Stories by Cheri Paquet

Intel Targets 'Net with New Division

Intel Corp. has divided its communications business into a networking business unit and a new unit dedicated to the development of Internet-specific products.

Ellison: The Internet is all about size

Java technology has arrived and is positioned for growth in the Internet-based computing industry, Oracle chief executive officer Larry Ellison said during his keynote yesterday at Oracle's iDevelop '99 conference here.

ISPs gain as small business goes online, IDC says

Internet service providers (ISPs) are tapping opportunities within the small-business market by offering advanced or enhanced telecommunications services, according to a recent report from IDC.

Global 'Net Users Said to Number 147 Million

The number of people who accessed the Internet at least once a week from their businesses and homes grew to 147 million [M] worldwide in 1998, up from 61 million [M] in 1996, according to a recent report by Computer Industry Almanac Inc.
The expanding number is projected to rise to approximately 320 million [M] by 2000 and 720 million [M] by 2005, Computer Industry Almanac said in a statement.

Global Net users said to number 147 million

The number of people who accessed the Internet at least once a week from their businesses and homes grew to 147 million worldwide in 1998, up from 61 million in 1996, says a recent report by Computer Industry Almanac.
The expanding number is projected to rise to about 320 million by 2000 and 720 million by 2005, the report says.

Smallest Web Server Fits in Shirt Pocket

A Stanford University professor has created what is believed to be the world's smallest Web server, the size of match-box, which was designed to ultimately be worn by a user.

Cisco Adds SNA-to-IP Program for Channel

Cisco Systems Inc. announced today a channel specialization program designed to teach its distributors how to integrate networks based on the SNA (Systems Network Architecture) protocol with IP-based networks.
Companies are beginning to integrate their SNA and IP (Internet protocol) networks to prepare for the convergence of data, voice and video on a single network, according to Cisco.

MCI WorldCom wins gov't contract

MCI WorldCom announced this week it has won the second of two contracts awarded by the US federal government which combined are worth $US5 billion.

Compaq to buy shopping.com

Compaq Computer has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to buy online retailer Shopping.com in a stock-for-cash deal valued at about $US220 million.

ISDN modems trump cable, DSL, for now

Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) modems will continue to dominate in the digital modem market for the next couple of years, despite a growing interest in faster, less expensive remote access methods, according to a recent study by Cahners In-Stat Group.

Fully Electronic Options Exchange Announced

International Securities Exchange (ISE), the first fully electronic stock options exchange in the U.S., was announced today by David Krell, its president and chief executive officer.