Stories by Craig Stedman

We need to get back to leading, says Medtronic CIO

When IT executive James Dallas attended his first NASCAR race about ten years ago, he learned some fast lessons — not about driving stock cars at high speed, but about fostering innovation within a technology organisation.

HP to reschedule New Orleans conference

Bowing to the flooding catastrophe that struck New Orleans this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hewlett-Packard Co. said it plans to reschedule the HP Technology Forum conference it had planned to hold in the city next month.

First two new top-level domains become operational

The first two of the seven new top-level domains (TLD) approved for addition to the official Internet domain name system became operational today after the U.S. Department of Commerce gave the go-ahead for them to be activated.

HP warns of widening slowdown in IT spending

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday warned that it's becoming "more cautious" about the revenue outlook during its current fiscal quarter, saying a slowdown in IT spending appears to be spreading to other parts of the world beyond the U.S. and Europe.

R/3 Linux version in beta

SAP AG late yesterday announced that a promised Linux version of its R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has gone into beta testing.

Poor Financials Trigger Change at Sybase

After failing to live up to predictions of renewed vigor last year, Sybase Inc. is trying to regain the confidence of database buyers by overhauling its sales force and targeting a trio of application niches.