Stories by CIO Staff

6 Tactics for Today's Job Search

The days of circling ads in the Sunday newspaper and printing your résumé on fancy stationery may be long past, but many IT professionals still cling to other outdated job-seeking habits that can undermine their efforts. In a competitive job market, fine-tuning your approach to meet present conditions can mean the difference between frustration and success.

3-D software cuts costs for $54 M energy plant design

A new type of computer modeling for the construction industry that allows engineers to create 3-D designs has helped a Belle Vernon, Pa.-based construction firm avoid common mistakes and cost overruns in drafting and building a US$54 million coal processing plant that became operational in August.

Terminal management

Tricerat Software Inc. has unveiled Desktop2001, a Windows thin-client server management product designed to work in Windows 2000 Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 environments.

Better backup

Businesses built around Microsoft Corp. Exchange 2000 can take advantage of Computer Associates International Inc.'s latest release of its ArcServe 2000 Backup Agent for Microsoft Exchange.

Safe and secure

Network Flight Recorder Inc. has unveiled a new product designed to keep hackers from hiding their tracks after they infiltrate corporate networks.

COM-ing Unix

The Open Group has announced the release of COMsource 1.1, an open-systems, Unix-based implementation of Microsoft Corp.'s Component Object Model (COM) middleware product for Windows.

XML does Linux

Software AG has announced that its Tamino native XML database is now available for Suse Linux's Linux Enterprise Server for the IBM Corp. S/390 mainframe.

More affordable storage

EMC Corp. has entered the midpriced storage fray with the Clariion IP4700. The device is designed for installation in 10 minutes or less and can include multiple connection options, up to a gigabit Ethernet. Optional SnapView/IP software can provide backup, analysis and reporting functions.

Learn XML online

IT professionals interested in exploring the world of XML have a new online learning center. XMLSolutions Corp. recently started classes at, an interactive learning site dedicated to enhancing XML skills. The site's initial course prepares students for IBM's Test 140, XML and related technologies.