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Broadband bottleneck

Posted February 12, 2001 - 3:14 pm

Erik Peterson's cable modem installation at Somix Technologies was at a standstill for weeks before Time Warner worked out the  

Powering energy

Posted February 12, 2001 - 3:07 pm

IN THE MIDST of the complex and uncertain revolution rocking the North American retail energy market, two issues stand out as clearly as bright bulbs in a pitch-black night: the importance of the customer and the adoption of the  

Balancing act: Scorecards help businesses stay healthy

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:48 pm

COMPANIES OFTEN RELY on a single telltale measurement to determine success:  

Is HP's service going down the drain?

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:34 pm

Few companies have a better reputation for service than Hewlett-Packard, but that reputation is being placed in jeopardy as the company looks to compete in price-sensitive  

A health-care Y2K starts to hit home

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:34 pm

A MASSIVE UPHEAVAL OF the IT and administrative procedures of the health care industry is about to get under way as a result of President Bill Clinton's approval late last month of two-thirds of the proposed HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)  

Retooling software pricing

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:26 pm

AS THE NATURE of software evolves into services and hosted models, vendors and customers are facing what is probably the beginning of the end for user-based  

Ask Bob: The changing career needs of a hacker

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:26 pm

Should outsourcers be part of your IT act?

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:26 pm

The way business schools tell it, outsourcing is the quickest route to becoming a leaner, meaner, more focused  

Cable industry takes a slice of the broadband market

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:18 pm

DESPITE A DSL SURGE last year, high-speed cable has managed to hold on to an early lead over its broadband  

Outsourcers go big

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:11 pm

THE DOT-COM INDUSTRY has certainly left an imprint on the stock market, job market, and IT investment and implementation  

JOB TITLES: App development manager

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:07 pm

From ERP (enterprise resource planning) to e-business implementations, application development managers with Web application and project planning skills are still in  

Next generation of Web site interfaces

Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:06 pm

WITH MOST ORGANIZATIONS now past the Wild West days of the Internet, many of them have begun to rethink their Web site strategies, focusing on long-term  

Online success demands focused marketing and branding

Posted February 12, 2001 - 1:53 pm

To build a successful online business, technology must work hand in glove with a focused marketing and branding  

3-D, simulation technologies add another dimension to e-business

Posted February 12, 2001 - 1:38 pm

Virtual reality video games may have snagged most of the 3-D and simulation spotlight, but a steadily growing interest in using the graphics technologies for business has many companies looking to loosen the entertainment world's hold on the best simulation  

Staples signs on to Web kiosk bandwagon

Posted February 12, 2001 - 1:33 pm

LATCHING ON TO an emerging trend for click-and-mortar companies, Framingham,  

Managing your own career

Posted February 12, 2001 - 1:27 pm

It's fast becoming an axiom in the computer technology field that getting ahead requires getting  

Increasing in-house feedback

Posted February 12, 2001 - 12:47 pm

SPENDING MONEY ON formal employee surveys isn't the only option for gathering employee  

It is not always about money

Posted February 12, 2001 - 12:40 pm

Ethan Zuckerman is on a  

A close second

Posted February 12, 2001 - 12:29 pm

WHEN PATRICIA TODUS became associate vice president of information technology at Northwestern University, in Evanston,  

AT&T posts expected fourth-quarter loss

Posted February 12, 2001 - 12:12 pm

AT&T ANNOUNCED ON Monday a loss of  

Akamai, Digital Island will square off in court

Posted February 12, 2001 - 11:46 am

Content distribution service provider Digital Island is preparing to fight in federal court next week against an injunction request filed by its competitor, Akamai Technologies, in the continuing battle over content delivery  

Startup company Telleo creating Internet-based community 'cyberhoods'

Posted February 12, 2001 - 11:30 am

EVERYONE IN THE United States with phone service can have his or her own free Web site, thanks to Telleo, a San Jose,  

Optional illusions

Posted February 12, 2001 - 11:23 am

Stock options are the grease that keeps the wheels of our New Economy  

Verizon will cut 10,000 jobs

Posted February 12, 2001 - 11:22 am

VERIZON WILL CUT 10,000 jobs, mostly through attrition, and will cut costs by slashing employee overtime and the use of outside contractors, the company said Wednesday during an analyst  

WorldCom fourth-quarter financials match expectations

Posted February 12, 2001 - 11:18 am

WorldCom matched Wall Street expectations Thursday, announcing fourth-quarter consolidated revenue of  
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