Comdex Fall 2002 in close-up

Software vendors were finally ready to demonstrate Web services, only to find themselves with a smaller audience than ever before at Comdex Fall 2002. Organizer Key3Media, which at press time was considering bankruptcy, reported approximately 125,000 IT managers and resellers attended the event.

For those who made it, the show still managed a range of sessions that covered project management, e-business planning and return-on-investment strategies.

Comdex Fall 2002 ran Nov. 18-22.

Canada at Comdex: We’re glad to be here
11/18/2002 5:00:00 PM – Meet the firms that are showing off custom VPN software, interchangeable keyboards and killer applications for broadband providers. Plus: The return of Globelle’s founder

Open source partners unveil first UnitedLinux version
11/19/2002 5:00:00 PM – Customers need fewer choices, not more, IBM exec says

DaimlerChrysler hits accelerator on portal plans
11/19/2002 5:00:00 PM – The car maker discusses how it saves millions of dollars by settling on common components through its Web sites. Plus: General Motors’ CIO on why he won’t put a keyboard in your car

Samsung gets into ERP, BI business
11/19/2002 5:00:00 PM – SDS software division now ready to take on North American SME market

Project tools take centre stage at Comdex
11/20/2002 5:00:00 PM – Applications need to reach beyond IT to business users, vendors say

Distinctive offers solution to RMA dilemma
11/20/2002 5:00:00 PM – Support service to aid channel in eliminating product returns

Comdex exhibitors dream of smart content, peripherals
11/20/2002 5:00:00 PM – The eternal question in IT is: what’s the Next Big Thing? Find out what Oracle, Viewsonic and Corel think, and why Cap Gemini and others would rather make sure the Old Big Thing actually works first

Comdex attendees argue over .Net future
11/21/2002 5:00:00 PM – Debate swirls around open standards and Microsoft trust issues

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