Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

EDS, CSC Offer Web Hosting, Net Mgmt. Services

Traditional outsourcing vendors are rushing to offer Internet services. Last week, two of the biggest - Electronic Data Services Corp. (EDS) and Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) - launched initiatives offering application hosting and network management services.

Hewlett-Packard Introduces New Server

Hewlett-Packard Co. this week will announce a six-processor server designed for Windows 2000 that it claims will offer price/performance that's significantly better than similarly-sized systems from rivals.

IBM to ease online backups

IBM this week will announce new software technology that it claims will allow administrators to back up a DB2 database without bringing it down.

Survey: Manufacturers Stalled by B-to-B's Cost

The complexity and cost of building a secure business-to-business e-commerce infrastructure is slowing adoption of Internet technology in most manufacturing firms, according to a recent survey. But few are surprised.

Plastics Sites Melt Together

PolySort Inc., a five-year-old Internet company that operates two business-to-business portals, is setting up a new online marketplace for the plastics industry.

B-to-B Portals Worry Industry

Manufacturing companies are scrambling to devise strategies for dealing with the threat of profit erosion from business-to-business Web portals.

$2.8B Deal Speeds Audio, Video Over Web

Akamai Technologies Inc.'s proposed $2.8 billion purchase of potential rival Intervu Inc. should help bolster the company's position as one of the leading providers of Internet content delivery services, analysts said.

HP Offers Online Billing Service

A new online service from Hewlett-Packard Co. promises to make it easier for application service providers to bill customers based on their actual service usage, rather than charge a flat fee.

HP Funds Kids' Net Site

Hewlett-Packard Co. will power and finance eKids Internet, a secure private Web site owned and managed by San Francisco-based startup SilverTech Inc.

PC Market Grows But Squeezes Margins

Agrowing squeeze on PC profit margins should lend greater urgency to efforts by Dell Computer Corp. [Nasdaq:DELL] in Round Rock, Texas, and Gateway Inc. [NYSE:GTW] in San Diego to diversify into higher-margin areas this year.

Bullet-Proofing NT

The place: Loveland, Colo. The date: Dec. 28, 1999. A freight train believed to be carrying nearly 20,000 gallons of hazardous material has just derailed, putting hundreds of citizens in the vicinity in danger.