Stories by Jana Sanchez

  • Compaq, Samsung pump $US500m into Alpha

    Attempting to dispel long-standing concerns that Compaq is not fully committed to its 64-bit Alpha microprocessor technology, Alpha, the company today announced investments of $US500 million in the chip architecture.

  • Gartner: Focus on e-comm, wireless, sourcing

    It's not only outsourcing that integrators need to get their heads around. According to GartnerGroup, you will also have to concentrate on sourcing. Participants at the GartnerGroup European Symposium/ ITxpo 99 last week heard much about electronic commerce, wireless technology and `sourcing' - a new buzzword Gartner uses to describe the various ways that corporations can staff IT projects.

  • Packard Bell NEC slashes US workforce

    Packard Bell NEC is closing its manufacturing plant in Sacramento, California, as part of a larger reorganisation that will result in layoffs of some 80 per cent of the company's US staff, and the withdrawal of the Packard Bell brand from the US consumer PC market.

  • Home IT boom may herald end of fixed networks

    Twenty-one per cent of homes in the US will be networked with wireless and wired technology by the year 2005 in what may spell the end of fixed networks. Multiple home PCs and mobile phones will drive the trend, according to a study released last week by Strategy Analytics, a UK-based telecom and new media analysis firm.

  • Cisco buys IP gateway player

    Cisco Systems has signed a definitive agreement to buy TransMedia Communications, a privately-held company that makes IP (Internet protocol) gateways for third-generation networks.

  • Philips shuts business electronics division

    Philips Electronics NV is closing its business electronics division in a move that reflects both a shift in the market for the Dutch company's electronics equipment and the desire to trim costs.

  • Microsoft, 3Com plan home network kits

    Microsoft and 3Com will work together to produce co-branded home networking products that will allow consumers to connect their home PCs to share Internet access, peripherals and applications.

  • Apple to cut 500 jobs in Ireland

    Apple Computer is reportedly going to cut 500 jobs at its Cork, Ireland facility, moving production of the iMac computer to other locations such as Wales.

  • Ascend to merge with Lucent

    Lucent Technologies and Ascend Communications have signed a definitive agreement to merge, the companies announced on Wednesday.

  • IDC: Home networking heats up

    The explosion of multiple-PC households, including home-offices, means that home networking products will be among the hottest technology areas in 1999, according to a new study by IDC.

  • Lucent, Ascend Said Near $16 Billion Merger

    Networking and telecommunications giant Lucent Technologies is reportedly nearing a merger with its smaller rival, Alameda, California-based Ascend Communications, which is likely to be worth $US16 billion [B].