June 2006

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    CSA's systems were given green light despite 52 critical defects

    The Treasury’s Office of Government Commerce secretly gave a green light to go live with IT systems that supported reforms of the Child Support Agency despite known critical defects that later hit staff productivity.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    AA takes Linux road for ID system

    Motoring organisation the AA is to implement an identity and access management solution running on Novell's SuSE Linux to automate the management of digital identities for around 6,000 staff.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    New Internet Explorer 7 beta released

    Microsoft has released the third beta of its forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser for Windows XP.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    Security flaw hits Internet Explorer and Firefox

    Two new security flaws have been discovered in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, and one of them may also affect its open source rival, Firefox.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    Judge throws out most of SCO's Linux theft claims

    The judge dealing with SCO’s lawsuit against IBM for the alleged theft of Unix code for use in IBM Linux products, has thrown out three-quarters of SCO’s claims before the case even gets to trial next year.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    FBI recovers stolen US military laptop

    A stolen laptop computer containing the personal data of 26 million US military veterans and active service personnel has been recovered by police.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    Apple investigates share option irregularities

    Apple Computer is probing share option awards it gave to employees between 1997 and 2001, including an award to chief executive officer Steve Jobs.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    EMC to buy RSA

    EMC is to buy RSA Security for around $2.1bn (£1.2bn) so it can offer its storage customers new encryption and other security products.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    Microsoft postpones Office 2007 till next year

    Microsoft has put back the general release of the Office 2007 productivity suite to “early 2007” with the result that some Microsoft volume licence holders may miss out on the upgrade under their contracts.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    Quit rate doubles among fed-up IT professionals

    Management-level IT professionals are quitting their jobs in frustration over pay prospects and lack of job satisfaction, according to research by the Chartered Management Institute.