Degree Offered in Biometric Security

Todd Fortier is banking on the day when ATMs will be required to confirm a user's face, voice or thumbprint before spitting out cash.

Gates Promotes PC Training in Colombia

Gates said Microsoft was helping set up computer learning centers in areas where demobilized paramilitary fighters are in dire need of job training.

Vista Exam Redo Starts Next Week

Microsoft plans to retest two Vista exams, 70-621 and 70-622, that were originally beta tested in January and February this year.

Microsoft Live Search Exec to Leave

The executive who led Microsoft Corp.'s Web search division is leaving the his post with the software maker to start his own business.

BlackBerry Maker Restates Results, Chairman Resigns

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. said Monday it will restate its financial statements as far back as fiscal 2004 because of past stock option reporting errors and it anticipates a $250 million reduction in previous earnings. Chairman and Co-CEO Jim Balsillie is stepping aside as chairman.

Wal-Mart Fires IT Worker for Eavesdropping, Disciplines Managers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it has fired a Wal-Mart systems technician for recording phone conversations between the company's PR office and a newspaper reporter and for intercepting text messages without authorization.

IBM's India Hiring Binge Continues

The work force at International Business Machines Corp. grew 8 percent in 2006, with most of the rise coming in India, where the technology company has been on a hiring binge in recent years.

Hitting One Out of the IT Park

How IT can look to baseball for better management strategies.

Visual Studio Exam Goes Beta

Microsoft puts Tech Spec exam for developers through beta testing paces.

First Woman Honored with Computing's Turing Award

One of the most prestigious prizes in computing, the $100,000 Turing Award, went to a woman Wednesday for the first time in the award's 40-year history.

A New Generation of Office Exams

Following Office 2007 suite, Microsoft officially launches Business Certification Program that tests information worker skills.

Man Sues IBM Over Chat Room Firing

A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.

Vista Exams Go Back to Beta Testing

Microsoft delays release of some of its new-generation MCP exams for Vista in favor of retesting; exam 70-624 gets a Valentine's Day debut.

Inventors to Be Honored on Capitol Hill

Robert Metcalf, inventor of Ethernet, among honorees.

New Certification for Hosting Providers

New Windows 2003 Web Hosting exam now available, as well as new certification track aimed at hosting providers.

Gates Inaugurates Bucharest Center

Microsoft chairman in Romania to help open up new technical support center that will emply 600 to provide support to European customers, particularly in France and Germany.

Dell Ousts Rollins, Returns to CEO Role

Michael Dell, founder and chairman, returns to CEO role at Dell; warns of 4Q shortfall

Constructing a Community -- One High-Achiever at a Time

Update on the Microsoft Certified Architect Program

Lawyer: Misdemeanor Plea Deal Offered to Dunn, Others in HP Case

State prosecutors offered to drop felony charges against former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and the four other defendants in the company's boardroom spying scandal if they agree to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, a defense lawyer said Thursday.

Prosecutor: Calif. May Drop Charges Against Investigator in HP Scandal

The state will likely drop criminal charges against a low-level investigator in the Hewlett-Packard Co. boardroom spying scandal because he already pleaded guilty to similar crimes in federal court, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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