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  • HP/COMPAQ: HP claims victory on early results

    Hewlett-Packard claimed an early victory Tuesday in its acquisition bid for Compaq, saying preliminary results indicate shareholders have approved the deal. One of the lead opponents of the deal quickly refuted HP's claim, saying the vote is still too close to call.

    20 March 02 08:56 Written by Ashlee Vance and Matt Berger
  • Jupiter Media Forum: Guess what, you're a niche player

    Hewlett-Packard claimed an early victory Tuesday in its acquisition bid for Compaq, saying preliminary results indicate shareholders have approved the deal. One of the lead opponents of the deal quickly refuted HP's claim, saying the vote is still too close to call.

    20 March 02 08:56 Written by Ashlee Vance and Matt Berger
  • eGain sprucing up Web collaboration platform

    EGain Communications has announced eGain Live Web 5.0, an upgrade to the company's Web collaboration platform that includes new modules for technical support and virtual meetings and improvements to chat and co-browsing applications.

    20 March 02 08:53 Written by Paul Krill
  • HP/COMPAQ: Shareholders gather to vote

    Hewlett-Packard shareholders began gathering Tuesday at The Flint Center in Cupertino, California, waiting anxiously to enter and cast their ballots on HP's proposed acquisition of Compaq Computer. The vote on the contentious US$21 billion deal arrived with a flurry of last-minute stumping by HP executives and critics of the acquisition, who have spent the last several months playing out the debate in the media.

    20 March 02 08:49 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Motorola names replacement for outgoing CFO

    Motorola announced Monday that David Devonshire has been hired to replace Carl Koenemann as the company's chief financial officer (CFO). Koenemann is retiring after spending 32 years at Motorola.

    20 March 02 08:43 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Japan's corporations have less security awareness

    More than 50 percent of Japanese companies have no information-security division and 30 percent of them don't have a firewall in their networks, according to a survey of 790 companies with over 100 employees conducted by the Japan User Association of Information System (JUAS) in 2001.

    20 March 02 08:36 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Intel lets blade vendors double up their servers

    Intel opened up new doors to vendors that make blade servers Tuesday, offering a low-power server chip that allows them to pack two processors in each server.

    20 March 02 08:33 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Platform offers site assurance

    Platform Computing announced the release of Platform SiteAssure 2.1 on Monday, offering customers an upgraded version of its distributed computing software equipped with new integrated service-level transaction probing and beefed-up management features.

    20 March 02 08:32 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Software maker to stamp Microsoft Passport

    Microsoft has found a partner in its efforts to recruit enterprise customers to embrace its single sign-on service Passport behind the corporate firewall.

    20 March 02 08:25 Written by Matt Berger
  • Treo coming to Sprint 3G network

    Handspring and Sprint are working together on a CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) version of the Handspring Treo that will work on Sprint's future 3G (third-generation) network, the companies announced Monday.

    20 March 02 08:23 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Sun acquires clustering software company

    Sun Microsystems has completed the acquisition of clustering software developer Clustra Systems in a move intended to make its application server products more reliable, Sun announced Monday. Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.

    20 March 02 08:21 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Wingcast, BeVocal plan voice-driven telematics

    Wingcast LLC, a joint venture of Ford Motor Co. and Qualcomm that plans to offer hands-free voice and data services in cars made by Ford and Nissan Motor Co. starting in the third quarter, will offer voice control for those services using software from BeVocal Inc., the companies announced Monday.

    20 March 02 08:17 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Quarry mines VPN, firewall treasures

    Quarry Technologies is introducing firewall and VPN capabilities for its service edge switches that enable carriers to protect traffic between customer sites rather than just within carriers' networks.

    19 March 02 15:04 Written by Tim Greene
  • IBM signs up with Home Depot

    Looking to bolster its software infrastructure to extend the reach of its e-business-related applications, The Home Depot on Monday signed a five-year deal with IBM to standardise on a number of Big Blue's products including WebSphere and DB2.

    19 March 02 14:58 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Novell seeks to 'dominate' access, Web services

    Tough talk about competing against Microsoft, a completely redesigned business plan and a vow to abolish proprietary application programming interfaces (API) highlighted the keynote speech of Novell. Vice Chairman Chris Stone at the company's BrainShare 2002 user conference being held here this week.

    19 March 02 14:56 Written by Michael Meehan
  • Users see benefits, risks in Sun vs. Microsoft suit

    Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, who studied antitrust issues as an economics major at Harvard University, has been among the industry's most vocal critics of Microsoft. And he doesn't hesitate to put his problem with the software giant in personal terms.

    19 March 02 14:52 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Jupiter Media Forum: Broadband is in eye of beholder

    Here's a strategy you can use to help gain and maintain negotiating strength. The key to this called the "salami" strategy is to disclose your goals to prospective vendors a few slices of information at a time, rather than give them the whole salami when they ask what it takes to do a deal.

    19 March 02 14:39 Written by Joe Auer
  • Management foibles risk IT failures

    Skimping on change management initiatives -- to compensate for technology budget 'gobbles' -- dooms IT projects to failure.

    19 March 02 13:11 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Sun and AOL Time Warner end iPlanet pact

    Sun Microsystems and AOL Time Warner (AOLTW) officially parted ways Sunday on their iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions alliance, as Sun will now take full control of the iPlanet staff and product line.

    19 March 02 10:06 Written by Ashlee Vance
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