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  • IBM algorithms boost b-to-b e-commerce
  • Consortium releases new business process language
  • i2's RightWorks deal shakes up B2B sector
  • Cendant Spices Up Online Travelers' Journeys
  • Global supply chains may force internal system changes
  • Tech Firms Integrate Products for Business Intelligence
  • Financial services streamline b-to-b supply chain
  • New CRM Apps Target Auto, High-Tech, Retail Sectors
  • Dueling exchanges make big plans
  • Commerce One strengthens hand with Exterprise buy
  • Mitsubishi To Forge $163M Supply Chain
  • Microsoft warns of fraudulent digital certificates
  • 46% Of B-To-B Websites That Have Been Online 3+ Years Are Profitable
  • App Helps Boeing Link Factory Floor to Suppliers
  • Worldwide Hotel Chain Takes Services Wireless
  • Online Problems Could Deter Customers
  • SAP Scores CRM Deals with PwC, Villeroy & Boch
  • The High Cost of Joining E-Marketplaces
  • Zyman Back Aprimo Marketing Platform
  • B2B Exchanges: Will They Survive?

IBM algorithms boost b-to-b e-commerce
Two powerful algorithms specifically designed for b-to-b e-commerce applications will allow vendors to conduct advanced auctions as part of their procurement processes.

Consortium releases new business process language
Looking to separate business processes from the applications in which they're imbedded, a technology industry consortium yesterday released the Business Process Modeling Language (BPML) specification.

i2's RightWorks deal shakes up B2B sector
i2 Technologies' acquisition of RightWorks was small, but the deal's ramifications are big. Analysts said that i2's latest acquisition could start a price war for business-to-business software.

Cendant Spices Up Online Travelers' Journeys
Consumers making travel arrangements online soon will be able to take virtual tours of hotels, cruise ships and other attractions, thanks to a content syndication agreement between Cendant Membership Services (CMS) and HotelView Corporation...

Global supply chains may force internal system changes
U.S.-based companies looking to automate transnational supply chains frequently have to alter their internal systems in order to handle the technical and business variables that await them in other countries, according to attendees at a supply-chain conference held here.

Tech Firms Integrate Products for Business Intelligence
Technology Solutions Company and Matrix Technology Group, Inc. said they will combine TSC's data integration, warehousing and data mining with Matrix's CRM applications to help businesses capture and leverage critical data...

Financial services streamline b-to-b supply chain
Whereas the product supply chain is achieving both visibility and velocity in the New Economy, the money supply chain lags far behind, with most companies still working under Old Economy, 60-day payment schedules.

New CRM Apps Target Auto, High-Tech, Retail Sectors
E-business applications provider Intershop announced it is targeting its latest software releases at the automotive, high-tech, retail and consumer goods industries.

Dueling exchanges make big plans
The GlobalNetXchange and WorldWide Retail Exchange marked their first anniversaries by fleshing out some ambitious business and technology plans, but some retailers and analysts said the rival online marketplaces still face big obstacles

Commerce One strengthens hand with Exterprise buy
Commerce One Inc.'s acquisition yesterday of software developer Exterprise is expected to enhance Commerce One's collaborative commerce capabilities -- seemingly the new Holy Grail in the business-to-business market.

Mitsubishi To Forge $163M Supply Chain
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced it will spend 20 billion yen -- about US$163 million -- over the next 18 months to create an Internet-based, worldwide supply chain management system for its semiconductor group...

Microsoft warns of fraudulent digital certificates
The software vendor disclosed that two digital certificates mistakenly issued in its name by security services vendor VeriSign could be used by malicious attackers to trick users into running unsafe programs.

46% Of B-To-B Websites That Have Been Online 3+ Years Are Profitable
Experience plays a pivotal role in online profitability for B-to-B websites

App Helps Boeing Link Factory Floor to Suppliers
Boeing Corp. is in the early stages of adding predictive intelligence to its MRP system.

Worldwide Hotel Chain Takes Services Wireless
Bass Hotels & Resorts and Air2Web Inc. have teamed to help travelers access hotel information through wireless devices, including PDAs, Web-enabled phones and digital text- messaging phones...

Online Problems Could Deter Customers
Annoy customers online and you may lose business at your brick-and-mortar store.

SAP Scores CRM Deals with PwC, Villeroy & Boch
German software maker SAP AG closed out the week on a strong note with two announcements at the CeBIT 2001 IT conference in Hanover, Germany.

The High Cost of Joining E-Marketplaces
Large corporate buyers can expect to spend between $5.4 million and $22.9 million over the next five years to integrate into online marketplaces, reports Forrester Research Inc.

Zyman Back Aprimo Marketing Platform
Zyman Marketing Group and Aprimo Inc. have teamed up in a new partnership aimed at offering a comprehensive set of online tools for marketing professionals.

