Stories by IDG News Service staff

Update: SuSE to discontinue support of SuSE Linux 6.3

Effective Monday, December 10th 2001, after a lifespan of two years, SuSE will discontinue support for the successful SuSE Linux distribution SuSE Linux 6.3. This has potential security implications for those running this version of the OS.

The Good, The Bad, The ugly

News editor Sandra Rossi sums up the week's hot tips from readers to report on the best and the worst in the industry and sends out a GBU coffee mug to the select few whose identity remains strictly confidential.

Valley will rise again, not like in late '90s

It's beginning to dawn on folks in Silicon Valley that the speculative boom of the late 1990s is really over. Hardly a day goes by without another spate of bad news from large and small technology companies alike, and even the inflationary housing market always a trailing indicator shows signs of returning to rationality.

HP/COMPAQl: IBM, Dell seen as winners

Industry analysts seem to agree that Hewlett-Packard Co.'s planned acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. is good for just about every big IT hardware and services company around -- except HP and Compaq, that is.

EMC CEO evaluates the storage terrain

At EMC Corp.'s Analyst Days earlier this month, CEO Joe Tucci sat down with Network World senior editor Deni Connor to talk about market conditions and the challenges EMC faces, such as increased competition in the high-end storage market from IBM, Hitachi Data Systems Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

Singapore's mobile carriers team up on mobile payments

Singapore's three mobile operators, MobileOne Pte. Ltd. (M1), Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.'s SingTel Mobile and StarHub Pte. Ltd.'s StarHub Mobile, announced plans Monday to collaborate with industry partners to build a common infrastructure that will enable Singaporeans to make mobile commerce payments.

Scaling new heights

You think you've got problems. Your computer systems have been turned outwards enabling you to digitally interact with customers and business partners. As a result, your company is now able to take orders online and streamline business processes. However, nobody counted on the fact that all this meant your mission-critical servers might be swamped with thousands of simultaneous users, all demanding 24x7 uptime.

An eye on Web analytics

Do you know how successful your e-business project is? Sure, top management is impressed, online sales are holding their own, and the site's architecture is sound. But do you really know which products and services your customers will buy online and whether shoppers care more about speedy delivery or low costs?
Now more than ever, solid facts and metrics are necessary when it comes to measuring the success of e-business.

Andreessen sees risk as answer in tough times

Due to incorrect information provided by Thomson Financial/First Call, the story "Andreessen sees risk as answer in tough times," which ran on the wire June 13, incorrectly stated the consensus estimate for Loudcloud Inc.'s first-quarter earnings results.

Case study: Managing the ASX

The Australian Stock Exchange is not one of those organisations where the CIO or IT manager has to fight for board-level recognition and support.

Iridium Satellite launches service

Re-created after a financially dismal attempt at a global satellite communications network in 1998, the new Iridium Satellite LLC has launched its worldwide telecommunications network for industrial users in remote locations.