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Computer Maker Unisys Says It Will Restructure, Cut 2,000 Employees

<TAB>Unisys Corp. said yesterday it planned to become a smaller, more profitable supplier of computer services and powerful computers as it moved to exit businesses, cut jobs and restore growth. <@SM><@SM><TAB>Unisys executives told Wall Street analysts in New York that they were considering the disposal of its federal computer services unit and would cut 2,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce, as it cut businesses that have generated $1 billion in revenue.

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MARYLAND TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: People Who Need People

<TAB>Despite the complexity of the technology and the near incomprehensibility of the proposed financing deals, the underlying meaning of the just-concluded Maryland Technology Showcase was really very simple: It was about people who need people.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The technologists and scientists need financiers; the financiers need technologists and scientists. Each needs the other to turn dreams into reality.

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CALENDAR – December 8, 2000

The Daily Record publishes Calendar, a daily listing of special events and ongoing programs in Baltimore and the surrounding communities. For inclusion, send items to The Daily Record Calendar, 11 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. Friday, December 8Gala“Discovering the ...

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BULLETINS

<b><u>You better watch out, I’m telling you ...</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>To avoid holiday-party litigation, watch staff’s sodium intake, preach moderation</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>Most execs think of the company holiday party as a way to reward hard work and foster collegiality. But they should also think of it as a potential legal minefield.

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TECHNOLOGY

<b><u>UMB donations made easy</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Web site enables corporate partners, alumni to give private funds online</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) recently launched the first Web site for online donations in Maryland

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Federal Agencies Okay Plan For Funding ‘Big Dig’

<TAB>Federal officials have approved a nearly $14.1 billion funding plan for Boston’s “Big Dig,” closing a chapter on a fiscal debacle that led to firings and criminal probes of the massive highway project.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General notified state officials on Nov. 28 that they have accepted the state’s plan to pay for the project.

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Small Business: Placing callers on hold

<@SM><@SM><TAB>Competition for customers can be intense in today’s market. The challenge lies in utilizing every marketing tool available and seizing every opportunity to sell your products and services — to ensure you’re ahead of the competition.<@SM><@SM><TAB>It's been shown that the great majority of callers to a business will be placed on hold for at least a brief time — including your business. In fact, executives spend an average of 15 minutes a day, or 68 hours a year, on hold.

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