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  • Net Buzz

    When John Cullinane says his newly minted startup will buck Internet convention by actually turning a profit within a year, his voice carries an unmistakable disdain for those who see little need to embrace that old-school discipline.

  • Net Prophet

    The elegant simplicity of the hyperlink is genius. But the humble hyperlink is under assault and taking more flak than a philandering chief executive officer.

  • The Privacy Debate

    Do you think you should have the right to see the data that companies keep about you? If you answer yes, you're among the overwhelming majority of Americans, according to surveys.

  • Persistence

    "It's good to be king," could easily be the mantra of information technology job seekers these days.

  • IBM targets large enterprises with NetVista

    IBM has announced a new series of the company's NetVista line of desktop business PCs, the A Series, designed for large and medium-sized enterprises such as health care, banking, and retail.

  • Net Prophet: the wireless commerce horror

    The enthusiasm for wireless is rapidly gelling around the idea of commerce " mobile commerce ("m-commerce" . . . ugh). You'll be able to buy anywhere, any time! You're no longer tethered to your desktop! You can buy stuff at the bus stop! Viva la revolution!

  • Self-service SAN

    Storage-area network vendors make progress toward solving interoperability woes, but analysts caution do-it-your-selfers to consider the turnkey approach.

  • Softswitches centrepiece of next-generation networks

    Softswitches are set to be the centrepiece of next-generation networks with the worldwide market exploding into a $5.7 billion opportunity by 2004,according to IDC.

  • Taxing time on the information freeway: The GST axe is chopping into the Internet's famous ability to route around damage.

    The new impost is doing more than creating pockets of pain in the e-commerce community. It is eating away at the Internet's fragile status as a semiprotected species in a tax-intensive world.

  • Signature Bill Validates E-Commerce

    In a roundtable discussion held here Friday, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer joined with several heads of high tech companies to access the impact of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, or E-Sign, which was signed into law earlier in the day.

  • Collaborative Commerce

    The arrival of business-to-business exchanges on the Web has created new ways for business partners to work together. By using Web servers as hubs for collaborative commerce efforts, companies are seeking to exchange proprietary data, jointly manage projects and cooperate on the design of new products.

  • Sidgmore Has His Say

    Not surprisingly John Sidgmore, vice chairman and chief operating officer at WorldCom Inc., hasn't been in a very good mood over the past few weeks. But despite MCI WorldCom's legal and regulatory wrangling, Sidgmore kept his date last week as one of the keynote speakers at Broadband 2000 in San Jose. Afterwards he took a moment to speak with Network World Senior Editor Denise Pappalardo about MCI WorldCom's merger trouble.

  • Mobile Clients Vulnerable to Virus, Spam Attacks

    Continual exposure to threatening and irritating content is the price we pay for e-mail interoperability. Mobile messaging users have begun to realize they aren't immune to viruses, worms, spam and other mail-borne content threats. Wireless mail clients may be the prime targets for the next generation of hackers and online troublemakers.

  • NZ E-Business Slips Behind

    New Zealand is slipping further behind in electronic commerce with each week, says Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (Tuanz) chief executive Ernie Newman.

  • Government threatens ‘boots and all' approach

    In a stern warning to business last week the federal government threatened to introduce heavy-handed legislation if organisations did not immediately respond to privacy issues in the workplace.

  • Unisys, Clear form ASP alliance

    Unisys Corp's New Zealand subsidiary and local telecommunications company Clear Communications have joined forces to offer a fully-operational ASP (application service provider) program.

  • E-cruiting no panacea - yet (Computerworld Special Report)

    There seems little doubt the Web is the eventual Promised Land of IT recruiting, but for now employers, recruitment companies and candidates alike remain unimpressed with Internet-based online recruiting services. Sue Bushell reports Everyone agrees that onlinerecruitment has a great many advantages over offline methods like newspaper ads in attracting potential candidates.

  • Health Care Marketplaces: Will They Deliver?

    A virtual turf war is breaking out in the health care industry as emerging dot-com companies, established manufacturers, distributors, and traditional brokers scramble to establish competing Internet marketplaces for buying and selling everything from Band-Aids to MRI machines. At stake are potentially billions of dollars in revenue, savings for hospitals and their IT departments, and a controlling interest in the way health care goods are bought and sold in the future.

  • IBM Exec: Microsoft Sees Need for Interoperability

    IBM has long prided itself on supporting multiple computing platforms, including Java and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT. The company got a new platform and a new language to support this week, when Microsoft unveiled its Microsoft.Net architecture for linking applications and its new C# development language. Computerworld senior editor Lee Copeland spoke with Steve Mills, general manager of IBM's Software Solutions division, about Microsoft's plans.

  • Bill Would Force DOE to Take Stock

    The US Congress has demanded an inventory of all documents and devices throughout the U.S. Department of Energy that contain restricted or classified data in a new bill aimed at taking what one lawmaker called a "reasonable and valid approach to correcting DOE's irresponsible security policies."