Stories by Nancy Weil

IDC Finds Mixed Server Market in 3Q '98

Despite a three percent drop in revenues caused by price cuts, the global server market for the third quarter had year-over-year shipment growth of 15 percent with some regions experiencing surging demand, according to research from International Data Corp.

Network Solutions, Yahoo ink deal

Internet portal company Yahoo will promote domain name registration services from Network Solutions (NSI) as part of a deal the companies have announced.

MCI WorldCom Confirms 2000 US job cuts

MCI WorldCom was set to notify about 2000 employees across the US on Friday that they will be laid off as of December 31, a company official said. The recently-merged company has about 75,000 employees worldwide.

IBM offers AS/400 service package

IBM is offering a new package of outsourcing services to help small- and medium-sized businesses manage, maintain and support AS/400 servers.

Progress Software Launches Network Tool

Progress Software Corp. today released the first in a series of products to manage and monitor enterprise applications and networks.
IPQoS gathers statistics on TCP/IP port usage for simple mail transport protocol (SMTP) for sending e-mail, point of presence (POP) services for receiving e-mail and groupware, electronic-commerce and World Wide Web servers.

Intel to buy e-commerce specialist

Intel's announcement late Monday that it is buying electronic-commerce software and services company iCat might appear to spring from the chipmaker's interest in expanding into new areas, but the acquisition plays to its core business as well.

Satellites emerge as broadband option

Satellites will emerge as a global option for broadband Internet and television services, edging past digital subscriber line (DSL) and gaining on cable modems through 2007, according to a new report.

Surveys Underscore CIO Frustrations

Chief information officers (CIOs) are increasingly expected to participate in strategic business planning, yet CIOs often feel isolated from other top executives and frustrated by how slowly their departments are being viewed as integral to the corporation, according to two new studies.

White House unveils e-commerce plan

US President Bill Clinton today outlined the latest steps in the administration's ongoing electronic-commerce initiative, including a call to protect consumers who buy goods over the Internet.

Can't get enough home networking

Homes with multiple PCs and multiple adults wanting to get on the Internet at the same time have sparked the frenzied home-networking market, which a panel at Comdex/Fall '98 this week in Las Vegas predicted will explode in the coming months.

Microsoft buys Internet marketer

Microsoft appears poised to make yet more inroads into the Internet, confirming yesterday that it has acquired LinkExchange, an online marketing and advertising services company.

Gartner's global Y2K survey finds widespread disruptions likely

A new global survey of year-2000 readiness shows that many firms do not plan to test new systems and up to two-thirds of businesses in some countries - particularly in Asia, South America and the Middle East - are expected to have at least one significant mission critical failure.