CONTENTS

FRONT NEWS

Infotech Ponies Up $100 Million For Elections

The infotech industry's donations are overshadowed by other groups

Virginia Chip Manufacturers Grease Their Gears

The state is adding a high-tech manufacturing component using tax incentives and performance-based contracts

Will Businesses Put AOL Back Online?

Newly launched AOL Enterprise targets business users and their corporate dollars

Industry's World Congress Seeks Spielberg Spin

Northern Virginia prepares for a visit from the world's 1,500 top infotech executives

FEATURES

33Data warehousing: Web browsers and data mining applications are opening new data-rich avenues.

17 SPECIAL SECTION

Countdown to the Millennium

- Procrastinators are compounding the year 2000 problem.

- How much will it cost to fix the date change?

- Companies are striking alliances to grab a piece of the pie.

- Workers demand top dollar to fix programs.

- What agencies are making the grade in year 2000 preparedness?

- A guide to service providers with year 2000 solutions.

OPINION

4AT&T should buy America Online.

HYPERTEXT

9Our a la carte menu of hot news, plus follow-ups on predictions and stories.

INSIDE WASHINGTON

10Companies lobby for competitive advantages as the FCC prepares a new education technology fund.

10Industry and libraries still disagree over libraries' sharing of copyrighted products.

11U.S. exports are stymied by international standards.

TECH BUSINESS

12IBM is targeting each of its 12 industry segments to form an electronic commerce network.

12Compaq's new server is expected to anchor its position in the remote office and departmental computing environments.

13WALL STREET REVIEW

14CONTRACTS

15CHANNEL NEWS

16INFOTECH and THE LAW: Theft of trade secrets is now a federal crime.

NEW MARKETS

38Telemedicine is a promising technology niche, but rapid growth may not occur until after the year 2000.

39INTERNET 201: A guide to hot sites.

IN THE NETPLEX

40An FCC license is expected to strengthen Teleglobe's position in the global telecommunications market.

42CALENDAR

CORRECTION

A profile on Sally Katzen in the Who's Who in Technology Policy feature in WT's Oct. 10 issue misidentified the Information Technology Management Reform Act. The legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in February was drafted and pushed by Sen. William Cohen, R-Maine.

Washington Technology reserves this space to correct errors of fact and interpretation. Call (703) 848-2800 ext. 114.


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