Notebook computer shipments grew 18%,
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The planned mega-merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq presents Dell with "more of an opportunity" than a threat, Dell's chairman and chief executive officer boasted Wednesday.
"Employees are not trained well enough on DNS (issues). It's not a sexy technology."
Microsoft's upcoming Windows XP operating system will cause "significant harm" to consumers, said four consumer advocacy groups in a report released Wednesday.
Oracle Corp. reported Thursday first-quarter income of US$510.6 million on revenue of $2.24 billion. The company provided little elaboration about its sales and operations during the quarter ended Aug. 31, citing its focus on relief efforts after Tuesday's terrorist attack. Revenue dropped slightly during the quarter, down from $2.26 billion in the year-ago quarter. However, net income rose slightly, up from $500.7 million in last year's first quarter.
Three-fourths of cost savings will come from job cuts
The worldwide labor costs associated with cleaning up the Code Red worm and its variants, including the still-rampaging Code Red II, now total more than $US2 billion -- and are rising, according to one research firm tracking the menace.
IT spending isn't growing as rapidly as it has in past years, but it's still rising, research firm Gartner said Tuesday as it released preliminary results from its annual IT Spending and Staffing Survey report.
20,000 attendees last year; just half that this year
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SAP is now a champion of openness
Asia-Pacific among fastest growing regions
The future of the IT industry is in services and consulting, but never mind the Big Five -- the real services leader is Big Blue, IBM Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lou Gerstner said Thursday during his annual meeting with Wall Street analysts.
Businesses view the Internet as a key component in their purchasing plans, but many are dissatisfied with their suppliers' online capabilities, and less than 10 per cent say the Internet has dramatically changed their procurement procedures, according to the latest edition of the National Association of Purchasing Management/Forrester Research "Report on eBusiness" (available online at http://www.napm.org/).