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  • More than 500 exhibitors showcased new technology products at the expo in D.C.

    Technology Aplenty At FOSE
    VARs looking for new opportunities have known that the federal government has been a big source of funds and ideas during the past several years. Attending the Federal Office Systems Expo (FOSE) show in Washington, D.C., in March proved the point. I used to go to the FOSE shows when I lived in D.C., back in the Carter/Reagan years, and I am pleased to say that there is some life and excitement once again in our industry.
  • FISMA Compliance: NETSEC Simplifies Process
    NetSec, a provider of managed-security services for global corporations and government agencies, recently announced the availability of a new compliance-reporting and tracking service to help government agencies meet the stringent requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002. The NetSec FISMA Enterprise Tracking and Reporting (FISMA-ETR) service allows personnel from across an agency to securely track and report their progress against OMB guidelines for FISMA compliance.
  • Federal Awards: IT Given $115B In '03
    The U.S. federal government awarded more than $115 billion in IT-related contracts in calendar year (CY) 2003, representing a $55 billion increase over the $60 billion in IT-related contracts awarded in CY 2002, according to a recent report by government researcher Input, Reston, Va.
  • Unisys To Hire 2,000, Invest $180 Million In India
    Computer services and equipment company Unisys said Wednesday it has set up a software development and back-office center in India, with plans to hire 2,000 people and invest $180 million in five years.
  • Nortel Fires CEO, Postpones 1Q Report
    Nortel Networks fired its CEO, Frank Dunn, and two other top executives for cause Wednesday and said it would delay reporting its first-quarter earnings.
  • Proxim's First-Quarter Revenue Down $13M
    Proxim Tuesday reported revenue for the first quarter of 2004 down more than $13 million from last year, attributed in part to lower-than-expected carrier sales and a $12 million order backlog.
  • Boom Times In SMB IT Spending Ahead
    Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will lead the way in IT spending growth in 2004, a research firm announced Tuesday in a just-released report.
  • IBM, Stanford Team On 'Spintronic' Research Center
    IBM and Stanford University this week launched a joint research center focused on an area of nanotechnology called "spintronics," which could one day end the irritating delay people experience when they turn on their computers.
  • Senate Debates Internet Tax Ban
    After months of unproductive negotiations, senators resumed battle Monday over a bill banning taxes on Internet service providers.
  • IM Vendors Move Beyond Chat
    Instant-messaging software has evolved into the latest weapon in a fierce battle among major Internet companies to reap revenues off whatever you do, wherever you go online.