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Midsize firms easing through economic downturn

A new survey shows that midsize firms are taking better advantage of technology to stay competitive in the challenging economic environment.

By January 23, 2011


Schott Solar opens plant despite downturn

Germany-based Schott Solar opens $100 million plant in Albuquerque, N.M., to expand its U.S. operations, but the timing of follow-on investments is still not clear.

By May 11, 2009


Can big software vendors audit their way through the downturn?

Big software companies are looking for money in the pockets of existing customers through software audits, which should give CIOs one more reason to buy open source.

By April 29, 2009


Airlines see green upside to economic downturn

Aviation carbon emissions should decrease by 8 percent in 2009, due in part to a reduction in flights, while biofuels are likely to be approved by 2011.

By April 1, 2009


Funding open source through the downturn

How do VCs think about funding companies through the downturn? Managing cash and worrying less about growth is key to ongoing operations, say panelists at the Open Source Business Conference.

By March 24, 2009


Audio slide show: LaidOffCamp takes creative approach to downturn

This quirky un-conference brought together more than 600 people in San Francisco to share ideas about how to find employment and support during the recession.

By March 6, 2009


Downturn could be Microsoft's bonding moment

Stephen Elop, who took over the software maker's business unit, sees a valuable challenge in the current economic turmoil.

By February 27, 2009


Who has cash to survive the downturn?

For those technology companies that have managed to save cash during the good times, they may be best positioned to thrive and make big bets in the bad times.

By January 27, 2009


Fighting cybercrime in an economic downturn

For Pamela Warren, protecting the innocent is in her blood. With malware attacks on the rise in the bad economy, this McAfee cybercrime strategist is sharpening her focus to keep people safe online.

By December 11, 2008


Cisco feels sting of economic downturn

CEO John Chambers says the company saw a sharp decline in sales during the quarter as customers hunker down for an economic downturn.

By November 5, 2008