Stories by Jack McCarthy

  • DNA 2000 aims at Web business

    Citing what he terms the third generation of Internet development, Microsoft president Steve Ballmer last week laid out the software giant's Web applications development strategy.

  • SIIA says most auctioned software illegal

    Consumers who shop for software at online auction houses are being told to be careful, following a survey of three popular online sites that found most software products offered for sale were illegitimate copies or compilations.

  • SGI CEO resigns, replaced by board member

    Silicon Graphics (SGI) announced on Monday the resignation of Richard Belluzzo as chairman and chief executive officer and said he would be replaced by Robert Bishop, a current board member.

  • Direct sales to top channel by 2001

    The popularity of the Internet and new corporate distribution strategies are fueling direct PC sales that are expected to outpace indirect commercial sales by 2001, according to an International Data Corporation report.

  • Doubts about Linux linger

    Amidst all the hype about the platform at the LinuxWorld Conference in San Jose last week, one panellist on a Q&A session said the coming year will be vital for the future of Linux as corporate executives decide whether to make serious commitments to the open-source operating system.

  • Compaq plugs storage services

    Compaq Computer has announced a suite of services designed to help companies deploy and manage Storage Area Networks (SANs) and other storage systems.

  • IBM, 3Com sign agreement

    IBM and 3Com last week announced a patent cross-licensing agreement they hope will lead to the faster development of new networking products. The agreement will allow developers at both companies to work on specific products without fear of patent infringement, said Anthony Petrucci, a spokesman for 3Com.

  • Compaq posts losses, cuts up to 8000 jobs

    Compaq last week announced a second-quarter loss of $US184 million, or 10 cents per share, as a result of PC pricing pressures, inadequate revenue growth and a restructuring charge of $700 million to $900 million, which includes a workforce reduction of 6000 to 8000 employees.

  • Oracle to support applications hosting

    Oracle on Tuesday announced a new product suite designed to enable Internet service providers (ISPs) to provide application-hosting services to businesses in the booming Internet commerce market.