Tech Upgrade Helps Protect Wildlife
Washington wildlife enforcement agents use new in-car computers and high-speed wireless data services to protect the state's fish and animals.
PeopleSoft Tries Out CRM In A BlackBerry
Enterprise Sales for BlackBerry is designed to deliver full application functionality, including alerts on hot sales leads, prescriptive analytics, and remote security.
Business Technology: Cyberinsecurity And A Hot Job Market
Nietzsche, who would no doubt have worshipped hackers, said that out of chaos comes order. Bob Evans says he doesn't know about that, but does know that unless software companies and their customers begin to think very differently about security, then out of today's cybersecurity chaos will come massive job opportunities for computer-security majors.
AT&T Writes Off $11.4 Billion In Third Quarter
Massive loss results from write-down of assets and staff reductions; overall revenue drops 11.7% from a year ago because of declines in long-distance voice and data, the company says.
The vendors will collaborate on their approaches to PC quarantines, but Microsoft's Network Access Protection gets delayed by more than a year.
Postal Service switches to Lockheed to save money and get partner to absorb problems
SmartAdvice: Consider Limited RFID Adoption As The Technology Sorts Itself Out
Don't retool your factory, but consider limited RFID use as it moves into the supply-chain mainstream, The Advisory Council says. Plus, there's room for blade servers and rack-mounted servers in many IT architectures; and weigh cumbersome against secure in deciding on passwords, biometric-based ID, or some combination for security.
Wi-Fi Installed In Big D Arena
The American Airlines Center deploys Wi-Fi to improve customer service, internal operations, and security. RFID may be used in the future as well.
AT&T Plans Steep Job Cuts, Asset Writedown
AT&T reveals it's slashing 7,500 more jobs than expected and taking a huge writedown on its assets. Many analysts have speculated that AT&T will make itself a more attractive takeover candidate by cleaning up its books and reducing depreciation expense.
SmartAdvice: Align IT Outsourcing With Business Goals
Develop an IT outsourcing model that takes management and business goals into account, The Advisory Council says. Also, don't even think of hiring convicted ex-hackers to run security tests when security experts offer the same service.
Political Campaigns Get Technical
It's 7 p.m. on Election Day. You're about to sit down to dinner when the phone rings. You're first thought is to wonder why you didn't sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry. You answer anyway. The person on the other end of the line cheerfully wants to remind you to get out to vote. You thank the person and hang up. You look at your watch, then your rapidly cooling meal. It's hard to think about meatloaf when the fate of the free world
Living On Borrowed SCSI
The Government Open Code Collaborative is a great idea without a budget, which is one of the reasons its site has been down for most of the week. For the past several days, I've been working on a story about the GOCC without the benefit of ever seeing the site. The site, you see, was done in when a SCSI controller card, a donated piece of equipment from one of the GOCC's members, went dow