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Content posted in June 2002
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Where Was IT?
News  |  6/30/2002
CIOs need to rethink their responsibilities as companies fight to restore investor confidence in financial reports
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  6/30/2002
Caught In The Middle
News  |  6/30/2002
In the wake of WorldCom's troubles, customers weigh options
Microsoft Locks Up Data With Encryption Keys On Chips
News  |  6/28/2002
Palladium will protect data crossing networks and on PCs
Change At The Top For Covisint
News  |  6/28/2002
Naming former GM exec as CEO suggests strategy shift for exchange
Using IT To Prevent Fraud
News  |  6/28/2002
Forensic accountant Harvey Kelley says the IT department can help detect, prevent, and uncover financial fraud.
CEO Quits As Covisint Restructures
News  |  6/28/2002
The online exchange will scale back its ambitious E-commerce operations.
Senate Passes E-Government Bill
News  |  6/28/2002
Provisions of the bill include establishing an online directory of federal Web sites and improvements in the recruitment and training of IT professionals.
Manugistics Reports 1Q Loss
News  |  6/27/2002
The company also reported that revenue for the period ended May 31 dropped 19% to $74.6 million compared with $92.4 million in the same period a year ago.
New XML-Based Web Services Standard Proposed
News  |  6/27/2002
The Web Service Choreography Interface would link Web services within a business process.
IT Advances Research On Climate
News  |  6/27/2002
Johns Hopkins researchers are using Dell PowerEdge servers to run data collection and analysis for a study on the Atlantic's effect on climate.
The CIO-CEO Relationship
News  |  6/27/2002
Most IT execs give positive assessments in a recent study.
Taking Stock: Solectron Is Poised To Thrive In A More Vibrant Economy
Commentary  |  6/27/2002
The electronics manufacturer should see improved business.
Informatica Unveils Health-Care Package
News  |  6/26/2002
The system will act as a hub between companies' transaction systems, transforming data from proprietary formats generated by legacy IT systems into HIPAA-compliant formats for transmission.
Choosing Linux Over Older Systems
News  |  6/26/2002
Zipper maker YKK opts for Linux over OS/400.
IT Investment Firm Buys 90% Of GE Unit
News  |  6/26/2002
General Electric says it's divesting itself of all but 10% of GXS because it doesn't fit the company's growth strategies for its core businesses--manufacturing and financial services.
Automated System Helps Control Costs
News  |  6/26/2002
Workbrain's RetailERM will reduce payroll errors.
New Orders For Computers Rise
News  |  6/26/2002
While new orders showed some vigor, shipments of computer products from April to May edged up a mere 0.9%, and total inventories remained virtually flat, rising only 0.2%. Unfilled orders actually declined by 1.1%.
Accounting Scandal Pushes WorldCom To Brink Of Bankruptcy
News  |  6/26/2002
WorldCom said it had improperly transferred line-cost expenses worth $3.055 billion in 2001 and $797 million in the first quarter of 2002 to its capital accounts, resulting in inflated earnings statements for those periods.
Newcomer To Networked Storage Plays Up Manageability
News  |  6/26/2002
Zambeel says it can cut storage costs by automating some management tasks.
Microsoft Unveils Plans For Office, Tablet PC
News  |  6/26/2002
The company says Office 11 will feature built-in support for XML to help knowledge workers more easily aggregate data from numerous sources into applications like Excel.
Nasdaq Switching To Dell From HP
News  |  6/25/2002
The proprietary nature of HP's NonStop servers is pushing the exchange into the Wintel camp.
Feds Not Doing Enough On Cyberattacks--IT Survey
News  |  6/25/2002
The Business Software Alliance Survey indicates that almost half of IT execs it polled think there will be a cyberattack in the next 12 months.
New IM Tool Supports App-Sharing
News  |  6/25/2002
Linqware has aligned with Citrix so users of its new IM tool can share applications within real-time messaging environments.
Building On Previous Successes
News  |  6/25/2002
Interface Software's new version of its InterAction software is designed to give users more control over data shared with co-workers.
Adding A Dose Of Reality To Training Courses
News  |  6/25/2002
OutStart is using simulation software to help create real-world situations for training courses.
7-Eleven Kiosks Will Target Individuals
News  |  6/25/2002
The convenience-store operator will use virtual-commerce kiosks to deliver targeted goods and services to customers.
Is Hosting Still Hot?
News  |  6/23/2002
Despite a few recent high-profile casualties and market consolidation, demand for hosting services continues to grow
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  6/23/2002
Cognos Proves Itself
News  |  6/21/2002
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