Stories by Margret Johnston

Number of IT jobs in US grows to 5.3 million

The number of IT industry jobs in the U.S. grew to 5.3 million in 2000, an increase of 235,000, according to a report issued Wednesday by the American Electronics Association and Nasdaq. The rate of growth, however, is the slowest since 1995, the AEA said in issuing the report, which breaks down the number of IT jobs and salaries by state and provides other data on the U.S. IT industry.

Gore tells IT crowd, 'You're in the right business'

The long-term trend in the IT industry is "extremely powerful" despite the broad decline of technology stocks in the market and the demise of dot-com companies, according to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who spoke at a communications trade show Thursday.

Reliability of Net focus of GIP forum

Technology executives involved in the Global Internet Project (GIP) met in Northern Virginia for a two-day forum this week to discuss answers to some of the questions surrounding the future reliability, privacy and security of the Internet.

Broadband bill causes concern in VoIP community

Controversial telecommunications legislation that won the approval last week of a U.S. House of Representatives committee has raised a red flag among companies and organizations active in the development of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Study: US privacy proposals could cost billions

The cost of complying with privacy legislation now pending in Congress could run well into the billions of dollars for companies doing business online, according to a report released Tuesday by the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT).

Technology training bill introduced in House

A bill that would provide an incentive to companies that invest in training programs designed to increase the IT skills of their workers was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

Study: Privacy proposals could cost billions

The cost of complying with privacy legislation now pending in Congress could run well into the billions of dollars for companies doing business online, according to a report released Tuesday by the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT).

US bill attempts to deregulate broadband services

The U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee is debating a controversial bill whose sponsors say is designed to provide market incentives to speed up the delivery of broadband Internet services to both consumer and businesses.

SunForum provides data and VoIP

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday announced the latest version of SunForum software for thin clients. The new version, SunForum 3.2, integrates video, data conferencing and VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), Sun said in a release.

Does Congress have an e-mail problem?

Despite a few stragglers, members of the U.S. Congress have a respectable record of embracing the Internet, using it in their campaigns and to communicate with constituents, but like some successful online retailers, many members are worried about too much of a good thing.

Study: Light cast on which nations are 'e-ready'

A Washington-based international consultancy on Thursday released its second analysis of the "e-readiness" of dozens of countries, concluding that business opportunities abound even though there has been little improvement over the results of the last report.

Study: Light cast on which countries are 'e-ready'

A Washington-based international consultancy on Thursday released its second analysis of the "e-readiness" of dozens of countries, concluding that business opportunities abound even though there has been little improvement over the results of the last report.

HP partners with WebMethods for SW development

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and business-process automation software provider webMethods have announced a strategic alliance to codevelop software aimed at improving business interactions on the Internet by finding and correcting problems in application connectivity.