Stories by Kristi Essick

AT&T to buy IBM network for $US5 billion

Ending months of speculation about which suitor would step up to buy IBM's Global Network business, AT&T announced yesterday that it will acquire the division for $US5 billion in cash.

Raw Iron Database No OS Substitute

Oracle Corp. would like to see some databases run on servers with a miniature operating system -- thus eliminating the need for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT -- but enterprise users at Comdex/Fall '98 this week remained wary of the concept.

London's Mass Transit to Go with Smartcards

Riders of London's underground subway and its famous red double-decker buses will be paying for their journeys using a high-tech, contactless smartcard system come 2002.

IBM in legal hot water over e-commerce name

IBM may face a startup called E Technologies Associates in French and Dutch courts over the use of its "e-business" logo, which the two-person company claims is in violation of a trademark it registered before IBM did, according to reports published yesterday.

Euro conversion is as important as Y2K, says ITAA

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), an industry group representing public policy issues for IT companies, has published a white paper with its recommendations for IT vendors and users having to convert their systems to accomodate the upcoming single European Union currency called the euro.