A News.com report on a new position paper from Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says that software programmers and other professionals hurt by outsourcing should get federal assistance.
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The iPod company, formerly called Apple, launched a color version of its flagship product....will the stock hit $50?
Earlier this month. Sun released -- but did not announce -- a Solaris-based version of Release 2 of its Java Desktop System (JDS).
Digital ID World host and editor Phil Becker kicked off the conference asserting that digital identity is the common organizing principle for integration, management and security. Without a core focus on identity management, the notion of distributed, networked computing and service-oriented architecture falls apart.
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When it comes to the industry, Michael Dell may be "the Don" (see below), but when it comes to Microsoft, ex-Microsoft employee Joel Spolsky is known as "the Joel" (see his blog). Though he's been gone from the company for a decade, his opinions to this day remain among the most respected in the halls of Redmond.
Bill Gates may be on top of Forbes list of richest people. But two stories in today's news make it evident that Michael Dell may now be the boss when it comes to the computer business.
According to the FBI, laptop theft is the second most prevalent computer crime, with less than 2 percent of stolen laptops recovered. Over 1.
Will the staunch Intel supporter Dell bring AMD's Opteron into the fold?