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  • Stock Index : Week Ended Oct. 31, 2003, Channel Stocks Hold Strong

    Greetings and welcome to the Ziff Davis Channel Zone Stock Index. Here, we track 30 stocks—representing integrators, consultants, distributors and solutions providers—on a weekly basis. We’re not here to recommend buys, sells or holds. Rather, the Ziff Davis Channel Zone Stock Index seeks to track the channel’s financial health. To get started, we launched the…

  • Contract Watch: October’s Big Winners

    Ever wonder what your competition’s up to? Contract Watch has the answer. Each week, this column will examine four or five business deals that are stirring the channel, and the solutions providers behind them. Our goal is to strip away the hype and tell you what’s really selling—and what isn’t—in today’s IT marketplace. From massive…

  • CRM Vendors Turn to the Channel

    The early customer relationship management (CRM) efforts of the late 1990s, lead largely by Siebel Systems Inc., PeopleSoft Inc., SAP AG, and Oracle Corp., sought to provide large enterprises with a unified view of each customer across the enterprise–from sales to marketing and customer support. However, these solutions, which were once mostly available to large…

  • New Windows Worm on the Move

    Antivirus experts are warning of a new mass-mailing worm infecting Windows machines that also is programmed to launch a denial-of-service attack against two domain names. The new pest is called Mimail.C, and it conforms to just about every convention of the mass-mailing virus rulebook. The worm first appeared Friday morning and is spreading somewhat slowly…

  • EDS Subsidiary A.T. Kearney Elects New CEO

    CHICAGO — A.T. Kearney, the management consulting subsidiary of EDS, elected H.L. Henner Klein to a three-year term as chief executive officer, company officials announced this week. The Brussels-based consultant was elected by a vote of nearly 300 officers of the firm. Klein steps into his new role on December 1, succeeding current CEO Dietmar…

  • First Data Shareholders Approve Concord EFS Merger

    DENVER – A US District Court judge set December 15 as the date to hear a Department of Justice request for an injunction to stop the proposed merger of First Data and Concord EFS, giants in transaction processing services and e-commerce solutions. In April the companies announced a definitive merger agreement in an all-stock transaction…