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Content tagged with Mobile posted in February 2005
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Symantec CEO Takes On Microsoft, Again
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
John Thompson tells government IT executives that Microsoft's security efforts won't help in heterogeneous computing environments.
SmartAdvice: Telecommuting A Boon With Proper Safeguards And Training
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Make telecommuting a privilege and focus on training and security for a successful experience, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for range of services and experience from a data-center-relocation services provider.
The Observer: Adjust Expectations To Maintain Greatness
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
When things are going well is the time to look ahead and plan ahead, says Lou Bertin.
Business Technology: Security, Microsoft, And High-Stakes Poker
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Microsoft is playing high-stakes poker with its customers over the security of its products and technologies, and so far, Bob Evans says, the company's raises and bluffs have held up. But the other players are getting tired of the game, and Microsoft might find that dominating such a game will be little more than a Pyrrhic victory.
Langa Letter: Getting The Grunge Out Of Your PC
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Fred Langa cleans the dirtiest PC he can find, and along the way shows you how you can easily tackle yours.
Qwest Makes Another Bid For MCI
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Regional phone company increases cash portion of its offer in an effort to snatch the long-distance company from Verizon Communications.
Optimizing Enterprise IT
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Six strategies for reducing costs and ensuring business value
New Technology, New Approach To Design Apps
Commentary  |  2/24/2005  | 
Arch Ventures Partners has made investments in companies producing radio frequency ID tag and grid computing products, but may next put its money in companies developing products that exploit the nascent dual-core and multicore chip.
Google Movies
Commentary  |  2/23/2005  | 
Anticipating Oscar. It sounds like the title of some dreadful film; it is in fact an explanation of the timing of Google's latest search enhancement: cinema-centric search.
Homeland Security Turns To Private Sector For Advice On IT Privacy
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Department names members to a new committee that will advise on technological issues affecting privacy, as well as data integrity and interoperability.
Time Warner Launches VoIP Service For PBXs
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Company launches a VoIP service for PBX customers in 21 markets across the U.S., and will roll it out to other markets later this year.
HP Expands Network-Security Offerings
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
HP's ProCurve Networking unit unveils secure branch-office routers and adds features to make LANs, WANs, and wireless LANs more secure.
Business Technology: RFID: Time To Take A Stand
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
Sensing defeat, the ACLU and other hand-wringers crank up to attempt to squelch RFID initiatives regardless of potential benefits these technologies and related business-process improvements might offer, Bob Evans says.
Just how many open-source licenses do we need?
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
It's a question to which there's no answer … at least not yet. One thing's for sure: there doesn't seem to be any shortage of applications for new licenses. Ironically, the proliferation new open-source licenses, each with different restrictions and guidelines, introduces incompatibilities that could actually put up walls between some really good programs.
SmartAdvice: Spreading IT Knowledge Among Staff Benefits All
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
Staff development of IT knowledge is a win-win for everyone, The Advisory Council says. Also, it's time to evaluate IT structure in light of ongoing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
CIO Redux: Washington State's New IT Leader Returns To Old Job
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Gary Robinson served as acting director of the Department of Information Services in 2001 and 2002.
With D+ On Their Report Card, Federal Security Officers Try A Study Group
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Government cybersecurity managers will form the CISO Exchange after another poor report on federal computer security.
Cisco's Self-Defending Network Strategy Takes A Step Forward
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Cisco advances a portfolio of products under its "Adaptive Threat Defense," though companies are likely to stick with a range of vendors.
Former Aetna And CNA IT Leader Named CIO Of Connecticut
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Diane Wallace tapped to replace the state's first CIO, Rock Regan.
Fed Chairman: U.S. Workforce Needs To Develop Skills To Compete Globally
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
The supply of highly skilled workers hasn't kept up with a demand for such skills, Greenspan tells Senate panel.
Grand Central Enlists 14 Partners To Provide Online Services
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
The software-as-a-service market is expected to grow to $9.1 billion by 2008.
Linux is Linux, right?
Commentary  |  2/15/2005  | 
This week's LinuxWorld conference has brought with it the obligatory storm of new announcements from the most prominent providers of the Linux operating system: Novell and Red Hat. Both companies are making a serious play to grab desktop operating-system market share from Microsoft. Both have identified security as a major concern among their customers. And both have become chummy with the tech industry's biggest players. If open-source is all about mitigating vendor influence on IT innovation,
Procurement-Technology Investments Produce Big Payoffs
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
Companies that spend 27% more than their peers on procurement technology spend considerably less on procurement operations, a Hackett Group study reveals.
Microsoft Rolls Out Telecom Service-Creation Framework
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
Software vendor introduces method for telecom companies to create converged-communications services and interconnect services from third parties.
Report Finds Spyware Has Become A Corporate Scourge
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
Forrester Research predicts infection levels will reach 25% in 12 months, prompting 65% of companies surveyed to say they will invest in new and upgraded anti-spyware tools this year.
