• EMC Earns Narrow Profit, Beats Estimates

    Data storage company EMC posted a much larger profit for the second quarter, beating Wall Street expectations after barely breaking even a year ago.

  • Mercury Interactive Sees Sales Soar

    Mercury Interactive Wednesday reported a 26 percent rise in sales for its second quarter ended June 30 as it rides a wave of demand for its application-testing and management software. But earnings were down year-over-year because of staffing increases, more spending for marketing and one-time charges relating to the company's recent acquisitions.

  • As Profit Soars, Intel Celebrates 35 Years

    Intel focused squarely on the future while reminiscing about the past during a ceremony Tuesday celebrating the 35th anniversary of the company founded by Gordon Moore and the late Bob Noyce. The company marked the milestone by burying a time capsule containing cutting-edge Intel products of today, company paraphernalia such as the Intel Acronym Dictionary and the 2003 new employee handbook, and items from various Intel facilities.

  • CA Unleashes New Storage Products, Initiatives

    Computer Associates International used its CA World exhibition, held this week in Las Vegas, to introduce a new version of its ARCserve storage backup application, new storage software service bundles and an enhanced relationship with Sony.

  • Can You Trust Dell?

    By the time Tyler Dikman graduated from high school in 2002, the 17-year- old from Tampa, Fla., had demonstrated a knack for making a buck servicing the PCs of friends and neighbors. Along the way, he developed a strong affinity for Dell and its namesake founder and CEO Michael Dell. Eventually,

  • Annual Guide To Systems Building

    After she lost her job with, once one of the brighter stars in the new economy, Kimberly West quickly recognized she was entering one of the toughest job markets in decades. But rather than bounce from interview to interview with her fingers crossed, she decided to take her fate into her own hands. Armed with a background in finance and business management consulting, West launched her own company in mid-2002.

  • Radio Frequency Identification Is Here -- Are You Ready?

    Wal-Mart has made it official--radio-frequency identification, also known as RFID, is here to stay. There has been a lot of buzz of late about RFID, an emerging technology that makes it possible to track the location of any specific unit of merchandise or a shipping crate by attaching a chip that wirelessly emits a unique identifying signal.

  • Dell And EMC: An Alliance Worth Watching

    EMC CEO Joe Tucci has a simple message to the channel concerning its worries over the storage leader's alliance with Dell: It's not as serious as you think. "The issue is not as bad as some believe it is or have made it out to be," Tucci says. "There are issues, and we take them seriously."

  • Anatomy of a Dell Service Call

    When a customer came in with a Dell Dimension 4500S and requested an 11-inch ribbon cable replacement, Roger Grady, president of Native Systems in Boulder, Colo., didn't hesitate for a second before saying, "No problem."