• Do-Not-Spam List Probably Won't Work

    The premise sounds simple: To cut down on junk e-mail, simply submit your addresses to a "do-not-spam" list that marketers would have to check to avoid fines. With more than 50 million phone numbers already on a federal do-not-call list, many e-mail users are eager for a no-spam counterpart.

  • Sun’s Q1 Sales Slide While Losses Mount

    Exactly one month ago, Sun CEO Scott McNealy told VARBusiness Magazine that he was feeling better about his company's recent execution than "any eighteen month period in the last six or seven years by a lot."

  • PC Shipments Rise 15 Percent, Driven By Notebook Sales

    The PC marketplace has pulled out of its three-year sales doldrums and is poised to perform well in the upcoming holiday season. That, at any rate, is one conclusion that can be drawn from the results of third quarter surveys of PC shipments that indicate PC sales rose about 15 percent.

  • IBM’s Third-Quarter Earnings Rise

    For its third quarter ended Sept. 30, IBM posted a net income of $1.8 billion, a 5 percent gain over the same period last year when earnings were $1.7 billion. Revenue for the same quarter were up 9 percent for the period, to $21. 5 billion, from $19.8 billion in the year-ago period.

  • BMC Recruits Partners For Management Effort

    Systems-management vendors have been trying to move from offering point products for specific problems to offering a suite of management products that give companies a more complete view of their systems and business processes.

  • Samsung Jumping Into Color-Laser Printer Market

    In a move to leverage its strength in the PC peripherals space throughout the commercial solution provider channel, Samsung is throwing its hat into the color-laser printer arena. Up until now, the vendor manufactured only a monochrome printer line.

  • EMC Posts Higher Earnings

    EMC's drive into information storage software paced the firm's earnings report Thursday as the company said its sales rose 20 percent in the third quarter.

  • HP Gains On Dell In PC Market Growth

    Personal computer shipments in the third quarter continued their growth spurt with higher-than-expected figures and Hewlett-Packard narrowed top PC vendor Dell Inc.'s lead, according to figures from two research firms.

  • FCC Adopts Rules For Wireless Technology

    Regulators adopted rules Thursday to promote the development of a new wireless technology that can send large amounts of information between buildings without the need to dig up streets to lay cables.