April 16, 1998 |
Computers and the Internet have dramatically transformed the nation's economy in the last five years, significantly reducing inflation and creating 7.4 million high-paying jobs, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday. The report marks the government's most comprehensive look to date at the growth of information technology and puts a dollar figure on the myriad advancements that have become a part of everyday life.
May 6, 2001 |
Young people interested in pursuing a career in information technology confront an alphabet soup of seemingly endless proportions. MCSE, ODBA, CNE, A-plus and CCIE are just a few of the more than 350 information technology certifications that verify expertise in everything from basic computer support work to networking skills. An international, multibillion-dollar industry has risen in the last 12 years to promote and support the certification of information technology workers.
December 15, 2005 |
Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. moved to bolster its presence in the information technology market, announcing plans Wednesday to acquire Anteon International Corp. of Fairfax, Va., for $2.1 billion. Under the deal, General Dynamics would pay $55.50 in cash for each Anteon share, a 36% premium over Anteon's closing price Tuesday of $40.77. The overall deal is valued at $2.2 billion, including the assumption of $100 million of debt. Anteon shares rose $13.25, or 33%, to $54.02.
December 13, 1996 |
Key countries reached agreement here today on a pact to eliminate tariffs on most products of the world's $1-trillion information technology industry, a step that should benefit California's economy while cutting prices and boosting global production of everything from telephones to computers and CD-ROMs.
December 10, 1996 |
On the opening day of a global trade conference, the United States demanded Monday that an agreement to eliminate most tariffs on the world's $1-trillion information technology industry be concluded by Friday. Otherwise, U.S. officials warned, the chance for a deal might slip away. "We must reach an agreement this week," Acting U.S.
August 16, 2001 |
First came the International Executive Service Corps, a group that shipped retired U.S. businessmen to poor countries to help small businesses grow into large ones. Then came Geekcorps, an organization that sent young technologists to Ghana to install computer networks and train businesses to use them. Now, the two nonprofit groups have announced that they will join forces, pairing "geezers and geeks" to try to stem the growing gap in technology between rich and poor countries.
January 28, 2005 |
President Bush prodded doctors and hospitals Thursday to make better use of computers to share patient information, saying the healthcare industry's continued reliance on paper records was inflating costs and undermining care. Participating in a talk-show-style "conversation" with Cleveland-area medical personnel, Bush said the development of a nationwide data-sharing network was an integral part of his agenda for reducing healthcare costs.