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B2B acquisitions highlight data quality

May 05, 20043 mins

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B2B acquisitions highlight data quality, 05/03/04

Three vendors with roots in business-to-business integration have snapped up data synchronization specialists in recent weeks, highlighting the growing importance of data quality in electronic …

IBM moves CFO Joyce to services division, 05/03/04

IBM shuffled its executive suite Monday, moving CFO John Joyce to the head of its services group and naming global financial manager Mark Loughridge as his successor.

Siebel hands CEO duties over to IBM sales exec, 05/03/04

Siebel Systems said Monday that founder Tom Siebel will step down as the company’s chief executive and be replaced by IBM sales and distribution head Mike Lawrie. Siebel will remain the company’s chairman.

CEO Dunn’s done, but what of Nortel? 05/03/04

Nortel customers should stay put until the dust settles after last week’s ouster of CEO Frank Dunn, users and analysts say.

Gates to pay $800,000 stock-trading fine, 05/03/04

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates has agreed to pay a $800,000 civil penalty to settle charges that he violated stock-buying requirements in 2002, the U.S. Department of …

PeopleSoft revamps World with small-business focus, 05/03/04

PeopleSoft is preparing a major sales push and technology update for the World software it inherited in its July acquisition of J.D. Edwards. The company will soon release PeopleSoft World …

Siemens, Microsoft cross-license patent holdings, 05/03/04

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG and Microsoft have agreed to a broad cross-licensing deal allowing expanded access to the patents of each company.

Gateway to cut another 1,500 jobs, 04/30/04

Gateway plans to reduce its headcount by another 1,500 people, or about 40% of its staff, in a continued effort to streamline the company and return to profitability.

Symantec wrings cash from Clearswift over patent, 04/30/04

Anti-virus software company Symantec paid $62.5 million last year to acquire a controversial patent for scanning data. A settlement announced Friday with Clearswift indicates that the company …

Alcatel reports Q1 profit, sees sales recovering, 04/30/04

Alcatel Friday reported it made a net profit in what is traditionally a weak quarter for the telecommunications equipment maker. Sales are no longer declining, and the Paris company made an …

Focusing on MCI’s financials, 04/30/04

MCI’s financial past and future is becoming clearer as the carrier filed key documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week.

Time Warner reports Q1 revenue jump, AOL steady, 04/29/04

Time Warner Wednesday reported a 9% climb in its first-quarter revenue for 2004, aided by its network and filmed entertainment divisions, while also citing improved performance from its AOL …

BMC stakes claim to Marimba, 04/29/04

BMC Software Thursday announced plans to acquire desktop and server management software maker Marimba for about $239 million.

RealNetworks loses Q1 income, president, 04/29/04

On the same day it posted a loss of $10.4 million for the first quarter of 2004, RealNetworks Wednesday announced its president, Lawrence Jacobson had resigned, effective immediately.