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SBC To Buy AT&T For $16 Billion
News  |  1/31/2005
The deal, which combines a large regional phone company with the nation's largest supplier of business-communications networks, could kick off more mergers.
Blade-Server Market Heats Up With Services
News  |  1/28/2005
Hewlett-Packard offers new switching capabilities; Dell has assessment services
Business Technology: Defining The Business You Want To Be In
Commentary  |  1/28/2005
Concluding our three-part series on a new way of thinking about business technology, Bob Evans warns, "Companies that profess that IT doesn't matter or is simply wasteful overhead that needs to be gutted will grow increasingly isolated, sluggish, backward, and irrelevant."
IT Plays Big Part In GDP Growth
News  |  1/28/2005
The IT component of gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 16.5% in the fourth quarter, its best performance of the year.
SmartAdvice: Look For Flexibility When Selecting Telecom And Data Carriers
Commentary  |  1/27/2005
Understand your immediate and near-term needs when choosing a carrier, The Advisory Council says. Also, Six Sigma uses proven techniques to improve quality and isn't just for manufacturing.
Earth Observers Map Out Weather Early Warning System
News  |  1/27/2005
GEOSS is expected to spur improvements in sensor, networking, and geographic imaging technology.
Orders For Long-Lasting IT Wares Up For December And Year
News  |  1/27/2005
The value of new orders for computers and related products rose a seasonally adjusted 8.8% to $34.5 billion in December.
ABN Amro Unveils Trade-Finance Portal
News  |  1/26/2005
New version of MaxTrad features supply-chain financing and purchase-order-management services.
Oracle-PeopleSoft: A Process Perspective
News  |  1/26/2005
Oracle at long last has control over PeopleSoft after a protracted 18-month fight. But what can PeopleSoft users expect to gain from Oracle?
Homeland Security To Test RFID Tags At U.S. Borders
News  |  1/25/2005
The department says RFID will improve its ability to match entries to exits without significantly increasing processing time.
The Observer: Transformation Is The New Watchword
Commentary  |  1/24/2005
This year should be all about transforming the enterprise, says Lou Bertin, and refining big thinking to benefit the enterprise.
McAfee Rolls Out Enterprise Intrusion-Prevention Systems
News  |  1/24/2005
Products are designed to protect multigigabit networks against known zero-day, encrypted, and denial-of-service attacks.
Business Technology: IT Transformation: Two Companies That Get It
Commentary  |  1/21/2005
In Part 2 of our three-part series, as you try to determine which technology vendors are tactical suppliers versus those that are strategic business partners, consider this: Do they talk only about scalability and manageability and reliability, or do they talk about nimbleness and agility and opportunity? Do they emphasize their ability to help you maintain competitive advantage, or do they help you conceive and build new and more-valuable competitive capabilities for the future?
Agile To The Bone
News  |  1/20/2005
Service-oriented architecture lets you respond quickly to demands for new and improved processes
Plug and Play Meets Process
News  |  1/20/2005
Service-oriented approaches have helped Owens & Minor, TransUnion, Pfizer and MasterBrand Cabinets build processes quickly and affordably
Good Technology Mobilizes Enterprise Apps
News  |  1/20/2005
Wireless E-mail vendor offers system that lets mobile professionals use PDAs and smart phones to access a variety of business applications.
Metastorm Teams With NEC
News  |  1/20/2005
NEC will recommend and install Metastorm's e-Work software in conjunction with its own products and services, especially those designed for the banking, brokerage and insurance industries.
Surprise Challenger To VeriSign .net Emerges
News  |  1/20/2005
ICANN's announcement of five bidders for the operation of .net has been upstaged by the unexpected appearance of a global consortium, called CORE++.
Fed Report Shows Some Improvement In IT Economy
News  |  1/20/2005
Anecdotal evidence suggests a mild upswing in IT employment and investments.
Short List
News  |  1/19/2005
Composite Information Server 3.0; Edge 2.0; JRockit 5.0; WebLogic Server 9.0; Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) 3.2
Homeland Security Enlists Academia To Fight Terrorism
News  |  1/19/2005
The University of Maryland is the latest Homeland Security center of excellence, receiving a three-year, $12-million grant.
SmartAdvice: Business-Intelligence Tools For Linux On The Horizon
Commentary  |  1/19/2005
As Linux gets more robust, database analytical tools and report-generation capabilities will be added, The Advisory Council says. Also, cost isn't the only factor to consider in evaluating application service provider options.
Telecom Industry Is Fastest-Growing Online Advertiser
News  |  1/19/2005
Nielsen says the industry increased ads by six percent over 2003.
