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  • Cutting a Good Figure

    Years ago, I needed to fit two computers on a manager's desktop with room for only one.

  • Lab-Quality Color Photo Printing on Demand

    Looking for a printer with image quality so good you'll never again need to trudge to a photo lab for color prints or enlargements? The US$899 Stylus Photo 2000P from Epson America Inc. doesn't just produce lab-quality output: Epson says prints created with a breakthrough pigmented six-color ink technology could last up to 200 years. Designed to generate images suitable for presentation and resale, this printer should interest professionals and photography enthusiasts who want to move away from commercial photo processing.

  • Top 10 Printers

    SAN FRANCISCO (08/28/2000) - The excellent color quality of Lexmark International Inc.'s new laser, the Optra C710N, launches it into this month's number three spot. It's also speedy and reasonably priced at US$2199. Nearly as appealing is the number four debut, Minolta-QMS's $2804 Magicolor 6100 DeskLaser. NEC Corp. discontinued a few of its older lasers, bringing the SuperScript 4650N in at number seven, and Brother's new HL-3400CN just misses the Top 10..

  • Virtual Voyageur

    You can't get much more "old world economy" than Hudson's Bay Co. The 330-year-old company's name is synonymous with a group of adventurers who explored and settled vast chunks of northern and central Canada, as they sought to chart the elusive Northwest Passage and to expand fur trading routes around Hudson's Bay in the late 1600s and early 1700s.

  • Market Movers: Chips Ahoy

    It's official: The sector of the month is semiconductors. Despite a generally lackluster market and continuing investor skepticism toward technology stocks, semiconductor stocks are going up and up, with today's rise marking six consecutive days of gains for semiconductor stocks. Among the winners were Analog Devices Inc., National Semiconductor Corp. and Novellus.

  • Fast Wireless Networking--If You Can Use It

    Lucent Technologies Inc.'s OriNoco wireless networking system lets home- and small-office users share files and a single Internet hookup at the zippy 11-mbps speed of the 802.11b standard--once they get it up and running. In my tests with preproduction hardware, that wasn't always easy.

  • Surfing the Talmud

    The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Worlds by Jonathan Rosen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

  • Sleek LCD Monitors to Dress Up Your Desk

    You can get a lot of office pizzazz and power in one purchase with a sleek flat-panel monitor. Take a trio of 15-inchers just out from Philips Electronics NV, Eizo Nanao Technologies, and Sony Corp.. In my tests, these handsome LCD monitors delivered terrifically crisp text in Web pages, word processing documents, and spreadsheets.

  • Measuring E-Gov Value

    For most companies, expanding a traditional sales campaign over the World Wide Web usually promises increased profits after the start-up costs are covered. But for government agencies, making a business case for using the Web often involves tallying intangible benefits, such as reaching a larger audience for agency information or easing citizen woes in dealing with government bureaucracy.

  • MicroStrategy Axes 234 Jobs, Corporate Junkets

    Data analysis software vendor MicroStrategy Inc. will reduce its workforce by 234, or approximately 10 percent of its current headcount, by the end of September, the company announced Tuesday.

  • Allied Technologies takes off with RAAF

    Canberra based network integrator Allied Technologies Group has just rolled out a network infrastructure overhaul for the Royal Australian Airforce's Amberly F111 airbase in Queensland.

  • Pentium III Processor Found Faulty

    A glitch that causes Intel's fastest Pentium III processor to fail has also caused IBM and Dell Computer to stop taking orders for the 1.13GHz Intel chip, according to officials for both computer makers.

  • Cover story: X marks the spot

    Two years ago it was tough to find someone who knew anything about XML other than how to spell it. Now XML - or Extensible Markup Language - is being hailed as the future of B2B e-commerce. Caitlin Fitzsimmons takes a look at what's changed

  • Showbiz

    MULTI-CHANNEL COMMERCE Sept. 19 to 20, New York

  • Canon's New Go-Anywhere Portable Scanner

    If you need portability or just a stylish scanner to tuck into a tight space, Canon Inc.'s sharp, skinny CanoScan N1220U warrants a look.

  • Novell Bolsters Caching Security and QoS

    Novell shipped a version of its caching software last week that lets system administrators set policies to guarantee quality of service and speeds secure access to Internet content.

  • Sabre to Get GetThere, Lay Off 1,200

    In two separate announcements today, Sabre Inc. Holdings said it has agreed to buy the Internet business travel services company GetThere for US$757 million in cash while planning to slash 1,200 jobs.

  • Select Seating at the Table

    The federal government proposes coordinating its response to cyberattacks with a structure in which agency officials know exactly who should be involved and the responsibilities of each.

  • Shopping for the Right Model

    The idea that government agencies will use online procurement is no longer in doubt. The question now is what form e-procurement will take, and how online services will fit into the esoteric world of federal purchasing.

  • Microsoft plugs money security hole

    Microsoft on Friday announced a patch to fix a bug that could allow access to password-protected data files for Money 2000 and the just-released Money 2001.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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