Archive for November 16, 2007

Kim Yong-chul, a former top Samsung legal affairs official, has named prosecutors that he said received bribes from Samsung Group in return for squashing investigations.

Samsung has denied the charges. In a statement it said the list of names was false and called the accusations “ill-willed and absurd slander”.  Samsung Group issued a 25-page rebuttal rejecting all of Kim’s accusations.

South Korean political parties have been pushing for a separate counsel over the allegations that Samsung has regularly fed bribes to an extensive number of officials, investigators, lawmakers and journalists to secure favors.

The Samsung Group is South Korea’s largest conglomerate and a global multinational corporation leading several major industries. It is composed of numerous businesses, including Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest electronics company, a global brand and the world’s top maker of LCD screens and memory chips.

Symantec Philippines raised the bar for enterprise security by announcing the availability of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.

Endpoint Security solutions protect your organization from known and unknown threats and enforce security policies on laptops, desktops, servers, and mobile devices that access corporate assets. Advanced endpoint protection technologies such as antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, intrusion prevention, and device control, combined with network-independent access control, provide unprecedented security for systems and networks.

IBM Introduces Ready-to-Use Cloud Computing

Posted: November 16, 2007 in Tech

IBM unveiled plans for “Blue Cloud,” a series of cloud computing offerings that will allow corporate data centers to operate more like the Internet by enabling computing across a distributed, globally accessible fabric of resources, rather than on local machines or remote server farms.

Cloud computing is an emerging approach to shared infrastructure in which large pools of systems are linked together to provide IT services. The need for such environments is fueled by dramatic growth in connected devices, real-time data streams, and the adoption of service oriented architectures and Web 2.0 applications, such as mashups, open collaboration, social networking and mobile commerce. Continuing advances in the performance of digital components has resulted in a massive increase in the scale of IT environments, driving the need to manage them as a unified cloud.

Apple Releases New iPhone Firmware Update

Posted: November 16, 2007 in Tech

Apple released the new iPhone 1.1.2 firmware update to the iPhone users through its iTunes service’s updating mechanism. This is the second firmware update released for the popular phone since its launch on June 29.

The new firmware fixes a bug in the mobile phone’s browser that has been widely publicized in the latest period. This bug affects the way the iPhone renders the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) images.