Friday, June 30, 2006

EMC to buy RSA for $2.1 billion ... MS faces class action suit over WGA tool


HIGHLIGHTS

News: EMC to buy RSA for $2.1 billion
News: Microsoft faces class action suit over WGA tool
News: Lawmakers: Two other data breaches at VA
News: Office 2007 delayed
Opinion: File Discovery Gets Easier
ITwhirled: Geek comic of the week: Herzog the Vile


NEWS UPDATES

EMC to buy RSA for $2.1 billion
Continuing its multiyear shopping spree, storage giant EMC Corp. said Thursday it would acquire RSA Security Inc. for about $2.1 billion.

Microsoft faces class action suit over WGA tool
Microsoft Corp. is facing a class action suit over a tool that gathers data on a user's computer in an effort to detect bootlegged copies of its Windows operating system.

Lawmakers: Two other data breaches at VA
U.S. lawmakers said Thursday they have learned of two more data breaches at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) even as the agency announced that law enforcement agencies had recovered stolen computer hardware containing the personal information of millions of U.S. military veterans.

Office 2007 delayed
Office 2007 has hit another delay and will now probably ship a few months later than previously expected, Microsoft Corp. said Thursday.

Wall Street Beat: Networking under pressure
Facing a mature enterprise market and fierce price competition in the telecommunications infrastructure arena, networking vendors are coming under the gun.

Past returns to haunt CA with second delay in results
Seemingly unable to shake its troubled financial past, CA Inc. for the second time is delaying the filing of its final fourth-quarter and full-year 2006 results, the systems management and security software vendor announced Thursday.

OPINION

File Discovery Gets Easier
By James Gaskin

IT folks have always mistrusted people wearing thousand dollar suits. They used to be vice presidents coming to slash the IT budget. Now they're lawyers demanding thousands of files spread across years of data delivered in specific formats in incredibly short periods of time. Who knew we'd miss the budget cutting VPs?

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