PC Sales Byte the Dust

| Moira Cotlier

Programmer’s Paradise has seen a shift in buying habits among its core audience of software developers.Without question, computer manufacturers have been

Not Many Returns

| Paul Miller

After a decent holiday season, most catalogers say that their post-holiday return rates are the same as or slightly below the previous year’s. But not

Cyber Patrol

| David Pluviose

What are your employees most likely to do when no one’s looking? Surf porn sites on the Web Send chain e-mails to co-workers Make personal long-distance

Profile: David Bolotsky

| Rama Ramaswami

You were an analyst at Goldman Sachs. What prompted you to become an e-tailer? I had always wanted to run a business, and as an analyst, I felt like I

Lew Waddey on Outsourcing

| MCM staff

Poor service is the inevitable result if you fail to take the time to manage the third-party fulfillment (3PF) selection process properly.

Talking Heads

| MCM staff

“What three retail trends do you foresee for 2001?” I don’t have a crystal ball, but my guess is that the economy is going to be soft this year. As for

Topless Towers

| MCM staff

Now that President Bush has made it OK to mention matters of faith in public, maybe it’s time to sermonize a bit and denounce pride. Medieval Christian

To Catch a Thief

| Martin Dolphin

Alarming statistics abound on the prevalence of security breaches. A survey released in 2000 by the Computer Security Institute (CSI) and the FBI reveals

The Cybercritic: Chef Direct

| MCM staff

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2 p.m., Explorer 5.0 (www.chefdirect.com) Chef Direct promises Wholesale prices direct to you! but the site needs to deliver a little

MANY (unhappy) RETURNS

| MCM staff

Ever think trying to return something to an online retailer is just not worth the trouble? You’re not alone. In a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers,