Q&A: Veterans Affairs CIO Explains IT Overhaul
The recently appointed Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs discusses why 45 IT projects were put on hold and his plan for avoiding the mistakes of the past.
The Encryption Gap
Things that make us say "hmmm" include these stats: The percentage of respondents to our 2009 Strategic Security Survey rating encrytion as effective in reducing risk dropped from 57% in 2008 to 48% in 2009. Use of disk, file and backup media encryption ALL fell year over year by at least five percentage points. Backup encryption usage is down 10 points.
Groups Seek Cloud Computing Standards
A number of bodies jointly seek standardization in areas including security, management frameworks, data exchange formats, and cloud taxonomies and reference models.
HTC Posts $197 Million Profit
While the company is an early adopter of the Android platform, Windows Mobile smartphones account for the bulk of its sales.
Samsung Predicts Strong Second Quarter
The company had a fivefold increase in operating profits from the previous quarter thanks to increased market share in the handset and flat-panel television markets.