BPS Upgrades Risk-Management Server
Business Propulsions Systems Inc. has upgraded its platform for operational risk, audit and regulatory compliance management for financial institutions.
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Mobility
Our two most relied upon computing/communications devices--the laptop and the cell phone--are making headlines today.
The failure rate on laptops (and desktops)--failure defined as necessitating replacement of a hardware component--is dropping, but remains higher than a rate I'd consider optimal.
Vista Volume Licensing May Require Product Activation
According to CRN, Microsoft is planning to require Vista and Longhorn customers with volume licenses to register and report their license key usage, ostensibly through some kind of licensing server running on Longhorn, and possibly a hosted server run by Microsoft. Although the article does not explicity state that product activation will be required, it seems pretty clear that de-activati
BEW Offers Solutions
BEW Global implemented solutions to address HIPAA compliance concerns within The Portland Clinic and Longmont United Hospital
Lifespan Taps Vericept
Lifespan has selected The Vericept 360 degrees Risk Management Platform to protect sensitive patient health information and organization data
IBM Bets Big On Chinese Startups
One Chinese company in the location-based services market has been able to grow its customer base by 30% and increase revenue by about five times with help from IBM.
IM: A Poor Fit For The Enterprise?
In the get-it-done-yesterday world we live and work in, instant messaging may sound like the perfect enterprise communications tool. After all, speed rules these days. Yet in spite of an enterprise push by the biggest IM platform providers, a lot companies are resisting the urge to dive in head first into deploying instant messaging as a corporate application.
Chinese Hotspots Set To Boom: Report
A new study commissioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance predicts that the Chinese enterprise Wi-Fi market will balloon fourfold at an annual growth rate of 45% over the next three years.
Oversight Releases Survey
Companies are embracing the concept of enterprise risk management but continue to struggle with implementation
Net Neutrality Hypocrites
It's odd to hear people in an industry that exists because of government regulation argue against government regulation and for the free market. And yet that's exactly what happens when telcos and cable television vendors argue against net neutrality regulations, which would forbid them from giving preferential treatment to Internet traffic for companies that pay for the privilege.
Telcos and the cable TV industry don't exist in the vicious jungle of the free market. They live a protect
All Your Bases Belong To Microsoft
Or so Steve Ballmer would have it. Though it's dabbled in it for a while now, Microsoft dove headfirst into unified communications today with an offbeat press conference that showed exactly how many ways Microsoft can dominate much more than just your operating system, desktop productivity, and server software.
Digipass Secures SMBs
Vasco has launched Digipass Easy Pack, the off-the-shelf strong authentication solution for secure Web mail
Firefox Scores One For World Cup Fans
Keeping up with the World Cup can be a pain, especially if you're at work and have to keep one eye peeled for your boss. If you could use a better way to catch the latest scores -- and if you only want soccer results -- drop by Mozilla.org and try out Boris Ruf's Footiefox extension.
Another Cell Phone Health Risk: Killer Thunderstorms
At first it sounds like a hoax, but reportedly doctors at the Northwick Park Hospital in England claim that using cell phones, iPods, and devices of that ilk during thunderstorms increases a person's chances of being struck--and even killed--by lightning. The doctors cite a real case involving a teenager who was struck by lightning while using her cell phone in one of London's parks last year.
Data Loss Epidemic
Data losses at major corporations and government agencies are being reported almost every day now
Op-Ed: U.S. AG Gonzales Outlines 'Aggressive' Actions On Intellectual Property
The Bush Administration recognizes the importance of intellectual property protections to the strength of the nation's economy and competitive stance, says U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. In this op-ed piece, he details the steps taken so far by the DOJ and other agencies to help combat and prosecute this growing crime.
Novell Announces New CEO--But Can He Save A Sinking Ship?
Ronald Hovsepian has been a rising star within Novell since he joined the company three years ago. But with a dropping stock price, declining sales of NetWare, and stiff competition in the Linux market, it's going to take more than star power.
Bit9 Recants Flaw
Bit9 issued a report announcing what it found to be the top 15 applications with known vulnerabilities
Enterasys Names CTO
Enterasys Networks today announced the promotion of Leon Woo to executive vice president and chief technology officer
Will Intel's Woodcrest Change The Landscape?
In typical Intel fashion, the company has scheduled a major press event for Monday that will happen simultaneously in New York and San Francisco to herald the arrival of a new product the company has been talking about extensively for the past six months. While it will be interesting to see what new information will be provided by Intel, what will be more intriguing is to watch over the next six months and see just what impact Woodcrest will have in reversing the company's struggles against Adva
Change Is The Hardest Thing
It is human nature to resist change, or at the very least be overwhelmed by it. Yet the phrase adapt or die has never been more relevant than it is to the IT organization where change is the one constant with new devices, systems, and applications constantly appearing in the enterprise either organically or by acquisition. Unfortunately, as many businesses have discovered over time, keeping up with infrastructure changes is an ongoing battle of which too many companies find they are on the losin
Feature: Service Advantage
To improve satisfaction, service organizations are analyzing customer interactions to identify and correct problems before they escalate. And to stay in tune with changing needs, firms are scoring customers by the minute, applying analytics to the data stream from call centers, retails stores, Web sites and more to customize on the fly. Find out how you can use analytics to ace customer service.
MySQL Gets Lit
If you work with MySQL for a living -- or for fun, for that matter -- there's a new magazine in the works that you might find interesting. It's called Tabula: The MySQL Journal, and judging from the description its publisher posted online last week, it's going to be a first-rate operation.
If Vista Leaves You Cold
If you don't plan to jump on upgrading to Windows Vista right away, you've come to the right place. Our top story for this week is Fred Langa's terrific article showing you how to completely rebuild, repair, or refresh an existing XP installation without losing data--and without having to reinstall user software, reformat, or otherwise change or destroy your PC's setup.
Dashboard: ERP Gains a Visual Advantage
SAP, Oracle and smaller enterprise resource planning (ERP) software rivals are starting to partner with data visualization software providers, including Cognos and Business Objects.
Dashboard: Can MS PerformancePoint Drive BI Down the Last Mile?
Performance management is crucial to running down that last BI mile, but equally important will be Microsoft's ability to bring enterprise search, process and collaboration technologies into the mix so that solutions better fit the needs of users outside customers' finance functions.
Bill Gates Waves Goodbye Earlier Than Planned
The first utterance out of a reporter's mouth when Bill Gates disclosed plans to ease out of day-to-day management at Microsoft was to question whether Gates was leaving the company earlier than expected. Microsoft officials should have been prepared for that, but they weren't. "I don't remember ever making a prediction about a particular timeframe," Gates replied. In fact, however, Gates did make such a pred
Applied Identity Adds Execs
Applied Identity announced the appointment of two former Sygate Technologies executives to its leadership team
Nortel Unveils BCS 3000
Nortel is introducing a new product designed to enable enterprises to simplify and consolidate their branch offices
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