Stories by Tom Krazit

AOL Yellow Pages lets your fingers do the clicking

Directory assistance services for millions of Internet users were upgraded with several new features Tuesday as America Online Inc. (AOL) debuted the newest version of AOL Yellow Pages across the various brands of its parent company, AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW)

Ipswitch upgrades network monitoring tool

For the second time this year, Ipswitch Inc. has updated its flagship network monitoring software product WhatsUp Gold, which the company says provides smaller networks with a lower-cost and simpler to install alternative to Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HP's) OpenView and Computer Associates International Inc.'s (CA's) Unicenter.

New servers, storage on tap from NEC

Three new products emerged from NEC Computers Inc. Tuesday, as the company expanded its fault-tolerant server offerings, released a new midrange server, and provided users with some extra storage room.

Infonet expands services into Australia, Europe

Infonet Services unveiled plans to open satellite offices in Australia and England Thursday, bringing a centralized base of operations for its Infonet Consulting business unit overseas for the first time.

IDC: PocketPC to challenge Palm OS for corporate users

While Palm Inc. maintains a healthy lead in the handheld operating system market, analysts at market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC) say Microsoft Corp.'s new PocketPC operating system has a better chance of finding acceptance among business users, according to a new study released Tuesday.

Sun moves StarOffice into beta

Companies looking for alternatives to Microsoft's Office software suite can now beta test Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice Version 6.0, Sun said Tuesday in a statement.

Compaq adds Evo hardware, services

Compaq Computer unveiled four new products within its Evo family of business PCs Tuesday, and announced plans for leasing the products through its Access on Demand service packages.

US ATTACK: Bookings down, recovery expected

Ramifications from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 continue to ripple through the business world this week, as the online travel company Priceline.com Inc. reported a 40 percent drop in bookings Monday, and a 35 percent drop Tuesday.

Dataquest: 61 percent of US households use the Net

Despite the demise of many popular online destinations, and what often appears to be a daily parade of security alerts, U.S. Internet use continues to rise, according to a new study released by Dataquest, a division of Gartner.

Phonetics to release network monitoring system

Companies will soon have another tool to protect the nerve center of their operations when Phonetics Inc. unveils its new network monitoring system at the Networld+Interop Atlanta trade show next month, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Microsoft, Nortel team on Net services

Nortel Networks and Microsoft announced on Tuesday they are selling a bundle of products and services to managed service providers (MSPs) interested in linking their data centers to improve the availability and reliability of their offerings.

MIT to put course materials online for free

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan for making nearly all of its course materials available online to the general public over the next 10 years.