Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] More Companies Embrace Free/Open Source Software

Hash: SHA1

Singapore's Premier Regional Search Engine Deploys Pentaho Business
Intelligence to Harness Online Business Information at Web Speed

,----[ Quote ]
| Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for Business 
| Intelligence (BI), today announced that SPH Search has deployed Pentaho Data 
| Integration Enterprise, Pentaho Reporting Enterprise, and Pentaho Dashboards 
| Enterprise to provide greater visibility into its online business. Pentaho's 
| commercial open source BI products were chosen for their standards-based 
| scalable architecture, lower cost of ownership, and proven global 
| deployability after SPH evaluated alternatives from Cognos, Oracle, and SAS  
| Institute. Pentaho Certified Partner iZeno managed the implementation.      


Getting a taste of open source ERP

,----[ Quote ]
| Open source ERP solutions have come of age and now provide the same level of 
| functionality that proprietary ERP packages offer. Let's look at a few open 
| source ERP solutions  


GoldenGate and Ingres extend capabilities for open source customers

,----[ Quote ]
| GoldenGate Software, a provider of data integration services, and Ingres, a 
| provider of open source database software and support services, have 
| announced that customers can take advantage of the open source Ingres 
| Database with the real-time capabilities of GoldenGate services for managing 
| the availability and accessibility of critical data.    



Zmanda's Revenue and Subscriber Base Quadrupled in 2008 via Open Source Data
Protection Solutions

,----[ Quote ]
| While data protection is a key factor in all sized businesses, the cost of
| data protection has become a challenge for businesses that are affected by
| economical crisis.


Microsoft's Market Cap Falls $24B in 17 Days

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft is on the list. Today, the stock closed at $25.01 a share, down
| $2.39, or 8.72 percent.


Ballmer says Microsoft not immune from global crisis


Ex-Microsoft boss sentenced



Former Microsoft Manager Gets 2 Years In Jail


SEC Investigating Microsoft Practices -- Earnings Manipulated, Former Employee

,----[  Quote]
| "The CFO to whom Charlie was reporting his concerns about illegality was the
| biggest advocate for the very illegality that was going on," Vial argued in
| court a year ago.



,----[ Quote ]
| THE ALLEGATIONS WERE shocking: For years, Microsoft has systematically
| distorted its profit figures in an effort to consistently beat Wall Street
| expectations and keep its stock price steadily rising. The false reports
| would violate SEC regulations, and amount to outright fraud.
| More shocking was the source of the allegations: Microsoft's chief of
| internal audits, Charlie Pancerzewski, who reported directly to the company's
| chief financial officer.
| Most shocking of all was what happened to Pancerzewski when he reported the
| suspicious bookkeeping to his supervisors, Microsoft CFO Mike Brown and chief
| operating officer Bob Herbold, in the spring of 1995. Soon afterward,
| Pancerzewski—who for nearly five years had received stellar performance
| evaluations—received his first-ever unsatisfactory one, and was eventually
| forced to resign.
| Two months ago, Microsoft quietly settled a lawsuit containing these
| allegations, filed in 1997 by Pancerzewski under the Whistleblowers
| Protection Act. The auditor claimed he was wrongfully terminated after
| telling his supervisors that Microsoft might be breaking securities and tax
| laws. The lawsuit made its tortuous way through several rounds of pretrial
| motions until last fall, when US District Judge Carolyn Dimmick denied
| Microsoft's final plea for summary judgment, finding credible evidence that
| Microsoft may have violated SEC rules, as Pancerzewski alleged. Shortly
| thereafter, Microsoft and Pancerzewski settled out of court. Terms of the
| agreement were sealed, but one source who claims familiarity with the case
| says that Microsoft paid Pancerzewski $4 million.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index