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Dave Duffield sheds light on his Workday

PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and friends have been working in their post-Oracle era on a new set of enterprise applications built from the ground up on modern technology--XML, SOA, Web services--to enable an "innovative core design." The Workday Web site has a preview, but it's more of a statement of position--no screenshots, test drives or other useful data.

October 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Rx for IT failure: Cut off support from the corner office

Regarding Massachusetts' loss of two CIOs in a year, Michael Krigsman who authors a blog about software implementation failures (eeek, grim topic to be passionate about... more power to ya Mike) writes:These two embattled CIOs obviously believe that Massachusetts does not properly support the state’s strategic IT initiatives.

October 4, 2006 by David Berlind

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Dunn, others to be indicted in HP privacy scandal

News.com's Greg Sandoval reports: Hewlett-Packard's embattled former chairman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in HP's spying campaign will be indicted Wednesday by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, according to published news reports.

October 4, 2006 by David Berlind

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HP privacy probe: Dunn closer to being done (for)?

News came out yesterday that former HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn was the one who gave HP's outside private investigators the phone numbers that were later used as part of a fraudulent pretexting scheme that was designed to smoke out whoever it was inside of HP that was leaking company secrets to the press. According to News.

October 4, 2006 by David Berlind

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On extra-sensory perception

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed ultrasonically-enabled glasses and shoes designed to give the blind a set of "bat ears" that can detect obstacles and report them using varying levels of vibration. From the article: "The shoes will be able to detect steps, holes in the road and obstacles within a five cm (two inch) vertical distance.

October 4, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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