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Technology Archive

October 1, 2000

Business Schools: Fighting the Enemy Within

America's graduate management programs are trying to be all things to all constituencies. Which means they're serving nobody well — least of all American business.
October 1, 2000

Making Mergers E-Merge: Using the Internet to Jump-Start Integration

With a "clean team" and a digital platform, BP and Amoco shaved months from their merger closing — and added immeasurably to shareholder value.
October 1, 2000

Product or Service? Internet Infrastructure's Battling Business Models

Akamai Technology and the Inktomi Corporation both speed Web pages from servers to desktops. But to chase earnings, they've taken different routes. Can both lead to riches?
October 1, 2000

Open for Business: Leadership Lessons from the Open Source Movement

Open Source is more than a software movement, three new books argue. It's a crucial business tool.
July 1, 2000

Privacy War: The Europe-U.S.Struggle Over Consumer Data

In the E.U., your secrets are sacred. In the U.S., they are for sale. For global marketers, that means trouble.
July 1, 2000

The Last Mile to Nowhere: Flaws & Fallacies in Internet Home-Delivery Schemes

Investors have risked billions on Webvan, Urbanfetch, and other same-day transporters. The economics, though, show they won't deliver for long.
July 1, 2000

From Bricks to Clicks: The Four Stages of E-volution

While most U.S. companies have passed through their digital infancy, time is running out for critical decisions on mission, leadership, processes, structure, and talent.
July 1, 2000

Pattie Maes and Her Agents Provocateurs

Artificial intelligence research used to focus on teaching machines to think. Until a Belgian MIT professor taught them to shop.
April 1, 2000

Jay Walker: The Thought Leader Interview

Priceline.com's founder and vice chairman bet his fortune on the power of ideas. But he still believes the e-business if full of patent nonsense.
April 1, 2000

Health Care's New Electronic Marketplace

First came self-managed 401(k)s. Get ready for self-managed medical plans and the multibillion-dollar Internet marketplace they will spawn.
April 1, 2000

Toys "R" Us Battles Back

The giant toy retailer missed the Wal-Mart incursion and the Web discontinuity. But with its bricks-and-mortar advantages, it can still fight the e-tail war.
January 1, 2000

The Biggest Myth of the New Economy

The diseconomies of network economics.
January 1, 2000

Globalism vs. Nationalism vs. E-business: The World Debates

Regulatory challenges to the new cyber order.
January 1, 2000

The Godzilla of the New Economy

In an exclusive excerpt from his next book, the former head of McKinsey Asia explains why Amazon.com, CNN and others have achieved an almost unassailable global dominance.
January 1, 2000

REI Climbs Online: A Clicks-and-Mortar Chronicle

How a half-billion-dollar Seattle outdoor-equipment retailer became a virtual merchandiser.
January 1, 2000

To Hal Varian, the Price Is Always Right

The dean of Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems foresees a world in which everything is negotiable.
January 1, 2000

The Trillion-Dollar Race to "E"

To pick the winners, look for a commitment to breakthrough innovation.
January 1, 2000

E-Education Is the New New Thing

Cisco C.E.O. John Chambers calls it "the next big killer application." At stake: a $740 billion industry.