Stacy Cowley

Stacy Cowley is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Vendors unite to promote AJAX tool development

A group of top industry vendors Wednesday plans to announce a new community initiative aimed at popularizing AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML), the nickname given to a collection of software development tools and standards that... crashes again's hosted CRM service had a widespread outage on Monday, the second time in recent weeks the on-demand software provider has suffered a serious crash.

Microsoft merges enterprise IM and Exchange groups

Microsoft is merging its Exchange and Real-Time Collaboration (RTC) groups into a new unit called the Unified Communications Group, the company announced Monday. The change is aimed at aligning development work on Microsoft's e-mail...

Google CEO: Censored Google for China is lesser evil

It took Google more than a year to make the decision that offering a censored version of its search services in China would be a lesser evil than boycotting business in the country altogether, according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

CA shuffles exec ranks, passes CTO job to Barrenechea

CA is shuffling its executive ranks, naming technology strategist Mark Barrenechea as its new CTO.

CA profit up as revenue inches upward

CA turned in a third-quarter profit nearly twice last year's total, as CA's overhauled management team continues working to rebuild the software company's business. Revenue during the quarter rose 5% from the year-ago quarter, living...

PC market achieved double-digit growth in 2005

Worldwide shipments of PCs registered a double-digit percentage increase in 2005, according to figures published Wednesday by two major market analysts.

IBM shows higher 2005 profit but flat sales

IBM ended 2005 with strong earnings, but essentially flat sales, as it reported on Tuesday net income for the year of $8 billion on revenue of $91.1 billion.

Sales strong at Siebel as it sails into sunset

After a string of disappointing quarters, Siebel announced that it exceeded sales forecasts in its fourth quarter, which is likely to be its last as an independent company.

Infor to buy asset tracking apps vendor Datastream

Continuing to build a portfolio of enterprise resource planning software through acquisitions, Infor Global Solutions on Thursday announced an agreement to pay $216 million in cash to acquire Datastream Systems, a maker of asset...

Vendors look to strike gold with N.Y. transit hype

Where subways stall, publicists rush in.

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