• Vonage's VoIP System Goes The Distance

    The promise of low- or no-cost long-distance calling via voice-over-IP has come to fruition with the Vonage Digital Voice service, which allows businesses to replace their traditional long-distance service provider with VoIP without sacrificing an ounce of productivity.

  • Asian Nations To Develop Non-Windows Software

    Japan, China and South Korea have agreed to cooperate in a project to boost research and development of software for operating systems other than industry leader Microsoft Windows, a Japanese trade ministry official said Friday.

  • Big Blue's Great Storage Expectations

    In November 2002, IBM announced it would integrate its storage systems group within the server organization. That became a reality in January, as Daniel R. Colby became the general manager for storage systems within the IBM Systems Group. Colby, who reports to Bill Zeitler, senior vice president of the IBM Systems Group, spent some time with VARBusiness storage editor Sonia R.

  • Microsoft To Help Design High School In Philadelphia

    Extending its reach in public education, Microsoft will help design a new $46 million public high school in Philadelphia that will embed computer technology everywhere from classrooms and administrative offices to the desk of the football coach.

  • PeopleSoft Completes Acquisition of JD Edwards

    Applications powerhouse PeopleSoft announced the completion of its acquisition of JD Edwards by purchasing the remaining outstanding shares of the company. In addition, it is continuing to beat its projections for cost savings, profit and revenue from the combined company.

  • IBM's Plans For the SMB Space

    IBM is in a very public dogfight with Microsoft for the hearts and minds of mid-market companies. During the past year, Big Blue has committed a significant amount of resources -- both financial and human -- to penetrating this space. A huge part of that effort centers around IBM Software's Express portfolio, less-expensive, simpler to configure versions of its WebSphere Application Server, Portal Server and DB2 database aimed at midmarket firms.

  • Bush To Name Energy CIO As E-Government Head

    Energy Department CIO Karen Evans will become the most powerful IT manager in government. President Bush said on Wednesday he intends to name Evans administrator of the Office of Electronic Government in the Office of Management and Budget. She replaces Mark Forman, the government's first E-administrator, who resigned last month to take a job at a Silicon Valley startup.