.
Langa Letter: More Instant-Messaging Security Holes
Commentary  |  9/24/2001  | 
Fred Langa warns that hyper-aggressive IM installations may end-run your online safeguards.
Compaq Unveils Small-Business Offering
News  |  9/24/2001  | 
The computer maker is betting that the pay-per-use model will help it secure more small and midsize businesses as customers.
File-Sharing Site Pushed By Adobe
News  |  9/24/2001  | 
Adobe launches Adobestudio.com, designed to help people share graphics files.
Long-Distance Storage Network Successfully Tested
News  |  9/24/2001  | 
Eight vendors demonstrate the first 10-Gbps, IP-based storage network to span the country.
RealNetworks Unveils Media Player/Browser
News  |  9/24/2001  | 
The latest from the digital media pioneer should let content providers build more transaction capabilities into their Internet offerings.
New Virus Disguised As Vote On War
News  |  9/24/2001  | 
New virus poses as program to collect votes about whether the United States should respond militarily to Sept. 11 attacks. But instead of collecting votes, it deletes files.
Microsoft Steps Toward Internet Telephone Services
News  |  9/24/2001  | 
Microsoft and Internet service provider deltathree plan to offer Internet telephony services via MSN Instant Messenger.
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