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IBM Sues Apple-Bound Microchip Expert
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Big Blue says Mark Papermaster's bolt to Cupertino violates a noncompete agreement.
IBM Offers Free Cloud Computing To North Carolina Students
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
The program is an expansion of IBM's Virtual Computing Lab, a 2-year-old, on-demand computing platform powered by donated IBM BladeCenter servers and software.
Microsoft Cuts Outlook, Blames Economy
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
In its first-quarter report, the software maker said it believes continued economic weakness is likely.
Symbian Foundation Taps Nokia S60 Head To Open Its Platform
News  |  10/22/2008  | 
Lee Williams will lead an eclectic group of hardware and software vendors as it prepares to make its development platform available in open source by June 2010.
Credit Suisse Looks To College Recruits At IT Expo
News  |  10/21/2008  | 
Seniors are being targeted to join Credit Suisse's analyst program for entry-level professionals, while juniors are being recruited for 10-week paid summer internships.
IT Job Openings Decline In 3Q But Market Remains Resilient
News  |  10/20/2008  | 
In Manhattan, jobs increased for computer scientists and research, while jobs in networking and computer systems administration remained flat.
Venture Capital Outlook Good Despite Downturn
News  |  10/20/2008  | 
However, investments in Internet startups dropped 36%, receiving $1.1 billion for 194 deals versus $1.6 billion for 251 deals in the second quarter.
Government Study Finds 21% Of H-1B Applications Violate Rules
News  |  10/20/2008  | 
The government estimates that fraud, including below-market wages and filings by fake businesses, is present in 13,000 of the yearly H-1B petitions filed.
Down To Business: The Death Of The CIO (And Other Cautionary Tales)
Commentary  |  10/16/2008  | 
The position has never been more critical, but the days are numbered for those execs who act like it's still 1990 ... or even 2006.
What Technology Can Teach Schools About Kids
Commentary  |  10/14/2008  | 
Is your kid's school using technology in innovative, exceptional, or surprising ways? I'm not talking only about in-the-classroom use of computers; I'm also referring to technology that's being deployed behind the scenes.
Down To Business: Are You Top Management Material?
Commentary  |  10/9/2008  | 
Aspiring CIOs and other career fast trackers must consider opportunities outside the IT organization
Oracle To Buy A Leading Project Management Supplier
News  |  10/9/2008  | 
The acquisition of Primavera Software will give Oracle the opportunity to bundle project management with its existing enterprise portfolio.
Entellium CEO, CFO Charged With Fraud
News  |  10/9/2008  | 
A U.S. District Court complaint alleges that the pair lied about the financial state of their company to attract more than $50 million in investment between March 2004 and September 2008.
Citigroup, Lehman Bros. Sell India Outsourcing Units
News  |  10/8/2008  | 
Citibank's $505 million sale to Tata was a year in the making, while other U.S. banks may face difficulties unloading India outsourcing operations.
eBay To Cut Workforce By 10%
News  |  10/6/2008  | 
The auction site also announced it would acquire online billing company Bill Me Later and Denmark classified ad sites and
U.S. IT Jobs Dip 2% As Downturn Hits
News  |  10/3/2008  | 
Cuts in computer scientists and systems analysts, support specialists, and software engineers fueled the decline, a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows.
Down to Business: Goodnight To All: Why Education Is Issue No. 1
Commentary  |  10/2/2008  | 
This country's economic and social future hinges on its ability to prepare today's kids for the tech-centric rigors of tomorrow's workforce, argues the SAS founder and CEO.
Microsoft Plans European Search Technology Center
News  |  10/2/2008  | 
The center, with facilities in London, Paris, and Munich, is the latest sign that the software vendor is making Internet search a top priority.
Wal-Mart Rolls Out E-Health Records To All Employees
News  |  10/1/2008  | 
The retailer is the first Dossia employer coalition member to offer the consortium's personal health record system in volume to employees.
AT&T's Mobility Chief Signals Renewed Business Thrust
News  |  10/1/2008  | 
Ralph de la Vega's new position combines mobility, landlines, and TV and Internet access; it's a sign AT&T may do the same for corporate customers.

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