News & Commentary
posted in August 2001
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Keeping An Eye On The Store
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
Apigent's device-monitoring features collect data from Opto 22 monitors installed at a customer's restaurants or stores and transmits the information to a centralized Oracle database.
Artificial Intelligence To Hit The Mainstream
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
Cycorp Inc. is planning to release an open-source subset of its Cyc knowledge base, which will let programmers and developers infuse common sense into everything from search engines to CRM apps.
Financial Update
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
Authoria Takes The Pain Out Of Updating Benefits Plans
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
Software automates the process of developing and delivering summary plan descriptions
FrontEnd
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
How Vulnerable Is Your Company?
Commentary  |  8/31/2001  | 
Gator.com Says Ad Overlays Give Consumers A Choice
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
But Internet advertising group asks marketing company to stop overlaying competitors' ads
TOOLS
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
Use these applications to benchmark your company's IT initiatives, your strategy, and your pay.
New Worm Warnings
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
New worm masquerades as E-mail message from Microsoft tech support.
Olan Mills Improves Customer Service With Help-Desk Software
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
Olan Mills uses Magic Solutions' help-desk software to solve customer-service problems.
Direct Deposit For Workers Without Bank Accounts
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
Skylight provides technology to do electronic direct deposit to debit cards.
Idle PCs Get Put To Work
News  |  8/31/2001  | 
United Devices Inc., which pools the power of idle computers, receives $18 million in venture capital.
Red Hat Weighs Nonprofit Group To Promote Open-Source Software In Schools
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik wants to launch a nonprofit organization that promotes open-source software in schools.
Ford Develops Tool To Hone Workers' Skills
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Automaker plans to cut workforce, but it wants to strengthen worker training
How We Conducted The Survey
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Is Your Voice Safe?
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Follow The Money
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Tracking venture capital, IPOs, corporate investment, and R&D funding
The Coolest Chip Yet
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
With Hyper-Threading, A Single CPU Works Double-Time
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Intel's new technology promises up to 30% performance improvements
News Scan
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
64-Bit Windows Arrives
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Microsoft releases first supported version of system
Sun's New Products Could Mean Renewed Profitability
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Coming off its first unprofitable quarter in 12 years, Sun warns that it expects to lose money again this quarter, but that pending products could help it reverse that trend in subsequent quarters.
Don't Miss A Meeting While On The Road
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Software from Octave Communications could make it easier to arrange conference calls
VA Linux CEO Sees Profitability In Software - Eventually
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
VA Linux Systems CEO says the company can turn a profit by selling software, but not for several more quarters.
Cisco Reinvents Itself To Expand Its Market Reach
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
11 engineering divisions focused on technologies replace former segments as revenue drops
Boeing Uses WebIntelligence To Track Space Station Project Costs
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Boeing is using Business Objects' WebIntelligence software to manage finances of International Space Station project.
Programmer Pleads Not Guilty To Violating Digital Copyright Act
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Russian programmer and his employer are arraigned on charges of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
PeopleSoft Joins Knowledge Race
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Additions to analytical tools suite let users extract and analyze data from CRM apps.
Metromedia Fiber Gets Conditional Funding
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
The optical-networking company finds strings attached to $235 million in vendor financing.
Software Makes Help-Desk Problems Vanish
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Self-service application lets Olan Mills offer better customer service, for less.
64-Bit Windows Arrives
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Microsoft releases first supported version of system.
Breakaway Loses More Executive Staff
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
The IT solutions company once had a unique spot in the services market, but depended too much on dot-com clients.
Students Train To Fight Cybercrime
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Students at the University of Tulsa are being trained to fight cybercrime.
ERCOT Project Criticized For Slow Pace
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Energy companies criticize the Electric Reliability Council of Texas for its slow start.
Ford To Move Supplier Network Onto Covisint
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Ford will become the first automaker to move its core collaborative B-to-B operations onto Covisint.
Entire Norwegian Village Gets Broadband Coverage
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Entire town becomes part of Norwegian government's all-broadband project.
Travel Agents Protest Commission Cuts By Handing Out Vouchers
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Travel agents protest airline commission cuts by offering vouchers to customers.
IT Hiring Still Hampered By Salaries
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
While rising unemployment has loosened the tight supply of IT workers, companies are still having a hard time coming up with salaries that attract and retain the good ones.
Inktomi, BroadVision Form Integration Alliance
News  |  8/29/2001  | 
Companies try to make it easier for customers to use an enterprisewide search engine to find content within the BroadVision architecture.
Lucent Outsources Global Logistics
News  |  8/29/2001  | 
Global logistics outsourcing could become a trend as companies look to cut costs and stay focused on core business.
Lawyers Threaten Open-Source Movement--Law Prof
News  |  8/29/2001  | 
Lawrence Lessig warns developers to get off the sidelines in historic battle.
Loudcloud Teams With Qwest On Five-Year Marketing Deal
News  |  8/29/2001  | 
Loudcloud and Qwest agree to five-year marketing deal.
Gator.com Files Suit Against IAB Over Pop-Up Ad Dispute
News  |  8/29/2001  | 
Gator.com sues IAB after it tries to end the company's use of pop-up software to place its ads over competitors' ads.
CA's Judgment Day
News  |  8/28/2001  | 
Computer Associates' leadership hangs in the balance, with a preliminary vote tally expected Wednesday.
Sabre Switches To Compaq Servers In $100M Deal
News  |  8/28/2001  | 
Sabre will replace its aging mainframes with NonStop Himalaya servers and database software from Compaq.
Sony And Ericsson Agree On Cellular Partnership
News  |  8/28/2001  | 
Sony and Ericsson agree to merge mobile-phone businesses and form Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
Pivotal Picks Roundarch's Manning As CEO
News  |  8/28/2001  | 
Manning says his biggest challenge at Pivotal will be to build its name recognition.
New Intel Technology Will Give Software 'Double Vision'
News  |  8/28/2001  | 
Intel unveils new technologies at Developer Forum.
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