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News: HP filing reveals details of board in-fighting, leaks
News: SAP unveils GRC products, announces Cisco collaboration
News: Google unveils historical research service
News: Sony slashes launch PS3 shipments, big shortages likely
Tip: Scripting multiple Outlook windows
ITwhirled: Securing your job the old-fashioned way
HP filing reveals details of board in-fighting, leaks
All's still not well in the higher echelons of Hewlett-Packard Co. as revealed in a filing the company made to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). The brouhaha relates to the sudden and unexpected resignation of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Thomas Perkins from HP's board of directors in May.
SAP unveils GRC products, announces Cisco collaboration
Delivering on a promise made earlier this year, SAP AG has unveiled the first set of products to help businesses meet their compliance requirements, in addition to announcing a marketing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc.
Google unveils historical research service
Google Inc. plans to enhance its Google News service with a feature designed to let users find articles with historical information on events and people.
Sony slashes launch PS3 shipments, big shortages likely
In what could result in a Christmas disappointment for hundreds of thousands of children, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has drastically decreased the number of PlayStation 3 consoles it expects to ship this year as it wrestles with shortages of key components.
Testers: Vista appears stable in RC1 release
Early feedback from testers already using Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) report that the OS is more stable than expected, which bodes well for Microsoft Corp.'s plan to have Vista out according to its current schedule.
Intel announces layoffs, reorganization
Continuing his quest to stop a slide in profits, Intel Corp. Chief Executive Paul Otellini announced layoffs of about 7,500 more people Tuesday. Together with previously announced layoffs of middle-management executives and the sale of two business units in recent months, the actions will reduce Intel's workforce by a total of 10,500 people by 2008 -- about 10 percent of the entire company.
Sybase to buy messaging vendor Mobile 365
Sybase Inc. is adding to its mobile portfolio, grabbing messaging service provider Mobile 365 for about $425 million in cash.
HTC to launch BlackBerry rival by end of 2006
Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC), the largest maker of mobile handsets that run the Windows Mobile OS, plans to launch a smartphone that looks like a BlackBerry, complete with a QWERTY keypad, by the end of the year.
Cisco-IBM group wins Silicon Valley wireless deal
Silicon Valley will get a homegrown Wi-Fi network from Cisco Systems Inc. to provide Internet access in metropolitan areas spread across about 1,500 square miles.
Sony upgrades LocationFree platform
Sony Corp. is upgrading its LocationFree platform with more efficient video compression and a receiver add-on for televisions.
SAP is sued over patent infringement
I2 Technologies Inc. accused SAP AG of patent infringement in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The alleged patent infringements relate to SCM models and tools in areas such as managing factory planning systems, negotiating and tracking the sale of goods and allocating manufactured product to sellers.
Scripting multiple Outlook windows
By Mitch Tulloch, MTIT Enterprise
Most knowledge workers in enterprise environments live by Microsoft Outlook. Email is so important for today's businesses that getting the most out of using Outlook is essential for job effectiveness.
One complaint I used to have about Outlook 2003 was that I could only open one copy of the program at a time. Double-click on the Outlook shortcut on the desktop, and an Outlook window opens. Double-click on the same shortcut again and nothing happens. This frustrates me because I could manage my email more efficiently if I could have multiple Outlook windows open, one displaying my general Inbox, another my Urgent folder where I route mail that's flagged as important, another my folder where I route mail for a big project I'm working on, and so on. It's great to be able to create rules in Outlook that will route incoming messages to whatever folders they should be directed, but I'd like to have these folders always visible on my desktop so I can easily see new messages arriving in each folder.
How to write unmaintainable code
Programmers take notice! Did you know that if you follow industry conventions in terms of variable names, comments, code indentation, and the like, that just anyone could maintain your code, and thus you'd be easily replaced? In order to ensure that only you can understand the code you write, thus making you indispensable, follow these simple tips.