Jennifer Mears


Retail search engine brings benefits

Software developer Endeca Technologies Inc., which is boosting sales for companies such as Barnes & Noble by making it easier for buyers to find what they're looking for online, is bringing its guided navigation search technology to corporate intranets.

Portal vendors ease remote access security

Businesses looking to hook remote workers, customers and partners into their corporate portals could find securing such access easier with new features from Sun Microsystems Inc. and CoreChange Inc.

New products enable integrated portals

Business users looking for a more integrated way to use search, collaboration, content management and other features within their corporate portals might want to take a look at new products from Plumtree Software Inc.

HP trumpets services unit with CIBC deal

Underscoring its commitment to the managed services business, Hewlett-Packard Co. last month announced it has signed a seven-year, US$1.5 billion outsourcing contract with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and has acquired full ownership of Intria-HP, an IT outsourcing joint venture it launched with the financial services firm in 1998.

CacheFlow takes on security

CacheFlow Inc., a caching pioneer when it was launched in 1996, is exiting the caching market to focus on selling security appliances intended to secure enterprise networks against Web-based threats.

Intel spinoff looks to boost processing power

A month ago, Randy Smerik was running a division within Intel Corp.'s Communications Group and overseeing about a half-dozen projects centering on intelligent traffic management. Today, he's heading up an Intel spinoff that is focusing on high-speed content processing.

ATG updates portal, commerce products

Online CRM and portal software vendor Art Technology Group Inc. is embedding features such as analytics, search and content publishing into its portal and commerce products, eliminating the need for customers to integrate these capabilities themselves.

Portals power business user profits

Halliburton Co., which provides products and services to petroleum and energy companies, knows what information overload is.

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