• IBM Readies New E-Business Offerings

    IBM continues to evolve its strategy of developing software products aimed at vertical markets. The vendor's software unit on Wednesday will introduce E-business offerings designed to match business processes in the automotive, government, and life-sciences arenas.

  • Business-Intelligence Market Rolls On

    The business-intelligence software industry may be consolidating, but it isn't slowing down. Business Objects SA and SPSS Inc. next week will debut significant upgrades to their core business-intelligence products while Cognos Inc. will formally unveil its much-ballyhooed ReportNet query and reporting software.

  • MCI Names New Board Members

    The former WorldCom Inc. named five new board members Friday to help lead the telecommunications giant after it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • No Boom In IT Hiring Anytime Soon

    There's no rest for the weary anytime soon: Even though 46 percent of senior executives say their companies are understaffed, most of them don't expect to do any significant hiring in the next year.

  • Don't Rely On Microsoft, Trade Group Urges Homeland Security

    The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has urged the Department of Homeland Security to reconsider its decision to use Microsoft software on its desktop and server systems, citing "major security failures" created by the raft of vulnerabilities in the Redmond, Wash.-based developer's products.

  • Virus Writers, Senders Rarely Face Jail

    Although nearly 63,000 viruses have rolled through the Internet, causing an estimated $65 billion in damage, criminal prosecutions have been few, penalties light and just a handful of people have gone to prison for spreading the destructive bugs.