The enterprise business management company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning at $48.05 per share, nearly double its original price.
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Boy, oh boy do I wish I were in San Diego this week, not just because I am totally sick of shoveling snow and ice, but because there was flurry of news at the Distributech conference. Press releases and proclamations have been hitting my inbox at blizzard rate, and when I took time to sort through them yesterday, there was a clear theme: many, many players are upping their efforts when it comes to home energy management technology and services.
Troubled health software vendor iSoft has offloaded its financial management business arm to Capita Group in a move aimed at reducing its crippling debt.
Austrade, the Federal Government's trade and investment development agency, will this year "take a serious look" at Microsoft Office 2010, according to chief technology Nils van Boxsel.
While emissions monitoring software will likely spawn many start-ups, enterprises should expect traditional players to have a strong hand in helping the category achieve maturity.
Fujitsu today announced an 18-month deal with WA's largest electricity provider Verve energy to design and implement an energy trading management system.
The Office of Fair Trading says a Capita takeover of IBS would leave only two significant players in the revenue and benefits software services market
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An IT professional has been fined £85,000 for insider trading, Management Today reports.The fine was imposed by the Financial Services Authority on John Shevlin, who used to work at the Body Shop.
Ofcom and the Department for Trade and Industry argue against net neutrality legislation as the debate reaches Westminster
I wasn't disappointed by the recent Supreme Court ruling that allowed content owners to sue file trading networks for failure to do enough to protect their copyrights. That shouldn't surprise anyone who caught my post last week where I defended content owners against the "fair use" militias who want to force them not to package their products in ways that would help to prevent file trading in the first place (namely, with Digital Rights Management (DRM) that restricts the way media can be used).
Microsoft has talked up the Australian prospects for BizTalk 2004, an integrated server management system the company claims marks a major step forward for its e-business solution development strategy. BizTalk 2004 is claimed to enable connectivity between systems, people and trading partners through an easily integrated framework, building on the Microsoft Windows server system and the Microsoft .
StorageNetworks, a company that shifted from hosting large companies' data storage to selling storage management software, named two top executives Wednesday. Joe Quaglia, senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development, previously led sales at Computer Associates' northeast division. And Jan Porell, senior vice president of corporate and product marketing, worked in marketing at EMC. StorageNetworks shares tripled to $90.25 after its initial public offering in June 2000, but since then has been hit by reduced computer technology spending and had to lay off staff. In midday trading Wednesday, its shares dropped 11 cents to $1.51. --Stephan Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
Struggling consumer-electronics maker Sonicblue announced several executive changes Friday, a day after narrowly missing analysts' earnings expectations. The biggest change comes from the chief operating officer position. COO John Todd will move into a consulting capacity immediately, the company said. He joined Sonicblue just under a year ago after leaving PC maker Gateway where he was the chief financial officer. Company representatives said Sonicblue is not looking for a new COO at this time. Todd is the second executive at the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company to move out of upper management this month. Earlier this month, David Sugishita left the company after serving as chief financial officer for less than two months. Todd took over as interim CFO. The company announced Thursday that Marcus Smith will be taking over as acting CFO immediately. Smith has been the company's vice president of finance for the past year. During the company's first-quarter earnings call Thursday, Chief Executive Ken Potashner said that there would be additional executive changes in the near future. In midday trading, Sonicblue shares were down 64 cents, almost 25 percent, to $1.95. --Richard Shim, Special to ZDNet News
Business to business computing may just be the space where P2P finds its most lucrative application. First areas that are being tested are trading, collaborative and content management applications.
With e-marketplaces gearing to become the model of choice for on-line trading, Tivoli has announced a suite of system management tools aimmed at helping to maintain the integrity, performance and security of those marketplacves.
XML-based components first to provide real time view of supply chain via the Internet SINGAPORE, 7 July 2000 -- Mainpath, a supply chain execution trading hub that brings together buyers and sellersof logistics and supply chain management services, is forming a strategic alliance with Viewlocity, a leading global provider of B2B integration and online trading community solutions.
24 Nov 99 (Manila Bulletin) - Oracle Corporation has unveiled its e-business integration solution software that will accelerate the adoption of online exchanges between customers and trading partners. The e-business integration solution enables integration of Web storefronts and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications with established back-office Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) applications.
Microsoft slipped 5/8 to 116 3/4 in early trading today as investors weighed cautious statements from management with another strong quarter of earnings.
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