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Are We Ready To Throw Spammers in the Slammer?

The U.S. Congress is filling up with laws designed to fight spam, and the jail holding mobster Vincent "The Chin" Gigante, who's serving a 12-year sentence for racketeering in New York, soon could be filling up with spammers. In fact, there are so many anti-spam acts flying around Washington that so...

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The Web Browser’s Unfinished Basement

I'm willing to bet it's a relevant statistic of the software industry that somewhere, at any given time, some poor schmo's Web browser is crashing. No browser has the kind of failsafe architecture that characterizes many operating systems and databases. That's a problem, because browsers are fast be...

OPINION

Keep an Open Mind About Open Source: It’s the Law!

Representative Phil Barnhart of the Oregon state legislature in March introduced a bill that would compel the state to pledge to strongly consider Linux and other open source programs in all future purchase decisions. Regardless of what you think of Microsoft's newly released Windows 2003 server, Li...

Product Review: Palm’s Zire 71 Has Spark, But No Fire

Palm's latest trick is a combination organizer/camera/MP3 player/movie player called the Zire 71 -- the second version of the company's consumer-model PDA. The bad news is, the Zire 71 has a slow camera that takes fuzzy pictures and an MP3 player that's never quite loud enough. The good news is, for...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Behind the Scenes with Akamai

Onetime Internet darling Akamai's stock hit a 52-week high Tuesday. At $2.75 per share, the price is hardly stratospheric. This dreary reality is a far cry from the days when the company first became closely identified with the infrastructure of the Net. However, even though Akamai's sizzle has cool...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

The Secret of IBM’s Staggering Success

First-quarter PC sales figures from Gartner and IDC suggest the market grew just 4 percent compared with the year-ago period -- nowhere near the double-digit gains of the go-go 1990s. As many IT shops refrain from buying new PCs, tech giants are feeling the heat. Not all companies are sweating, howe...

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Why Blogs Haven’t Stormed the Business World

It's quite possible that like instant messaging, blogging -- the practice of publishing top-of-mind thoughts to a Web site in chronological order -- will become a productive tool for businesses to gather and organize what smart people figure out daily. But at the rate they're going, blog tools are m...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Is AOL’s Anti-Spam Campaign Working?

Spammers, perhaps the most hated denizens of the Internet, are under siege as the U.S. Congress and courts step up the pressure to reduce junk e-mail volume. Private companies are taking action, too: AOL announced on April 15th that it was filing lawsuits against five individual senders of unsolicit...

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Not a LaGrande Security Plan

It would be nice, though ultimately very silly, to think that the world's computing facilities could be secured by locking down the technology and ignoring the human factors. But that is what Microsoft and Intel seem to believe, with a chip encryption technology in development at Intel called LaGran...

OPINION

Time for an Apple Blade Server?

Apple's Xserve is a well-designed 1U rack server that has won approval from trade pubs that often dote on IBM and Hewlett-Packard. But the market is already shifting from 1U rack-mount servers to racks of computers-on-a-card, known as blade servers. Apple can play the blade server game, too. It has ...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Has Intel Peaked?

Intel faces a tough environment, marked by renewed competition from rivals AMD and Transmeta, sluggish sales of PCs, and skyrocketing Pentium speeds for which no mortal can find a use. With the tech world focused on buying less costly gear, is the world's foremost chipmaker in the twilight of its re...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Data Storage Hurdles – And How To Leap Them

As a CIO or IT manager tasked with implementing a storage area network, you can start out simply -- but to build a reliable SAN and integrate it properly with the workflow of an entire enterprise network, be prepared to do a lot of planning and hard work. What are the highest data storage hurdles --...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

What Windows Server 2003 Will Mean for IT

This month's release of Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 will be welcome news for some enterprise players, such as in-house application developers and ISPs. For others, it will be like walking the plank: They may not want to go forward, but they will be unable to go back -- or even maintain the statu...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Do Online Stores Really Need Free Shipping?

In the frenetic boom days of the 1990s, a matter as humble as shipping charges was nothing more than a shot over the bow in the e-commerce battles that raged. As the dot-com parade wandered off course, however, it seemed that such stunts were history. But in January 2002, Amazon.com brought free shi...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

The Case of Amazon’s Newest Patent Battle

Amazon.com has filed for a patent involving online advertising, stoking the ire of many industry watchers. The company wants to stake its claim to a method of allocating online ad space via real-time auctions. But many are questioning whether this concept originated with Amazon, noting that the idea...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Safeguarding Your Corporate Data

Just as important as backing up your most valuable documents is ensuring they are not zapped by a malicious virus, consumed by fire or accidentally erased. So far, though, most software and hardware vendors that sell storage products to the Fortune 500 have had little or nothing to say -- let alone ...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

The Black Hole of White-Box Workstations

Despite a lack of promotion and low to zero name recognition, it is becoming clear that vendors of white-box (unbranded) machines are an important part of the personal computer ecosystem. In fact, IDC has estimated that last year, about 31 percent of the 35 million desktop PCs sold in the United Sta...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

AMD’s Next Move

AMD entered 2003 with more to lose than ever before. The company commands a healthy share of the desktop and notebook chip market, with just under 20 percent -- the best figure it has enjoyed in the last few years. Now, AMD plans a slew of new product releases that could sway its fortunes for good o...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

EBay’s Secret Weapon

PayPal is the de facto market leader in the person-to-small business payment universe, but change is in the air. Since eBay purchased it in 2002, PayPal has become a revenue unit of the world's most successful e-commerce venture -- eBay's secret weapon, as it were. But is this weapon double-edged? P...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

IT Security on a Shoestring Budget

In today's tightly budgeted IT environment, security spending is likely to be squeezed even more than other areas, because expenditures may appear to be unnecessary until a break-in occurs. Of course, no company wants to see its name in lights after a cyber attack. But neither do companies have coun...

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