Business-to-business e-commerce and e-marketplaces may be hot areas for Fortune 1,000 companies to explore these days, but there are a raft of challenges that IT leaders need to work through in making these partnerships work. So said a panel of CIOs who spoke about the "naked" truth of B-to-B e-commerce at Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference yesterday.
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In the 25 years since he co-founded Information Builders Inc (IBI), Gerry Cohen has witnessed multiple generations of computing and massive changes in the information technology industry.
In the 25 years since he co-founded Information Builders Inc. (IBI), Gerry Cohen has witnessed multiple generations of computing and massive changes in the information technology industry. But one thing hasn't changed, he says: People continue to have a "constant need for information." Only the way in which it's delivered is different.
IBM Corp. today officially launched a business unit called IBM Mindspan Solutions that's aimed at helping corporate customers plan, develop and deploy distance-learning capabilities for their employees.
Some analysts had predicted that year-2000-related spending freezes might hurt certain types of computer vendors during the latter part of 1999 and early 2000, including hardware and software makers. Sun Microsystems, however, witnessed record unit volume and revenue for its server division during that time, according to the company's CEO, Scott McNealy.
The regulatory arm of the National Association of Securities Dealers is investigating Banc One Capital Markets for possible violations resulting from systems integration problems that surfaced from the 1998 merger between Bank One Corp. and First Chicago NBD Corp.
Although Microsoft Corp.'s profits rose 23% during its third quarter, the company's revenues came in below forecasts due to lower-than-expected demand for PCs by corporate customers.
Internet projects by big customers such as The Home Depot Inc. and Bertelsmann AG helped fuel demand for EMC Corp.'s storage products and drive first-quarter earnings and revenue growth.
Citing increased market share gains, Sun Microsystems Inc. reported strong third-quarter earnings yesterday, beating Wall Street expectations by 3 cents per share.
The Prudential Insurance Company of America has named Jimmie Gonzalez vice president of operations and systems for its guaranteed products - namely, the company's retirement and death benefit plans.
Marriott International Inc. has named Richard S. Hoffman, a partner with the Washington-based law firm Williams and Connolly LLP, as its new senior vice president of special projects.
Archipelago LLC, a trading network that electronically matches buyers and sellers of stocks, is partnering with the Pacific Exchange to create an all-electronic stock market.
PurchasingCenter.com, an online marketplace for buyers of industrial and facility supplies, today extended its services to provide its customers one-stop shopping to purchase those goods.
The National Association of Securities Dealers Inc., the parent company of the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to put off its plans to shift the nation's securities markets to decimal-based pricing until 2001 to help it and other entities increase their systems capacity to handle an expected increase in message and order traffic.
Visa USA Inc. today named Paul Vessey, a financial services industry veteran, to oversee its emerging technologies activities.