Marc Ferranti

Articles by Marc Ferranti

Bad news gets worse for IT

The conventional wisdom until now was that the IT sector has already slashed budgets and stayed lean after the bust and would therefore suffer a slowdown but not a decline. Here's why analysts are revising their forecasts downwards

2007’s top 10 tech stories

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at 2007's technology news makers. Acquisitions, law suits, products, and more

Gates talks connected entertainment with unveiling of Windows home server

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 Corp. would offer the Xbox 360 as a set-top box alternative

Samsung exec ‘pleads guilty’ to DRAM price-fixing

An executive at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the world's largest manufacturer of DRAM (dynamic RAM), has agreed to plead guilty and serve jail time for participating in a global price-fixing conspiracy, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

Cisco banks on quad play to sustain growth

Cisco will sustain double-digit growth through the rest of the decade by incorporating data, voice, video and mobile capabilities -- what it calls its "quad play" -- across product lines, while addressing the service provider, enterprise, commercial and consumer markets.

Ex WorldCom CFO Sullivan gets 5 years in jail

Former WorldCom Inc. Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for his role in engineering the US$11 billion accounting fraud that led to the bankruptcy of the telecommunications powerhouse.

Outsourcing IT, without losing your job

In an ongoing drive to reduce capital expenditures, corporate executives continue to consider outsourcing as a way to pare IT costs and focus on projects that are most directly linked to business goals.

2004 Top 10: The big stories

If there were any lingering doubts that we are in the post-PC era, several big stories this year should have cleared them up. The sale of IBM Corp.'s PC business to China's Lenovo Group Ltd., and the death of Comdex, were powerful reminders that IT is in a transitional stage.

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