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Keeping An Eye On The Store
News  |  8/31/2001
Apigent's device-monitoring features collect data from Opto 22 monitors installed at a customer's restaurants or stores and transmits the information to a centralized Oracle database.
Artificial Intelligence To Hit The Mainstream
News  |  8/31/2001
Cycorp Inc. is planning to release an open-source subset of its Cyc knowledge base, which will let programmers and developers infuse common sense into everything from search engines to CRM apps.
Financial Update
News  |  8/31/2001
Authoria Takes The Pain Out Of Updating Benefits Plans
News  |  8/31/2001
Software automates the process of developing and delivering summary plan descriptions
FrontEnd
News  |  8/31/2001
Gator.com Says Ad Overlays Give Consumers A Choice
News  |  8/31/2001
But Internet advertising group asks marketing company to stop overlaying competitors' ads
TOOLS
News  |  8/31/2001
Use these applications to benchmark your company's IT initiatives, your strategy, and your pay.
New Worm Warnings
News  |  8/31/2001
New worm masquerades as E-mail message from Microsoft tech support.
Olan Mills Improves Customer Service With Help-Desk Software
News  |  8/31/2001
Olan Mills uses Magic Solutions' help-desk software to solve customer-service problems.
Direct Deposit For Workers Without Bank Accounts
News  |  8/31/2001
Skylight provides technology to do electronic direct deposit to debit cards.
Idle PCs Get Put To Work
News  |  8/31/2001
United Devices Inc., which pools the power of idle computers, receives $18 million in venture capital.
Red Hat Weighs Nonprofit Group To Promote Open-Source Software In Schools
News  |  8/30/2001
Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik wants to launch a nonprofit organization that promotes open-source software in schools.
Ford Develops Tool To Hone Workers' Skills
News  |  8/30/2001
Automaker plans to cut workforce, but it wants to strengthen worker training
Is Your Voice Safe?
News  |  8/30/2001
Follow The Money
News  |  8/30/2001
Tracking venture capital, IPOs, corporate investment, and R&D funding
The Coolest Chip Yet
News  |  8/30/2001
With Hyper-Threading, A Single CPU Works Double-Time
News  |  8/30/2001
Intel's new technology promises up to 30% performance improvements
News Scan
News  |  8/30/2001
64-Bit Windows Arrives
News  |  8/30/2001
Microsoft releases first supported version of system
Sun's New Products Could Mean Renewed Profitability
News  |  8/30/2001
Coming off its first unprofitable quarter in 12 years, Sun warns that it expects to lose money again this quarter, but that pending products could help it reverse that trend in subsequent quarters.
Don't Miss A Meeting While On The Road
News  |  8/30/2001
Software from Octave Communications could make it easier to arrange conference calls
VA Linux CEO Sees Profitability In Software - Eventually
News  |  8/30/2001
VA Linux Systems CEO says the company can turn a profit by selling software, but not for several more quarters.
Cisco Reinvents Itself To Expand Its Market Reach
News  |  8/30/2001
11 engineering divisions focused on technologies replace former segments as revenue drops
Boeing Uses WebIntelligence To Track Space Station Project Costs
News  |  8/30/2001
Boeing is using Business Objects' WebIntelligence software to manage finances of International Space Station project.
Programmer Pleads Not Guilty To Violating Digital Copyright Act
News  |  8/30/2001
Russian programmer and his employer are arraigned on charges of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
PeopleSoft Joins Knowledge Race
News  |  8/30/2001
Additions to analytical tools suite let users extract and analyze data from CRM apps.
Metromedia Fiber Gets Conditional Funding
News  |  8/30/2001
The optical-networking company finds strings attached to $235 million in vendor financing.
Software Makes Help-Desk Problems Vanish
News  |  8/30/2001
Self-service application lets Olan Mills offer better customer service, for less.
64-Bit Windows Arrives
News  |  8/30/2001
Microsoft releases first supported version of system.
Breakaway Loses More Executive Staff
News  |  8/30/2001
The IT solutions company once had a unique spot in the services market, but depended too much on dot-com clients.
Students Train To Fight Cybercrime
News  |  8/30/2001
Students at the University of Tulsa are being trained to fight cybercrime.
ERCOT Project Criticized For Slow Pace
News  |  8/30/2001
Energy companies criticize the Electric Reliability Council of Texas for its slow start.
Ford To Move Supplier Network Onto Covisint
News  |  8/30/2001
Ford will become the first automaker to move its core collaborative B-to-B operations onto Covisint.
Entire Norwegian Village Gets Broadband Coverage
News  |  8/30/2001
Entire town becomes part of Norwegian government's all-broadband project.
Travel Agents Protest Commission Cuts By Handing Out Vouchers
News  |  8/30/2001
Travel agents protest airline commission cuts by offering vouchers to customers.
IT Hiring Still Hampered By Salaries
News  |  8/30/2001
While rising unemployment has loosened the tight supply of IT workers, companies are still having a hard time coming up with salaries that attract and retain the good ones.
Inktomi, BroadVision Form Integration Alliance
News  |  8/29/2001
Companies try to make it easier for customers to use an enterprisewide search engine to find content within the BroadVision architecture.
Lucent Outsources Global Logistics
News  |  8/29/2001
Global logistics outsourcing could become a trend as companies look to cut costs and stay focused on core business.
Lawyers Threaten Open-Source Movement--Law Prof
News  |  8/29/2001
Lawrence Lessig warns developers to get off the sidelines in historic battle.
Loudcloud Teams With Qwest On Five-Year Marketing Deal
News  |  8/29/2001
Loudcloud and Qwest agree to five-year marketing deal.
Gator.com Files Suit Against IAB Over Pop-Up Ad Dispute
News  |  8/29/2001
Gator.com sues IAB after it tries to end the company's use of pop-up software to place its ads over competitors' ads.
CA's Judgment Day
News  |  8/28/2001
Computer Associates' leadership hangs in the balance, with a preliminary vote tally expected Wednesday.
Sabre Switches To Compaq Servers In $100M Deal
News  |  8/28/2001
Sabre will replace its aging mainframes with NonStop Himalaya servers and database software from Compaq.
Sony And Ericsson Agree On Cellular Partnership
News  |  8/28/2001
Sony and Ericsson agree to merge mobile-phone businesses and form Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
Pivotal Picks Roundarch's Manning As CEO
News  |  8/28/2001
Manning says his biggest challenge at Pivotal will be to build its name recognition.
New Intel Technology Will Give Software 'Double Vision'
News  |  8/28/2001
Intel unveils new technologies at Developer Forum.
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