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Portals power business user profits

Halliburton Co., which provides products and services to petroleum and energy companies, knows what information overload is. The company has thousands of documents - technical papers, best practices outlines and product descriptions - that it uses to service customers, including Exxon Mobil Corp., ChevronTexaco Corp. and Conoco Inc. Until last fall it was doing things the old-fashioned way, faxing brochures and other information to customers.

WorldCom plans job cuts and asset sales

Beleaguered telecommunications firm WorldCom Inc. is committed to re-invigorating its business and will do that by cutting staff and selling off assets as it attempts to pare down some US$30 billion in debt, newly appointed CEO John Sidgmore told shareholders at a meeting here Friday.

Citrix boosts portal product

Citrix Systems Inc. recently unveiled its NFuse Elite access portal server, which company executives say gives businesses an economical, easy-to-deploy alternative to more complex enterprise information portals.

Sun unties portal from apps server

Sun Microsystems Inc. this week is rolling out the latest version of its portal offering, heightening its identity management capabilities and freeing the portal from the Solaris environment and the Sun ONE application server. That means businesses interested in using Sun's portal product won't be limited by what application server they're running.

Sun unties portal from apps server

Sun Microsystems Inc. this week is rolling out the latest version of its portal offering, heightening its identity management capabilities and freeing the portal from the Solaris environment and the Sun ONE application server. That means businesses interested in using Sun's portal product won't be limited by what application server they're running.

Loudcloud touts lower-cost services

Managed infrastructure provider Loudcloud Inc. is rolling out services that are designed to give businesses more flexibility by providing entry-level options for about half the cost of previous packages.

Netegrity pushes into portals

Security software vendor Netegrity will unveil the first iteration of its own portal product, giving users a portal framework that is tightly integrated with its market-leading access control software.

IBM leads hosting market

IBM Global Services' Web hosting business expanded sharply in 2001 despite the tough economy, giving Big Blue a large lead in the Web hosting market, according to a new report from market research firm IDC.

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