Enterprise software vendor Ariba Inc., whose focus switched from procurement software to spend management software early this year, on Thursday posted a fourth quarter loss of US$142.5 million or $0.54 per share on revenue of $58 million.
Shifting from daily nuisance to serious IT and business concern, uncontrolled spam is prompting customers to arm themselves with tools to fight back against productivity loss, potential liability, and bandwidth-clogging consequences that unsolicited commercial e-mail can bring to an enterprise.
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Microsoft Corp.'s .Net development platform received boosts this week from Visible Systems Corp., which is providing a code-generation tool based on modeling, and ClientSoft Inc., which is enabling the integration of mainframe programs with .Net environments.
Let it not be said that vendors resort to wild claims in an attempt to drum up business. At least not the level-headed folks at StorageTek who have boldly predicted that the sheer volume of data - and hence demand for intelligent storage solutions - as opposed to space, will literally explode come 2007.
IT systems integration and information sharing between federal agencies is one of the key issues that needs to be addressed under the Prime Minister's review of intelligence agencies in the wake of the Bali bombings earlier this month, according to the director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Hugh White.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) will double the processor count in its Itanium servers in 2004, as the company attempts to fill a technology gap caused by Intel Corp.'s decision not to make multi-core Itanium processors until the middle of the decade.
Although Web services are still in their infancy, a few trends have already begun to emerge. Among them: cost-justifying projects to senior management remains difficult, as IT managers struggle to find effective and consistent approaches to quantify their payback, according to attendees at a Software & Information Industry Association conference here yesterday.
Users can expect to see the processing speed of Intel Corp.'s desktop processors hit 15GHz and that of wireless device and PDA (personal digital assistant) processors hit 5GHz by 2010, the chip maker's chief technology officer said in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp has developed a new semiconductor optical modulator which can double the distance over which data can travel within optical fiber metropolitan or backbone networks at 40G bps (bits per second), the company said last week.
Market research firm DisplaySearch Inc. today published its 2002 LCD Monitor Strategy Report. The company said that it expects LCD monitors to overtake CRTs on a revenue basis in 2004, outselling them by 5 to 1 by 2006.
The good news for IT managers considering Web services deployments is that vendors such as Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. appear to be committed to creating standards aimed at facilitating interoperability between disparate technology platforms.
Just a few days after trumpeting its alliance with Microsoft Corp. and announcing plans to incorporate .Net technology into its own products, Siebel Systems Inc. is offering reassurances about its commitment to .Net rival Java by reaffirming its partnership with Java creator Sun Microsystems Inc.
The distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack launched Monday against all 13 of the Internet domain name system (DNS) root servers failed to bring down the Internet, but that doesn't mean that more attacks won't follow and succeed where this week's attack failed, according to experts, some of whom feel that the federal government needs to step in to secure the Net infrastructure.
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