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Langa Letter: Microsoft's Adjusted 'Product Lifecycle' Plans
Commentary  |  3/7/2003
Fred Langa untangles Microsoft's plans to extend the life of Win98 while it schedules retirement for other Windows operating systems, too.
Linux's Specter Hangs Over Microsoft Conference
News  |  3/4/2003
The open-source operating system isn't on the official agenda at the vendor's conference for government leaders, but it's likely on the minds of both company officials and attendees
Windows Server 2003 Backup Conflicts With Windows XP
News  |  3/4/2003
Terabyte Computers is recommending that its customers hold off on deploying Windows Server 2003 because of an incompatibility with Windows XP.
Startups Pushing The Idea Of Web-Services Hubs
News  |  3/4/2003
Blue Titan is trying to create Web-services hubs in the enterprise where an existing networked service can be called and reused by more than one application. By Charles Babcock
Citrix Ships App Access And Collaboration Server Software
News  |  3/4/2003
Both server-based programs work with the vendor's MetaFrame Acccess Suite and run on Windows Server 2003
Instant Messaging And E-Mail Become One
News  |  3/4/2003
As IT managers in that industry to look long and hard at how they archive IM interactions, new partnerships from records-management vendor Iron Mountain could come in handy.
Danish Company Convicted And Fined For Spamming
News  |  3/4/2003
Fonn Denmark was fined $2,200 for sending unsolicited E-mail ads
IBM Touts Lower Support Costs In New Desktops
News  |  3/4/2003
It's touting the Rapid Restore Ultra capability, which lets users recover from software problems more quickly without help-desk assistance
Web Sites Made Easy
News  |  3/4/2003
Software from Stellent makes managing and updating Web content a breeze.
Ten Ways To Get Spammed
News  |  3/4/2003
E-mail protection vendor FrontBridge offers its top 10 list of ways spammers find victims
EMC And Microsoft Set Out To Dominate Storage Networks
News  |  3/4/2003
The storage vendor licenses Windows to run its new NetWin 200 offering.
Metaldyne Turns To QAD To Tighten Supply Chain
News  |  3/4/2003
The Kanban Visualization module will let the automotive supplier easily keep track of supply and demand at both ends of its supply chain.
Watch Out
News  |  3/4/2003
Two From Citrix
News  |  3/4/2003
Enhancements Boost Ipedo's XML Information Hub
News  |  3/4/2003
Universal XQuery reduces the cost and complexity of information delivery.
Vignette Suffers A Difficult First Quarter
News  |  3/4/2003
But the software maker insists it will return to black in the fall.
Public Sector Gets In The Groove
News  |  3/4/2003
A company official says Groove Networks is negotiating with numerous police departments that want to use its collaboration software in homeland security efforts.
The 64-Bit Question
News  |  3/4/2003
The introduction of Windows Server 2003 may well be a watershed for business computing, but uptake may be slow
Microsoft Settles Class-Action Suit In Florida
News  |  3/4/2003
The vendor will provide more than $200 million in vouchers for people to buy computers and related products
Microsoft 3Q Profit Up Slightly As Sales Rise 8%
News  |  3/4/2003
Third-quarter earnings were up just 2% over a year ago.
Tacit Wants To Make Collaboration Too Attractive To Ignore
News  |  3/4/2003
Knowledge-management vendor Tacit Knowledge Systems this week will ship the first version of ActiveNet, a new collaboration-management application.
Liberty Alliance Releases Second Phase Of Its ID Spec
News  |  3/4/2003
Phase 2 spec lets user choose which Web sites can access their information and whether to allow their identity to be revealed.
PeopleSoft Adds To College Tracking Package
News  |  3/4/2003
A new module will make it easier for colleges and universities to track foreign students and teachers
HP Talks Up Jabber IM Framework
News  |  3/4/2003
Hewlett-Packard this week agreed to begin reselling a version of Jabber's enterprise instant-messaging framework that the two companies have co-developed for the Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers, as well as the HP-UX platform.
Crystal Decisions Signals Its IPO
News  |  3/4/2003
Business-intelligence software vendor Crystal Decisions has signaled its intention to go public by filing an S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission--but the timing is uncertain.
Invensys Puts Baan On The Market
News  |  3/4/2003
The planned sale is part of the British company's efforts to sell off more than half its businesses to stem its rising tide of debt.
Siebel Blends CRM Into Other Apps
News  |  3/4/2003
Universal Application Network 2.0 connects CRM to all back-end systems and other applications.
IBM Posts Gains In Sales And Revenue
News  |  3/4/2003
First-quarter revenue from continuing operations rose 11% from a year earlier, while net income was up 8%.
Oracle Apps Help Businesses Meet Reporting Requirements
News  |  3/4/2003
The vendor says its Internal Controls Manager will help companies identify the risks associated with business processes and the possible effect on their financial statements.
SCO Rings Up First Quarterly Profit
News  |  3/4/2003
The Unix vendor reported a $4.5 million second-quarter profit after a quarter in which it took on IBM and the open-source community.
Hilton Gets Personal
News  |  3/4/2003
The hotelier's new OnQ platform will help it personalize service throughout its nine brands.
Microsoft Windows 'Longhorn' Version Due In 2005
News  |  3/4/2003
The vendor is seeking to get developers behind the upgrade and says it doesn't plan an interim release before the product launch
Microsoft Cuts Office XP Price
News  |  3/4/2003
The reduction comes as Microsoft prepares to release the newest version of its business software suite later this year
Adobe's Desktop Acrobatics
News  |  3/4/2003
In an effort to ward off Microsoft's attacks, Adobe ships the latest version of its Acrobat PDF-creation software today, introducing for the first time light and advanced versions of its flagship application.
Microsoft Tosses Freebies To License Buyers
News  |  3/4/2003
Businesses buying Software Assurance maintenance contracts on Microsoft products will get benefits such as free vouchers for product training, free technical support, and discounted licenses for using Microsoft's business products at home.
IBM Takes Lead In App Servers
News  |  3/4/2003
Figures from Gartner Dataquest show IBM with 37% of the market, passing BEA Systems for the top spot
Linux Gets Boost From PeopleSoft
News  |  3/4/2003
The software vendor is releasing Linux versions of its full portfolio of 170 applications
Logical Apps Touts New Offering As Cure For Oracle Apps Problems
News  |  3/4/2003
The company's AppsRules product lets Oracle financial and ERP apps users build a business-rules layer above their applications that's integrated across them.
SRC Adds Performance Management To Financial-Planning Products
News  |  3/4/2003
The additions include software for long-range strategic planning and forecasting for developing budgets.
Langa Letter: Getting the Right Linux Footprint
Commentary  |  3/4/2003
It's never been easy to install Linux, but Fred Langa explores the best available tools and finds reason for hope.
Making Tape Backup Less Of A Remote Nightmare
News  |  3/4/2003
Due to ship this week, WebDrive Sync Engine lets people enter a password on the Web, click on a file icon, and witness all the time-stamped changes they've made to their files.
Torvalds Sounds Off On SCO Lawsuit
News  |  3/4/2003
The father of Linux says he's skeptical that the case has merit
Visual Numerics Offers Java-Based Analysis Tools
News  |  3/4/2003
The company next week will unveil new Java-based visualization and numerical analysis tools for mainstream business users.
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