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With an enormous volume of code comes the need to keep it current, and Microsoft has been relentless in this task, issuing scores of updates and patches every day. In fact, staying on top of Windows updates has become a tricky endeavor for IT managers, who often must maintain hundreds or thousands of machines, sometimes equipped with different operating systems and various applications.
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The browser wars of a few years ago, once so lively, now seem like a footnote inInternet history. With 90 percent market share, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is kingof the hill, while Netscape's Navigator trails far behind at about 7 to 8 percent of themarket, Yankee Group senior Internet analyst Rob Lancaster told the E-Commerce Times ...
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Even as AOL faces intense scrutiny surrounding an ongoing SEC investigation into possible revenue misstatements, the company is moving ahead with marketing initiatives designed to appeal to its members and partner retailers. One such event, a one-day sale April 16th that highlighted some of the ISP's retail partners, resulted in at least a tenfold traffic spike for most of the 32 sites involved, AOL said, and a healthy clickthrough rate from AOL's promotional jump page.
Some believe eBay is the perfect e-commerce machine, with lean operating costs, swift strategy implementation and boundless growth opportunities. Yet, how large can the company become before it meets the playground law of "the bigger they come, the harder they fall"? ...
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