Some Companies Switching From Microsoft's IE Browser
News  |  1/18/2005
Penn State University recently advised students against the use of IE. A number of small companies interviewed by InformationWeek.com are following suit, citing similar security concerns.
Immigration Bureau Proposes IT Services Contract Valued Up To $500 Million
News  |  1/18/2005
Other Homeland Security departments might piggyback on the outsourcing contract.
Verizon Teams Up With Yahoo In Internet Content Deal
News  |  1/18/2005
Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc.'s high-speed Internet services will be able to access customized and premium content from Web giant Yahoo Inc. under a multiyear agreement that combines the companies' offerings into a single brand.
Ex-GAO Director Joins Gartner As Gov't Research Director
News  |  1/14/2005
McClure served as director for IT management issues at what is now known as the Government Accountability Office, the investigative and audit arm of Congress.
Defining Success And Failure, IT Style
News  |  1/14/2005
Take the mystery out of gauging IT project success.
Active RFID Meets Wi-Fi To Ease Asset Tracking
News  |  1/14/2005
TransAlta plans to leverage RFID, Bluetooth, and several plantwide wireless networks
Cisco Adds Wireless Network Alternative
News  |  1/14/2005
Airespace's 'thin' access-point architecture complements Cisco's offering
The End of the Beginning
News  |  1/14/2005
Thanks to SOA, web services are evolving into knowledge "products."
SmartAdvice: Understand The Landscape And Players When Consolidating Servers
Commentary  |  1/13/2005
Approach the politics of server consolidation with solid research and executive backing, The Advisory Council says. Also, highlight intangible benefits and find the value others miss to get IT-project funding success.
Cisco Acquisition Broadens Wireless LAN Portfolio
News  |  1/13/2005
Purchase of wireless LAN switch vendor Airespace will let Cisco offer less-costly option to business customers.
Langa Letter: Make The Most Of That New PC
Commentary  |  1/13/2005
Here's the info you need to ensure long, safe, trouble-free computing whether you're starting the year with a brand-new PC, or with an older, used PC that's new to you.
Apple Targets Harvard Student For Product 'Leaks'
News  |  1/13/2005
Think Secret, a Web site popular with Apple enthusiasts, so successfully predicted the company's recent product introductions that it has filed a law suit against the 19-year-old Harvard student operating the site.
Internet2 Consortium Sets New Internet Speed Record
News  |  1/13/2005
Team sent a multiple stream data transmission with a transfer rate of 7.21 gigabits per second over more than half the circumference of the earth.
SMB PLM: Innovation Driver?
News  |  1/12/2005
Product lifecycle management for SMBs equals better IPM.
SAP Netweaver: The Process Dimension
News  |  1/12/2005
Potential performance and process improvement hindered by automation and transactional-centric view.
Oracle Opens New World of Opportunity
News  |  1/12/2005
Oracle OpenWorld and PeopleSoft acquisition reveal strengths and weaknesses for Oracle in 2005 and beyond.
Nextance Adds IP Optimization Suite
News  |  1/12/2005
Enterprise contract management includes intellectual property agreements.
Innovation Roadmapping
News  |  1/12/2005
Roadmapping is vital for realizing innovation.
Innovation Management Software: Walking the Talk
News  |  1/12/2005
Do Apple and Microsoft really help you to innovate?
Consolidating with Compliance
News  |  1/12/2005
Driving compliance efficiency in the Sarbanes-Oxley environment.
New Software Eases Development Of VoIP Hardware
News  |  1/12/2005
New trunk management software helps VoIP equipment makers develop products with standards-compliant, physical-layer interfaces.
Reports Of Child Pornography Continue To Climb
News  |  1/11/2005
Reports to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's hot line grew for the seventh consecutive year.
E-Forms Are Almost Ready for Primetime
News  |  1/11/2005
If you developed your impression of electronic forms products three years ago, it’s time to look again.
U.S. Army Enlists E-Forms To Speed Processes
News  |  1/11/2005
Just like most businesses, the U.S. Army wants to eliminate paperwork and move to electronic processes, but much more than time and money may be at stake.
Nokia Announces IP VPN Suite For Mobile Security
News  |  1/11/2005
Suite includes four new IP VPN gateway systems, a mobile VPN client, and comprehensive management software.
Customers At Core Of Northwest Airlines IT Push
News  |  1/10/2005
Among Northwest's IT projects are new customer check-in kiosks based on a services-oriented architecture.
EMC Deal Could Help Cisco Cure Remote-Office Headaches
News  |  1/10/2005
Cisco needs network-attached storage appliances in its bid to offer LAN-like performance over wide area networks.
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