Borders Kicks Off IT Overhaul
Retailer's goal is to create collaboration between book chains, improve forecasts, increase inventory turnover, and drive down out-of-stocks
Storage isn't the problem--management is. Vendors are promising next year will bring systems to manage business continuity, backup and recovery, and multisystem environments
Celestica Launches RFID Service
$6.7 billion Canadian assembly and engineering company integrates RFID into Mexican fulfillment-center operations; global rollout may follow
Dell Matches Expectations As Business Fires On All Cylinders
Computer giant reports 25 percent increase in profits, 18 percent increase in revenue. Other highlights: the company is on track for $60 billion in revenue in 2006; U.S. business customer spending grew 20%; and the printer business will sell more than 5 million printers this year.
Microsoft Unveils Search Beta
Microsoft unveils the beta version of its own search engine, dubbed MSN Search. It does not include some anticipated tools, such as desktop search.
Laptop Linux Talks Back
A while back, I asked you to share your experiences with Linux on laptop computers. Most of you who wrote back love your Linux laptops, and you're happy you made the switch. But enough of you also dealt with hardware glitches to suggest that installing Linux on a laptop is still a lot messier than installing it on a desktop PC.
What's Missing From RFID Tests
Many RFID pilots under way don't adequately account for the impact on data-warehouse and business-intelligence apps. It's time to step back and factor in these critical metrics, or risk reducing the long-term success of RFID in your company.