• Intel Promotes Channel Exec to VP

    Sophia Chew, who took over as general manager of Intel's Reseller Channel Operation earlier this year, was one of fourteen executives promoted to the post of vice president Thursday, according to the company.

  • IM Acronyms Gain In Business

    Want further proof that instant messaging is becoming an integral part of business culture? Look no further than a survey corporate IM vendor Omnipod conducted recently to find out what kinds of acronyms are gaining steam among business IM users.

  • Qwest To Add 700 POPs With Purchase From Allegiance Telecom

    Qwest Communications International announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase network assets and associated revenue streams from Chapter 11 communications provider Allegiance Telecom. The move would increase Qwest's Points of Presence (POPs) by nearly 700 and would give Qwest assets in 31 new metro markets.

  • Files For IPO

    In a sure sign the IPO market is again warming up, on Thursday filed the papers for an initial pubic offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The San Francisco company has generated a fair amount of buzz around its CRM software delivered as a service over the Internet.

  • Latest Jobs Data Show Signs Of Improvement

    First-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped sharply the week ending Dec. 13, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The news, released Thursday, is a reassuring sign that the labor market is slowly, but steadily, improving as the economy grows.

  • Cognos Posts Big Revenue Gain

    Despite what one executive describes as a tough selling environment, Cognos Wednesday reported a 25 percent year-over-year surge in revenue for its third quarter. The vendor's financial results got a $16 million boost from its new ReportNet enterprise-reporting software that became generally available in September.

  • Problems Will Continue To Plague E-Mail Next Year

    If you thought spam, viruses, and fraudulent e-mail made 2003 tough, just wait until next year. That's the bottom-line message from Postini, a major player in the mail-filtering market that issued its Top 10 list of predictions for 2004 Wednesday.