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Lotus For The Masses
News  |  10/31/2002
Global ISP Terra Lycos is building an instant-messaging service based on Lotus' Sametime app.
Microsoft's Fate Could Be Decided Friday
News  |  10/31/2002
The judge weighing a settlement in the Microsoft antitrust case is expected to issue her ruling.
Business-Software Piracy Climbs
News  |  10/31/2002
Trade group says piracy rate rose slightly in 2001, costing the United States $1.8 billion in retail sales.
Office 11 Drops Support For Older Windows
News  |  10/31/2002
Microsoft's newest productivity suite won't work with pre-Windows 2000 versions of the operating system.
CFOs' Turnover Accelerates Faster Than CEOs'
News  |  10/31/2002
CFOs are often "scapegoated" for a company's problems, outplacement firm head says.
Microsoft Makes More CRM Inroads
News  |  10/31/2002
Vendor expands agreement with Pivotal to target midsize businesses.
Feds Tout Open Source's Role In Security
News  |  10/30/2002
Government seeks open-source approach to programming to make software engineers accountable for their programs' security.
GAO: Government Agencies Adhering To Privacy Laws
News  |  10/30/2002
The report addresses the flow of management information at four federal departments: Agriculture, Education, Labor, and State.
Big Drop-Off In Profit For EDS
News  |  10/30/2002
Third-quarter profit falls 59% and new contracts are down by more than half.
IBM Pushes Its Vision For E-Business Version 2
News  |  10/30/2002
On-demand computing, built on uniquely flexible infrastructures, will be the difference between surviving and perishing, the company says.
Microsoft Tries To Make Vox Popular
News  |  10/30/2002
Voice recognition is a languishing technology that Microsoft apparently sees as a ripe opportunity.
Government Workers' IT Skills Improve
News  |  10/30/2002
Government workers' skills outstrip private-sector employees in several areas, Brainbench report says.
Langa Letter: Wireless Poachers, Wireless Guests
Commentary  |  10/30/2002
Sharing your wireless connection should be a conscious choice, Fred Langa says. Too often, it's accidental.
Vignette Snatches Up Epicentric
News  |  10/29/2002
The combined companies will attempt to build momentum as a platform for building real-time Web apps.
Gerstner Gives Up Chairman Spot At IBM
News  |  10/29/2002
Already having abdicated the CEO slot, Lou Gerstner is exiting altogether by year's end.
Tightrope For Federal IT Budget
News  |  10/29/2002
The feds are in the same IT vise that state governments experienced last year.
Hershey's Biggest Treat: No Tricks
News  |  10/29/2002
The $4.6 billion company is now able to track daily sales and shipments of classic Halloween candy.
Eliminating Roadblocks To Information Access
News  |  10/29/2002
Tonic Software is shipping an app upgrade that includes probable-cause isolation and testing of specific network components.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  10/29/2002
Oracle Releases Java Tools Upgrade
News  |  10/28/2002
JDeveloper complies with newest Java standards.
Cobol Vendor Targets .Net
News  |  10/28/2002
Micro Focus plans 2003 release of version of Net Express that lets Cobol apps run in Microsoft's .Net.
Palm Moves Toward Wireless, Away From PDAs
News  |  10/28/2002
Vendor unveils new products and strategies to combat the challenge from Pocket PC handhelds.
Feds Weigh Establishment Of Interstate Communications System
News  |  10/28/2002
Government will link existing networks to create the system and will pay for entry and exit points for those who use agreed-upon standards, White House CIO says.
IBM Hopes New Financing Options Spur End-Of-Year Sales
News  |  10/28/2002
Vendor offers deals to spur sales to midsize and large companies.
Japan Airlines Brings Enigma To The Gate
News  |  10/28/2002
JAL hopes to reduce aircraft downtime by making it easier for ground personnel at its gates to access repair and maintenance data.
More Venture Capitalists Keep Their Wallets Closed
News  |  10/28/2002
Volatile markets and spending cuts prompt investors to stay away from startups.
Server Market Experiences Some Growth
News  |  10/28/2002
Gartner reports slight growth in third quarter from year-earlier figures.
IT Confidential: Even The DMA Has Had Its Fill Of Spam
Commentary  |  10/25/2002
"We're getting hit -- left and right -- with legislation," Weintzen said.
The Vendor View
News  |  10/25/2002
News service Reuters has its own XML language but looks at VRXML, too.
User Exodus Ails AT&T
News  |  10/25/2002
New SAN Exam
News  |  10/25/2002
Technology That Talks
News  |  10/25/2002
Computer, Heal Thyself
News  |  10/25/2002
Oracle Taps Database To Deliver The Goods
News  |  10/25/2002
11i's Supply-Chain Management improves business-process automation and analysis
Signs Of Good News Ahead?
News  |  10/25/2002
Temp staffing companies offer early hints of recovery; Remy is one that's planning for growth
Linux Clusters Power Virtual Crash Tests
News  |  10/25/2002
Car companies look for higher server performance to reduce simulation costs
Siebel Hedges .Net Bet
News  |  10/25/2002
Microsoft and Siebel integrate apps and .Net, while Sun and Siebel explore J2EE
Most Network Outages Are Internal Problems
News  |  10/25/2002
Network management seems to be less a shot in the dark than a shot in the foot.
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