Chess Linux Q&A with Microsoft

Microsoft responds to questions on TCO, indemnification, and the value proposition of Linux.

Chess Opening the Desktop

Companies such as KeyCorp are evaluating the impact of the Firefox browser.

Chess Time to IIT: Inter-Institutional Transfers Catch On

The hows and whys of integrating Inter-Institutional Transfers (IITs) into online banking.


Reg NMS was just re-released last week and the document surprised everyone, notes Larry Tabb, CEO of the Tabb Group and Contributing Editor to WS&T. Tabb offers his perspective on the regulation, pointing out its winners and losers. "While this may sound tame, it h


The SEC voted yesterday to publish its reproposed version of Reg NMS for public comment. The revised regulation limits price-protection to automated quotes; prohibits sub-penny pricing; promotes uniform inter-market access via private linkages; and authorizes marke

Chess The NYSE Revamps Floor Broker Technology

The NYSE is giving floor brokers new wireless handheld PCs to participate in a hybrid market subject to SEC approval. The project is a big win for IBM.

Chess Phillips Says It One More Time: PeopleSoft Customers, We Love You

Oracle plans to port its database software to IBM's iSeries server in a bid to keep J.D. Edwards software users in the fold.

Chess Think Like a CFO, Part II: Formulating Answers

After years of relative autonomy, senior IT executives at insurance companies are finding themselves increasingly under the thumb of tech-savvy CFOs charged with reducing costs. To succeed in this new environment, CIOs must prepare to address tough questions that g

Chess Effective Agent Enablement

Providing the people who sell policies with tools that enhance their effectiveness is essential to carriers' success. And because these improvements make possible a higher level of customer service, they can also help to ensure increased customer retention and loya

Chess Barcelona: The Spanish prisoners

Does failure in Barcelona augur poorly for Copenhagen?THERE is an odd crowd on my late-afternoon flight from London to Barcelona. Peeking at the reading material of my seatmates, I notice that most of us seem to be heading for the UN climate-change talks in Barcelo

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