The Securities and Exchange Commission tweaked its Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and that could be bad news for the technology companies, consultants and accountants on the Sarbox gravy train. The SEC said Wednesday that it was making changes to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, known in some quarters as the accountant and consultant employment act, to reduce the regulatory burden on companies.
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Wal-Mart has confirmed that it will be selling Dell PCs across the U.S.
On today's podcast:Ed Burnette previews of Google's Developer Day.Dell does Wal-Mart and plans to sell PCs there June 10.
John Newton brings 25 years of experience in information management software to his latest project: a new ZDNet blog, Newton's Theory, which intends to follow the development of information management in the enterprise "with an open source twist."
Network Appliance (NTAP) reported strong fiscal 2007 results, but cut its first quarter outlook due to a technology slowdown in March. Network Appliance, which sells storage gear, called March an "air pocket" and said business rebounded in April.
Update: A few updates to the prior post, including a hard date. Dell confirmed the Wal-Mart deal to News.
Dell officially launched three consumer systems loaded with Ubuntu 7.04 installed and sales kick off today.
Notable headlines:Ed Burnette: Google Developer Day sneak peek with Bret Taylor.Russell Shaw: Google patent app shows extensive Google plans for mobile search.
I wrote about Cisco CEO John Chambers' Interop keynote yesterday in which he proclaimed that the future is Web 2.0, which he defined as collaboration.
"What has changed is the way we think about how we work across the industry in terms of providing interoperable solutions. Our focus has shifted over the last few years.