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Linux Growth Helps Database Market Post Gains

Database sales posted strong gains in 2003, with IBM and Microsoft winning market share but Oracle benefiting the most from the rise of Linux, according to a new report from Gartner Dataquest. Gartner said the worldwide market for relational database management systems grew 5.1 percent last year to ...

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Gartner: Phishing on the Rise

In a recent report, Gartner estimated that 57 million U.S. adults received a "phishing" attack e-mail within the past year, and half of those who responded became victims of identity theft. Phishing is a tactic used to get credit card information from consumers who believe they are visiting legitima...

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IDC Outlines Sunny Semiconductor Outlook

Research firm IDC has predicted overall PC semiconductor revenue, from desktop and mobile units combined, will grow 18 percent to US$53.6 billion in 2004, marking the highest annual growth rate expected during the study's forecast period. "The recovery of the PC semiconductor market will hit its str...

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Holiday E-Tail Sales Set Records Despite Performance Woes

Early reports suggest holiday e-commerce sales grew well over 30 percent from 2002 levels, helping the e-tail industry record its best-ever season, even without the type of must-have gift items that have driven sales in past years. Total holiday season spending online -- measured from November 1st t...

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Microsoft Still Suffers from Security Image Problem

A year after launching its Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft still suffers from a security image problem, with key executives at 75 percent of companies polled by Forrester Research saying they worry about vulnerabilities in the software firm's products. However, the research firm also not...

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Wireless E-Mail Gaining Ground Slowly

Wireless technology is gaining traction among consumers, especially as WiFi hot spots continue to proliferate. But in enterprise environments, adoption of wireless services has been slowed by cost and uncertainty about their value. Nevertheless, a new report by the Yankee Group forecasts an increase...

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Top Dog Oracle Losing Database Market Share

Oracle continues to hold the lion's share of the market for database software, but two hulking rivals, IBM and Microsoft, have chipped away at the company's onetime stronghold, according to a new report from IDC. The report said Oracle's share of the market for object and relational database managem...

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Venture Investment: End of the Free-Fall?

Venture investing plunged nearly 50 percent in 2002, dipping to levels last seen in 1998, according to the latest MoneyTree Survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). During the year, venture financiers invested just $21.2 billion, comp...

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