Logicworks Completes Report
Logicworks has successfully completed its Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS70), Type II examination
Painful Privacy Lessons
Since the theft of a disk containing names, social security numbers, and birth dates for more than 26 million veterans from the home of a Veterans Affairs data analyst was made public last week, the outcry over the agency's failure to guard the privacy of what are effectively its most valued customers has continued non-stop. VA Inspector General George Opfer confessed at a Senate hearing last week that supervisors of the VA d
Cambia, ITS Team Up
Cambia announced a relationship with consulting and services organization Intelligent Technology Systems (ITS)
Breach Announces $6M
Breach has received $6 million in Series B financing from two strategic investment firms
VoIP Difficulties Don't Seem To Improve
Back in October 1998, I co-wrote a cover story for Network Computing on VoIP in the enterprise, introducing the technology to our readers and describing some of the deployment challenges that admins should watch for. What's interesting is that every time I've gone back and reread that article, I've expected to find it completely outdated, with most of the early problems resolved and newer challenges in place. But instead I keep
Is Wikipedia Dead, Or Just Pining For The Fjords?
Nick Carr says it's dead, as the community encyclopedia has put in place a tightening series of controls on who can contribute content.
He notes that one of the kinds of restrictions is named "in good Orwellian fashion, 'semi-protection,'" which blocks unregistered editors and editors with very new accounts from editing a page.
"The end came last Friday," Carr writes. "That's when Wikipedia's founder, J
Do You Want To Be Part Of Microsoft's Revolution?
There's been a lot of hoopla about the simultaneous announcements of Microsoft Vista Beta 2, 2007 Microsoft Office Beta 2, and Longhorn Vista Server Beta 2. In fact, there's been so much coverage from all the various online and print media that I've been tempted to find myself a beta blocker. (Sorry--a little health care humor there.)
Apple Wants iPods To Keep Pace With Listeners
A patent application published today suggests that Apple is planning iPod software that plays songs to suit the pace of listeners' activities.
"[T]he invention pertains to a computing device that is capable of controlling the speed of the music so as to affect the mood and behavior of
People Use Word Because They Use Word
I've been puzzled as to why people would choose to write in Microsoft Word--or any word processor--if the text they're producing has little or no formatting. Well, I got my answer, and I fear that, alas, it's less interesting than I had hoped:
People use what they're used to using.
Now you're thinking: Well, duh.
Oversight Intros SOD
Oversight announced the first risk-based platform for managing segregation of duties
Office 2007 'Shiny,' Says Scalzi
Scalzi has been playing with the Office 2007 beta and loves it. He writes:
I can say at this point that a) I really like the new organizational structure of the features up at the top (the tabs mean you don't have to drill down through several hundred menus to find functionality), and b) I sure hope MS improves its"Publish to Blog" feature, because right now it stinks; I can't get it to play with the Whatever, which
Feature: The Personal Workspace Evolves
In a sign of progress for data hunter-gatherers, Microsoft, SAP, IBM and Google are taking steps toward higher order personal productivity environments that will let you interact with enterprise data.
Identity Crisis (Again)
Here we go again. Yesterday the Veterans Administration (VA) disclosed that vital identifying information for more than 26 million former military personnel and some of their spouses including social security numbers was stolen when a VA data analyst's laptop was taken from his suburban D.C. home during a burglary. VA officials say there is no evidence now that the thieves know what they have in their possession or that any
BlueCat, Mirage In NAC Deal
BlueCat and Mirage have formed an alliance to deliver the strongest DHCP-based network access control (NAC) available
Open-Source Java: What's It To You?
The real winner with any Java open-source scenario will be Sun, which has been scrambling to lower the prices of its products and services to compete with the likes of Linux and the Wintel crowd.
QlikTech QlikView, OutlookSoft 5, and more.
Enterprise Content Management: Hide What's Inside
Content management works best when its behind the scenes -- and not treated it as an application unto itself. Consider integrating with e-mail and business apps or explore emerging options for infrastructure- or service-based management.
TiVo's Magazine Team-Up Shows Old-Media Arrogance: They're Just Too Fuller Themselves
TiVo's announcement Monday that it's teaming up with old-line magazines like Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, and several other major print brands to create a so-called Guru Guide service for viewers shows that the company and its heavily recycled CEO, Tom Rogers, fundamentally don't get what's driving the new, networked, Internet 2.0 economy. So if I were a TiVo shareholder, which I'm not, here's why I'd be dumping that stock faster than Paris Hilton ditches Greek millionaires