B2B Exchanges: Will They Survive?
If you're joining an e-marketplace, make sure it's got what it takes

 

CONTENT, PORTALS & COMMUNITY
  • Windows Now Slightly Open
  • Critics worry about impact of New.net domain plans
  • Hacker "Coolio" to work on jail PCs
  • Minimultimedia
  • Descramble That DVD in 7 Lines
  • The Mad, Mad World of E-Commerce
  • Users, Vendors Face Off Over UCITA Law In Texas
  • Cable TV Operators Continue to Upgrade Infrastructure
  • AT&T Broadband Installs Three-Millionth Digital Cable Customer
  • MBAs talk tech in E-Biz 101
  • MusicCity Emerges as Top Napster Alternative
  • IT skills upgrade HR resume
  • Wireless Net Service Taps March Madness
  • Courtesy Phoning
  • More Characters Added To Multilingual Domain Syste
  • ABN Amro/Digital Island hosting trial scores 25% savings
  • Lessons learned in layoffs
  • Outsmart, Outgun, Outlast
  • Sony's Plan For Online Bank Approved
  • Intel To Make 250,000 Web Gizmos For Aol Deal In Spain
  • Mir Crashes; Wreckage on eBay
  • Mobile Portals Will Not Drive WAP Site Traffic

Windows Now Slightly Open
Microsoft will share 95 percent of its operating systems source code with key developers. But the company hasn't reversed itself on loathing collaborative development; engineers can look at but not touch the code.

Critics worry about impact of New.net domain plans
Some users and Internet watchers said they're concerned that New.net, a start-up company that's offering 20 Internet domains outside the control of the organization that manages the Domain Name System, could do more harm than good by striking out on its own

Hacker "Coolio" to work on jail PCs
A teenage computer hacker who defaced Web sites was sentenced Friday to nine months behind bars--and was ordered to help program the jail's computers.

Minimultimedia
Rich media is coming to a new generation of wireless devices. How users and developers will receive it is an open question.

Descramble That DVD in 7 Lines
A new, slimmed-down version of DVD descrambling now exists: a mere seven lines of Perl code. It's so lean, you too can attach it to your e-mail signature file. Hello, movie industry lawyers.

The Mad, Mad World of E-Commerce
With nearly 300 shopping days left until Christmas, it is certainly too early to start fretting over e-commerce's annual rite of passage, the holiday shopping season.

Users, Vendors Face Off Over UCITA Law In Texas
Texas could become a key showdown state for the UCITA, as opponents are moving aggressively to prevent the legislature there from passing the controversial software licensing law.

Cable TV Operators Continue to Upgrade Infrastructure
Cable TV Operators Continue to Upgrade Infrastructure; Digital Data and Video Services More Widely Available

AT&T Broadband Installs Three-Millionth Digital Cable Customer
AT&T Broadband has installed its three-millionth digital cable customer, continuing its leadership in the deployment of advanced video services, the company said

MBAs talk tech in E-Biz 101
Amazing. It's only 9:30 on a bone-chilling Saturday morning, and already Bill Schiano's class is deep into a discussion of the evolution of the Web as a place to do business.

MusicCity Emerges as Top Napster Alternative
Since January, a secretive Tennessee company has been quietly positioning itself as an alternative to Napster.

IT skills upgrade HR resume
When the founders of peer-to-peer software startup Data-Synapse Inc. were finalizing their business plan early last year, they knew the New York company's success would hinge on its ability to recruit top technical talent, a major challenge in a highly competitive market.

Wireless Net Service Taps March Madness
A new March Madness Channel wireless e-mail and Internet service is aiming to serve as a central location to which hard-core college basketball fans will turn for access to real-time scores, schedules, and news from the NCAA Tournament

Courtesy Phoning
Socially unacceptable mobile communication gets the Miss Manners treatment.

More Characters Added To Multilingual Domain System
VeriSign Inc., owners of Internet domain registry Network Solutions, says it is increasing again the number of non-English characters supported by its fledgling system for processing multilingual Net addresses.

ABN Amro/Digital Island hosting trial scores 25% savings
ABN Amro, the world's 16th-largest bank, announced last week that an experiment with outsourcing Web hosting has paid off with a 25% savings.

Lessons learned in layoffs
Enterprises must cope with human, legal issues

Outsmart, Outgun, Outlast
What are the critical ingredients of lasting success in the networked business world? How do you recession proof a company? Seven key strategies can pave paths of leadership.

Sony's Plan For Online Bank Approved
Financial authorities have approved Sony Corp.'s plan to set up an online bank, the first by a non-banking company in Japan

Intel To Make 250,000 Web Gizmos For Aol Deal In Spain
The world's biggest semiconductor company Intel Corp. will supply 250,000 Web access devices that Spain's biggest bank, Banco Santander Central Hispano

Mir Crashes; Wreckage on eBay
As expected, Mir made its spectacular crashdown into the South Pacific during the night. Now, 'authentic wreckage' has begun appearing on eBay. And, believe it or not, people are bidding.

Mobile Portals Will Not Drive WAP Site Traffic
Mobile portals searching for sound revenue models will draw few users and disappoint firms looking for them to drive traffic,

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