Archive of July 2002

Best Software Launches New Small Business Consultant Program

ATLANTA, July 31 /PRNewswire/ — Best Software today announced the availability of a new Small Business Certified Consultant program, consolidating its nine existing Peachtree, Timeslips and DacEasy consultant programs under one comprehensive umbrella for the first time. (full story) My spin:A certified program will enable customers seeking professional services based on Best software products to […]

Microsoft’s Subscription-Software Plan Produces Grumbles

To reach its goal of selling software by subscription, Microsoft will have to get its customers to move from one-time software purchases to leasing software. Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) push to convert business customers to a new subscription software plan by Wednesday is causing some customers to abandon its products for cheaper alternatives. Cash-strapped companies and […]

Hewlett-Packard plans to stop supplying printers, cameras and scanners to Dell Computer, citing that company’s intention to enter the printer business. HP spokeswoman Diane Roncal told CNET News.com that the company notified Dell on Tuesday morning of its plans. July 23, 2002, 9:15 AM PT

IBM DEAL GIVES PALM ADDED CREDIBILITY IN BUSINESS WORLD From NewsScan: Palm and IBM have inked a joint technology development and marketing deal under which they will develop software applications using Palm handheld devices for instant messaging and for managing and sharing data in corporate sales, inventory and manufacturing applications. IBM will then resell to […]

AMI-PARTNERS STUDY SHOWS U.S. SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS SPENDING ON ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE EXCEEDED $1.3 BILLION – RECORD SURGE IN CRM/SFA AND ERP/SCM SOLUTIONS 780,000 SMBs Currently Use Various SFA/CRM Solutions and 250,000 Have Adopted Various ERP/SCM Applications AMI Segmentation Model Shows Top 2 SMB Segments Driving 85% of Total Spending NEW YORK – July 17, […]

PayPal, Stamps.com seal deal

CNet: PayPal users will be able to buy and print U.S. postage from their accounts, thanks to a deal the company has signed with Stamps.com. (full story) My spin: This is not so much of a big thing for PayPal as it is for Stamps.com. However, let’s say Stamps.com strikes up a zillion deals…will consumers […]

New ‘Instant Ethernet’ Powerline Device Unveiled

Phonex Broadband on Thursday announced a new “powerline” device that, for the first time, does not require special software drivers for installation. Powerline technology enables home computer networking through ordinary electrical outlets. The company’s Never Wire 14 provides “out-of-the-box connectivity” and an instant 14 Mbps (megabit per second) Ethernet network, the company claimed. Ethernet is […]

Gateway Reports Second Quarter Results

POWAY, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gateway, Inc. (NYSE: GTW) today reported second quarter 2002 revenue of $1 billion and a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $61 million, or $0.19 per share. This performance is consistent with guidance and represents sequential unit growth which is a reversal of the normal seasonal decline of […]

Ask Jeeves Links Up With Google

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hoping to end its history of losses, Ask Jeeves Inc. said its online search engines will start listing advertising-driven results provided by its more popular rival, Google, in a deal expected to generate sales of at least $100 million during the next three years. The partnership represents Google’s latest victory in […]