Computerworld Magazine: August 5, 2001

The Perfect Project Manager

Staffing experts John Oliver and George Nassef detail the skills needed for successful project managers and where hiring managers can find these professionals.

The Little Engine that Might

Kansas City Southern is rolling out a $50 million management control system that should help the railroad cut freight train cycle times, reduce expenses and bring its customers closer to the brass ring of guaranteed on-time delivery.


IT Pushes Pace at Pharmacy Firm

What it's like to work at Duane Reade, according to Joe Lacko, vice president of management information systems.

Living With Windows 2000

A major deployment of Windows 2000 at FreeMarkets Inc. has improved uptime in its data center, but current business conditions have slowed a planned companywide migration.

Making Active Directory Easier

Network administrators won't see the full benefits of a Windows 2000 upgrade until the last domain controller is cut over - and that can take a year or more. Here's what users such as Eric Kornau at Cincinnati State Technical and...

Technology Briefs

Technology news in brief.

IBM opens up mainframes to SANs

IBM last week announced a series of storage products, including a Fibre Channel link designed to let users directly connect their mainframes to storage-area networks now used by Unix and Windows servers.

Chubb chooses start-up for document management

After Chubb Group's IT department studied internal and external solutions to a document management problem, it chose start-up Xythos Software because of its price and adherence to industry standards.

Microsoft in hot seat after Code Red

The Code Red Internet worm has raised questions about whether users should start demanding more secure software from vendors, particularly Microsoft.

Oracle Users: More Time on Old Software

A group of more than 50 companies that use Oracle's business applications signed a petition last month asking the vendor to drop its plans to stop supporting its still widely installed Release 10.7 software at the end of next year.

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