Stories by Stephanie Sanborn

  • Yes, we're open

    Planning for business continuity means weighing risk: What systems can your customer’s business not live without? How can they get access to that data or computing power should something happen? And, perhaps most importantly, how much do they want to spend to have a backup plan — a plan that they, hopefully, might never need?

  • Yes, we're open

    Planning for business continuity means weighing risk: What systems can your customer’s business not live without? How can they get access to that data or computing power should something happen? And, perhaps most importantly, how much do they want to spend to have a backup plan — a plan that they, hopefully, might never need?

  • P-to-P technology avoids Napster stigma

    Peer-to-peer (P-to-P) technology, the type of system that Napster uses, is moving into the e-business and business-to-business world, trying to shake the stigma associated with the Napster copyright controversy. Because P-to-P links multiple data sites into one network and can search all those sources, no matter where they may be located, customers can quickly find exactly what they're looking for, thus eliminating some of the frustration involved in tracking down the content or products they need.

  • Microsoft delays release of Exchange 2000

    Citing a quest for quality, Microsoft last week delayed the release of its Exchange 2000 Server messaging platform, moving the expected availability from an August release to sometime nearer the end of the year.

  • Novell comes up short in second quarter

    Citing reasons ranging from channel sale declines and internal management troubles to the introduction of Microsoft's Windows 2000, Novell yesterday announced that it will report "significantly lower-than-anticipated revenue and earnings" for the second quarter of 2000, which ended April 30.

  • Lotus offers portal builder for Notes R5

    Following a trend toward personalisation, Lotus Development yesterday unveiled its Portal Builder for Notes Release 5 (R5), a set of templates and Best Practices Guide that helps Notes R5 users add a custom touch to their Notes environment.

  • Sun-Netscape Alliance goes wireless

    The Sun-Netscape Alliance on Monday unveiled the iPlanet Wireless Server, which gives service providers the ability to offer customers wireless e-mail, calendar, and directory services customised to specific devices.

  • Novell could benefit from MS delays

    The delay of Microsoft's Windows 2000 release may give Novell a leg-up in the enterprise directory interoperability race, with Cisco Systems not slated to deliver Active Directory on Unix platforms until after Windows 2000's planned release in February.