Covering the Digital Age
Tech is our Business
Why IT's hot: How big is online video and music? Big enough to catapult K. Dipal to the top spot. Internet traffic is surging, and companies like Apple and IBM Networks rely on the content delivery company's technology to get the digital goods to their customers.
Technology is integral part of every sector and can not be separated in order to achieve the efficiency and the output that every company is looking for to be competitive.
More than 2,000 tech companies that have been publicly traded on a U.S. stock exchange for at least three years, have a market capitalization of at least $50 million, and have had positive operating cash flow over the past 12 months. Investment Research ranked the resulting list using four financial criteria: growth in revenue, profit, and operating cash flow during the past three years, and the 12-month stock return. Cash flow growth counts for 40 percent of a company's ranking. Each of the other criteria counts for 20 percent.
PERSONAL TECH :
6 hot multimedia phones :
6 hot multimedia phones You won't find the iPhone on display at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but that doesn't mean there's a lack of multimedia devices to gawk at.
Auto tech: Your car, your home :
Streaming YouTube videos. A built-in dashboard PC. Here's a look at some of the cool auto technology coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show.
A new GPS finds its way :
FSB tech columnist Jonathan Blum says this navigation system will take you in the right direction.
The best new innovations :
Lots of change out there. New Web widgets, new biotech, new eco-friendly dirt bikes that can jump over your head.
Best gadgets for small businesses :
FSB contributor Jonathan Blum has advice on which tech tools you really need to keep your firm running smoothly.
BIG TECH :
* For tech stocks, anything but great news is bad news
A moody market braces for a big earnings week. How ugly will it get?
It’s time to face the music.
When leading tech companies offer their earnings numbers this week, Wall Street’s focus won’t be on how healthy their overseas businesses are, or how strong sales were during the holiday season. Instead, with global financial markets in turmoil, analysts will be sensitive to hints that executives are losing their sunny optimism.
"Right" decisions are key to successful management.