Stories by Lee Copeland

Businesses tap IT after staff, budget cuts

The ongoing economic slump is prompting businesses to devote IT resources to projects aimed at keeping downsized enterprises humming in the face of across-the-board staff and budget cuts.

MS Releases Public Beta of Tools for Web Services

Beating the drum for its new Web development initiative, Microsoft Corp. made the first public beta of its .Net Framework and Visual Studio.Net tool set available to developers at Comdex/Fall 2000 this week.

Sun Offers New J2EE Licensing Plan

Earlier this week, Sun Microsystems introduced a new licensing and royalty plan for its Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 specification aimed at eliminating some of the public squabbling that has erupted in the past over fees.

GM teams with dealers to sell cars online

In a bid to keep pace with third-party online car brokers, General Motors in Detroit yesterday launched a joint venture with participating dealers to offer vehicle sales, pricing and competitive information online.