Stories by Jessica Davis

  • BroadVision simplifies Web management

    BroadVision will add more muscle to its retail e-commerce offering, Retail Commerce Suite, with the addition of a Merchandising Workbench, support for mobile devices, Java 2 Enterprise Edition-compliance, and an integrated call-centre offering.

  • Media supplies cutting in the middleman

    With bricks-and-mortar companies exerting their might in e-business, leading-edge vendors are attacking the thorny problem of channel conflict. Tempted by thoughts of direct sales to consumers, manufacturers are looking to new collaborative sales technology so they can control content without alienating the channel that brings the vast majority of their sales: retailers.

  • Global Net economy needs partnerships

    Partnerships are the cornerstone to building the infrastructure for a global economy and then succeeding in it, a high-ranking US Government official said last week at the Internet Commerce Expo conference here.

  • EDS reorganises itself

    Electronic Data Systems (EDS) last week announced a major reorganisation along geographic lines and offered details about its new E-Business initiative. Both moves are designed to jump-start the former market leader, which has fallen behind IBM in revenues and also behind Computer Sciences (CSC) in terms of its rate of growth. EDS will reorganise into five geographic management regions instead of its traditional industry units as the primary channels for marketing, selling, and delivering products and services to clients.

  • Palm Computing lays out plan

    Palm Computing, a division of 3Com, announced that it will launch a broad, aggressive licensing strategy that could result in clone products on the market within six to nine months. Palm made the announcement during a presentation at Demo Mobile '99 recently in San Diego.

  • Gartner shows rise in Y2K-related IT spending

    The gap between leaders and laggards has widened among companies and countries addressing the year 2000 issue, according to the most recent quarterly report released here yesterday by the Gartner Group at its Spring Symposium/ITxpo '99.

  • Microsoft to belatedly offer Y2K fixes

    Microsoft will roll out a comprehensive series of products and services in the first quarter of 1999 designed to help companies perform year 2000 remediation on their IT infrastructures. The series of products and services is due to be announced in mid-December, according to Don Jones, Microsoft's year 2000 product manager.

  • Microsoft gets Y2K ready

    Microsoft will roll out a comprehensive series of products and services in the first quarter of 1999 designed to help organisations perform year 2000 remediation on their IT infrastructures. The series of products and services is due to be announced in mid-December, according to Don Jones, Microsoft's year 2000 product manager. The offering will include tools to fix problems at six levels including hardware, operating systems, applications, documents, custom code and interfaces. However, analysts questioned the timing of such a release. "It looks like a comprehensive package, but they've been working at this for some time," said Rob Enderle, an analyst at the Giga Information Group. "Most of us hoped they would be at this point a year ago."