Stories by Jeanette Borzo

  • Services tipped to lead IT growth for next five years

    Driven by outsourcing, the services segment of the information technology market will grow faster than any other IT segment worldwide over the next five years, according to a Dataquest analyst who spoke here last week at Dataquest's Predicts '99 conference.

  • Getronics completes purchase of Wang Global

    Getronics NV last week said it has completed its previously announced purchase of Wang Global. The Amsterdam-based company has obtained stocks and stock warrants representing just over 90 per cent of Wang Global's outstanding common shares, the company said in a statement.

  • Predicts '99: Euro retailers learn Web lessons

    Even though European retail companies may not understand the most advantageous reasons for setting up storefronts on the World Wide Web, they are doing so in increasing numbers, according to a presentation at Dataquest's Predicts '99 conference here on Monday.

  • Major telcos found Softswitch Consortium

    A new consortium of telecommunications companies hopes to boost compatibility and interoperability between traditional telephone networks and Internet protocol (IP) networks by creating and promoting open standards for IP distributed network architecture.

  • Executive Web use may spur e-commerce

    Senior management support for electronic commerce may get a boost as top corporate executives around the world log on to the Internet more frequently, according to an Andersen Consulting survey. Andersen surveyed more than 1700 executives at Fortune 1000 companies (or their equivalents) as well as leading government entities in 24 countries.

  • Servers to quadruple capacity by 2001

    IBM's RS/6000 Unix servers and AS/400 minicomputer servers will be four times more powerful by 2001, according to Dennis O'Connell, vice president of systems marketing at IBM's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) server group.

  • IBM servers up to 4x more powerful by 2001

    IBM's RS/6000 Unix servers and AS/400 minicomputer servers will be four times more powerful by 2001, according to Dennis O'Connell, vice president of systems marketing in IBM's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) server group. IBM's high-end S/390 servers will be three times more powerful by 2001 and IBM's Netfinity servers will be 2.5 times more powerful by then, O'Connell revealed this week [subbed].

  • HP continues on smaller and cheaper PC path

    Hewlett-Packard last week announced a "microtower" PC product line, offering business users a smaller and less expensive desktop machine due to ship worldwide next month at street prices as low as $2499.

  • HP continues on smaller-and-cheaper-PC path

    Hewlett-Packard yesterday announced a "microtower" PC product line, offering business users a smaller and less expensive desktop machine due to ship worldwide next month at street prices as low as $2499.