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Dunn, four others, indicted in HP scandal

Ousted Hewlett-Packard Chairman Patricia Dunn, a former company lawyer, and three outside investigators were indicted Wednesday in California on felony charges related to the conduct of an investigation to track down news leaks from the HP board that allegedly broke state law.

Written by Robert Mullins05 Oct. 06 09:24

Danish gov't can save by using Open Office, says study

The Danish government could save around 125 million Danish krone (AUD$28.5 million) over the next five years if it adopted the OpenOffice.org productivity software instead of upgrading to Microsoft's Office 2007 suite. Doing nothing could save it even more, according to a study by consultancy Rambøll Management A/S.

Written by Peter Sayer05 Oct. 06 08:03

Council upgrades health and safety compliance

After using disparate ad hoc risk management and occupational health and safety procedures, Moree Plains Shire Council opted for a business process management solution.

Written by Darren Pauli05 Oct. 06 07:44

Value of top US gov't IT contracts drops for '07

The value of the top 20 U.S. government IT contracts in fiscal year 2007 will be US$118 billion, less than half the value of the top 20 government IT contracts in 2006, according to a report released Tuesday.

Written by Grant Gross04 Oct. 06 09:37

Users see HP scandal as minor distraction

When John Glaser, CIO at Partners HealthCare System, met with some Hewlett-Packard employees recently in a routine business meeting, HP's boardroom scandal came up.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau03 Oct. 06 08:02

HP's Hurd plans to call leak probe 'a rogue investigation'

When Mark Hurd, the Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO and chairman, testifies before Congress on Thursday, he will call his company's search for the source of boardroom leaks a "rogue investigation" and plans to again express regret for not catching it before it mushroomed into a corporate scandal.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau and Todd R. Weiss29 Sept. 06 16:46

House Issues 5 More Subpoenas in HP Probe

The United States House Energy and Commerce Committee has handed down another five subpoenas to individuals who were potentially involved in Hewlett-Packard's (HP) controversial investigation into the sources of sensitive company information leaked to media outlets, just one day before the committee is set to convene to discuss the ongoing scandal, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Written by CIO Staff29 Sept. 06 16:41

Hurd: 'I wish I had asked more questions'

After watching Patricia Dunn, Hewlett-Packard's former chairwoman, field questions from an angry U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee for most of Thursday, HP CEO Mark Hurd finally got his chance to testify, reiterating that he should have done more to stop a boardroom leak investigation that has snowballed into a scandal for the company.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 Sept. 06 13:41

Council cuts comms costs with broadband upgrade

Internode has completed the final stage of its hybrid network that uses a solar-powered microwave backbone and wireless technology to bring faster speeds and lower prices to the Coorong region of South Australia.

Written by Mitchell Bingemann29 Sept. 06 12:00

Lawmakers grill HP's Hurd, Dunn

Former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn was assured that methods used by investigators to find the source of leaks from the company's board of directors were legal, she told a U.S. Congress subcommittee Thursday.

Written by Grant Gross29 Sept. 06 09:14

HP approves US$3.7 million severance package for lawyer

Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) board of directors has approved a severance package including US$3.7 million in stock options for its general counsel, who resigned Thursday amid a growing scandal into HP's conduct during an investigation into board leaks.

Written by Grant Gross29 Sept. 06 09:00

HP execs face angry Congress on boardroom scandal

Hewlett-Packard's officials Thursday received a tongue-lashing from members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, who ridiculed HP officials, saying they have no excuse or justification for snooping on the private telephone records of HP board members and journalists.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 Sept. 06 08:49

Immigration awards $200m contract to IBM

The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs yesterday announced a three-year deal with IBM for core technology services as part of its $495 million Systems for People project.

Written by Michael Crawford29 Sept. 06 07:55

Port Authority begins ECM rollout

The Townsville Port Authority in Queensland has inked an enterprise content management (ECM) deal with Objective Corporation.

Written by Natasha Jayasinghe28 Sept. 06 16:34

HP CEO calls pretexting probe a 'rogue' investigation

Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Hurd blamed the scandal that has besieged his company on "a rogue investigation" that got out of hand, in an advance copy of his Congressional testimony released by a House Subcommittee on Wednesday.

Written by Robert Mullins28 Sept. 06 10:24

House panel subpoenas data brokers for HP hearing

A U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee probing the Hewlett-Packard (HP) pretexting case has issued more subpoenas to compel witness testimony at a Thursday hearing.

Written by Robert Mullins28 Sept. 06 08:40

As HP scandal unfolds, Hurd's power grows

Hewlett Packard Co.'s boardroom scandal has turned into opportunity for CEO and President Mark Hurd who, with his appointment Friday as board chairman, gained more power in his efforts to set HP's strategic direction.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau26 Sept. 06 15:36

Leakage Problem Means Cards Will Never Be Secure

A fierce and prominent opponent of the Hawke government's 1987 plans to introduce a national identity card says nothing has changed technologically in the intervening years that would make a smart card today any more secure than the Australia Card proposed then.

Written by Sue Bushell26 Sept. 06 12:26

House panel on HP scandal adds second day of hearings

The US House of Representatives Subcommittee looking into the HP boardroom spying scandal has added a second day of hearings and issued subpoenas for some witnesses.

Written by Robert Mullins26 Sept. 06 08:20

Chamber of commerce urges airports to accommodate laptops

ABL State Chamber has sent an open letter to the Federal Minister for Transport, Warren Truss, and the CEOs of Australian airlines seeking urgent storage provisions for laptops on planes.

Written by Darren Pauli25 Sept. 06 15:40
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