"During a natural disaster of this scale, it is critical for corporations,
individuals and governments to join forces to help those affected to overcome
the disaster," said George Samenuk (pictured), chairman and CEO of McAfee,
Inc, as McAfee announced its immediate support for the relief efforts of
Hurricane Katrina with an initial company donation of $50,000 and also
announced its intention to match funds through a global employee contribution
The McAfee Grant will be used to help support the immediate humanitarian
relief efforts and will support the American Red Cross's Hurricane 2005
Relief Fund. McAfee will immediately match the total of employee donations on
a one-to-one basis to the fund. McAfee is also identifying short-term needs
for McAfee product donations to support emergency response and recovery
As the efforts move to the re... (more)
"Oracle put Siebel investors out of their misery today," SalesForce.com's
Marc Benioff (pictured) declared today to his employees and management team
as Oracle agreed to buy Siebel for $10.66 a share. "We have been doing that
for Siebel customers for years."
SalesForce.com's announcement today at its Dreamforce even will accelerate
that, Benioff said, adding: "It's the end of software."
Benioff's anti-Oracle bias reverberated through his next words:
"Client/Server software is being consolidated by Oracle just as mainframe
software was consolidated by Computer Associates. Oracle's st... (more)
According to US attorney John McKay, the 19-year-old Minneapolis man who
pleaded guilty yesterday to being the author of the MSBlast-B worm infected
more than 48,000 PCs last summer.
The attorneys defending the man, Jeffrey L. Parson, dispute that figure -
but McKay will press for as serious a sentence as he can, saying that since
the damage to individual computer users is very real, the penalties should
also be very real.
Parson, who was arrested last August, is scheduled to be sentenced in Seattle
before U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman on November 12. He faces 18 - 37
The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has
been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to
worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online
criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are
looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts.
The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online
charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information.
In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being
used to sp... (more)
Sun ended the first fiscal quarter of 2007 with significant customer momentum
for its recently enhanced IT product portfolio and the Solaris 10 Operating
System (OS), including key wins with Alcatel, MasterCard, Research in Motion
(RIM), the US Library of Congress, and Verizon Wireless.
"This quarter Sun achieved double digit revenue growth year over year in each
of our four geographies (US, International Americas, EMEA and APAC); evidence
that our customers value our approach to open standards, innovation and
investments in R&D," said Don Grantham, executive vice president, Global... (more)