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  • Gates Foresees Seamless Software Links
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates expressed his vision Wednesday for a future in which advanced software will seamlessly connect personal computers with mobile phones, watches and other small devices.
  • Apple To Build Second Supercomputer At Virginia Tech
    After building one of the world's fastest supercomputers on its first try, Apple Computer is again teaming with Virginia Tech to make another high-performance machine using its new 64-bit Xserve G5 computer.
  • Sluggish PDA Market Perks Up In 4Q
    The market for handheld devices grew slightly in the fourth quarter of 2003 but was down significantly for the full year, a research firm said Tuesday.
  • EDS CEO Michael Jordan Vows To Make Improvements
    EDS pulled no punches at its 2004 Industry Analyst Summit on Jan. 27, with a bracingly honest chairman and CEO Michael Jordan and his top executives acknowledging the company has needed to step up its game by, among other improvements, simplifying its sales process, getting cost competitive across the board and improving its execution of contracts.
  • Twelve-member task force will advise vendor on channel issues

    Samsung Organizes Reseller Council
    Samsung and its new Reseller Advisory Council have begun having "frank discussions" about the peripheral vendor's channel programs, but both sides say it is already showing signs of being a step in the right direction.
  • Vendor says it will share technology behind service with business partners

    IBM Global Services To Unveil New Remote Outsourcing Service
    IBM Global Services on Wednesday will unveil a new wrinkle to its outsourcing business by offering to remotely automate, manage and support multiplatform data centers while allowing customers to retain ownership of their equipment and IT staff.
  • Debate Over Offshore Outsourcing Gets Louder
    Is offshore outsourcing benefiting the IT community or is the use of cheap labor in foreign countries commoditizing such skills as programming and application maintenance, effectively putting and end to a livelihood that Americans have enjoyed for decades? As offshore IT outsourcing creates upheaval throughout the American workforce, and in the solution-provider community in particular, the debate continues to get louder.
  • Oracle Hints At Things To Come At OracleApps World
    Oracle gave tantalizing hints at OracleApps World Tuesday about what the company will soon ship, but provided few, if any, details. Still, in his first presentation as Oracle co-president, Chuck Phillips told the San Diego crowd that Oracle now recognizes that customers live in more than an Oracle-only universe. As a result of that realization, Oracle has developed a road map of products and services designed to help enterprises connect applications and data from Oracle competitors.
  • Comergent Buys New Piece To Demand Chain Puzzle
    Demand-chain software vendor Comergent Technologies said Monday that it has acquired Profile Systems in a pure stock transaction. Profile has more than 30 licensed customers and more than 1,000 subscribers to its software for managing product-related data and handling vendor-managed inventory. The two closely held companies did not disclose the purchase value.