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How 3Com, Became 1Com
3Com is getting out of it’s no-growth modem and high-end networking businesses. It’s already spun off the high-growth Palm unit. What will be left?

3com  Struggling network equipment maker 3Com (NASDAQ:COMS) today announced a broad restructuring plan to resuscitate a networking business that's been plagued by more than a year of stagnant revenue growth. 3Com said it will exit the slow-growing portions of its networking business and focus on emerging technologies, such as wireless networking, Internet telephony, and high-speed Internet access through cable and digital subscriber line (DSL) modems, as previously reported. In a concession to its bigger Read More
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Sony Picks Palm OS
Sony announced plans to build new Palm OS-based hand-held gadgets that could allow people to view videos, listen to music and organize information, thereby

3com  the devices, advancing the 3Com Corp. unit's bid to spread its software into the far reaches of lightweight computing. Sony Corp. is betting the popular Palm will help further its ambitions to expand its leadership in consumer electronics into computing. Importantly, 3Com agreed to adapt the Palm operating system to Sony's Memory Stick removable storage medium, which Sony is fighting to get widely accepted for storing and transferring data, sound and images among a variety of gadgets and computers. Read More
Wireless Palm VII ~ Look Ma No Hands!
The Palm VII is a logical wireless extension of the Palm Pilot platform. The Palm VII is a data-driven device allowing access to such information as news

3com  26, 2000 Product Background 3Com introduced the Palm VII Wireless PDA in early 1999. The device initially retailed for $599 (MSRP) USD with an expensive wireless monthly service fee. In October of 1999 prior to the Palm spin-off, 3Com cut not only the cost of the device from $599 to $499, but also lowered the cost of service due to complaints from the end user population of exorbitant access fees. The Palm VII is a logical wireless extension of the Palm Pilot platform. The Palm VII is a data-driven Read More
Palm IPO: 3Com’s morning after, or “Do you know the way to San Jose?”
What does 3Com do now that Palm, Inc. is gone? Find someone else in the neighborhood to play with. Cisco is just next door.

3com  has been pumping up 3Com revenues. 3Com is more than aware of the trends - its stated plans are to focus on the following growth markets as it completes its Palm spin-off: voice over IP (VoIP), LAN telephony, broadband access, wireless access, and home networking. 3Com's largest rivals are not standing still. Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) has also announced plans to spin-off its' own, more mature PBX and LAN networking businesses. Lucent will concentrate on high growth areas, including optical Read More
3Com Will Route Customers to In-house Web Design Firm
Network giant 3Com has purchased an E-business web design and consulting firm.

3com  Network and telecommunications expert 3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) has purchased a 40 person company specializing in Internet design and strategic consulting. Details of the purchase of Interactive Web Concepts (IWC) of Mountain View, California were not disclosed. Market Impact 3Com gets its foot into quite a few corporate doors. Comparing the booming E-commerce business with its own 6.5% sales growth, 3Com may have felt that it was time to step on the merry-go-round. IWC, which already boasts Read More
Cisco: IPv6 is Coming, Eventually
Cisco’s announcement of IPv6 support across its product lines continues the next generation Internet protocol’s deployment with all deliberate speed.

3com  by router vendors Nortel/Bay, 3Com, Digital, Hitachi, Nokia, Sumitomo and Telebit. Cisco is coming late to the party, but it's coming. This increases pressure on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to get its own IPv6 project out the door. Microsoft is developing IPv6 software in conjunction with USC, and made their software publicly available on 20 March 2000. Cisco and Microsoft are the 800-pound gorillas here. Once Cisco and Microsoft ship IPv6 products, application vendors will follow suit. But don't hold your Read More
Goodbye PCs, Hello Appliances?
The U.S. market for Internet appliances is taking off. The new devices are expected to surpass consumer personal computer shipments in 2002.

3com  handheld devices (such as 3Com Corp.'s Palm VII), Web terminals, e-mail terminals and screenphones. As these and other new devices arrive in the next few years, the Framingham, Mass.-based IDC predicted that U.S. unit shipments of appliances would outnumber those of consumer PCs by 2002. U.S. consumer information appliances are forecast to reach over 25 million units in 2002, while PCs are expected to hit about 23 million units in the United States. Two groups of users There will be two ways it will Read More
It's the Aftermarket Service, Stupid! (Part II)
Part I of this blog topic introduced MCA Solutions and its flagship Service Planning Optimization (SPO) solution for planning and optimizing spare parts

3com  as Atlas Air  and  3Com (though both are hosted and not large in value). Logility , Infor and ToolsGroup can present an occasional opposition in distribution intensive deals. SPO for the Masses? Not Quite Yet Last but not least, usability enhancements, making the solution intuitive and much easier to learn and use (understand) remain the major challenges for all providers of such sophisticated ( rocket science ) software. Expanding the “what-if” scenario capabilities (with rationale explanations) Read More
Palm Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand
Palm Computing to offer software to allow Palm devices to network with enterprise systems and applications.

3com  spun off from parent 3Com early next year, will take a giant step in its effort to shift from gadget maker to systems vendor. At PalmSource 99, the company will unveil server software that lets Palm devices bypass the PC entirely and exchange data with back-end databases and applications. With this product, called Palm HotSync Server, will be a pack of Palm and third-party interfaces, called conduits, that handle the data exchange between Palm applications and a specific server-based enterprise Read More
USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place
USWEB/CKS has announced it fourth quarter results. Its performance is on the money, and continues to drive forward as it goes through expansion by mergers and

3com  developing new sites, and 3COM, which has put $100M into the USWEB/CKS pot to assist USWEB/CKS in developing its broadband business. However, there are a number of issues it must tackle if it is to continue being successful. Foremost of these is staff retention. Current turnover is close to a quarter of the staff per annum, with key areas such as business strategy, architecture and technology being most affected - the very areas that create leverage for the value added services. Smaller companies offer Read More

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