• Net Access: To Tax Or Not To Tax

    Representatives sympathetic to the interests--and pocketbooks--of Internet service providers went head-to-head with state tax administrators at a Congressional hearing this week over legislation to permanently ban local and state governments from taxing Net access.

  • Microsoft Manager Accused of Theft Dies

    A Microsoft manager accused of stealing $9 million worth of software to buy fancy cars, diamond rings and a yacht died from drinking antifreeze, the King County Medical Examiner's Office reported.

  • Robust 4Q Lifts Cognos' Year-End Results

    Cognos wrapped up a good year by reporting significant growth in sales and earnings for its fourth quarter. The company also reported significant increases in deal sizes and support-related revenue, signs that its business-intelligence and performance-management applications are becoming more strategic to its customers, the company says.

  • CA Creates New Business Unit

    Computer Associates is revamping its North American channel organization in the hopes of better integrating its partners and stealing market share from Veritas and Symantec. Earlier this week, the company announced it will integrate its presales technical team with its professional services team to create a new business unit, CA Technology Services.

  • IBM Plugs Into BEA's WebLogic

    IBM's annual ode to the developer community is set to get under way in New Orleans next week, but Big Blue got a head start Wednesday by announcing plans to add WebSphere tools support for rival BEA's WebLogic J2EE app server.

  • FileNet To Buy E-Forms Maker

    Content management software vendor FileNet said Wednesday that it will acquire Shana, a provider of electronic forms software, for $8.5 million in cash.

  • Asian SARS Epidemic Could Impact Supply Chain, Industry Travel

    Virtually unknown until a week or so ago, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has quickly spread from its first-known instance in south China late last year to become a major global health concern. Now SARS' potential to disrupt production and reduce business travel is changing the way many IT companies manage their supply chain.

  • IBM To Offer Tools Support For BEA WebLogic

    At its developerWorks Live show here next week, IBM will make available a plug-in to its WebSphere Studio toolset to support development of applications using rival BEA Systems' WebLogic application server, a company executive said.

  • GE Access Offers 90-Day Free Financing

    GE Access is extending 90-day interest-free financing for all products purchased through its OpenLink financing program as well as any security products bought through other means.