Let's Make 2006 The Year We Wipe Out Spam
We don't care about spam anymore, and that's wrong. Spam is a crime highway that runs straight through your computer, carrying a cargo of worms, fraud, viruses and other attacks.
Security vendor Sophos reported that attacks jumped 48% in the first 11 months of 2005. The most dangerous threats were spam-distributed.
Spam has direct financial costs, as network managers are required to spend money on software and
IPTV: Another Fun Way To Waste Time At Work
At the risk of being cast as paranoid productivity cops, business managers may find it difficult to stop TV and video viewing from joining personal E-mail, instant messaging, and blogs as online productivity drains.
Phishers Become More Sophisticated
Open redirects were one of the favorite tactics of phishers in 2005, said Web-tracking and anti-phishing company Netcraft, and they're a good example of fraudsters' increasing proficiency.
Priorities Out Of Order
The beginning of a new year is a perfect time for businesses to assess their objectives and define which projects should take precedence in the coming 12 months. Unfortunately, all too often, IT professionals complain that corporate technology priorities are out of order. In the Systems Management Pipeline poll conducted over several weeks in December, only 18 percent of the respondents said their companies ha
Look Who's Talking At CES
Intel and Dell, both of whose CEOs are keynote speakers, intend major home- and entertainment-oriented announcements at next week's Consumer Electronics Show.
Prediction No. 10: Continuous Controls, The Intersection of BPM, ECM And Event Monitoring
This final prediction for 2006 is a look at where the rubber will meet the road in the journey toward a sustainable, automated compliance architecture. Your goal is to create an environment of continuous controls, but what exactly is that? Continuous controls are something that analysts, consultants and auditors stress but, somehow, only vaguely describe. It will be your number one priority for compliance management but there is no silver bullet technology that gets you there.
There are no pre
Small Victory In Battle Against Kiddie Porn
When Dutch credit-card processor Vorotel cut ties with Bigfunhouse, the online payment site that provided access to Webcam pornography closed, a small victory was won in the war against Internet child porn.
VeriChip Files IPO
The Delray Beach, Fla., company has been the subject of controversy from privacy advocates for its human implantable RFID chips.
Way Cleared For Large U.S. Spectrum Auction
It will cost far less than previously thought to move U.S. government agencies off of valuable portions of wireless spectrum, freeing that spectrum up for use by cellular carriers.
Breaking Up (Microsoft) Is Hard To Do
For nearly two years, Microsoft has played European antitrust regulators the same way it played U.S. regulators: as a bunch of hapless nitwits. This time, however, Microsoft has misjudged its opponents -- and instead of a slap on the wrist, it may face an executioner's ax for its trouble.
Online Holiday Sales Soar By 25%
Though the busiest online shopping days were Dec. 12 and 13, the sales momentum continued till Christmas, ComScore Networks report.
Secret CIO: Resist Temptation: Don't Push That Hot Button
Our country's political discourse is interesting in a perverse sort of way. The dialogue is reminiscent of what happens during my company's executive committee budget-review meetings. In both processes, participants spend a huge amount of time on arguments aimed at fixing the blame for what went wrong while concurrently trying to grab the credit for what little has gone right.
It's Too Early To Say
The only thing that is a certainty about the Internet, I believe, is that the next generation will blow anything we're doing right out of the water.
XM To Unveil Concept Car Tech At CES
XM Satellite Radio will unveil what it calls the XM Advanced Services vehicle, a concept car featuring in-car video, voice command, weather alerts, parking space locator, and other technologies next week at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show.
Microsoft, Nissan Put Xbox In A Car
The URGE car enables people, while parked, to play the game ''Project Gotham Racing 3'' using the vehicle's steering wheel, gas pedal, and brake pedal.
A Return To Confidence
We are at the point we reach every December where everyone who isn't already too busy compiling New Year's resolutions they will never keep is trying to make sense of the year that is rapidly coming to an end. And what a year 2005 turned out to be - complex, challenging, and at times frustrating but also always interesting.
Some would call it the year of the merger and acquisition -- though every year might qualify as that -- with Oracle and SAP leading the spending sprees. Just last week S
Nokia Loses In Smartphone Patent Ruling
InterDigital says the U.S. District Court ruled in its favor, which will require Nokia to pay it more than $232 million in royalties. It's the latest development in a string of patent disputes plaguing the mobile-device industry.
NEC To Delist On European Exchanges
Japan’s NEC said it will make the move because such delisting would not affect its shareholders and investors and trading volume of its shares on these stock exchanges is "small."
MSN To Webcast New Year's Eve Countdown
This will be the second year that MSN broadcasts live from New York's Times Square. But unlike last year, viewers will have an option to choose the camera angles and the events they wish to view.