• EMC Looks to Dell to Help Lower Production Costs

    EMC, whose first-quarter results are expected to show a slow start to the year, is actively negotiating with Dell Computer to lower the production costs of its data-storage devices as it battles archrival IBM and others in a pricing war.

  • HP Employee Fund to Vote Against Compaq Merger

    Hewlett-Packard's employees have voted most of their retirement fund shares against management's plan to buy Compaq Computer, opponents of the deal said Monday, the eve of the long-awaited HP shareholder meeting on the embattled merger.

  • HP Shareholders Head to Vote on Compaq Merger

    Hewlett-Packard shareholders decide Tuesday whether to back CEO Carly Fiorina's plan to buy Compaq Computer in the largest computer sector merger or to side with HP founding families who see a "$25 billion mistake."

  • Software Vendors Weigh In On HP-Compaq Merger

    With the impending Hewlett-Packard shareholder vote concerning the proposed Compaq merger, many segments of the IT industry are contemplating life after the merger and after Compaq. While the mega-merger has its roots in hardware and will affect the PC-server markets the most, the software industry has been watching closely as well.

  • Sun VP Grimes Says Sun Will Benefit From Merger Chaos

    Sun Microsystems Vice President Gary Grimes, who oversees the solution provider channel for the midrange giant, says if the Hewlett Packard-Compaq Computer proposed merger wins shareholder approval the "confusion" will benefit Sun.

  • HP Proxy Winner Could Take Days Or Weeks To Determine

    On the eve of a vote that will dramatically change the landscape of the IT industry, most observers say the Hewlett-Packard shareholder vote is too close to call and it could be days or weeks before a final outcome is known.

  • BMC Enhances Patrol

    BMC Software Monday continued the phased roll out of its Patrol version 7 network management software with functionality that makes it easier for solution providers to migrate customers through upgrades, a BMC executive said.

  • Novell Outlines NetWare Roadmap

    Novell said it plans to evolve its products and Net services into Internet solutions and extended Web services but made it clear that its flagship NetWare is not going away.

  • Microsoft Raises Specter Of 'Mutant' Operating Systems

    In opening statements outlining the next phase of Microsoft's antitrust epic, a team of company lawyers floated the prospect of thousands of "mutant" operating systems flooding the market and confusing consumers if the plaintiffs' proposed remedy is upheld by the U.S. District Court here.

  • Microsoft outlined concerns about Linux in memos

    Microsoft's anxiety about Linux caused the software vendor to coerce longtime OEM partners Compaq Computer and Dell into tempering their Linux marketing efforts, an attorney argued before U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Monday.