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  • Portability, natural language functions for utility model under development


    Research Execs See Steady Focus On Utility, On-Demand Computing
    More vendors are investing in R&D to leverage future technologies that increasingly rely on on-demand infrastructures and utility computing, several top industry researchers said at the Gartner TechInvestor Summit in New York this week.
  • Gateway Chases Consumer-Electronics Sales
    In the last year alone, Gateway has become a serious player in flat-panel TVs and entered hot categories like digital cameras, camcorders and music players. Its stores got a $20 million facelift that relegated PCs to the back to make room for the new gizmos.
  • Accenture: Environment Primed For IT Comeback
    Accenture executives believe that an overwhelming need to "industrialize" certain business processes and provide better access to information in realtime will be among the factors driving its anticipated revenue growth of 5 percent to 10 percent in its current fiscal year.
  • CompuCom CEO Sees Steady Services Growth
    CompuCom will find it a long shot to reach the $1 billion mark in annual service revenue, but the sector remains the solution provider's most profitable source of income, said Ed Coleman, CEO of the national reseller and service company.
  • Tenrox Upgrades Software For IT Governance
    Tenrox on Monday released the latest version of its software for tracking and managing all aspects of an IT organization's activities. The software, which helps oversee employee-related processes such as expenses, billing, charge-backs, procurement and time spent on projects, works with customers' financial applications and Microsoft Project Server.
  • Microsoft To Address Critics At Hearing
    Microsoft Corp. is going to launch a last-ditch effort Wednesday to avoid harsh penalties in Europe for alleged monopolistic behavior that could force it to change the way it sells its ubiquitous Windows software.
  • To keep focus on mobile, wireless growth


    Sybase To Roll Out Realtime Database
    Continuing to position itself as the unwired database company, Sybase will release a "realtime database" later this year and continue to invest in becoming the key brand in mobile middleware, a company executive said.
  • Spending will still happen, but be focused


    Top CIOs: Don't Expect Bigger Budgets
    The CIOs of Johnson & Johnson and Time Warner Music said they don't predict a significant uptick in IT spending in the near term and described technology investments as continuing to be surgical for the foreseeable future.
  • IBM Updates DB2 Everyplace
    The latest version of IBM's DB2 Everyplace database offers better synchronization to all sorts of devices and new interfaces for Microsoft's .Net Framework and .Net Compact framework, IBM said.
  • Observers are skeptical that company's services can broaden beyond CRM


    Can Salesforce.com Expand To A Web Services Platform?
    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Monday hailed sforce 2.0, a new version of the company's development tool, as a platform for building custom Web-services enabled applications. But this broad positioning of what Salesforce.com calls its "on-demand" application server, launched earlier this year as a tool to add customization and new enhancements to the company's hosted service, has observers wondering if the industry will welcome another application development platform.
  • Wireless Mesh Networking Gathers Momentum
    Wireless ad hoc mesh networking will get a boost on two levels this week with the unveiling of startup PacketHop Inc. and the announcement that wireless home networking and automation proponent Zensys A/S has entered into a business partnership with Intel Corp.

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