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  • Will Microsoft’s ‘Wallop’ Pack a Punch in the Enterprise?

    When Microsoft showed a prototype of software code-named “Wallop” at last month’s Professional Developers Conference, few attendees understood exactly what they were seeing. And the fact that Microsoft is sequestering Wallop behind a corporate firewall, allowing only a small number of researchers and their contacts to test the software, isn’t helping to clarify matters. But…

  • Intuit: On a Collision Course With Microsoft Small Biz Unit

    On November 13, Intuit is set to expand its core QuickBooks product line both vertically and up into the mid-market, setting the stage for a face-off with Microsoft’s small-business division in several, key areas. Microsoft is betting on its systems integration, reseller, and independent-software vendor partners to tailor its products for vertical markets while Intuit…

  • Contract Watch: The Secret Is Finally Out: Hardware Is Not Where It’s At

    If you’re a solutions provider trying to make a buck selling Wi-Fi hardware, you’re focusing on the wrong piece of the market. Software is where the action’s at. Just ask Ameranth Wireless . The savvy Wi-Fi solutions provider in Long Beach, Calif., has won a big integration deal with Darden Restaurants Inc. Never heard of…

  • FCC Expects VOIP Rules in 2004

    When policy-makers overhauled the telecommunications landscape in 1996 and opened the local telephone market to competition for the first time, technology professionals asked what would happen to phone regulation once voice services are delivered over the Internet. Now, almost eight years later, Washington is ready to begin answering that question. The issue forces lawmakers and…

  • Microsoft Puts Bounty on Virus Writers

    Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced the creation of a $5 million fund to be used to reward people who turn over information leading to the conviction of virus writers. To kick off the program, Microsoft offered rewards of $250,000 each for information that leads to the arrest of the authors of two recent viruses, Blaster…

  • Bad Omen for Windows

    Netcraft has published its November Web server survey data. The November numbers offer a stark contrast to the past few months, when Windows looked like it was gaining on Linux. According to the latest results, a number of companies – led by register.com and Network Solutions – are dumping their Windows/Internet Information Server (IIS) back…