Scores of suppliers have been resistant to hopping on the electronic business-to-business bandwagon, fearing that they will be so commoditized or pressured by comparative pricing that they will fail to see much benefit from shelling out potentially big bucks to get there.
For the second time in the past four months, Computer Associates is reshuffling its sprawling 1200-product software line-up in an effort to make it easier for users to get a handle on the various tools and applications the company sells.
Instant messaging has become a popular means for financial advisers to communicate with clients. But now regulations governing electronic communications are prompting some financial services firms to shut down IM traffic until it can be tracked and stored like regular e-mail.
With telecommunication service providers using packet-based transmissions like voice over IP for phone calls more often, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants carriers to help make those new kinds of networks easier to tap, according to a report.
Are you out of work, rapidly spending your last pay check and wondering what the heck to do next? Well, now might be the time to consider that Tibetan retreat you've been mulling over, because the international job market is not looking good.
VA Linux Systems on Wednesday reported a US$55 million net loss for the first fiscal quarter of 2002, with revenue of $5.6 million. The loss, $1.04 per share, occurred largely because of restructuring charges and compares to a $51 million dollar net loss, or $1.12 a share, on revenue of $56 million in the same period a year ago.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has provided US$466 million in funding for a European version of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) called Galileo, a move that could eventually lead to development of dual-system GPS/Galileo receivers that have greater accuracy, availability, continuity and integrity than single-band GPS receivers, according to GPS experts.
Sales of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, a barometer of future chip sales, continued to decline for North American-based manufacturers in the latest figures for October, according to data released by an industry association.
A major international car rental broker has switched from Oracle to Progress Software for its centralized reservation and back-office systems, saying Progress is handling the project more quickly, professionally, and at lower cost.
For many users, 2001 will be remembered as the year LCD (liquid crystal display) flat-panel monitors finally became affordable. A steep drop in their cost over the last 12 months has put them in range of most users' budgets but, a leading industry watcher warned Tuesday, now may be the time to snap up a bargain as prices may not hold at current levels.
The cost of keeping viruses at bay just went up for all worldwide users of Symantec's popular Norton AntiVirus program. The company recently increased the price of its necessary subscription renewal program from US$3.95 to $9.95 a year, drawing the ire of some our vocal readers.
In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.
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