Stories by Juan Carlos Pérez

  • E-commerce middlemen face a booming future

    Although it's a common belief that the Internet eliminates the need for intermediaries in business-to-business transactions, the opposite is true, and companies that fail to recognise this risk commercial failure, according to a study by analyst Dataquest released last week.

  • Services change face of Net

    While the Web has allowed companies so far to sell products and services online and to improve their business processes, a whole new wave of services is rising up now, a Hewlett-Packard executive said yesterday.

  • IBM cashing in on e-commerce, Gerstner says

    About 25 per cent of IBM's revenues - some $US20 billion -- are being generated by demand for what the company terms "e-business projects", IBM's chairman and chief executive officer Lou Gerstner said in a teleconference last week.

  • IDC: Internet security market grows

    Security threats continue to increase as more companies provide external access to their internal systems via the Internet for things like electronic commerce, prompting many companies to increase spending on Internet security software, according to a new study.

  • Microsoft will not be split up, Gates says

    One possible outcome of the US Government's antitrust case against Microsoft could be an order to split up the software vendor into smaller companies, observers have noted recently. But don't tell that to Microsoft chairman and chief executive officer Bill Gates.