Friday, June 23, 2006

IT workers sue over H-1B job ads ... Oracle boasts record Q4

Today's IT News Audio Update
Oracle has record fourth quarter ... FTC laptop theft compromises personal data ... EMC commits $500 million to China


HIGHLIGHTS

News: EMC opens software center in China, invests $500 million
News: Increasing deal size, number boosted Oracle's Q4
News: Tech worker group files complaints over H-1B job ads
News: AT&T claims subscribers' data as its own
Opinion: Hidden Collaboration Applications
Podcast: Today's IT news audio update
ITwhirled: 10 worst products of the decade


NEWS UPDATES

EMC opens software center in China, invests $500 million
EMC Corp. will open a software development center in Shanghai and invest $500 million in China over the next five years, the company announced Friday.

Increasing deal size, number boosted Oracle's Q4
Oracle Corp.'s top three executives Thursday pointed to an increase in both the number of overall deals and the size of individual customer wins as strong contributing factors to what they dubbed a "record" fourth fiscal quarter.

Tech worker group files complaints over H-1B job ads
The Programmers Guild, a group representing IT workers, has begun filing what will amount to about 380 legal complaints against U.S. companies advertising that they prefer to hire foreign workers with H-1B visas.

AT&T claims subscribers' data as its own
On Friday, when AT&T Inc. goes into its next court hearing on a lawsuit about alleged spying on its customers, the carrier will also be instituting a privacy policy for Internet and video services that says it owns subscriber account information.

Google testing cost-per-action ads
Google Inc. is testing an ad model that in theory isn't vulnerable to click fraud, a serious problem that some believe puts in danger Google's main source of revenue: search engine-based advertising.

Altiris gets Wise to virtualization
Altiris has added application virtualization to its Wise software package, in a move that the company claimed could save corporate users both time and money when repackaging applications for internal distribution.


OPINION

Hidden Collaboration Applications
By James Gaskin

How many ad-hoc workgroups are in your company? How many of them use applications developed or purchased by the company? There are probably many more of the first and many fewer of the second than you realize.
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