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  • The Wildest Ride In Las Vegas

    Though they are out of the public eye, many of the IT industry's top CEO are in Las Vegas this week, working the periphery of the annual Comdex trade show.

  • AMD Exec Blasts Intel Wireless Technology

    An executive of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices took a shot at rival Intel's Centrino technology, calling the wireless component of Intel's offering "garbage" and suggesting the company misleads the market.

  • CRN Interview: SCO's Darl McBride and Chris Sontag

    SCO CEO Darl McBride and Senior Vice President Chris Sontag met with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow and VARBusiness Senior Executive Editor T.C. Doyle in Las Vegas. The conversation took place just hours after SCO said it made its chief litigator, David Boies, a stakeholder to the tune of 400,000 shares plus $1 million dollars. Earlier this year SCO charged that IBM had illegally turned over Unix code to the Linux community.

  • AT&T Wireless' EDGE Promises Faster Service

    John Zeglis, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T Wireless, introduced Tuesday enhanced data speeds for its Next Generation wireless network, dubbed EDGE, during a keynote address to Comdex attendees in Las Vegas.

  • Siebel Mulls Channel Relationships For Midmarket Push

    Anyone keeping track of Tom Siebel's speeches over the past few months would have heard little that's new in his Tuesday keynote address at Comdex. But the Chairman and CEO of Siebel Systems did offer up tantalizing tidbits during his address -- tidbits that typically indicate the company's strategy and direction in the year ahead.

  • IT Execs Focus On Providing Value

    IT budgets remain under pressure, but the focus is slowly shifting from cost-cutting to an emphasis on providing value to the business operations IT serves, said IT executives on a panel at the AMR Research Fall Executive Conference in Boston. Commenting on a range of topics, the four IT managers said they're adopting outsourcing as an IT strategy and appear united in having a love-hate relationship with their major IT vendors.

  • Comdex Meets The Matrix

    In his keynote address at Comdex, Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates focused on a number of key passions that currently are informing the Redmond universe, including Longhorn -- its well-known code name for the next generation of Windows, how to improve security for its customers, and its decision to make "big bets on software connections."

  • Comdex Panel Debates Security Needs

    Does security have a "magic number," a particular amount of firewalls and authentication protocols past which network administrators can be certain their systems are secure?