Stories by Matt Hamblen

Online Investors Go Wireless

About one in three online investors use two-way pagers or wireless handheld computers to monitor their investments, a nationwide survey of 1,069 investors found. And about one in five use one or both devices to place the actual trades wirelessly.

Microsoft Asked to Slow Down New Products

The year-old Microsoft Manufacturing User Group (MS-MUG) wants the software giant to slow down the introduction of new software releases affecting real-time manufacturing controls.

Compaq Better Off, but Questions Remain

Things are better than they were last year, but Compaq Computer Corp. still faces an iffy 2000, based on its flat first-quarter earnings report and ongoing practices, analysts and users said.

Analysts Bearish on Compaq's Full-Year Outlook

Compaq Computer Corp.'s first quarter earnings, announced Tuesday, were mostly flat, leaving some Wall Street analysts skittish about how the Houston-based company might fare for the rest of the year.

Compaq's Earnings Beat Forecast

Compaq Computer Corp. in Houston beat analysts' forecasts for earnings in the first quarter of this year, but revenues were down for both its enterprise and commercial PC divisions.

Handhelds Can Help Catch Medical Errors

Pharmacists and others pushing to reduce the number of medical errors are putting more drive into the sometimes moribund trend in the medical industry toward handheld-based systems to link information on drugs, patients and specimens.

Tips for Handheld Security

Security analysts and IT managers advise you to do the following to keep information on your handhelds from getting into the wrong hands:

Handhelds Help Reuters Track Competition

Reuters Ltd. sales executives in Spain are supposed to gather information about competitors in the field, but the way they collected the information - on handheld computers that uploaded information through PCs to a client database - was creating major administrative headaches for the company's information technology department.