Profile of John FoleyEditor, InformationWeek
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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
Articles by John Foley
posted in July 2003
Vendor plans to do side-by-side comparisons between Linux and Windows in lab environment.
The focus will be on developer productivity, scalability, and tie-ins to Yukon database.
Do you need a $2,000 writing pad? InformationWeek's John Foley says tablet PCs are worth the money for those who do a lot of note-taking.
One wild card: IT spending; and what about that $50 billion in cash?
Bill Gates and other execs outline plans for $6.8 billion research and development budget, but the company won't say what it plans to do with its $50 billion in reserves.
Windows Server, SQL Server, and Exchange revenue grow more than 20%, pulled along by enterprise agreements.
The company's chief marketing officer and a former sales exec resign, while a former Army officer will promote homeland security systems.
The company says an industrywide effort may be required to satisfy its intellectual-property concerns.
If online-activation trial works in Australia, a rollout in the United States will follow.
The Windows Server 2003 software bundle is aimed at companies with up to 50 PCs.