Looking to provide "a balanced approach to technical staffing," networking company Cisco Inc. Monday revealed a new channel partner program meant to encourage greater technical specialization among its partners.
A new study by market research firm Jupiter Media Metrix Inc. released Monday found that managers in charge of purchasing for their companies plan to make only 20 percent of their purchases online by 2002.
Size really does matter, at least for the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). The New York-based trade group last month issued new guidelines for larger online ads, giving electronic retailers more space to market their products on the Internet.
In a direct challenge to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a new domain name registry on Monday announced that it has begun selling an additional 20 top-level domains (TLDs), including .kids, .travel and .xxx, for US$25 per year.
Two wireless technology specialists forged deals Monday, attempting to push access to some core business applications closer to mobile workers.iAnywhere Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of database vendor Sybase Inc., announced a partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP to jointly develop and market wireless applications built around software from Germany's SAP AG.
Last week I suggested that all commercial distributions adopt Debian as the foundation for their Linux distribution. Gauging from the response I received, most readers misunderstood my rationale for choosing Debian as a prime candidate for a Linux distribution standard. I'll gladly take the blame for that.
Content categorization software vendor Semio Corp. says it has the answer for enterprises that are thinking about adding a knowledge management tool to a corporate portal or other legacy application, but are put off by the prospects of high costs and lengthy implementations.
Snap Server 4100 is an inexpensive NAS (network attached storage) unit that can add as much as 240GB of file storage capacity. Companies looking to overcome the challenge of securely storing enormous amounts of software, graphics, sound, and image files should consider the 4100. We liked the fact that it gives companies with heterogeneous networks an easy-to-set-up solution with no downtime.
Written by Ana Orubeondo and Mario Apicella •
06 March 01 15:18
If you can operate a PC and Web browser, than you can set up your own small business or home office server, according to Toshiba Corp. Of course, the server Toshiba has in mind is the Magnia SG10 server appliance, shipping Monday.
As every IT professional knows, it's getting harder and harder to find qualified developers. That's why so many companies are turning to virtual development teams -- geographically dispersed groups of coders who collaborate in the development of large e-business applications.
Peter Gaucher, the program director of mobile product strategy at IBM Corp., said at the recent Mobile Insights conference that IBM was quite surprised at how many people are willing to use their thumbs to type, alluding to the relative success of the Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) Blackberry handhelds. Now IBM is rethinking the need for a keyboard on such devices. As you know, Big Blue manufactures the Palm as the WorkPad.
The dominance of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, the centerpiece of the US Department of Justice's antitrust case against the company, remains undisputed, according to research released by International Data Corp (IDC).
I've returned from a recent set of roundtable discussions in which several retail clients heatedly discussed the migration of existing EDI (electronic data interchange) systems to XML-based alternatives. After intense discussion, I found that the number of proponents of the idea was roughly equal to the number of its detractors.
If the turnout for Network World's "Security Showdown" a few weeks ago at ComNet 2001 is any indicator, many people have network security on their minds. A question I made to Check Point Systems Inc. about the performance of software-based security appliances was essentially unanswered.
Centura Software has launched its living brand', changing its company name to Mbrane.
According to a release from Mbrane, the new name reflects its strategy focused on delivering adaptive and flexible business capabilities via its mobile enterprise software membrane.
Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore •
06 March 01 13:54
In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.
Copyright 2015 IDG Communications. ABN 14 001 592 650. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of IDG Communications is prohibited.