• Job Growth Surges In October

    Notions of a "jobless" economic recovery can finally be laid to rest, as data from the U.S. Labor Department show that companies added 126,000 new jobs in October, the third straight monthly increase in employment.

  • Departing Motorola CEO To Stay With Company As Consultant

    Christopher Galvin will stay on at Motorola as a consultant for two years after he leaves as chairman and chief executive of the telecommunications giant, according to a company filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Tyco, Partners Form One-Stop Shop For RFID

    Tyco Fire and Security said Thursday it has banded with several other companies to sell integration services and technology to retailers looking to deploy electronic tags to track goods in the supply chain.

  • Offshore Outsourcing Overwhelmingly Expected To Continue

    IT spending may be showing signs of improvement, but don't expect the trend toward offshore outsourcing to abate as a result. Though companies have incrementally moved IT processes such as application development, maintenance and support operations to countries with highly skilled but significantly lower-cost workers for several years, the trend has hit critical mass in the past 12 months.

  • FTC Recommends Users Disable Windows Messenger Service

    The Federal Trade Commission Thursday took a first step in slamming a new kind of spam delivered not via e-mail, but through the backdoor of Windows Messenger Service, a technology built into Windows used by some enterprises, but totally wasted on consumers and small businesses.

  • Who Owns Gartner?

    Two weeks ago, 700 CIOs and thousands of other technology professionals attended a six-day strategy fest in Orlando, Fla., to hear Gartner analysts talk about everything from application integration to business-process "fusion." The IT research and advisory firm can draw such a large and influential crowd because of its track record for providing top-notch analysis of IT trends and helping companies develop successful business-technology plans.

  • Wal-Mart RFID Rollout To Start In Texas

    Wal-Mart will use a phased approach to its ambitious radio-frequency identification technology rollout, requiring pallet and case-level tracking for three distribution centers and 150 stores in the Texas region beginning in January 2005, according to a vendor briefed by the company.

  • Dim Sun: Hard Times Set In

    At first the evidence was mostly anecdotal. During the past several months, Sun's name has been popping up--but rarely in a good way. It usually had to do with Linux. In interviews with VARs and customers about a new open-source application or toolset, or an emerging way of deploying the technology, the sources kept coming back to the same topic.

  • Wireless Security Seeks Sweet Spot

    It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while enhancements to a technology keep pace with demand and need, as is the case with wireless security, which is evolving nearly hand-in-hand with the maturation of wireless networks. In some cases, they're outpacing them. That's the good news. The bad news is that many customers are still wary of wireless, leaving most VARs months or years away from a wireless payoff.