IT

Manufacturers and retailers lead the way in using up-to-the-minute point-of-sale data to avoid stock-outs and overproduction. In the perfume business, it's new products, like last year's U.S. launch of Kate, a fragrance Coty branded for supermodel Kate Moss, that can make or break a company's year....

Where the jobs are in Wisconsin If finding a hot job in a cooling economy strikes you as a lukewarm prospect, you've either overlooked the possibility of becoming a computer geek or haven't considered nursing school. Evolving technologies don't stop for an economic downturn, nor do...

MANILA, Philippines - IT companies, it seems, have something to learn about sports. Gene Phifer, managing VP of Gartner, told journalists in a recent media briefing at the sidelines of IBM’s Lotusphere conference, that a lot of companies will “bunker in” considering the severe financial implications...

2009 is the half-century milestone in the use of information technology for business applications, and it’s an opportunity to look back and give a nod of appreciation to those early IT entrepreneurs. In the mid-20th century, the majority of people did not have checking accounts and...

Tracking the value of IT has always been elusive. Hewlett Packard is going through an IT transformation completing a 3-year project that tracks the value of IT initiatives. Chris Murphy, editor of InformationWeek, asks, "Does your company capture the value of what IT delivers, or...

With many of the country's newspapers leading with headlines of the economy shrinking at an alarming rate, Peter Coffee wonders if capital spending isn't the leading indicator of economic health that it once was. The business sector may be spending less on computers now,...

To compensate for the Gmail outage embarrassment this week, Google on Wednesday launched a new dashboard to provide its users with more information about the status of its products. The outage, Google explained Tuesday afternoon, was the result of some buggy code that was introduced at...