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Perfect Storm Batters Compaq

Compaq warns that its quarterly earnings will fall well short of expectations, claiming the fallout of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and other factors produced 'the perfect storm.'

Running Cool

IBM is overhauling its design processes to focus on optimized power consumption and reduced heat dissipation.

Operator No. 9: October 1, 2001

While the airlines might be suffering staggering losses in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the same can't be said for videoconferencing developers and streaming media services.

Intel Sweetens Pot for PC Manufacturers

Intel Corp. apparently is offering PC makers "deals they couldn't refuse" in hopes of recapturing lost market share and reversing recent gains made by rival chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Informix Server Update Quells Users Fears

By rolling out a new version of the Informix Dynamic Server, IBM eases concerns by Informix Software users that Big Blue would abandon them after buying the company.

HP Offers Printer Software Development Kit

Hewlett-Packard is offering a software development kit for its LaserJet printers based on Chai, its Java-lookalike embedded system virtual machine.

Company Gets Back Up With Help

Thor Technologies was about as close to the destruction that enveloped lower Manhattan on Sept. 11 as any company whose workers are all still alive to talk about it.

AMD To Ax 2,300, Close Two Facilities

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said today it will lay off 2,300 workers and close two facilities in Austin, Texas.

The Buzz: September 24, 2001

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, Microsoft and Cisco last week led an effort to create an umbrella Web site to connect those organizations with people who want to help.

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