IT Management Linux News for May 17, 2000
Linux.com: Networking for Small Businesses (May 17, 2000, 19:58)
"You've got a small business and are looking to increase your
productivity. One of the things you know you've got to have is
Internet access for all your computers."
LinuxPR: Magic Software Announces Two Key Acquisitions in Support of its E-Commerce & CRM Strategy (May 17, 2000, 18:06)
"...two key acquisitions aimed at strengthening its position as
a leading provider of e-commerce and customer relationship
management (CRM) solutions."
LinuxPR: Linux Stock News - Exclusive Interview with Dr. Michael Cowpland, CEO of Corel Corporation (May 17, 2000, 15:16)
"As a prelude to our interview... LSN provides a quick review of
Corel's Linux history."
LinuxWorld: A tale of two mergers (May 17, 2000, 12:55)
"The hang-up in each case stems fundamentally from the caprices
of the stock market: both purchases are worth far less now than
when they were crafted back in February, because the deals involved
the trades of Corel's and VA's stock -- and the prices of both have
declined significantly since then."
Upside: No eulogies for Corel-Inprise (May 17, 2000, 12:00)
"It's completely obvious what happened," said Duncan Stewart,
technology analyst for Toronto-based Tera Capital. "The deal was
dead as soon as Corel's market share started dropping. Once Inprise
investors got wind of how bad the deal was, it was only a matter of
Ottawa Citizen: Corel scrambles to find cash as Inprise/Borland
deal collapses (May 17, 2000, 11:49)
"Corel Corp. is scrambling to secure alternative financing and
looking to chop $40 million from its operating budget, after a deal
to buy California's Inprise/Borland Corp. collapsed yesterday under
the weight of investor opposition."
Ottawa Citizen: Battered Cowpland besieged on all fronts (May 17, 2000, 11:44)
"From the founding of Mitel a generation ago, to the latest
troubles at Corel Corp., Michael Cowpland has faced failure
repeatedly and always survived."