New software and tools that can assist companies in setting up e-commerce sites and marketplaces and the internal systems needed to support them will be in the spotlight at this week's Fall Internet World '99 show in New York.
Stories by Carol Sliwa
IBM this week announced plans for an upgraded version of its Net.Commerce software, which helps companies build electronic storefronts.
Uncertainty over the future development of Netscape Communications's Navigator browser is causing concern among corporate users -- and prompting some to switch to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
Zona Research last week claimed that an estimated $US4.35 billion per year in electronic-commerce sales may be at risk because of unacceptable Web-page download times.
Vendors are pushing the Extensible Markup Language (XML) as a more flexible format for exchanging business data among trading partners. But many large user companies aren't ready to scrap their big investments in traditional electronic data interchange (EDI) systems for XML.
Netscape Communications is expected to launch a trio of new electronic commerce offerings this week, sources said.
Central Command Inc., an antivirus software maker in Medina, Ohio, last weekend discovered what it believes to be the first HTML virus.