Hardware vendors, many with major client installations in the World Trade Center, have set up crisis-response teams and command centers to handle emergency requests for equipment by companies affected by Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Although the Java programming language has already made significant inroads in the mobile phone space, Qualcomm Inc. claims its competing Brew technology is now primed to make its move as well, giving end users access to new types of applications on their cellular phones. In a sign of growing support for Brew, a number of third-party developers showed up at an industry event this week to show off applications for the technology.
J.D. Edwards & Co.'s acquisition of customer relationship management vendor YOUcentric Inc. stands to benefit customers of both companies, though the J.D. Edwards sect will have to wait a little longer than their YOUcentric counterparts to reap the rewards.
Financial services firms may have to spend billions of dollars to replace IT equipment and software in the wake of this week's terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center, said industry experts. But customer and business-critical data appear to have been saved by robust automated remote data-backup technologies and effective disaster-prevention strategies.
The Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) board has authorized a US$3 billion stock repurchase plan to take place over the next two years. The move was made as a vote of confidence in financial markets, which halted trading Tuesday after terrorist attacks shattered New York's World Trade Center. The markets are expected to resume trading Monday, although the city's financial district remains largely shuttered.
Verizon Communications Inc. officials said Friday they are "hopeful -- not necessarily confident, but certainly hopeful" that they will be able to repair their badly damaged facility at 140 West Street in New York in time for Monday's planned reopening of U.S. securities exchanges.
In response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks, the U.S. Senate Thursday approved expanding the permissible uses of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Carnivore e-mail surveillance system to include investigating acts of terrorism and computer crimes. The measure would also allow broader use of Internet tapping by law enforcement authorities and calls on the government to "make better use of its considerable accomplishments in science and technology" to combat terrorism.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) issued a statement Friday claiming that a New Mexico-based Linux company has violated the GNU General Public License (GPL), by using a patent license to restrict distribution of its version of the open-source operating system.
Popular perception may have it that e-marketplaces are a still a mystery to companies, however a new study into e-business adoption trends worldwide dispels this "myth", revealing that most IT executives intend to use them to boost long-term revenues.
The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington last week significantly diverted vendor and attendee attention away from the news and technology being presented at an abbreviated NetWorld+Interop (N+I) Atlanta 2001 conference.
Written by Brian Fonseca, Jennifer Jones, and Stephen Lee •
14 Sept. 01 15:02
Microsoft's Windows operating system will remain the dominant client operating environment for the foreseeable future, and only the open-source Linux operating system stands in the way of Windows also dominating the server side, according to market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).
More than 22,700 tips have poured into the special Web site set up by the FBI to manage leads in the investigation of Tuesday's terrorist attack against the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, Attorney General John Ashcroft said today.
In the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and near Washington, D.C., most IT industry trade shows scheduled to take place this month were postponed in the U.S., but most shows abroad are set to continue.
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