Business Technology: Pertinent Questions -- Are Your Answers OK?
Bob Evans has some questions for you to consider on such subjects as business-process optimization, supply-chain strategy, patch management, Barry Bonds, customer-data privacy, and publicly funded outsourcing, plus a thought for the people we remember on Memorial Day.
Global Revenues Soar For VoIP Gear
Report says revenues from global sales of VoIP equipment totaled $493 million in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 40% over first-quarter levels in 2004.
Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Woes Continue
While the cabinet-level department has initiated a wide range of programs to tackle its 13 cybersecurity-protection responsibilities, it has yet to fully address any of them to the satisfaction of the GAO.
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff
Besides the obvious technical intrigue ignited by the potential for creating a whole new generation of 'Intel Inside' Macintosh hardware, recent reports of chip talks between Intel and Apple are a sign that maybe Apple hasn't taken its eye off the ball after all.
I was beginning to wonder. The paranoid bunker mentality that sometimes envelopes Apple's leadership seemed to have intensified since January, evidenced in part by a string of p
Microsoft Word And Excel Employed As Systems Interfaces
Built on a service-oriented architecture, Meridian Systems' impending Proliance life-cycle-management software upgrade lets users tap in via Word and Excel 2003. Those without Office 2003 can access system programs through a Web interface.
Teen Blogs: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
In the seventh grade, my friends and I produced a weekly "mini-magazine" featuring articles on cosmetics and hairstyles, our lists of likes and dislikes, horoscopes, all of the typical teen stuff. It was nothing fancy -- handwritten text, ditto paper, our crude illustrations of Dorothy Hamill and Farrah Fawcett hairstyles.
Online Sales Soar
American consumers spent nearly $20 billion buying stuff on the Internet in the first quarter; that's nearly 25% more than they did a year earlier. Yet, online transactions represent only 2.2% of all retail sales.
Business Technology: Coming Soon: Transformation Upheavals
Hollywood represents the world of fables and make-believe, but the shift from analog to digital is causing some very real pain and upheaval. And, Bob Evans says, you can be sure that a similar Radical Overhaul is coming to a supply chain near you. Soon.
Too Much Complexity? IT Manager, Heal Thyself
Technology vendors can only do so much to reduce hardware and software complexity. It's up to users to simplify their IT infrastructures, say top executives from IBM and Cisco Systems.
Feds Faulted For Weak Wireless Security
Federal agencies have yet to fully apply key controls such as policies, practices, and tools to let them operate wireless networks securely, congressional auditors report.
H-1B Admission Rose 2.3% In 2004
The number of existing and new H-1B visa holders entering the United States rose by 26,325 to 386,821, with an estimated one-third employed in IT-related jobs.
What's A Blog? Many Web Users Don't Know
If you're reading this blog, you're part of a minority among Internet users. Despite the hype, most people don't read blogs. In fact, some surveys suggest a majority of Internet users haven't even heard of blogs. Hard to imagine, right?
Cisco Confirms Arrest In Theft Of Its Code
The incident has been a matter of concern because malicious hackers might find flaws in the code that could be exploited to impair the functioning of Cisco's routers, which handle a significant portion of traffic on the Internet.
IT: The Productivity Equalizer
European business technologists see higher spending on IT as helping narrow the productivity gap between the United States and Europe, survey finds.
Looking For Work? Try IT Services Firms
Payrolls at IT services firms grew by 4.4% in the past year, faster than the overall economy. But other IT industries didn't fare as well, the government reports.
MCI: What Acquisition Drama?
MCI—having rejected a $9.9 billion bid from Qwest in lieu of an $8.5 billion offer from Verizon—hasn't let the drama of the acquisition battle stop it from product introductions.
Audible Buzz Around VoWi-Fi
With VoWi-Fi, employees "can take their extension wherever they go," says Joel Vincent, director of product marketing at Meru Networks.