Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Stock options scandal rocks McAfee ... IBM adds enterprise blogging to Lotus Notes


News: Stock options scandal leads to big changes at McAfee
News: IBM adds enterprise blogging to Lotus Notes
News: Ericsson trials biodiesel to power mobile networks
News: Oracle pays $98.5 million for PeopleSoft overcharging
Storage Tip: SAS makes its way into your storage future
Podcast: Today's IT news audio update
ITwhirled: IT worker "too busy" to serve as city council member


Stock options scandal leads to big changes at McAfee
A major, executive shake-up is under way at security software vendor McAfee Inc., including the firing of the company's president in the wake of a stock-options investigation.

IBM adds enterprise blogging to Lotus Notes
IBM Corp. has added enterprise blogging capability to its venerable Lotus Notes/Domino e-mail and collaboration software in an incremental update available now.

Ericsson trials biodiesel to power mobile networks
Ericsson, the GSM Association (GSMA) and telecommunications operator The MTN Group are experimenting with using biodiesel to power mobile network equipment in Nigeria. The organizations are setting up a supply chain that includes buying locally-produced crops and processing them into biofuel to be used in the project. The fuel will be made from groundnuts, pumpkin seeds and palm oil and will replace diesel which is commonly used to power mobile base stations in remote areas where electricity isn't available.

Oracle pays $98.5 million for PeopleSoft overcharging
Oracle Corp. will pay the U.S. government $98.5 million to compensate for allegations that PeopleSoft, the software company Oracle acquired last year, overcharged government customers for years.

Coghead to engage more users in Web app development
Startup Coghead Inc. is opening up the beta version of its hosted Web development environment to technically savvy users in small to midsized businesses (SMBs) who are keen to create their own applications.

Sun strengthens storage partnerships
Sun Microsystems Inc. is strengthening ties to its top 10 industry partners in a new program being presented to customers Wednesday at a Las Vegas conference. The Sun StorageTek Ready program includes makers of networking equipment, software, disk drives and other technology that works with Sun storage technology.

Networking problems gum up Microsoft security patches
Networking problems have kept Microsoft Corp. from distributing its latest security patches to users of its automatic update services. The updates, released at about 11 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, fix a whopping 26 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and the .Net framework. Many of these flaws are considered critical, but as of 2 p.m. they were still unavailable via many of Microsoft's most popular update services.

HP snoops plead not guilty in pretexting case
The three private investigators charged in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s spying scandal were arraigned Tuesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California. All were released without bail after entering not guilty pleas.


SAS makes its way into your storage future
By David Hill, Mesabi Group

What seems to be the problem? At the high end of disk storage requirements, the use of Fibre Channel (FC) disk drives has been commonplace in a storage area network (SAN). However, the use of FC may not be cost effective for some requirements, especially for smaller configurations. At the low end of the disk storage requirements spectrum, the use of small computer system interface (SCSI) drives has had a long and proud history for direct-attached storage (DAS), but SCSI has not been able to keep up with the flexibility and manageability that is needed even for smaller storage configurations. Thus, a need exists for a storage approach that meets the need for both mid-size SANs and for DAS configurations. Serial SCSI (SAS) offers a storage approach to meet those needs.


Daily IT News Audio Update
McAfee stock options scandal claims president, CEO ... Adobe buys Actimage for mobile video ... HP detectives plead not guilty

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IT worker "too busy" to serve as city council member
Paul Herold thought that being a member of the Blaine, Minnesota city council would be a pretty good gig, so he decided to run -- until he got a new job that left him too busy to serve his potential constituents well. Unfortunately, despite his pleas, he won the primary election anyway. Now, to avoid the city having to pay $30,000 to hold a special election after his resignation, he is urging voters to choose his opponent come November.

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