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  • Steve and Michael Israel exit integrator under management reorg


    Father-Son Exec Duo Leave AMC
    AMC Executive Vice President Steve Israel and his son, AMC COO Michael Israel, have left the New York-based systems integrator, according to AMC executives.
  • Partners Are VIPs
    Vendor NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America earlier this month announced GovClub, a membership program that includes its best-in-class Government Allowance Program (GAP). The program offers exclusive pricing, bid support and marketing tools for solution providers who sell to the government sector. The program enables solution providers to help North American federal, state and local government, education and health-care agencies to leverage NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display's CRT and LCD displays, while enhancing productivity and reducing costs.
  • IAG Recognizes Innovations
    The innovations in American Government award (IAG) has recently named 15 government initiatives finalists at the state, local, tribal and federal levels. The award is a program of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and is given in partnership with The Council for Excellence in Government. Each of the finalists is now in the running for one of five $10,000 prizes, according to The Council for Excellence In Government.
  • IBM Gets Contract To Update Texas System
    There's a 2.5-year backlog of data and maps that dates back to 1992 in the State of Texas that's tying up traffic and the state's record-keeping, too. That will come to a crawl soon.
  • New Nascio Exec Named
    The national association of state chief information Officers (NASCIO) has named Douglas Robinson as executive director of NASCIO. He replaces Elizabeth Miller VanMeter, who stepped down earlier this month, but who will continue to serve NASCIO in a new program-management position.
  • Gateway Touts Low-Cost Mantra At Meeting
    Wayne Inouye, Gateway's new chief executive, on Thursday dismissed skeptics who say the personal computer and electronics company has shrunk to the point of irrelevancy.
  • Siebel Proxy: Mike Lawrie Appointed To Board
    A Siebel Systems proxy statement filed Thursday with the SEC reveals that its founder, chairman and former CEO Tom Siebel received a $1.25 million bonus in 2003. At Siebel's own request, his salary had been reduced to $1 since January 1, 2001. As of January 1, 2004 his salary was restored to $1 million, according to the proxy.
  • Snafu Snags Salesforce IPO
    Salesforce.com and its CEO, Marc Benioff, are really learning what it means to be in the public eye. Long known for his flair for marketing and ability to needle larger CRM vendors, Benioff appears to have run afoul of the SEC in his bid to take the CRM service public.
  • Best Sells Off AccountMate
    Best Software and its U.K.-based parent, the Sage Group, announced Thursday that it has sold the AccountMate product line to members of that business's management team. Sage acquired AccountMate six months ago along with AccountMate's parent company, Softline. Best declined to reveal the value of the divestiture, saying the price was immaterial to the public company.
  • Companies Once Again Are Sprucing Up Their Web Sites
    Nearly half of the companies responding to a recent survey plan major web-site development initiatives this year, and almost a quarter are expecting to spend $1 million or more on site operations, a market research firm said Thursday.
  • Business Strategy: Focus On What Sets You Apart
    The key to defining your future may lie in being able to accurately and convincingly depict your past. So said two guest experts who participated Wednesday in the XChange Tech Builder business strategies session.
  • Tech Builders Looking for Better Margins, Markets
    Attendees at the first day of the XChange Tech Builder conference say they're looking forward to hearing about the latest news from the industry,particularly in the white box market,as well as getting the chance to compare notes with colleagues and meet face-to-face with the presenting vendors.
  • Distributor says blade servers now enterpise staple


    IBM Blades Fuel Arrow's xSeries Growth
    Strong acceptance of blade servers in enterprise accounts is fueling explosive growth in IBM's xSeries business at distributor Arrow Electronics' Support Net Division, according to an Arrow executive.
  • Holds up enhanced security as key differentiator


    AMD Woos System Builders
    Advanced Micro Devices wants to be seen as a leader, not a follower.
  • Outsourcing Is Not a Dirty Word
    Few topics in recent economic discussions elicit such monumental passion as outsourcing. In fact, the subject has taken on a particular fervor within the context of the struggling government information technology (IT) market.
  • Integrators and vendors help states streamline processes


    10 Technologies State Governments Are Buying
    State government IT departments are strapped for cash yet pressed to meet higher standards of efficiency, accountability and customer service. Here are 10 technologies that states are using to meet these objectives: Web services, Gigabit Ethernet, voice-over-IP, biometrics, mobile computing and wireless networking, Java, security services, LINUX, improved storage management and disaster recovery.