News & Commentary
posted in June 2001
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It Confidential
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Compaq's Challenge
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Compaq dumps Alpha and looks to IT services for profits.
Return On Interaction
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Can you build a vibrant online community that justifies its expense? Sure. The experts explain how.
Cisco Warns Of IOS Security Flaw
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
A security flaw in Cisco routers could hand the hardware over to hackers.
alt.rest.in.peace
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
One of the founders of Usenet, Jim Ellis, has died in his home in Pennsylvania at the age of 45.
Glitch Halts Nasdaq Trading
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
An analyst says this problem is more serious than other, more routine interruptions.
One On One With Capellas
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
In an interview with InformationWeek senior editor Paul McDougall, Compaq CEO Michael Capellas explains the rationale behind the company's strategy, acknowledging that it's not without risk.
Home Depot Spiffs Up CRM And Supply Chain
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Real-time data transmission and information access expected to speed distribution.
Front End
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
A CIO By Any Other Name
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
SAP Increases Stake In Commerce One
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
SAP increases its stake in Commerce One as Commerce One issues an earnings warning.
IT As A Profit Center
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Traditionally, IT operations departments are viewed as a mark on the expense ledger. Is there any way to change this perception?
Retailer To Suppliers: Track Inventory, Restock Shelves
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Canadian home-improvement store extends inventory-management software to cut labor
Proving Grounds
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Follow The Money
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Tracking venture capital, IPOs, corporate investment, and R&D funding
New Beginnings, New Endings
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Oracle Lets Companies Keep Hosting Close To Home
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Customers can run apps on in-house hardware, but some are still leery of giving up control
No Breakup For Microsoft But Troubles May Not Be Over
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Appeals court overturns breakup decision; both sides leave door open for new talks
NewsScan
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Beauty.com Might Be Skin Deep, But So Are Its Margins
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Cosmetics retailer Beauty.com is piggybacking on its parent's infrastructure to eke out a profit.
Xign's Payment Exchange To Debut
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Xign's payment exchange debuts.
New Kana Launches By Integrating Broadbase Products
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Kana completes its acquisition of Broadbase.
IT Leadership Put To The Test
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
With the economy slumping, IT executives are under even more pressure to produce.
Dot-com Layoffs Level Off
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Dot-com layoffs are at the lowest level since November.
Cabletron Revenue Up In 1Q
News  |  6/29/2001  | 
Cabletron Systems' first-quarter earnings meet Wall Street expectations.
Palm Seeds Schools With PDAs
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Taking a page from Apple's early playbook, Palm puts its hardware in front of students to win future sales.
Giftcertificates.com Mounts A Comeback
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Here's one dot-com that might be a survivor.
Pop The Cork On Another Internet Myth!
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Veuve Clicquot gets bushwhacked by E-mail hoax.
Saba Reports Revenue Up, Acquires Ultris
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Saba Software reports strong fourth-quarter and yearly revenue, but projects flat earnings for the near future.
Scientists Raise Fiber-Optic Limits
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Bell Labs scientists say fiber-optic limits are about 100 terabits of data per second in a single strand of fiber--10 times what was previously thought.
Another Bright Idea
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Nokia Buys Stake In F5 Networks
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Nokia Internet Communications acquires a 10% equity stake in F5 Networks Inc. and plans to bundle its firewall security products with F5's load-balancing and Internet traffic-management software.
Getting Inside The Criminal Mind
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Learn to think like a computer hacker, and maybe you'll be better prepared to defend against them. Maybe. Jason Levitt looks at two books that purport to describe the art of hacking.
Inspiring The Leaders
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Where can IT leaders turn for inspiration and new ideas in these times?
Exodus Communications: Cut Costs Or Convert To Condos
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Exodus is unlikely to see any recovery in the second half.
Keeping Ideas In-House
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Employers seek noncompete agreements before hiring
Auto Supplier Revs Covisint's Engine
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Delphi will be first to use exchange's private supply-chain portal for wide range of activities
Commerce One Returns To Its Roots
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Release of E-procurement software may signal a reduced focus on E-marketplaces
RealNetworks Paving Way For Mobile Streaming
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
The streaming-media pioneer has formed an alliance with Symbian to encourage handset makers to test applications that could run on RealMedia Mobile.
Chordiant To Ship CRM Application, Interaction Server
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Chordiant Software will ship Selling Director, a customer-relationship management application, and Dialog Interaction Server.
Wayport Service Brings Wireless Internet Access To Hotel Rooms
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Wayport service lets hotels offer high-speed wireless Internet access in hotel rooms.
Covert Labs Warns Of Oracle 8i Vulnerabilities
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Covert Labs warns Oracle8i users of two vulnerabilities that could compromise systems and allow a network intrusion or denial-of-service attack.
Integrated Kana Set To Offer Full E-CRM Suite
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Merger with Broadbase adds business analytics and marketing automation capabilities
New Breed Of IT
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
With IT startups struggling, the time may be right for corporate software spin-offs
RFID Chips Put To The Test
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
Procter & Gamble and major clothing retailer will test devices to replace bar codes
Booster Shot For Online Multimedia
News  |  6/28/2001  | 
WorldStream suite automates key tasks needed to develop and conduct presentations
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