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Mar 8 2007   8:26AM GMT

Channel news: Second Cisco scam; Intel seeks e-mail; Intel won’t upgrade

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New Jersey man cuffed over $10m Cisco scam A public sector computer technician from
New Jersey has been arrested over allegations he took Cisco for $10m through a fraud that exploited the networking giant’s programme for replacing broken or defective kit. Arrest is
second for Cisco scams in less than a week. [TheReg]

Intel has a month to search for lost e-mails  Blog: The judge overseeing the Advanced Micro Devices-Intel antitrust case has given Intel 30 days to figure out which e-mails it failed to preserve as part of a lapse in document retention, and to submit a report to the court. [CNET]

Savvy hackers take the hardware approach  Sophisticated hackers are finding ways to break into systems by exploiting security flaws in a computer’s device drivers, physical memory and PCI cards. As Executive Editor Dennis Fisher explains, while enterprise software vendors are good at plugging holes in their applications, the same security prowess is lacking for hardware.

Report: Some companies lose data six times a year Sixty-eight percent of companies are losing sensitive data or having it stolen out from under them six times a year, according to new research from the IT Policy Compliance Group. [eWEEK]

Technology companies face sweeping changes in IT delivery models A Forrester Research study finds technology companies such as IBM, HP, SAP, Microsoft, and Oracle will need to change the way they operate over the next five years to accommodate a major shift in the delivery of IT services. Instead of buyers integrating technology themselves, it will be assembled and managed by outside providers. [Tekrati]

Intel waiting for key update before going Vista Won’t do its own internal migration until after SP1 arrives, CEO says in San Fran speech. [TheReg]

Sun’s first Intel server will be a blade The first fruits of the Sun/Intel partnership will be an Intel Xeon blade server, followed by rack mount models, Sun revealed. []

Best Buy and Microsoft target SMBs Microsoft and Best Buy have announced a partnership to meet the needs of small business customers who would like to establish a web presence but are reluctant to create sites on their own. [TheReg]

Microsoft Web search exec leaving company: source The Microsoft Corp. executive in charge of closing the gap on Web search leader Google Inc is leaving the company, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. [Reuters]

What does Oracle-Hyperion mean for SAP customers? How should Oracle’s acquisition of Hyperion affect SAP customers’ business intelligence (BI) plans?[]

Evangelist Gartenberg back to being analyst Blog: After only three weeks at Microsoft as an “evangelist,” Michael Gartenberg is returning to his old job. Looks forward to giving “unbiased perspective on the industry.” [CNET]

Mozilla patches faulty patch Cure worse than disease. [TheReg]

Unix geek gangsta rap  Don’t mess with a process killa. [YouTube, via Digg]

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