• ThruPoint Keeps Pace With the Market

    Two or three times a year, Rami Musallam heeds his need for speed. The chairman and CEO of ThruPoint (No. 216 on the 2003 VARBusiness 500 list) heads to the Las Vegas area for a couple of days of Formula One Racing, where he coaxes his machine to speeds as fast as 161 mph.

  • Documentum Aims To Ease Content Reuse With New Publishing Tools

    Documentum Inc. took a step toward eliminating barriers to the reuse of content this week at the Seybold San Francisco conference when it introduced a packaged suite of publishing tools designed to let companies pull content from various repositories and publish it to multiple formats.

  • State CIOs Call Off Breakfast With Oracle

    State CIOs meeting at a suburban Phoenix resort this week canceled a scheduled Thursday breakfast meeting with a top Oracle official, saying it's inappropriate for government officials as a group to hold a private session with a vendor.

  • Attal Exits IBM For Gateway

    Score one for Gateway. The struggling hardware company this week snatched away longtime IBM executive Jocelyne Attal to head its nascent SMB efforts. The move underscores Gateway's furious effort to reinvent itself from consumer-direct PC seller to a provider of IT products for businesses and home networks that has also begun to make nice with the channel.

  • P&G Hires IBM To Handle Employee Services

    Procter and Gamble Co., building on its effort to hire outsiders to provide some services under multi-year contracts, said Tuesday it has signed IBM to a 10-year, $400 million deal to handle employee services.

  • HP Placing More Bets On Storage Software

    Hewlett-Packard is putting more resources into its storage software offerings in order to gain market share in that space, said Ed Burke, director of advanced technology for the Americas for HP's Enterprise Channels group.

  • Proxim Issues Third-Quarter Warning

    Proxim expects its third-quarter losses to widen as a result of interest and lawsuit-related expenses, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based wireless networking products vendor said Tuesday.