The auto industry is moving to a new standard for dataexchange in an effort to cut costs and simplify processes
What's Behind Electronic Business XML
The United Nations continues work with a standards body on a set of specifications designed to make electronic document exchange affordable for all companies.
Bank to use Salesforce.com system to improve its sales-management efforts
Wanted: Improved Security
Companies and ISPs were urged by government and private-sector security experts at the RSA Conference to get tougher on network security, while software makers were advised to make security features easier to use.
Oracle Won't Give Up On PeopleSoft Bid
The company says it plans to contest the Justice Department's lawsuit to block its effort to acquire PeopleSoft, and will meet with the business software vendor's largest user group.
VeriSign Sues Internet Oversight Group
The suit says decisions by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers have impeded the company's efforts to offer new, moneymaking services.
Gates Is Still World's Richest
The Microsoft chairman and co-founder is No. 1 on Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest people for the 10th consecutive year.
Oracle-PeopleSoft Battle Widens
The case spills over into the political arena with word that Oracle lobbyists have met with Senate Judiciary Committee staff members to discuss the case.
AT&T Sees Better Times Ahead
The company says it expects the slide in revenue from consumer telephone and Internet services to reverse course in 2006, and will likely relaunch another wireless service after it sells AT&T Wireless to Cingular.
Microsoft Vs. Linux: The Best Outcome Is No Winner
Microsoft has faced some tough competition before, but what's particularly challenging about Linux and open source is that, this time, Microsoft isn't just competing with another product and company - it's competing against a whole different business model. The competition is exciting, and can only benefit users of both Microsoft and open source.
The Password Is: Liability
A new report says passwords are the weakest link in business IT; a Microsoft-RSA partnership aims to offer help.