Marc FerrantiExecutive News Editor, IDG News Service

Marc Ferranti is executive news editor of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Wall Street Beat: Business Software, E-commerce Shine

With most tech bellwethers having reported financial results, the earnings season is coming to a close, but BMC, NetSuite, AOL and IAC results this week offered...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Stay Strong

Financial results from Microsoft, SAP, EMC, AT&T, Verizon and other tech vendors this week reinforced optimism that 2011 is shaping up to be a strong year...

Wall Street Beat: Earnings, Personnel Changes Rock IT

Apple, Google, IBM and AMD announced quarterly results this week, as personnel news trumped earnings reports.

Wall Street Beat: Software to Drive IT Growth

Intel and SAP results and various forecasts issued this week suggest that while 2010 was a recovery year for just about all sectors of IT, enterprise software...

Wall Street Beat: IT Spending Forecast to Rise in 2011

Despite ongoing worries about the strength of the U.S. recovery, sovereign debt in Europe and inflation in various parts of the world, global IT spending is due...

Bank of America Cuts Services for WikiLeaks

Bank of America has joined the growing list of financial and technology companies that have cut off services to WikiLeaks.

Wall Street Beat: RIM, Oracle, Spending Buoy Markets

Better news about the economy and online spending capped off by strong quarterly results and robust forecasts from Oracle and RIM helped fuel markets to new highs.

Wall Street Beat: Tech M&A to Stay Strong

Tech vendor share prices last month recovered to levels not seen since before the Wall Street crash of October 2008, but market watchers believe merger and...

Top 10 Stories of 2010: Living in the Post-PC World

It would be foolhardy to proclaim the death of the PC in a year in which Windows 7 was key to record quarterly sales for Microsoft. The rise of the iPad isn't the only big story from 2010.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Hit Yearly High

Tech stocks hit a yearly high in U.S. markets Thursday as industry watchers pored over upbeat reports about server shipments and online spending, but ongoing...

Wall Street Beat: Earnings, IPOs Highlight Tech Strength

Strong earnings, online ad spending and two Internet IPOs this week highlighted underlying strength in the tech sector despite worries about the economy.

Wall Street Beat: Cisco Stirs Worry, but Forecasts Solid

Word of slowing growth from Cisco put the brakes on the tech rally in the markets, but Lenovo results and forecasts for the mobile, online and consumer...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Strong as US Stocks Hit 2-year Highs

Spurred by a Federal Reserve plan to buy bonds, U.S. exchanges hit their highest point since 2008 Thursday, with technology vendors riding high.

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise Spending Boosts Tech

Microsoft, SAP, BMC and other software vendors reported healthy earnings this week, indicating that corporate spending on IT remains strong despite continuing...

Wall Street Beat: Apple, IBM, AT&T Earnings Fuel Markets

Apple, IBM, EMC and AT&T turned in solid and in some cases record earnings this week, indicating a strong end to the year for tech.