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TECH STOCKS: Slumping In September
News  |  9/30/2003
A bad forecast from Sun hurt technology issues as the key market indexes posted their first losing month since last winter.
Study: Consumers Are Ready For PC-Based Entertainment Centers
News  |  9/30/2003
A Jupiter Research survey says the trend toward the computer as digital entertainment hub is likely to continue.
SuSE Rolls Out 64-bit Linux For PCs
News  |  9/30/2003
The new operating system includes improved partitioning, while maintaining support for 32-bit applications.
Making Records Management More Secure
News  |  9/30/2003
Three vendors collaborate to offer an automated service that manages, encrypts, and archives records.
White House Orders Agencies To Tighten Privacy On Personal Data
News  |  9/30/2003
The Office of Management and Budget guidelines apply to information that identifies individuals in a recognizable form.
IBM Expands On-Demand Services
News  |  9/30/2003
Virtual Server hosting service includes Intel- and RISC-based systems.
Study: Europeans Spending As Much Time Online As Watching TV
News  |  9/30/2003
A Yankee Group report also says 52% of European broadband users spend more than three hours a day onlune--twice as many as consumers with dial-up connections.
IBM Taps Advanced Processes For Wireless Chip
News  |  9/30/2003
Possible uses include cars with "smart cruise control" and collision-avoidance systems.
Head Of Internet Security Company Accused Of Hacking Military Networks
News  |  9/30/2003
Brett Edward O'Keefe was indicted on charges of sharing military files with the news media to generate publicity for his company.
Piracy Remains Key Problem For Entertainment Industry
News  |  9/30/2003
Attendees at the Digital Hollywood conference were urged to come up with "better than free" online services to help cope with content piracy.
Two Sets Of Vendors Zero In On Business Processes
News  |  9/30/2003
As business-intelligence vendors seek to expand their reach beyond data analysis, integration vendors are working to provide visibility into business processes.
IT And Financial Need To Cooperate, But It's Not Always The Case
News  |  9/30/2003
Participants at the IntelligentBPM conference say it's vital for a business to have the CIO and CFO see eye to eye.
Best Buy Moves IT Support To Canada, Taps EDS
News  |  9/30/2003
EDS will take over the operation of Best Buy's internal help-desk and problem-management services; to do so, it's adding 50 positions at a services center in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Forman Resurfaces With Enterprise Software Startup
News  |  9/30/2003
The former E-administrator in the White House Office of Management and Budget will serve as executive VP for worldwide services at Cassatt Corp.
Do-Not-Call List Is On Again--For Now
News  |  9/30/2003
The FCC has stepped in to enforce the program during a battle that has involved two federal judges, an appeals court, both houses of Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court.
Microsoft's New Version Of Software Aimed At Living Room
News  |  9/30/2003
Its Media Center operating system is designed to turn a PC into a digital entertainment system.
Music Group Settles 52 Lawsuits Over Downloading Songs
News  |  9/30/2003
The Recording Industry Association of America, which plans to file more lawsuits in October, didn't specify how much it collected from the settlements.
Sun Stock Slumps After 1Q Warning, 4Q Charge
News  |  9/30/2003
The company's stock fell more than 14% after it warned of disappointing first-quarter results and took a charge that wiped out its small 4Q profit.
AT&T Promises Faster Connections Between Branches
News  |  9/29/2003
The service uses multiple access suppliers to connect the various offices of a business across a VPN.
TECH STOCKS: Another Healthy Rally
News  |  9/29/2003
A rally Monday will mitigate a good portion of last week's sell off.
EDS And Connected Partner To Protect PC Data
News  |  9/29/2003
Systems integrator will use technology from Connected to protect hard-drive data more quickly and with fewer resources.
Adobe Wants To Be Microsoft, In Its Own Way
News  |  9/29/2003
The desktop-publishing company is changing its business strategy in part by bundling popular apps.
Dell Does TV
News  |  9/29/2003
SAP Chief Says Oracle's Bid For PeopleSoft Driving Prices Down
News  |  9/29/2003
Henning Kagermann says he's losing deals on price, but it's a short-term thing because he says the buyout's likely to fail.
HP's Big Bet
News  |  9/26/2003
In offering to protect its users against potential Linux-related lawsuits, HP is daring SCO to show its hand
P&G Takes Lead In RFID
News  |  9/26/2003
Consumer-goods company vows to beat Wal-Mart deadline and start tagging by spring
Confidence Up--Just Not For I.T. Budget Hikes
News  |  9/26/2003
Execs don't expect company success to bring IT riches in the short term
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  9/26/2003
IBM Launches Counter-Attack In Linux Cases
News  |  9/26/2003
Hewlett-Packard has promised to indemnify its Linux customers in the event of legal action by SCO, but an IBM VP says an indemnification policy could prevent users from fully exploiting the operating system.
IM Hub's Support Grows
News  |  9/26/2003
Microsoft is the latest to let its messaging service interoperate with Reuters'
TECH STOCKS: Major Weeklong Slide
News  |  9/26/2003
Overvaluation fears trumped a government report Friday that showed good second-quarter economic growth.
Legit E-Mailers Say Law Lets Spammers Off
News  |  9/26/2003
California anti-spam law could hurt the white hats while missing the black hats
Load 'Em Up
News  |  9/26/2003
UPS has a plan to make it easier, cheaper, and more efficient to handle deliveries
Better Visibility Along The Transport Chain
News  |  9/26/2003
Logistics services improve tracking across multiple warehouses and moves
Lock Up Stored Data
News  |  9/26/2003
Encrypting stored information may help with HIPAA compliance
Security Vendors Branch Out
News  |  9/26/2003
Acquisitions and new applications are designed to provide more complete solutions
RIM Is Looking Up
News  |  9/26/2003
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