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  • HP Expands Reach
    On the one-year anniversary of its heavily scrutinized merger with Compaq, HP unveiled a new enterprise content-management strategy that's designed to provide smoother end-to-end administration of an organization's IT resources.
  • The Most Dangerous Man in the Business
    Jerome B. York is not afraid to take on anyone. Just ask former IBM chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner or former executives at Chrysler Corp. prior to its merger with Daimler-Benz in 1998. York, who as CFO at both Chrysler and later IBM, was known as a legendary cost-cutter at both companies. At IBM, York was loved by Wall Street and by customers but feared by employees. Though recruited by Gerstner in 1993 as IBM's CFO, York ultimately took on his boss regarding how to approach acquisitions. The showdown, of course, left York on the short end of the stick. York moved on to join financier Kirk Kerkorian to run Tracinda Corp., which was Chrysler's largest shareholder at the time. Tracinda made two failed attempts to acquire Chrysler that, by some accounts, could have left York in charge of the third-largest automaker.
  • State CIOs Gain More Clout
    As state CIOs watch their IT budgets get the ax, solution providers are also feeling their pain. At the recent National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) midyear conference in Pittsburgh, technology chiefs made clear to their partners that money is not flowing freely these days,and it won't be anytime soon.
  • Research Is the Answer For Answerthink
    For Ted Fernandez, chairman and CEO of Answerthink, the word of the day is "benchmarks." But Fernandez's company is a solution provider, not a database software maker or server manufacturer. So why is the Miami-based integrator so big on benchmarks? It's because Answerthink has been leveraging its research subsidiary, The Hackett Group, to develop best practices and operational-performance benchmarks that are helping it better serve current clients and win new customers as well. "It's been the single biggest strategic push for our company in the last year," he says.
  • Hey, Microsoft: IBM Wants Your Midmarket ISVs
    Buell Duncan is on a mission. Since taking the reins in January as general manager of IBM Developer Relations, Duncan has been leading the charge to convince thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs),many of them ensconced in the Microsoft-dominated midmarket,to align themselves with Big Blue.
  • CA's BrightStor Enterprise Backup To Get ARCserve Integration
    The next iteration of Computer Associates International's BrightStor Enterprise Backup, version 10.5, will include management capability for the vendor's ARCserve storage software and integrated snapshot capability for SQL databases, said Nigel Turner, senior vice president for storage brand management at CA.
  • CA Exec Offers Vision Of On-Demand Storage
    Nigel Turner, senior vice president for storage brand management at Computer Associates International, used his keynote address at the Storage World Conference here Tuesday to explain his company's vision of on-demand storage.

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