Report says agency's computer systems failed to track supplies during last year's hurricane season.
Business Technology: Competitiveness, Truth, And Today's Universities
When blame is assigned for the current shortage of U.S. graduates with degrees in engineering or computer science, universities always seem to get away without even a harsh word. But not anymore -- a fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution thrashes university presidents for their lack of leadership in this area of vital strategic national interest. Bob Evans wonders if it might be time for the ivory towers to get a taste of some free-market discipline.
Unattended PCs Security Risk Underestimated
Lonesome PCs pose a security risk that enterprises underestimate, a research firm said this week. Making matters worse, corporations just don't pay attention to the major security hazard of unattended workstations, according to Gartner research vice president Jay Heiser.
Intel Rolling Recipe For Barebones Notebooks
Intel's upcoming ''Napa'' notebook platform could reshape the marketplace by leveling the playing field between low-cost builders of plain-vanilla systems and the traditional top-tier PC vendors.
Down-on-its luck FEMA is under fire yet again, this time for its technology limitations. Fingers are now being pointed at the beleagured Federal Emergency Management Agency's overtaxed computer system, which is being blamed in part for the department's less-than-stellar response to Hurricane Katrina and the hurricanes that slammed into Florida last year. So a job posting for an information technology specialist may not soun
BlackBerry Maker Wins Round In Ongoing NTP Battle
The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office has rejected all of NTP Inc.'s claims against Research In Motion Ltd., but it's not over yet. The battle lives on in the court system, and Research In Motion still faces possible injunctions that would stop it from selling BlackBerrys in the U.S.
Red Hat To Seek Trusted OS Status
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, due at the end of 2006, is expected to become the first "trusted" Linux, a security designation that could accelerate partners’ Linux business with the government.
Dell Halts Some Free Shipping
In a cost-cutting move, Dell will stop free home delivery of its entry level systems within two weeks, reports say.
OpenOffice.org 2.0 Rolls Out Release Candidate
OpenOffice.org 2.0, a leading open-source rival to Microsoft Office and the foundation for Sun Microsystems' commercial StarOffice suite, enters a round of last-minute bug-checking as a candidate for final release.
Cisco Spending $12.5M To Buy Nemo
Cisco Systems on Friday said it plans to acquire Nemo Systems in a deal that will add network memory technology to its portfolio and enhance its core switching platforms and service modules.
Robot Rides A Bike Without Falling
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has demonstrated a bicycling robot designed to showcase the electronic component manufacturer's sensor technologies at the CEATEC Japan 2005 show.
Now, By Golly, PHP Has Got Marc Andreessen
PHP used to be little known outside a small circle of open source developers. No large company advertised it or gave it top billing at computer shows. It had only the little tool-making firm that originated it, Zend Technologies Inc., as a booster.
Now it's got Marc Andreessen.
Mobile Devices Put Enterprise Data At Great Risk
Today's next generation mobile devices greatly enhance mobile workers' productivity, but they're also placing unprecedented demands on enterprise security infrastructure,and in turn, represent a threat to sensitive corporate data
Computing-Challenged FEMA Seeks Techs
Two job openings have been posted on the agency's online board. The chosen candidates will be asked to help integrate, monitor, optimize, and manage databases and applications.
IM Networks Under Daily Attack
This quarter has brought new parent worms, and September has seen the highest number of IM attacks ever, according to security vendor Akonix.
IBM Offers Fast SAN
Big Blue is touting it as the industry's first "fully enabled" 4-gigabit-per-second storage-area network, with switch modules available in 10-port or 20-port sizes.
eDonkey Converts To 'Legal' File Sharing
The firm's CEO said that pressure from the recording industry prompted the change, and also said that many future peer-to-peer startups will be forced to locate outside the U.S. because of the legal pressures.
No Such Thing As A Stupid Question
What's that term they use to describe a question that's put forward clearly and simply? Oh yes, I just remembered: "in plain English." Wouldn't it be cool to make database queries in plain English? Well, it looks like you may be able to.
Pennsylvania AG Shuts Loan Site Charging 630% Interest
Ace Pays will, indeed, pay: $70,000 in fines and costs, and the company will refund consumers the amount of interest paid above the maximum 6% allowed under Pennsylvania law, according to the state's Attorney General.