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posted in May 2002
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IT Confidential
Commentary  |  5/31/2002  | 
Fireclick Combines Web Analysis With Site Performance Technology
News  |  5/31/2002  | 
Netflame Plus is designed to help online retailers increase site traffic and improve site performance.
Employee Benefits Pay Off, Study Finds
News  |  5/31/2002  | 
Companies that invest in benefit and compensation programs are reaping benefits, according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Study Finds Growth In Enterprise Software Market
News  |  5/31/2002  | 
The market will grow from $38 billon in 2001 to $70 billion in 2006, according to a recent study.
I2 Blocks Access To Some At Annual Meeting
News  |  5/31/2002  | 
The supply-chain management software vendor discussed its financial results for 2001 and the replacement of CEO Greg Brady during the shareholders meeting.
Will Telcos Still Love Me When I'm 64?
News  |  5/31/2002  | 
A report by Probe Research suggests that telecom firms are too youth-focused.
Dell, EMC Partnership Gives Birth
News  |  5/31/2002  | 
Dell is integrating its PowerVault network-attached storage systems and EMC's Clariion storage network, which Dell resells.
Divine Buys Credibility
News  |  5/31/2002  | 
Software and services company raises $61 million with a round of equity financing.
Taking Stock: Summer Doldrums Are About To Set In For Technology Investors
Commentary  |  5/31/2002  | 
Tech equities should be only a small part of a portfolio.
Digitizing Design From The Ground Up
News  |  5/30/2002  | 
GM is using its production-modeling design tools to help build factories with flexible production lines as well as cars in what one analyst calls an industry first.
Dell, EMC Partnership Gives Birth
News  |  5/30/2002  | 
Dell, EMC partner on storage options as Dell integrates EMC's Clariion storage-area network system with its PowerVault NAS
Making Data Warehouses More Flexible
News  |  5/30/2002  | 
Warehouses are good, but they need to adapt to changing conditions.
Salaries Slip For Data Warehousing Pros
News  |  5/29/2002  | 
A survey by the Data Warehousing Institute shows that the average salary in the field declined from 2000 to 2001 by more than 1%.
FBI Sees IT As Central To Its Reorganization
News  |  5/29/2002  | 
Recruiting IT professionals and updating its infrastructure are high on the agency's new agenda.
Langa Letter: 'Magic' Fixes
Commentary  |  5/29/2002  | 
When all else fails, an offbeat or nonstandard technique just might get things working right, Fred Langa says.
Significant Vulnerability Found In Macromedia JRun 3.1
News  |  5/29/2002  | 
Macromedia's JRun Java 2 Enterprise Edition app server has a flaw that hackers could exploit.
Intel Releases New Specs For Itanium Successor
News  |  5/29/2002  | 
Itanium 2 will debut this summer at a speed of 1 GHz and will feature 3 Mbytes of on-die (level 3) cache and three times the internal bus bandwidth of its predecessor.
MSPs Reveal Merger Plans
News  |  5/29/2002  | 
SiteRock and Avasta would unite under the Avasta name at that company's San Francisco headquarters.
Hire.com Updates Recruitment Software
News  |  5/29/2002  | 
Businesses planning for the future are looking at recruiting technology now to build relationships with talented IT professionals.
Matchmaking For Shippers And Carriers
News  |  5/28/2002  | 
Manugistics buys an exchange in order to sell logistics-management services.
Microsoft, SoftGrid To Centralize App Management
News  |  5/28/2002  | 
Server-based apps can be streamed to desktops rather than stored on PCs.
Intel Cuts Prices As Analyst Downgrades Earnings Forecast
News  |  5/28/2002  | 
Intel cuts desktop and laptop chip prices by up to 50% in an effort to spur demand.
Settlement Reached Between Business Objects, Cognos
News  |  5/28/2002  | 
Admitting no wrong, Cognos agrees to pay $24 million to settle a patent-infringement suit brought by Business Objects.
Hughes To Suppliers: Get With The Program. Now.
News  |  5/28/2002  | 
Under financial pressure, the huge construction-material distributor is pushing its suppliers to go electronic.
Toyota To Debut 'Dealer Daily' Network
News  |  5/28/2002  | 
Toyota says its Dealer Daily order-management network will increase productivity by letting dealers focus on selling cars, not paperwork. The portal also brings the build-to-order process one step closer to fruition.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  5/24/2002  | 
Taking Stock: TriQuint's Struggles Illustrate The Wireless Market's Ups And Downs
Commentary  |  5/24/2002  | 
The road to wireless profitability may still be an illusion.
Feds Get Aggressive On Software Financial Deals
News  |  5/24/2002  | 
Software execs have been charged with fraud.
Another Economic Indicator Offers Some Hope
News  |  5/24/2002  | 
The federal government reports that spending on IT products is up.
Pushing Wireless To FedEx Drivers' Hands
News  |  5/24/2002  | 
The courier is investigating whether it would improve customer service.
SAP Shuffles, Hopes To End U.S. Slide
News  |  5/24/2002  | 
The company puts its top salesman in the world in charge of all sales globally and appoints him acting head of the North American region.
XP Changes On The Way
News  |  5/24/2002  | 
Microsoft is fixing bugs and addressing changes required by the U.S. Justice Department.
An Army Of One Online
News  |  5/24/2002  | 
The U.S. Army is deploying two computer games to aid in recruitment.
Ciena Reports Deepening Loss
News  |  5/24/2002  | 
Customers' "extreme measures" are hammering the telecom-equipment maker.
Microsoft's Buggy Debugger
News  |  5/23/2002  | 
There's a ''critical'' security flaw in a Microsoft debugging app.
The Observer: Why Do We Take This Abuse?
Commentary  |  5/23/2002  | 
Industry observer Lou Bertin contends that business software customers should push back much harder on their vendors for delivering poor software quality.
Collaboration Tools Slash Production Time
News  |  5/23/2002  | 
Philips Semiconductors will use MatrixOne's collaborative product life-cycle management software to reduce production time.
Computer-Product Shipments Rise
News  |  5/23/2002  | 
Overall, new orders for all durable goods rose 1.1% last month, with shipments increasing 3.5%.
Minnesota Opts In On Privacy
News  |  5/22/2002  | 
Gov. Jesse Ventura signs Internet privacy bill.
Sun Unveils Solaris Operating Environment
News  |  5/22/2002  | 
With the latest version of Solaris, the company has integrated its application server and LDAP directory.
Broadband Regulation Debated
News  |  5/22/2002  | 
Would breaking up local telcos lower prices and boost service availability? Some think so.
Polishing The Dirt
News  |  5/22/2002  | 
Operations management is increasingly being used as a key tool for better understanding the many facets of a company.
From Dr. Mom To Sys Op Mom
News  |  5/22/2002  | 
Moms who surf spend an average of 17 hours a week online, compared with 12 hours for teens.
IT Spending To Pick Up In 2nd Half, Surveys Find
News  |  5/22/2002  | 
Polls from two research firms don't predict a boom in spending, but do conclude that an expected boost later this year could indicate better times ahead next year.
Clearing A Hurdle For Superconducting Chips
News  |  5/22/2002  | 
Researchers have found a solution to the problem of painfully slow interchip communication.
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