Stories by Network World staff

IT spending still tight, survey says

IT shops got even stingier over the past two months, though they are expected to start spending a little more freely by year-end, according to a new survey from The Goldman Sachs Group.

Thirteen lucky predictions for '02

What would the beginning of the year be without a parcel of predictions (we'll skip the New Year's resolutions). Here, then, are a handful of items/trends the Network World US editorial management team expects to see this year:

Vandalism of websites said to be increasing

The number of vandalised websites recorded by defacement archive jumped in 2001 to 22,379, more than five times greater than the 4393 defacements logged in 2000.

IT spending unstable, PC innovation stagnating

IT spending will not stabilise anytime soon and PC innovation is stagnating, said a somewhat gloomy-sounding Michael Capellas, Compaq's CEO, last week during a keynote address at International Data Corporation's European IT Forum.

Dell drops Linux from the desktop

Dell Computer has quietly stopped offering the Linux operating system as an option on its desktop and laptop PCs, saying low demand forced the Linux advocate to pull the software from its online stores.

DSL hits hard times in US

DSL provider recently announced it will cut 90 employees and 250 central offices (CO) in its nationwide network in an effort to conserve cash.