Stories by Clare Haney

IDC: Global IT spending to weather US recession

Although the ongoing slump in the US economy is already having a negative impact on the growth of global IT spending, worldwide spending on technology will not be hurt drastically by of the downturn in the US, according to market analyst company International Data Corp. (IDC).

Network Associates hit by DoS attack

SAN FRANCISCO (02/01/2001) - U.S. antivirus software vendor Network Associates Inc. (NAI) was hit by a DoS (denial-of-service) attack late Wednesday, a company executive confirmed Thursday. [Note to editors: New information appears in bold.]Access to NAI's Web site was hampered for a period of about 90 minutes, although the site never went fully offline, according to Jim Magdych, security research manager at the Computer Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (COVERT) at PGP Security, an NAI business.

IBM's Q4 results beat analysts' expectations

IBM Wednesday announced fourth-quarter and year-end financial results above analysts' expectations. The company also feels comfortable with analysts' financial forecasts for fiscal 2001, according to IBM's chief financial officer.

Apple warns of expected Q1 loss

Apple Computer Tuesday added its name to the ever-growing list of technology companies issuing profit warnings. The company said it will report its first loss in three years for its first fiscal quarter of 2001.

IBM, Sharp to Create ERP, CRM Solutions Company

IBM and Japanese electronics company Sharp Corp. announced Wednesday that they intend to form a company specializing in the development of ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management) solutions.

Oracle, Compaq Team Up on Net Appliances

Oracle Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp. are collaborating on an Net appliance which is due to appear next month through distribution partners, Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman and chief executive officer announced here Monday at his keynote address and during an earlier press conference.

CEO, Analysts Herald AltaVista's Refocus on Search

Both AltaVista Co.'s chief and analysts Friday welcomed the company's decision to refocus its energies on its core Net search business as a way to increase its profitability. The vendor announced earlier Friday that it had laid off one quarter of its staff and was stepping down its efforts to establish a media portal business.

Jobs: OS X Public Beta to Be Out in Two Weeks

SAN FRANCISCO (08/29/2000) - The public beta for Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X will be rolled out on Sept. 13 at the Apple Expo in Paris, company Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs said in a keynote speech here Tuesday in which he addressed the OS delay with humor.

Microsoft VP: Stealing Bits Is Stealing

What is the publishing community's biggest fear?
That it might be faced with the kind of copyright turmoil the recording industry is currently dealing with, thanks to music-sharing Web sites such as Napster.

Microsoft, Amazon Plan E-Bookstore

Microsoft Corp. and Inc. are creating a new co-branded electronic bookstore, officials from the companies said Monday during a speech at the Seybold San Francisco conference.