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Wall Street Beat: IT sales down but analysts hike estimates

IT and communications bellwethers Sprint, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Symantec this week reported sagging quarterly sales, but analysts, impressed by cost controls and hopeful that a bottom to the tech market has been reached, raised estimates on share price valuations and earnings of some vendors.

Written by Marc Ferranti08 May 09 10:08

Q&A: Gates' role as innovator, deal-maker, philanthropist

Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates has been giving keynote speeches at Las Vegas conventions, including the Consumer Electronics Show and the now-defunct Comdex, for decades. Before his last CES keynote speech as a full-time company employee, he talked with the IDG News Service about his legacy as an innovator, the background behind some of the deals announced at CES this week and directions for Microsoft.

Written by Marc Ferranti08 Jan. 08 12:17

Gates talks convergence and why tech is fun

Microsoft is at a crucial point in its expanding efforts in the consumer arena. Company Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates used his keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to unveil the Windows Home Server and announce that major service providers like AT&T would offer the Xbox 360 as a set-top box alternative. These announcements follow the launch of the Zune MP3 player and come right before the late January release of the retail version of Vista.

Written by Marc Ferranti31 Jan. 07 08:32

Gartner, Align Thyself

When Gartner's current CIO took the helm and called attention
to terminal misalignment, was it a case of the emperor's new clothes? Here's a candid look at where Gartner's been and where it's going.

Written by Marc Ferranti14 Dec. 01 12:40

To Mart It or Not to Mart It

Is the concept of the enterprise data warehouse dead? For a show called Data Warehouse World, there have been a lot of attacks here on the idea of data warehouses.

Written by Marc Ferranti28 Aug. 97 16:25