Take A Stand
Every socially responsible company should take a strong position on child pornography and make clear the consequences of violating their standards ("Right Is Right, So Let's Make It Unequivocal," May 5, p. 64). Don E. Bresett
President and CEO, Pilot Power Systems, Valrico, Fla.
A Question Of Ethics
Technicians' looking into the files on a customer's computer is an ethical issue. The person whose computer was invaded was a lawyer. Who knows what confidential materials may have been stored in his files? If we encourage technicians to look into the files of computers entrusted to them, lawyers, doctors, and others who keep confidential information will be confronted with an ethical dilemma when they experience technical problems. David Gentry
Northrop Grumman IT, Information Technologist, St. Louis For Collegis' response to Bob Evans' column, go to informationweek.com/938/collegis.htm. For more letters on this subject, go to informationweek.com/939/bobletters.htm.
Don't Get Too Comfortable
I go by the rule that thinking that you're secure in your job can hurt you ("Critical Path," April 21, p. 36). I always ensure that I'm learning something new. I also make sure that I'm needed and people notice when I'm on vacation. Tim Martin
Information Assurance Manager, Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Ogden, Utah
In "New Tactics" (May 5, p. 18), joint implementation services will sell for less than $50,000, but Oracle's 9i database on EMC's NS600 storage appliance will cost extra.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?