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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.