Nothing to See Here

By John Moore  |  Posted 2001-05-07 Print this article Print

MarchFirst in hiding

Tired of the press and their bad news about your company? You could do what MarchFirst recently did: block access to press releases. Visitors attempting to see news at the bankrupt companys Web site ( are greeted with a box prompting them for a user name and password. The site doesnt appear to provide information on how to obtain those items.

Theres also a disclaimer: "Information on this site may be outdated or incorrect. Do not rely on this information for investment decisions or other purposes." That would have been useful advice six months ago.

John writes the Contract Watch column and his own column for the Channel Insider.

John has covered the information-technology industry for 15 years, focusing on government issues, systems integrators, resellers and channel activities. Prior to working with Channel Insider, he was an editor at Smart Partner, and a department editor at Federal Computer Week, a newspaper covering federal information technology. At Federal Computer Week, John covered federal contractors and compiled the publication's annual ranking of the market's top 25 integrators. John also was a senior editor in the Washington, D.C., bureau of Computer Systems News.


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