Stories by James Evans

Survey: Economy hits companies' e-commerce plans

While one in two business owners saw a bright future for e-commerce in July 2000, that optimism has noticeably declined as the IT industry and other economic sectors try to weather the current economic slowdown.

San Fran/San Jose tops in IT success ingredients

A new study that identifies which U.S. cities have the key elements to help fuel the development of IT workers, companies and new technologies gave the San Francisco/San Jose, California region top honors.

Compaq, Dell cut customer conferences

Dell Computer Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp., citing the turbulent U.S. economy and their cost cutting efforts, are putting the kibosh on their own customer conferences this year.

Adobe moves toward network publishing

Network publishing is about delivering content anywhere, anytime to any device, and that is exactly what Adobe Systems Inc. will focus a strong portion of its future energies on, said Bruce Chizen, the company's president and chief executive officer, during a keynote speech Tuesday at Seybold Seminars here.

Dell extends SAN support to rival servers

Dell Computer Corp. on Monday announced that its PowerVault storage area network (SAN) product will now offer support for servers running Microsoft Corp. Windows from Dell rivals such as Compaq Computer Corp. IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

Motorola works with OEMs on embedded Bluetooth

Motorola Inc. will begin assisting OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) with embedding Bluetooth wireless capabilities in products, such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machines, desktop printers and copiers, the company said Monday.

Economic woes strike annual show

The economic downturn played its part in reducing the number of vendors, show attendees and maybe even the freebies at Comdex Chicago this week.

Inktomi CEO talks about downturn

This is the best of times and the worst of times for the IT community, according to David Peterschmidt, president, chairman and chief executive officer of Internet infrastructure software maker Inktomi Corp. The financial markets are turbulent, and yet, new technology to bolster the capabilities of the Internet continue to emerge, he said during a keynote speech Wednesday at Comdex Chicago.

Intel's Maloney talks XScale, P2P

Sean Maloney is just a day into his new job as director and executive vice president of Intel Corp.'s newly-formed Networking and Communications Group. Maloney took the stage at Comdex Chicago on Wednesday and shared his insight on Intel's latest processors, reflected on the history of the PC, and shared the stage with movie star Morgan Freeman and musician Thomas Dolby to express support for new multimedia technologies.

VA Linux looks to the enterprise

For a short time after its IPO about one year ago Larry Augustin's company was a darling of Wall Street. He is one of the most public faces of Linux and the open-source community and now Augustin, chief executive officer (CEO) of VA Linux Systems, is leading a company that sells Linux-based servers during tough economic times.

National Semi, TriMedia team on Geode


National Semiconductor on Tuesday announced an alliance with TriMedia Technologies. to bring greater multimedia capabilities to National's x86 Geode processor.