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posted in October 2005

IBM Prevents Brain Drain With Mentoring Program

As Big Blue sells its consulting services to companies coping with a graying workforce, it is also taking unique steps to prevent brain drain. Fran Allen, as one example, still helps out in an IBM research lab, even though she doesn't get paid.

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SBC To Adopt 'AT&T' As Post-Merger Moniker

The combined company intends to lead the industry in the creation of a new generation of Internet Protocol-based services, which can be delivered through wireline or wireless networks to mobile phones, PCs and hand-held digital devices.

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EMC Acquires Acartus

Terms were not disclosed, but Acartus makes software that allows customers to capture, manage, distribute, and archive large amounts of computer-generated output including ERP system reports, invoices, statements, and transactional summaries.

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IBM Adds Patents To Open Source Pool

The company is providing royalty-free access to its patent portfolio for some healthcare and education software specifications built around Web services, electronic forms, and open document formats.

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Negative News Search Seeks Shady Connections

LexisNexis' new search function looks for articles in which a person or company is associated with a defined set of derogatory terms. LexisNexis is helping its customers sift through news stories with negative content to find out whether potential partners, vendors or customers should be investigated further.

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Enthusiasts Plan Rocket-Plane Races

Founders of the Rocket Racing League plan to exhibit four X-Racer Planes in action within a year, and race rocket-propelled aircraft in front of a crowd of spectators within two years.

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DHS Seeks RFPs for IT Projects

The Department of Homeland Security's Eagle Project, which is designed to centralize purchases across the 22 agencies under DHS supervision, is expected to create millions in revenue for high-tech companies.

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