Stories by Cheri Paquet

  • HP beefs up notebook security

    Hewlett-Packard announced last week an enhanced version of its Mobile ProtectTools Smart Card Kit as part of the company's strategy to bolster security in its notebooks. The HP Mobile ProtectTools Smart Card Kit 2.0 includes a smart card reader, two 128-bit encryption smart cards, and software to load the smart card reader and make a backup disk.

  • Dataquest: Asian PC market on road to recovery

    PC shipments in the Asia-Pacific region reached 2.72 million for the first quarter this year, up 19 per cent (previously 2.28 million) from the same quarter last year, according to market researcher Dataquest. The enforcement of strong government fiscal policies is driving the region's recovery, according to Dataquest analyst Ian Bertram.

  • Ellison: Oracle to boost online sales

    Oracle will increase its online sales and look for more opportunities in the set-top box market, the company's chief executive officer Larry Ellison said at Oracle's iDevelop '99 conference, held here this week.

  • IDC: ISPs gain as small business goes online

    Internet service providers (ISPs) are tapping opportunities within the small-business market by offering advanced or enhanced telecommunications services, according to a recent report -- Small Business Channels: Multifaceted Alliances -- from International Data Corp (IDC).

  • Microsoft antitrust proposal called inadequate

    Microsoft has submitted a proposal to the US Department of Justice and state attorneys general to settle antitrust charges, but one official has described it as inadequate, according to a published report.

  • HP launches Net sales and service effort

    Hewlett-Packard last week announced its Electronic Solutions Now (ESN) Web site program, where members can go to purchase HP 9000 Enterprise Servers, storage and support services. The private, customised ESN Web sites are password protected and allow customers to buy products and track orders and shipment status online.

  • Apple's iMac tops US holiday sales

    Apple Computer's iMac was the top-selling PC model in the US during 1998's peak holiday shopping season, from October through December, according to a recent report from PC Data, which provides hardware and software companies with point-of-sale data and analysis.

  • ISDN modems trump cable, DSL, for now

    Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) modems will continue to dominate in the digital modem market for the next couple of years, despite a growing interest in faster, less expensive remote access methods, according to a recent study by Cahners In-Stat Group.

  • Digital devices complement PCs

    Mobile computing is going mainstream as handheld devices become more task-specific and professionals use them increasingly as an extension of their desktop PCs, according to speakers at the recent Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) conference. "Mobile computing devices are becoming application-specific," said Vinny Luciano, director of product management at Symbol Technologies, which provides data transaction systems, selling 550,000 handheld computers in 1998. "Companies are taking computing to where the work is being done."

  • Comdex: Corel unveils WordPerfect Office 2000

    Software maker Corel has taken the wraps off the beta version of its WordPerfect Office 2000 desktop application suite. With its latest version of WordPerfect Office, Corel's mission is to provide a complete, compatible business solution, said Mike Cowpland, Corel's chief executive officer.

  • Chip market to continue its slump in 1999

    Just a week after the US Semiconductor Industry Association released indicators that the global chip market is on the rebound (ARN November 18, 1998), that stance has apparently been rebutted by new research from International Data Corporation (IDC).