Verizon-MCI Deal May Affect Business Customers
News  |  2/14/2005  | 
Verizon's acquisition of MCI would create a strong telecom service provider with an extensive menu of services that can compete with the combined SBC-AT&T.
Linux' Maturing Message
Commentary  |  2/14/2005  | 
At this week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston, look for technology vendors striving to convince IT managers that the real value to running Linux isn't just cost cutting.
Borderware Releases Firewall To Protect Against VoIP Attacks
News  |  2/14/2005  | 
Company claims it is the first firewall designed to protect VoIP from hackers, spoofers and malicious threats.
SmartAdvice: Managing Wireless Risk Part Of Overall Security
Commentary  |  2/10/2005  | 
Manage security for cell phones and PDAs proactively, The Advisory Council says. Also, telecommuting is a benefit to the company and employees when it's managed correctly.
Langa Letter: Curing Laptop Overheating
Commentary  |  2/10/2005  | 
Sometimes, Fred Langa says, fixing a too-hot laptop/notebook computer is as simple as "Whooosh!"
Centive: On Demand Sales Performance Management
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
New solution for linking goals/objectives to incentives.
Synygy Drives EIM to Version 10.8
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
New release introduces next level of enterprise scalability for sales incentive processing.
IBM and SCO Share Split Decision In Latest Linux Sparring
Commentary  |  2/9/2005  | 
The wheels of justice continue to turn slowly in The SCO Group's $5-billion lawsuit against IBM, despite IBM's attempts to speed the process by requesting certain summary judgments that get to the heart of the case. The Utah U.S. District Court judge presiding over the case essentially rendered a split decision between the companies when he ruled Tuesday that he would allow IBM to maintain its claim that it hasn't infringed up
House Panel Elevates IT Oversight To Full Committee
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
With technology so pervasive throughout the federal government, the entire House Government Reform Committee will provide IT oversight.
Headsup: Talk Amongst Yourselves
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Headsup; PC-ERA vs. M2M-ERA Internet; Event Alert
Callidus Software: The EIM Road to Recovery, or Maybe Not
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Corporate performance shows challenges in execution.
Oracle’s Good Intentions for Applications
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Will PeopleSoft users find happiness in "fusion"?
Majority Of European Consumers Worry RFID Threatens Their Privacy, Survey Says
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Consumers surveyed see privacy-protection laws as way to make them feel more comfortable with buying RFID-enabled merchandise.
Cisco's Net Income Nearly Doubles
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
Networking company says businesses are starting to spend more on technology and reports strong gains in sales and profits for its fiscal second quarter.
IBM Debuts Bio-Surveillance Software
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
The Internet system can track a hospital's patient care or a community's warning signs for disease or bioterrorism.
New York Transit Agency Awards IBM $65 Million IT Services Contract
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
IBM Global Services will operate systems that manage fare collection, crew schedules, procurement, and contracts, as well as a massive database that tracks parts for subways, buses, and other equipment.
President Seeks 10.3% Hike In Homeland Security IT Operations Budget
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
The IT spending increase will outpace that for the overall Homeland Security budget, but IT still represents less than 1% of department expenditures planned for 2006.
Business Technology: Supply Chains Hit Home (Sweet Home)
Commentary  |  2/4/2005  | 
A not-so-Socratic dialogue on in-home supply-chain fulfillment experts, dog food, cereal, TV ads, Webvan, Walgreens, Jim Collins, and just-in-time shampoo shopping.
Super Bowl XXXIX Is A High-Tech Playground
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
The game of football hasn't changed much in decades, but the influence of technology on Sunday's Super Bowl game will be on display, as companies hawking and using technology jockey for their place in the Jacksonville sun.
No Job Growth In IT Industries In January
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Even employment among the IT services firms, which has shown steady growth this past year, hardly budged in January.
Search Engine Claims It Is 'Web's Biggest'
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
A Web search engine that uses the "whois" database said Friday that it searches more Web sites than any other search engine, including Google, which crawls the Web in a different manner for its search results.
Deputy Labor Secretary Tapped To Head Fed E-Gov Panel
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Steven Law replaces Samuel Bodman, the new Energy Secretary, as head of the President's Management Council Subcommittee on E-government.
Improved Security Enables More Wireless Apps
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
When the California law firm of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman gave its employees wireless access to internal applications, the firm increased its billable hours by seven percent.
SAP Fishes for .Net Portal Developers
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
If you work at one of the approximately 12,000 companies that run SAP applications on Windows servers, SAP and Microsoft's joint release of a portal development kit (PDK) for Visual Studio .Net 2003 presents a new possibility for agile application integration -- assuming the SAP Enterprise Portal is an interface you want to invest in.
IDC: Oracle Expands its Applications Market Footprint with PeopleSoft Acquisition
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
The study finds that the merger gives Oracle a significantly wider market footprint in applications on a worldwide basis.
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