Calif. May Drop Charges Against Investigator in HP Scandal

The state will likely drop criminal charges against an investigator in the Hewlett-Packard Co. boardroom spying scandal because he already pleaded guilty to similar crimes in federal court.

Next Week: Another Beta Exam for Vista Consumer Support

Microsoft expected to put another Vista exam in front of beta testers next week.

Supreme Court Rejects IBM Employee Suits

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider an appeal brought by a group of IBM Corp. employees who accused the company of age discrimination when it altered its pension plan. The lawsuit could have cost the company $1.4 billion.

Investigator Pleads Guilty in HP Probe

Federal prosecutors scored their first victory in the investigation of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s ill-fated boardroom spying probe Friday, when a low-level private investigator pleaded guilty to identity theft and conspiracy charges.

Feds Probing Stock Options Grant to Jobs

Federal investigators are still examining whether any of the accounting shenanigans at Apple Inc. rose to the level of criminal behavior, even though the company has cleared CEO Steve Jobs and all current executives of any wrongdoing in an internal stock options backdating probe, according to a person close to the matter.

Developers Get Exam Discounts Assist

Microsoft is pushing to get more developers with MCAD and MCSD.NET titles to upgrade their certifications to the new-generation MCPD, by providing discounts on the MCPD upgrade exams.

First Windows Vista Exam Now Live

Exam 70-620 now available, as well as two new-generation exams for SharePoint implementers.

Cisco Shifts Senior Executives to India's Tech Hub

Wim Elfrink's climb up the corporate ladder has taken him from Holland to France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.

New Year, New Vista Exam Beta

Microsoft releases another exam for Vista-related MCTS title.

New-Gen SharePoint, Exchange Exams Go Beta

The Microsoft Learning Group plans to take no time off during the holidays, with work continuing this week on beta testing for several exams.

Training: Learning from Afar -- at Your Own Pace

New model spreads training over weeks instead of days.

Partner Perks: Seeking Solutions for the Skills Shortage

Microsoft wields Partner Skills Plus program to address a premiere partner complaint.

MCITP: Enterprise Support Upgrade Exam Hits Beta Phase

Upgrade exam for MCDST certification holders goes through testing rigors in next two weeks.

IT Admin Accused of Planting 'Logic Bomb'

A computer administrator upset over the possibility of losing his job planted an electronic "bomb" in the systems of one of the nation's largest prescription drug management companies, prosecutors said Tuesday.

A New Meaning for CIO?

Emmett won't be surprised if the "I" in CIO soon stands for integration instead of information.

Gates Testifies -- Via 1998 Videotape

Lawyers show videotape deposition of Bill Gates in class-action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Former Sys Admin Gets 8 Years for Computer Sabotage

A former UBS PaineWebber systems administrator was sentenced Wednesday to eight years and one month in prison for attempting to profit by detonating a "logic bomb" program that prosecutors said caused millions of dollars in damage to the brokerage's computer network in 2002.

MCP Exam Discounts, and the Protection of Exam Insurance

Exam discounts are back and "second-shot" offer returns in a new form, dubbed "Exam Insurance."

HP Says More Cost-Cutting Ahead

Now that the company's past the pretexting scandal, company returns to work on last year's plan to cut 14,500 jobs and overhaul its retirement packages.

HP Settles Pretexting Scandal with Fines

HP stock unscathed by scandal, but $14.5M settlement highlights legal woes.

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