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Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in January 2009
Outsourcing Bill Of Rights Proposed
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
Satyam's financial fraud scandal has one services vendor pushing for an industry-wide set of ethics to ease outsourcing fears.
Apple Gets iPhone Patent
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The company gains legal muscle against Palm and other rivals launching similar multitouch technology devices.
Verizon Reports $1.24 Billion Income In 4Q
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The company's wireless tail continues to wag the company dog to higher sales, profits.
Samsung Sees First-Ever Quarterly Loss
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
Plunging sales of appliances, liquid crystal displays, and memory chips led to Samsung reporting its first-ever quarterly loss of about $14.4 million.
RIM CEOs Face $80 Million Fine For Backdating
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
Canadian regulators are seeking a record fine against Research In Motion's leaders for a backdating scandal that netted them about $1.6 million each.
A Smarter Alternative To PCI
Commentary  |  1/23/2009  | 
Let's dump the credit cards' security compliance program and replace it with a framework to actually reduce the risk that card data will be stolen.
Autonomy Acquires Interwoven For $775 Million
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
The combined company will become the largest in the legal information management industry.
10 Questions For Oracle President Charles Phillips
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Larry Ellison's right-hand man explains why software costs so much, what to expect from the upcoming Fusion Apps, his views on President Barack Obama, and more.
Senators Call For DTV Deadline Delay Till June 12
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
Originally planned for Feb. 17, the switch to a digital television signal broadcast has been plagued by a series of problems.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Resigns
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
The new chairman is expected to be Julius Genachowski, who's slated to take over the reins of the agency after President-elect Barack Obama is sworn on Tuesday.
Nortel Networks Files For Financial Restructuring
News  |  1/14/2009  | 
The action had been expected ever since Nortel hired bankruptcy lawyers last month.
Outsourcing Contract Scrutiny Should Grow After Satyam Scandal
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
In the wake of the Satyam fraud, legal experts offer advice on how properly negotiated contracts can protect companies doing business with IT outsourcing vendors.
Obama Picks Julius Genachowski To Head FCC
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
Genachowski mirrors Obama's support for providing more robust broadband access to Americans and for net neutrality.
N.Y. State Public-Safety Network May Be Canceled
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
The contract with vendor M/A-COM took a sharp turn for the worse last August, when the state encountered three rounds of failed testing.
SAP Seeks Confidential Oracle Data
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
Observers say Oracle is unlikely to give in to SAP's demands, reducing the possibility of a pretrial settlement in the long-running dispute.
FCC Chief To Congress: Don't Delay DTV Switch
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
Kevin Martin is urging lawmakers, and President-elect Obama, to press ahead with the transition.
Complete Ban On Cell Phone Use While Driving Sought
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
National Safety Council cites a study that found that drivers' use of cell phones contributes to 6% of vehicle crashes -- or 636,000 crashes -- leading to 12,000 serious injuries and 2,600 annual deaths.
Satyam Could Go Bust, Gartner Warns
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
The Indian outsourcer may be unable to retain business in wake of accounting scandal.
IT Customers Closely Monitor Satyam Scandal
News  |  1/9/2009  | 
Many companies rely on the outsourcer based in India for vital technology operations like supply chain management and business intelligence.
Google Prunes Temporary Workers
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
According to a December SEC filing, the company has been cutting staff.
Down To Business: Is Satyam Really India's Enron?
Commentary  |  1/7/2009  | 
Having interviewed both companies' chief executives months before their fall, I feel more qualified than most to evaluate that comparison.
Intel Issues Revenue Warning
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
The chipmaker lowered its fourth-quarter forecast for the second time in two months, blaming a drop in sales to PC makers.
Accounting Scandal Rocks Indian Outsourcer Satyam
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
Founder and chairman B. Ramalinga Ramu's quick departure sends customers scrambling to evaluate how the company's financial fraud will impact their own IT operations.

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