Content posted in May 2008
<<   <   Page 10 / 10
In Emergencies, People Turn To Web 2.0, Not Traditional News
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
When danger is at their door, people turn to social media sites, blogs, and instant messages, rather than the mainstream news media, for necessary information. Twitter and Google mashups in particular prove far more useful than traditional government channels, according to a report prepared at the University of Colorado. I learned that the hard way myself last year.
Sun And Adobe, Both Opening Up
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
Two major announcements in the past day or so both caught my attention: the inclusion of an open source version of Java with Linux, and an effort on Adobe's part to open up the proprietary nature of Flash.  Both are potentially huge, and they both cover about as much territory as they overlap.

8 Dirty Secrets Of The Security Industry
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
An IBM security expert ripped the scab off the dirty little secrets of the security industry in a highly entertaining presentation Wednesday at Interop. Joshua Corman, principal security analyst at IBM Internet Security Systems, highlighted the gaping divide between what customers think they're buying (safety) versus what security vendors are most intent on selling (stuff that'll bring in the bucks). Here, in condensed form, is his list.
'Compliance' Is a Dirty Word
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
If there is one word I hate to hear used in this industry it's "compliance." To me it's like fingernails down a blackboard, and frankly if I never hear it used again then I would be a happy man... Let me be among the first to point out that the Compliance Emperor often has no clothes.
iPhone Users Get Free Wi-Fi Access At Starbucks
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
Since AT&T is providing Starbucks locations with their Wi-Fi networks, it decided to do iPhone users a solid and give them free access to the Wi-Fi. The only caveat is that you have to be an AT&T subscriber.
<<   <   Page 10 / 10

Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Increasing IT Agility and Speed To Drive Business Growth
Learn about the steps you'll need to take to transform your IT operation and culture into an agile organization that supports business-driving initiatives.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.