Google Adds Stock Charts
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
Open Source Vs. Microsoft: In Brazil, It?s No Contest
In about a month's time, the Brazilian government will initiate a program called PC Conectado, or Connected PC, with the goal of aiding millions of its low-income citizens in purchasing computers. Don't expect Microsoft to be on the desktop.
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Manufacturers Seek Salvation From BI-Powered IT Solutions
Manufacturers face increased energy costs while the "China factor" is pushing down the prices their products can fetch. The result is that razor-thin profit margins are narrowing. Still, this downtrodden industry sent 35,000 people to the recent National Manufacturing Week trade show. Why?
SmartAdvice: Workflow Software Can Help Streamline Human Processes
Now that data-centric work processes are largely automated, consider that streamlining human-centric processes can provide benefits as well, The Advisory Council says. Also, if your company's IT supplier is bought, CIOs must look at the vendor's value and address the rumor mill.
No Big Winners In Search-Engine Wars
You don't need to be the top dog to be a winner. Barry Diller understands that as his media company IAC/InterActiveCorp seeks to acquire search engine Ask Jeeves for $1.85 billion.
High-Court Plea: Don't Stifle Innovation
The law has a tough time keeping pace with technology, and that could prove problematic for many Internet innovators and users if the Supreme Court sides with the movie studios and recording companies in a case it will hear later this month.
Business Technology: If Speed Kills, Are You In Danger?
How would your company fare versus competitors in a benchmarking of speed and agility? Speed -- or the battle against latency -- is moving to the top of priority lists for companies in all industries as customer requirements accelerate. Bob Evans asks, are you ready?
Renovated Art Museum Relies On IT
When the Museum of Modern Art in New York launched a $858 million renovation, it included new servers, storage, networking, and wireless capabilities, and a discovery software tool from nLayers to provide a view of the facility's application infrastructure.
Smart Advice: Storage Attachment Made To Order
Expect iSCSI to gain popularity at Fibre Channel SANs' expense, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan your migration to Microsoft Exchange 2003 carefully, and recognize possible need for coexistence of messaging systems during the migration.
Google today launched Google Code, a site for programmers interested in Google-related development. The company is using the site to publish free source code and API information. Search, of course, is more of a platform these days than an application and this gift of code will only strengthen Google's developer community.
Qwest And Verizon Vie For MCI
With MCI's deadline looming for reviewing Qwest Communications' takeover bid, the latter firm is ready to raise the ante in hopes of derailing Verizon Communications' offer for the long distance company.
Serial Entrepreneur Strikes Again With Open Source
"Is there a place for open-source software at my company?" It's one of the most important questions that IT executives have been asking themselves over the past few years. The answer depends, among other things, on your company's level of comfort with open source and your ability to integrate open-source applications with existing proprietary apps.
The above question has also helped open source drift into the crosshairs of the IT consulting market. But unlike the technologies that created the l