Stories by Jack McCarthy

  • Compaq names new CFO

    Compaq yesterday named a new chief financial officer. The company hopes that the appointment will help it complete its turnaround in fortunes begun last April when the PC maker's top officers resigned following poorer-than-expected financial results.

  • Oracle, Sears, Carrefour to team up on B2B

    Oracle, Sears, Roebuck & Co and French retailer Carrefour yesterday announced the formation of a business-to-business online purchasing exchange that they say will be the largest of its kind in the retail industry.

  • IDC: Windows 2000 a winner for Microsoft

    Despite concerns about the stability of Windows 2000, the new operating system will come into widespread use and should assure Microsoft's continued dominance of the client- and server-side environments, a senior International Data Corporation (IDC) analyst said last week.

  • Unisys tops Wall Street expectations

    Despite worries related to the year 2000 problem hampering sales growth, Unisys yesterday posted fourth-quarter 1999 earnings that beat Wall Street expectations by a penny.

  • Gateway CFO says Intel shipment delays hurt

    Intel's inability to fill orders for Celeron microprocessors and motherboards from Gateway cost the computer vendor $US200 million to $250 million in the last quarter, Gateway's chief financial officer said.

  • CA executives ordered to pay back $US550 million

    judge last week ordered three Computer Associates (CA) executives, including chairman and CEO Charles Wang, to return to the US software vendor about $US550 million out of the $1.1 billion in stocks they had received in a compensation package.

  • Web site development booming

    The growth of electronic commerce is in turn fuelling rapid expansion in the Web site development industry, which has reached $US10 billion this year, a research firm reported last week.

  • Industry players join Plug and Play alliance

    In a boost to the deployment of its forthcoming Universal Plug and Play technology, Microsoft last week said it will spearhead a committee of industry heavyweights to develop Internet-based standards for new devices that will interoperate with the technology.

  • Microsoft, Data Return forge ASP relationship

    Microsoft has expanded its relationship with Data Return so that the pair can develop automatic install scripts for use by ASPs (application service providers), Microsoft said yesterday in a statement.