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  • Siebel Bolsters its Hosted CRM Offering

    Siebel Systems Inc., in its latest move to attract a broader customer base, plans to enhance its fledgling Siebel CRM OnDemand hosted services with technology it is acquiring with customer relationship management application service provider UpShot Corp. Siebel plans to merge the Mountain View, Calif., company, which it is purchasing for $70 million, with its…

  • Microsoft Opens Source Code Access to MVPs

    Microsoft will give its Most Valuable Professionals access to the more than 100 million aggregate lines of Windows source code., which includes all versions, service packs and betas of the Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 products. MVPs, who are chosen for having a “unique set of expertise and passion” around Microsoft technologies…

  • Longhorn: The Long and Short of It

    LOS ANGELES—Microsoft Corp. Group Vice President Jim Allchin whipped through a lot of slides and information during his nearly two-hour keynote here at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference on Monday. But by the end of his talk, we didn’t learn much more than we already knew about the ETA for Longhorn, which is currently expected…

  • Concord Preps VOIP Reporting Tools

    Concord Communications Inc., following what its officials claim was a large uptick in voice-over-IP deployments earlier this year, will announce next month its first support for monitoring and reporting on VOIP. The Marlboro, Mass. maker of performance reporting software will update its eHealth series of reporting tools to provide a version specific to reporting on…

  • HP Rolls Out 64-Bit AlphaServer

    Hewlett-Packard Co. on Monday will begin shipping a 64-processor system based on its Alpha chip technology and also will unveil an entry-level system as part of its AlphaServer line. Officials with the Palo Alto, Calif., company said the new systems not only illustrate HP’s commitment to the AlphaServer family—which it inherited when it bought Compaq…

  • Microsoft Delays 64-Bit Windows XP For Athlon 64

    Microsoft made it official on Wednesday that it is adding three more Windows Server editions to its product family. New members of the family include a Standard Edition of Windows Server 2003 for Intel Itanium Systems; a Standard Edition of Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Extended Systems (a k a for AMD 64-bit servers); and…