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Rivals Pessimistic About IBM-PwC Deal
News  |  7/31/2002  | 
Hewlett-Packard, once a PwC suitor, says it has been approached by the consulting firm several times throughout the past year, even as recently as two weeks ago.
Microsoft, AT&T Collaborate On Wireless Services
News  |  7/31/2002  | 
The companies plan to market the service jointly and will also collaborate on technology.
Turning Browsers Into Buyers
News  |  7/31/2002  | 
Victoria's Secret is using online marketing-analysis services from Coremetrics Inc. to track shoppers and find out what drives sales.
Report Shows Recovery Slower Than Expected
News  |  7/31/2002  | 
But there is one bright spot: Outputs in equipment and software increased 2.9% in the second quarter, indicating that capital spending--particularly on technology--is on an upswing.
Langa Letter: A Real-Life GPS Road Test
Commentary  |  7/31/2002  | 
Fred Langa recently spent two weeks navigating through Europe using a GPS and a laptop. Here's how you can use this emerging technology for your next road trip.
IBM Adds Support For VMware Server Software
News  |  7/31/2002  | 
IBM is reselling and supporting ESX Server software, which will let companies partition xSeries servers running Linux or Windows.
MicroStrategy Turns Profit Despite Slower Sales
News  |  7/30/2002  | 
The company has struggled since it restated 1998 and 1999 financial results because of accounting irregularities. But this was its second consecutive profitable quarter.
IBM Buys Monday On Tuesday
News  |  7/30/2002  | 
IBM says it will pay $3.5 billon in cash and stock for PwC Consulting. Two years ago, Hewlett-Packard tried to buy the consulting firm for around $18 billion.
Blue Pumpkin Releases Workforce-Optimization Tools
News  |  7/30/2002  | 
The two application sets manage long-range HR planning, budgeting, employee scheduling, productivity assessment, payroll integration, and performance measurement.
Music Industry Web Site Attacked
News  |  7/30/2002  | 
The attack came one day after the introduction of a bill that would, in effect, make it legal for the music industry to hack illegal peer-to-peer file-sharing services.
Documentum To Release Collaborative Tools
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
The content-management vendor hopes to meet the growing demand for collaborative environments designed to work with content.
Veritas Expands Linux Support
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
The vendor's Cluster Server and ServPoint NAS will be available on Linux.
The Observer: The Rise Of Straight Thinking
Commentary  |  7/29/2002  | 
It's refreshing to see a call for common sense, even though the rules of engagement have changed, Lou Bertin says.
Loosening The Grip On VC Funding
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
VC investments were lower in the second quarter than the first, but if the recent trend continues, 2002 could still be a solid year.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  7/26/2002  | 
Priority: Integrity
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
CIOs have a role in protecting companies from financial mismanagement.
What You Can Do
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Microsoft's New License Program Worries Users
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Many customers doubt change will really save them money.
Microsoft Plans Big R&D And Hiring Push
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Vendor is willing to sacrifice quick profits for future growth.
Web Services: Not Just For Internal Use Anymore
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Amazon and Google are employing Web services in B-to-B settings
Streaming Media To Be Less Proprietary
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
RealNetworks says initiative will make streaming easier and cheaper
WorldCom Scrambles To Keep Customers And Revenue
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Carrier hopes to re-emerge intact after filing for Chapter 11 protection
University Heeds Its Learning Experience
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Pace's heavy reliance on the Web means forging ahead with backup plans
HP Rolls In IT Services Deals
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
A Different Way To Mine Data
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Reprieve For Tech Stocks
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
EDS Faces WorldCom Backlash
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
It Was A Dark And Stormy Quarter...
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
Contest entrants are rewriting a pre-scandal earnings release from a scandal-tainted company in the voice of their favorite author.
Pivotal Posts Not-So-Horrible Earnings
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
The company showed revenue improving over last quarter and a narrower loss, thanks to operating-cost cuts.
Energy Department To Put Supercomputer On Its Grid
News  |  7/26/2002  | 
The agency plans to make the system available to its departments and to research organizations.
Patch For 'Critical' SQL Bug
News  |  7/25/2002  | 
A flurry of vulnerabilities spurs a spate of patches.
AT&T Loss Isn't So Bad
News  |  7/25/2002  | 
Microsoft's Road Map Shows New Windows File System
News  |  7/25/2002  | 
Microsoft confirms that a future version of the Windows client and server due in several years will use as its file system database technology slated for inclusion in the next version of SQL Server.
On The Horizon: Companies Must Protect Their Employees' Info, Too
Commentary  |  7/25/2002  | 
Hackers don't just want to steal business data; they may want to nab your workers' identities
Windows .Net Server Nears Completion
News  |  7/25/2002  | 
While Microsoft hasn't rendered a final decision on which editions of the upcoming product will run on Intel's Itanium 2 chip, it will likely be the Enterprise Server and Datacenter Server packages.
BroadVision Sees Benefits Of New Strategy
News  |  7/24/2002  | 
After introducing an application suite focused on corporate portals, the vendor appears to be on the mend--albeit slowly.
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