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posted in July 2001
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MicroStrategy's Losses Narrow In Second Quarter
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
MicroStrategy shows signs of recovery as losses narrow in second quarter.
Sun 'Redeployment' To Trim Staff By 300
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
No one's being asked to leave, but because there are so few job openings within Sun, employees being shifted around have fewer options, and some will opt to leave.
Visa Unveils Smart Card
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Visa unveils a smart card that will cost issuing banks just 99 cents.
Speeding Through The Gas Pump
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Expect more radio frequency devices at your neighborhood gas station--and at a fast-food joint near you.
RSA Pays $135.6 Million For Securant
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
RSA Security pays $135.6 million for Securant Technologies.
Sony, Yahoo Agree To Hold Hands
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Sony and Yahoo take a major step toward creating a digital entertainment powerhouse.
Oracle To Unveil New Release Of Warehouse Builder
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Oracle will release a new version of its Warehouse Builder toolset.
The Service Crunch: Scient And IXL Are Next
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Scient Corp. to merge with former rival iXL Enterprises.
IBM Unveils New Storage Offerings
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
IBM unveils new storage products.
Aspect Upgrades Its Call-Center Suite
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
New version improves employee scheduling and adds self-service features.
Update: Code Red Infections Slowing
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Reports of the worm appear to be levelling off.
Will Palm Spin Off OS Operation?
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Palm's OS group is now a subsidiary. Will it be spun off?
ClientLogic Uses Partnership To Provide Outsourcing Services In Canada
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
ClientLogic partners with another outsourced customer-service center, AJM Marketing, to provide service to a New York publisher's Canadian customers.
Red-M Ships Bluetooth Clip-On For Palm
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Red-M Communications ships Bluetooth clip-on device for Palm device.
Cablevision Turning Living Rooms Into Control Rooms
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Interactive-TV services are planned for the New York area this fall.
Everypath, ThinAirApps Team Up On Wireless Products
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
Everypath forms partnership with ThinAirApps.
FreeMarkets Reports 2Q Loss, But Revenue Is Rising
News  |  7/31/2001  | 
FreeMarkets' second-quarter earnings report shows that it's on track to achieve profitability next year.
Cisco Buys Motorola High-Speed Microprocessor
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
Cisco is seeking to beef up its VPN and security services.
Law Requires IT Workers To Report Porn Found On Computers
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
South Carolina law requires computer technicians to report names and addresses of computer users with child pornography on their machines.
Form & Function To Merge With Groundswell
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
E-service providers Form & Function Consulting and Groundswell plan to merge.
Survey Finds Optimism Despite Dot-Com Disasters
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
Most believe dot-com failures to continue in the next six to 12 months, new survey shows.
NIPC, Microsoft, Security Vendors Attempt To Avoid Code Red Disaster
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
The director of the National Infrastructure Protection Center issues a warning on the Code Red worm.
Ask The Secret CIO
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
Herb talks about the demise of an unusual cat, the personality traits of a good CIO, and why employers take so long to make a job offer.
Wireless Network Helps Lower Law School's Infrastructure Costs
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
Hofstra University School of Law lowers networking infrastructure costs by installing in-building wireless data network.
NetGenesis Ships New Release Of Analysis Software
News  |  7/30/2001  | 
NetGenesis releases analysis software that helps businesses understand their customers' behavior.
Let's Keep This Private
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
The benefits of B-to-B collaboration can be found behind closed doors.
IT Confidential
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
"I trust him to make certain we're taking precautions to protect the right to privacy that every American deserves," Ashcroft says
Follow The Money
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Financial Update
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Owens Corning Gets Personal With Business Customers
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
BroadVision's content-management tools to help target manufacturer's Web site
Microsoft To Boost R&D As Government Pressure Grows
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Gates outlines 20% boost in spending; States urged to sue to delay Windows XP's release
FrontEnd
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Cisco To Buy Allegro Systems for $181M
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Cisco to buy Allegro Systems for $181 million.
Xerox Picks Mulcahy As CEO
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Xerox's next CEO will be its first woman leader.
There's Nothing Like Being There
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
The slow economy hasn't slowed the desire to exchange ideas in person
NewsScan
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
The Trust Imperative
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Collaborative business means a broader set of ethics that places a premium on true partnership.
An ASP For All Seasons
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Here's a guide for companies looking for the right service provider for the right application.
One On One With Ryder Systems' Gene Tyndall
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Gene Tyndall, executive VP of global markets and E-commerce for Ryder, shares his opinions on what makes collaboration work--and what will make it fail.
Former MarchFirst CEO Gets Back To Basics
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Former MarchFirst CEO Bob Bernard launches Form & Function Consulting.
Owens Corning Uses BroadVision Software To Personalize Web Site
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Owens Corning to enhance Web site with BroadVision's content-management tools.
There's Money Out There After All
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Two little-known companies managed to close sizable private equity rounds recently, amid a sea of disappointing earnings and layoffs.
Investors Seek Secure Track
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Sanctum gets $30 million in a second round of funding from backers that include Dell Computer, Fidelity Ventures, and First Union eVentures Group.
Palms Prove To Be Dolphin Saviors
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Baltimore National Aquarium uses Palm handhelds to help veterinarians monitor infant dolphins.
Oracle Academy Trains High School Teachers In Java, SQL
News  |  7/27/2001  | 
Oracle Internet Academy offers teacher training in basic Oracle technologies.
Pivotal Revenue Grows, Thanks To Services
News  |  7/26/2001  | 
Revenue is up for Pivotal, but it still posts a loss.
ASPs Aim To Survive...And Thrive
News  |  7/26/2001  | 
Tough economy may boost app hosting's appeal, even among larger companies
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