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April 6, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 6


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Analysis
IBM Layoffs and Compensation Raise Disturbing Questions About Corporate Ethics

The corporation continues to keep layoff numbers secret but is obliged to report that executives received millions in bonuses and extravagant perks.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

While wandering the aisles of Wal-Mart the other day, I noticed that the store's stock of resumé paper was completely sold out. I don't know why I should be surprised by this, but it made me wonder if a few thousand laid-off IBM employees might have been responsible. Perhaps they first met at McDonald's for coffee and then marched over to Wal-Mart together and swarmed into the store like a hoard of locusts, wiping the shelves clean of the precious commodity that everyone wants: resumé paper!


Featured News
SkyView Risk Assessor Now Includes PCI-Specific Considerations

New version also has the ability to email reports directly from IBM i.

SkyView Partners next week will release a new version of SkyView Risk Assessor for IBM i, i5/OS and OS/400, the company has announced.

carol_woodbury.gif"A large percentage of our customer base is dealing with PCI requirements," says Carol Woodbury, president of SkyView Partners. "With this new release of Risk Assessor we're including PCI ‘considerations' when we make recommendations on the various security settings.    As a simple example, one of the many PCI considerations now in the Risk Assessor output discusses the PCI requirement that you ‘assure confidentiality of data' and explains how this affects your QSECURITY setting.


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