Beware The VoIP Boom?
VoIP is growing worldwide, so what could be the problem? Quality of service and other issues loom.
Same Old Story
It's déjà vu all over again - but is anyone listening this time?
A panel of top-tier user companies this week once again sounded the call for software vendors to start delivering better quality products.
They also made it clear that they long to be close to you - vendors that is. For all the endless marketing blather we hear about customer relationship management, it's clear that the only k
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.
Analysis: Place Your Bets on a Process for Innovation
Some companies manage intellectual property as if it's an arms race, stockpiling patents and trade secrets that may never be commercialized. Johnson Controls approaches ideas for innovation with a process that makes the company more like a shrewd poker player, knowing just when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
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.
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.
Google Launches Video Service
Google Inc. yesterday said it had begun accepting digital video files of any length for its Video Upload Program. Eventually, Internet users will be able to preview, play, and purchase video content through Google Video, the company's video search service, which debuted in January.
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.