Funding for network firms drops below US$1 billion

Venture capital investments in network companies have dropped below US$1 billion in a quarter for the first time since 1996, according to a consulting firm. Even in the years immediately following the dot-com

Published on: May 3rd, 2009 Jon Brodkin

Cloud computing drives CERN’s ‘Big Bang’ project

The success or failure of the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s (known as CERN) landmark Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project may not be achieved underground – but rather, in the cloud. Located underground

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

Virtualization in the new data centre

Server virtualization is hotter than hot, ignited by the technology's use in creating a more compact, highly flexible and cost-efficient server infrastructure. Survey results from Forrester Research, for example, show that 75 percent

Published on: January 4th, 2007 Beth Schultz

Revenge of the dot-coms

Starting a few years ago, we were all supposed to laugh at the dot-coms. How could anyone ever have believed, let alone invested in, their pie-in-the-sky theories and imaginary business plans? Surely, after

Published on: January 26th, 2004 David Moschella

Payroll cuts to help Tropic weather storm

Almost as a testament to Canada's unruly communications sector, Tropic Networks Inc. has capped a tumultuous 2002 with layoffs, a change in direction and - despite everything else - increased venture capital funding

Published on: January 23rd, 2003 Stefan Dubowski

WorldCom’s ripple effects on equipment makers

The WorldCom Inc. accounting crisis will have a painful and far-reaching effect on equipment vendors, perhaps putting some start-ups out of business, analysts say.WorldCom was one of the more bullish carriers when it

Published on: June 27th, 2002 Jim Duffy

WorldCom ripple effects on equipment makers

The WorldCom Inc. accounting crisis will have a painful and far-reaching effect on equipment vendors, perhaps putting some start-ups out of business, analysts say.WorldCom was one of the more bullish carriers when it

Published on: June 27th, 2002 Jim Duffy

Surviving the pink slip

It's been a tough year for 27-year-old Stephan Koledin. On June 7, he was laid off from his software development job at The Motley Fool Inc. in Alexandria, Va. Since then, it's been

Published on: January 27th, 2002 Kathleen Melymuka

Offices march onward

I continue in my search for the "perfect" suite of office applications. There are three new contenders. Microsoft has Office XP; Corel has Office 2002; and Sun almost has StarOffice 6 (it's in

Published on: December 13th, 2001 Bob Fabian