News & Commentary
posted in March 2003
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Langa Letter: Your Next PC: Legacy Free?
Commentary  |  3/31/2003  | 
IBM's PC AT has cast a shadow over PC system architecture for more than two decades. Thanks to advances such as Intel's EFI, PC vendors are on the verge of breaking the legacy bottlenecks. Kiss your BIOS goodbye.
California CIO Rising In Bureaucracy
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Clark Kelso will keep his CIO responsibilities and take over those of the Department of General Services.
Sun Ditches Private-Label Linux
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
It's planning instead to support as many as four Linux distributors.
Survey Says Windows Server 2003 Adoption Will Be Slow
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
An upcoming Yankee Group survey says fewer than 20% of respondents plan to install the server software in the next year.
EBay Says PayPal Didn't Violate Law
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
The online auctioneer says PayPal acted in good faith in the way it calculated earnings from online gambling activities.
Nokia To Make Cell Phones In China
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
The world's largest maker of cellular phones aims to strengthen its presence in one of the world's largest markets
Gates Foundation Gives $60 Million HIV Research Grant
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
The donation is intended to help researchers develop a cream or gel that prevents sexual transmission of the AIDS virus among women in developing countries
New Sendmail Vulnerability
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Vulnerable versions of Sendmail can give attackers 'root' access to a company's Sendmail servers.
Tivoli Tries To Ease Storage Management
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
A new suite offers features designed to automate and simplify the management process.
New Business-App Tools From Hyperion
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
A broad update of business applications could vault Hyperion beyond its financial-management niche.
Bridging The Communications Gap
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Siemens' OpenScape combines all forms of communications in one interface run by a server and connected to the communications infrastructure.
Sounding Off About The Legacy Monster
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Some solutions and ideas...
Sounding Off About The Legacy Monster
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Vendors weigh in...
Small Steps, Big Plans
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
SAP America's lean-and-mean software strategy may open up markets
Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2003 To Manufacturing
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
The update to the server software focuses on reducing costs while pushing 64-bit computing for deep pockets
War Or No, Spending Is Down
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Content-Management Apps Focus On Ease Of Use
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
New software releases from Percussion and Merant are designed to provide more relief to IT departments.
U.S. Border Tightens For Foreign Workers
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Delays for visiting project managers threaten outsourcing success
Adobe Gets Ready To Rumble With Microsoft
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Acrobat 6 is more accessible to users, Adobe says, including those outside firewalls
Be Prepared: Gartner Outlines Top Security Risks
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
The research firm says companies must cut through the hype to develop a coherent security plan
Sounding Off About The Legacy Monster
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Letters that disagree with Bob...
Sounding Off About The Legacy Monster
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Letters that agree with Bob...
AOL Lays Off 170 In Utah Call Center
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
The layoffs are part of 425 terminations at the company's call centers nationwide
Working To Fight Fraud
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
How Deep Can The Feds Mine?
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Strategic Sourcing Service
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Helping Storage Management
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
System, Heal Thyself
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Automakers Rev Up Data-Mining Efforts
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Ford and others leverage data to comply with law and improve warranty programs
Taking Stock: Downturn Hits IT Services Hard
Commentary  |  3/28/2003  | 
The pain of downsizing is likely to continue as sales remain weak
More Data, More Transactions
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
Macromedia Debuts New App
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
The software will help developers build Flash applications that can be used both online and offline.
Manugistics Closes Out A Tough Year
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
The No. 2 supply-chain vendor reports lower annual revenue and increased quarterly and full-year losses.
Hertz Gets Call-Routing Help
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
CSC Scores Outsourcing Deal
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
DOJ Investigates Vendor
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
All-Inclusive In-Box
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Hacker Hits Security Center
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Content-Management Moves
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Promised Printers
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
IBM Expands Into ASP Space
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Motorola Signs $1.6B, 10-Year Outsourcing Deal
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
The company is doffing a chunk of its IT infrastructure. The move is part of an effort to trim 3,000 jobs by July.
Wireless LANs Set For Growth Spurt
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Gartner says the number of wireless LAN users will grow more than sevenfold in the next four years.
SAP Starts Selling Small-Company ERP In The U.S.
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Available overseas for a year, Business One is launched here.
IBM-SAS Package Helps Automakers Mine Warranty Data
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
The software and services will help automakers and parts manufacturers process data for accurate analysis and reporting to the government.
Secret CIO: This Layoff Pays For Everyone Involved
Commentary  |  3/27/2003  | 
Sometimes, the cost is worth it and the payback immeasurable
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