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E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Best Databases for Small Businesses

When it comes to choosing a database, size matters -- not so much the size of the database, but the size of the company. Whereas medium to large companies generally select a complex database and then task administrators and developers with building applications around it, small businesses usually ...

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Google’s Brave New World

Search engine Google is virtually revered by the Internet community and is often profiled as a pure technology company that does not take commercial interests to heart. But those days are over. In the past two years, Google has inked revenue-generating deals with almost every major player on the I...

IBM Paves Path from Legacy Apps to Web Services

IBM has announced a new initiative designed to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining old software applications dating back to the "green-screen" era. Such applications run 70 percent of the world's major business operations, including most major credit card transactions and st...

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The Big Business of Network Switches

Hard-to-visualize functionality, complex feature descriptions, an invisible presence in the network, and boring names, taken together, sum up why the enterprise Ethernet switching market does not get the attention it deserves. But Ethernet switching is a multibillion-dollar market that CIOs spend a ...

Google Inks Search and Ad Deal with Amazon

Google and Amazon.com have tied the knot in a deal designed to expand Google's advertising presence and give Amazon users greater access to products not listed on the e-tailer's site. The multiyear agreement will make Google's search technology and targeted sponsored links available on Amazon. "If t...

Motorola Signs 10-Year, $1.6B Outsourcing Pact

Motorola has signed a 10-year global IT infrastructure outsourcing pact worth $1.6 billion with Computer Sciences Corporation, the largest such agreement in Motorola's history and a healthy sign for the outsourcing business. Under the agreement, CSC will manage Motorola's mid-range, desktop and dist...

Cisco Targets Home Run with $500M Linksys Buy

In a move likely to raise the hopes of high-tech deal watchers, Cisco Systems has entered the home networking fray by agreeing to acquire The Linksys Group, a leader in home, small-office and home-office (SOHO) networking gear, for $500 million in stock. "We felt we could do this on our own, but we ...

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What Sells Best Online

The e-tail universe has seen tremendous consolidation since the dot-com bubble burst. But more people are buying online every day. Air travel, consumer electronics and apparel are three of the hottest categories of consumer products sold online, IDC research manager Jonathan Gaw told the E-Commerce ...

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Is the Telecom Meltdown Over?

In the wake of a spectacular meltdown that featured financial shenanigans, overspending and broken promises, can the telecom industry recover and grow strong again? The answer is yes, industry experts say, but telecom faces a long road back -- and it will not recapture the heights of three or four y...

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Customer Service E-Mails Still Vanishing into Black Hole

Consumers are still having a hard time getting companies to service their needs via e-mail, according to a new survey, and the experience is souring them on buying again from the same companies. Although 88 percent of consumers surveyed said they expect a response to e-mail inquiries within 24 hours...

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Will IBM’s New ‘Xperanto’ Take Over the Enterprise?

Using centralized database technology, it can take seemingly forever to query multiple databases, and structured and unstructured data cannot be integrated. Labor costs are also substantial. To remedy these problems, companies must find a way to access data stored in disparate locations on the fly.

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

The World According to IBM

Financially, 2002 was not a gangbuster year for IBM -- revenue from continuing operations declined 3 percent. But the company still earned $5.3 billion in the year, even as most firms struggled to stay out of the red zone. Its WebSphere software dominates the e-business arena, and its consulting div...

Will Elon Musk ultimately purchase Twitter?
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