Look back at ten of the most infamous and notorious tech industry frauds, flops, and foibles from individuals to products, ideas to entire companies.
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Under CEO Darl McBride, SCO filed lawsuits claiming ownership over Unix and, by extension, Linux. SCO said it inherited the rights to Unix/Linux through its purchase of The Santa Cruz Operation, and it forged ahead with a "bet the company strategy" that saw it take on heavyweights like IBM, Novell, and end users at DaimlerChrysler and Autozone. But a judge in 2007 ruled that Novell owned the copyrights to Unix. SCO filed for bankruptcy that same year, and McBride was terminated in 2009.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?