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  • Alstom IT wins Big Blue, replaces Sealcorp

    With its new-look support and warehouse facilities, Alstom IT has stepped in to fill IBM's "reviewed distribution model" as the distributor formerly known as Sealcorp fades from the IBM/Lotus limelight.

  • CA Sells Sterling's Federal Unit to Northrop

    In a story posted yesterday, Computerworld incorrectly reported that Computer Associates International Inc. had agreed to sell its Sterling Software Inc. unit to defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. In fact, the $150 million deal involved only Sterling's federal systems group, an operation that provides information technology services to users in the federal government.

  • Gateway launches Select 1.1GHz desktop

    Gateway has launched its Select 1100 desktop featuring AMD's 1.1GHz processor.

  • SanDisk grows fast

    Flash memory manufacturer SanDisk has been highlighted as one of the fastest-growing companies in the US.

  • Graphics Card Mimics VCR

    New multimedia add-ins and peripherals are blurring the line between PCs and home entertainment devices. Matrox Graphics Inc. makes the point again with its announcement of the Marvel G450e-TV, an AGP add-in card that provides TV tuning, MPEG-2 analog video capture and editing, TV on the PC, PC out to TV, DVD playback, dual display support, and more.

  • The Customer (Service) Is Always Right

    After largely being ignored in the initial hype of e-commerce, top-notch customer service has become the second-most important determinant in choosing one online retailer over another, a new study has found.

  • Creative ships Jukebox

    Creative Technology has announced shipment of its NOMAD Jukebox digital audio player.

  • Dell Unveils New Server Appliances

    In an effort to increase its presence in the Internet hardware market, Dell Computer on Tuesday unveiled its latest PowerApp server -- the PowerApp.Big-IP, a load-balancing machine designed to manage and route Internet traffic through a Web site.

  • Net Election: Attention GOP Shoppers

    Vice President Al Gore probably never imagined that online sales of his book Earth In the Balance might someday help finance the California Republican Party. But with a new online fundraising strategy, unveiled in early August at, GOP supporters can buy a copy of Gore's book and have a 67-cent rebate sent to the state party.

  • to Buy Streaming-Audio Site

    Marking its first acquisition, online music directory has agreed to buy WiredPlanet, a provider of customizable streaming MP3 stations.

  • Gates says yes to IAs

    Microsoft has stamped its seal of approval on the much-touted Internet Appliance, with chairman Bill Gates outlining the importance of the devices in his .net Internet strategy in Sydney last week.

  • Commerce One Completes Pilot for Boeing

    Commerce One Inc. said Tuesday at the e-Link 2000 conference in Las Vegas that it has successfully completed a pilot program with Boeing Co. to link the latter's trading partners to Exostar Inc., the exchange for the Aerospace and Defense industry.

  • Digital Island, Cisco to Launch ASP JV

    Cisco Systems Inc. and content distribution heavyweight Digital Island Inc. are working together to develop and market an ASP (Application service provider) based on Digital Island's already operating CustomHost service, the companies announced Tuesday.

  • Olympic Sites Miss Gold

    The Olympic Games started out with a splash - but not online.

  • W3C Pursues SOAP-Like Activity

    The World Wide Web Consortium has created a new working group to develop an XML-based messaging protocol, but the international standards body says it won't rubberstamp Microsoft Corp.'s Simple Object Access Protocol - SOAP - as some vendors had hoped.

  • Harris gets Smart with online financing

    Harris Technology has taken its online operations one step further, launching online finance for its business customers with RentSmart.

  • Napster, Napster Everywhere (Still)

    SAN FRANCISCO (09/19/2000) - The number of people using Napster Inc. at home grew from slightly more than 1 million in February to almost 5 million in July - a 345 percent increase in only five months. Napster is now the 43rd most popular home application, according to Media Metrix Inc..

  • Storage's new rule of thumb

    Newly established distribution company AGA Technologies has released a hot-swappable data storage module for the business and education market.

  • B-to-B Times Four

    SAN FRANCISCO (09/19/2000) - U.S. business-to-business e-commerce will grow from US$1.2 trillion this year to $4.8 trillion in transaction value by 2004. The Boston Consulting Group expects online purchasing to make up 40 percent of total b-to-b purchasing in 2004. But only one in 10 purchases will involve online price negotiations..

  • eServ enjoys successful ASX listing

    Integrator eServ CEO Ian Buddery was breathing easy after the company closed its first day of trading on September 8 at $1.80 per share, up 80 cents from its issue price of $1.00.