Windows XP Service Pack 2: The 10% Problem
AssetMetrix, an asset-monitoring service provider, says its research shows XP Service Pack 2 will cause problems with about one in 10 PCs that use the operating system.
For GOP, Wireless Is MIA
For their convention, the Republican Party eschewed Wi-Fi wireless networks in favor of 40,000 miles of cables that feed phones, high-speed Internet connections, and broadcast circuits.
New Twist On Code Sharing
Best Buy, Jostens, and other Minneapolis companies go live with an ambitious project to share code and pare software costs.
CIOs Cheerier About Future Spending
Chief information officers in the U.S. are surprisingly optimistic about the future and think IT spending will climb nearly seven percent in 2005.
Retailers Are Cool To Linux
Market-research firm Venture Development Corp. says a survey of retail IT execs shows that just 2% of point-of-sale systems use Linux, far less than expected.
Review: Unify Has Designs On Building Web Apps
NXJ is an enterprise rapid application development suite in the BPM space that enables the building of almost any transaction-based business application requiring end-user interaction.
Getting Russia Into The Retail Data Pool
Global eXchange Services and the International Foundation for Automatic Identification to develop and manage Russia's retail-data pool, helping to expedite trading with partners worldwide.
Microsoft: Next Version Of Windows In 2006
The company says it hopes to release the new version, code-named Longhorn, in the second half of 2006, but will not be ready to include a more advanced system for sorting, storing, and finding data.
IT Confidential: Time To Ferret Out Your Secret Sharers
The announcement last week by Attorney General John Ashcroft that he had executed search warrants on five homes and one ISP in connection with alleged illegal copying and sharing of music and movie files didn't necessarily send shivers up the spines of business-technology managers, but maybe it should have. What may have been looked on once as a benign distraction is now a major federal crime. And big business isn't immune, says John Soat.
Get Ready To Patch
Installing patches to fix application and system flaws is still a major chore for businesses. With Microsoft's XP SP2, they face their biggest challenge.
HP Unveils iPod Clone
It has started taking orders for its own version of Apple's popular music player, which it has dubbed the "Apple iPod from HP."
Banks Gear Up For Check-Imaging Era
Viewpointe Archive Services, a joint venture among four banks, is getting ready to enable banks to exchange images of checks instead of paper.
Surcharge Raises Ire
The only no-fee ticket on Northwest is an online ticket from the airline's Web site