• P&G Hires IBM To Handle Employee Services

    Procter and Gamble Co., building on its effort to hire outsiders to provide some services under multi-year contracts, said Tuesday it has signed IBM to a 10-year, $400 million deal to handle employee services.

  • HP Placing More Bets On Storage Software

    Hewlett-Packard is putting more resources into its storage software offerings in order to gain market share in that space, said Ed Burke, director of advanced technology for the Americas for HP's Enterprise Channels group.

  • Proxim Issues Third-Quarter Warning

    Proxim expects its third-quarter losses to widen as a result of interest and lawsuit-related expenses, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based wireless networking products vendor said Tuesday.

  • SCO Blasts Open-Source Community In Open Letter

    In an open letter, Darl McBride, CEO of SCO, the Unix seller that's shaken the open-source community with a lawsuit against IBM and calls for companies to license Linux code that SCO says it owns, took the community to task Tuesday.

  • Oracle Gets 'Griddy'

    Oracle is starting to refine its grid message a bit, although pricing and packaging details remain a mystery.

  • Attal Exits IBM For Gateway

    Score one for Gateway. The struggling hardware company this week snatched away longtime IBM executive Jocelyne Attal to head its nascent SMB efforts. The move underscores Gateway's furious effort to reinvent itself from consumer-direct PC seller to a provider of IT products for businesses and home networks that has also begun to make nice with the channel.

  • Co-founder Bill Joy To Leave Sun

    Sun Microsystems chief scientist Bill Joy, who co-founded one of the world's largest computer companies and helped develop the widely used Java programming language, will leave the company, Sun said Tuesday.