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  • EMC, SAS join forces

    EMC has joined with SAS Institute to create and market CRM tools, the companies announced in a joint statement.

  • NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Miniature servers arrive

    Will Randi take to wearable servers?

  • IBM, Ariba, i2 B2B Alliance Completes First Phase

    The first phase in the electronic-marketplace alliance formed by IBM, i2 Technologies and Ariba is now complete, with the vendors working on making their products interoperate with the aim of creating a business-to-business (B2B) platform.

  • 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.

  • Briefs

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed it is currently discussing the finer details of an acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC's) global management and information technology consultancy practice.

  • ASP Simplifies Hiring of Temps, Contractors

    Start-up CascadeWorks Inc. has emerged as the first application service provider to focus on the market for procuring personnel services, such as the hiring of temps, contractors and consultants. The company's offering turns the typically paper-heavy process of hiring such personnel into a Web-based document workflow available through a hosted application called Clarity.

  • 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.

  • Amlink to Expand Event Horizon

    The Sydney Olympic Games is proving to be a good workout for Australian-built event management software from Brisbane-based Amlink Technologies Ltd., but the product's developers say the biggest test is yet to come.

  • Omegon Management Software

    Omegon Ltd., an Israeli firm that recently set up shop in the U.S., is looking to stand out in the crowded network management field by offering software that can test and diagnose net application performance on both sides of the firewall.

  • EU Ponders Fate of Time-Warner Mergers

    European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti met Monday with top officials from EMI Group PLC and Time Warner to discuss concessions that the companies could make to gain the EU Commission's approval to merge music divisions.

  • Giving Customers What They Want

    Just two weeks after Ford Motor Co. introduced a new customer-service feature on its Web site, the technology faced an enormous test. The Firestone tire recall was creating Ford's worst public-relations nightmare in recent memory. Thousands of worried drivers turned to and bombarded the new "Ask Ford" question box with inquiries.

  • Solution 6 lose Yelland

    Executive director Lindsay Yelland has resigned from Solution 6, due to a possible 'conflict of interest' with the Solution 6 board stemming from a new, and as yet undisclosed business opportunity.

  • Polling Netizens

    SAN FRANCISCO (09/19/2000) - Online voters are almost evenly split between Republicans (35 percent), Democrats (31 percent) and Independents (32 percent), according to an online survey by @Plan Inc. Seven out of 10 people online believe Democrats will do a better job in providing equal access to the Internet for everyone, regardless of economic status..

  • Football Storms Online

    SAN FRANCISCO (09/19/2000) - As the football season kicked off, traffic to sites jumped 46 percent to 1.6 million unique visitors for the week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen NetRatings Inc..

  • Next seeks resellers

    With a background in insurance, and with one successful IT company already sold to the Commonwealth Bank in 1995, David Bluementals quickly embarked on a second business project and in 1997, Next Systems was formed.

  • Andreessen Targets 'Fundamental Breakdown'

    Loudcloud Inc., the latest venture of Netscape Communications Corp. co-founder Marc Andreessen, marks its first anniversary as a company this month. Thus far, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Loudcloud has signed up 30 users of the Web infrastructure technology that it develops and then runs on an outsourced basis for large companies, e-commerce businesses and application service providers.

  • B2B Vendor Taps Former Baan Exec for Top Job

    Mary Coleman, who ran Baan Co. for seven months before leaving the struggling applications vendor early this year, today was named CEO at RightWorks Corp., a small San Francisco-based company that develops business-to-business software.

  • Blinded by Wireless

    All those with cell phones, please raise your hand. With the other hand, please turn over your wallet. It may not be as blunt, but that's the business model for the mobile and wireless industry. Plain and simple.

  • HP, 3Com Offer Bluetooth for Notebook PCs

    SAN FRANCISCO (09/18/2000) - Hewlett-Packard Co. entered the emerging Bluetooth fray Monday when the vendor announced that the wireless technology is available in its line of notebook computers.

  • County Gets the E-Deed Done

    With the click of a mouse, the first electronic deed was transferred and recorded recently at the Wise County Circuit Court in southwestern Virginia.

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