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Offshore software suppliers: brand names are next

Offshore software suppliers: brand names are next Since the early 1980s PC companies have been buying components from international suppliers to keep prices down, and to get a leg up on all-domestic producers. Over the next 10 years software production will make a similar migration offshore. Offshore producers began to make an impact on the […]

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Rules of the game change

Rules of the game change – Financial Accounting Standards Board’s rules on acquisitions Imagine watching a contest in which one team plays by the rules of rugby and the other team plays by the rules of touch football. To compound the chaos, the rules of touch football have been tightened. Can the touch football team […]

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Making money in the molten midrange: if Unix is not the answer, what is?

Making money in the molten midrange: if Unix is not the answer, what is? – market strategies of ten midrange computer suppliers Competition in the midrange has been intensifying for years. Midrange suppliers are burning up, and out. The bankruptcy of one former standout (Wang), a billion-dollar loss at another (Digital), and the sale of […]

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GOtv: US West, Orlando Sentinel plan interactive TV guide

GOtv: US West, Orlando Sentinel plan interactive TV guide US West Interactive Services Group and the Orlando Sentinel will launch an interactive entertainment guide called GOtv in November 1995. Customers of Time Warner’s Full Service Network will have access to previews of movies playing at local theaters, along with videotaped reviews of the movies by […]

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What is multimedia-based training?

What is multimedia-based training? Multimedia training is training delivered at the desktop, utilizing the audio, video, and graphics capabilities of available software and hardware technologies. CD-ROM multimedia training is the aforementioned training delivered to the desktop in CD-ROM format; Web-based multimedia training is such training delivered via intranet or the Internet. Although not required for […]

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Semiconductors components – sales

Semiconductors components – sales – Industry Overview Semico Research, a partner of IDC specializing in semiconductors, notes that component sales continued to climb sequentially in the fourth quarter, driven by growth of the PC market and client/server architectures, Given worldwide semiconductor shipments surpassing $100 billion, it was difficult for any semiconductor company to report lower […]

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Internet spending: Korea waves its magic won

Internet spending: Korea waves its magic won Another determinate of Internet acceptance is quantified by how much money sites spend on Internet products and services. Who is taking the Internet seriously and investing in it? Follow the dollars (or perhaps more appropriately, the other currencies). IDC queried business sites about their level of spending on […]

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Internet banking software and service vendors: change agents

Internet banking software and service vendors: change agents As banks prepare to enter the 21st century, they are responding to consumer demand to use the Internet as the medium to conduct personal finance transactions. The nascent market for service providers and vendors of online banking applications will start to explode in 1999. The combined revenues […]

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Storage – computer storage device industry

Storage – computer storage device industry – Industry Overview Impressive growth in the PC market drove the storage industry to record levels for both CYQ4 and 1994 overall. Winchester drive manufacturers and component suppliers were able to add $3 billion to annual industry revenues based on 34% year-over-year growth in unit sales. Pricing (the second […]

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Eprocurement: VANs versus dot coms

Eprocurement: VANs versus dot coms – value-added networks Despite the frenzy to create and discover dot com companies, several businesses that have a proven track record in the ecommerce arena are lacking the dot com crown or aura. Many of these are known as value-added networks (VANs) that provide electronic data interchange (EDI) services. Now, […]