Beware The VoIP Boom?
VoIP is growing worldwide, so what could be the problem? Quality of service and other issues loom.
Three Ways To Prepare For The IT Impact Of New Privacy Laws
In the wake of numerous high-profile customer-data breaches, companies that haven't previously been subject to information security and privacy regulation should expect new regulations to mirror elements from existing laws. For businesses that want to start planning now, there's no need to wait for implementation instructions on how to secure consumer data.
SmartAdvice: Follower Or Pioneer, X64's Time Is Near
Look at what programs you'll be running and how long you expect to keep the hardware when deciding when to start buying 64-bit PCs and servers, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendors are developing self-healing wide-area file services for delivering data on a wide-area network.
Government, Not Vendors, Must Lead In Securing Federal IT
No doubt the IT security industry has a lot of knowledge to share with the federal government to help secure government IT systems and Web sites. With near-failure grades on IT security scorecards, the feds need the assistance.
New Network Boosts Access Speed
Cascade Lumber and Manufacturing uses FineGround's Velocity-FS system to increase access speeds for users at its branches and remote sites throughout the Midwest.
Business Technology: The Biggest Threat To Your Career
You're still spending 75% of your IT budget on maintenance, your CEO still treats you as a bit of an outsider, and the closest you get to strategic involvement is implementing it rather than helping develop it. If you don't see the interlinked connections among those three conditions, Bob Evans says, then it's time to wake up.
Atmospheric Center's Supercomputer Not Ready For Prime Time
National Center For Atmospheric Research employs its new IBM eServer Blue Gene supercomputer to evaluate applications, not to forecast weather. Immature technology requires extensive experimentation before system can be deployed for production, official says.
Can Electronic Passenger Data Help Contain An Epidemic?
Delta Air Lines is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to see if quickly providing electronic passenger data will help the centers track down sources of an illness to prevent an epidemic from spreading.
Apple Chip Deal Hints At New Device
SiliconValleyWatcher yesterday reported that Apple Computer has contracted to use multimedia chips from UK-based Alphamosaic in a future mobile device.
Alphamosaic was acquired by chipmaker Broadcom Corp. in September. The release announcing the transaction describes Alphamosaic's VC02 chip, which sounds like
IT Employment On Upswing
The unemployment rate among business technologists plummets nearly 2 points in one year, an InformationWeek analysis of government data shows.
Rhode Island Gets New CIO
Tracy Emerton Williams previously spent four years managing information technology for Rhode Island's court system.
Smithsonian Institution Plans MP3 Music Store
The online music stores of Apple Computer, Microsoft, and Sony will soon get some competition from an unexpected online music provider: The Smithsonian Institution's Folkways collection.
IT-Services Employment Stagnates
Though the sector added only 900 new jobs last month, employment among IT-services firms is at its highest levels since December 2001.