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Content tagged with IT Strategy
posted in November 2008
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India's Outsourcers Undaunted By Mumbai Terror Attacks
News  |  11/27/2008
Nasscom said the country's software and services companies remain fully operational.
Down To Business: Google's Schmidt: An Economic Solution Is Within Our Grasp
Commentary  |  11/26/2008
He calls for bold government-supported R&D and infrastructure programs, starting with energy and extending to other tech sectors. But how far should the government reach -- and meddle?
History Reloaded: Changing The Past To Suit The Present
News  |  11/26/2008
The authors of a new report argue that revisions to the White House Web site reflect a willingness by the Bush administration to whitewash history.
MySpace Suicide Jurors Near Verdict
News  |  11/26/2008
The panel has reached a decision on three of four counts of fraud and unauthorized computer access.
Piece Of Cake: Sara Lee Outsources To HP
News  |  11/26/2008
The confectioner is turning to Hewlett-Packard for help with infrastructure management.
Google Pins Gmail Bug On Phishing
News  |  11/25/2008
In response to reported security vulnerabilities in Gmail, Google puts the blame on some users who fell for a bogus e-mail scam.
Fewer Than Half Of Available PCs Reused
News  |  11/25/2008
Transportation costs, import tariffs, and environmental legislation are among the hindrances cited by refurbished PC exporters.
Samsung, InterDigital Settle Cell Phone Patent Suit
News  |  11/25/2008
The multimillion-dollar arbitration involves Samsung's sale of 2G products and 3G patent licensing.
Beatles On iTunes Talks Hit Snag
News  |  11/25/2008
Negotiations to bring the Fab Four's music to Apple's download service face roadblock.
Visual Studio Users Face Patent Threat
News  |  11/25/2008
A California company has filed infringement suits against Microsoft customers that use the app development software.
Worldwide Wi-Fi Social Network Takes Off
News  |  11/25/2008
WeFi's free software download enables users to connect to 10 million Wi-Fi access points around the world.
Windows Vista, Multimedia Codec Vulnerabilities Found
News  |  11/24/2008
Certain administrative rights are required for the vulnerability to be exploited, making it a risk primarily for malicious insider scenarios.
Google Gmail Vulnerability Being Investigated
News  |  11/24/2008
A known cross-site scripting glitch could let an attacker hijack messages sent to the victim's Gmail account by redirecting specific messages, says a security researcher.
HP Laptops, Services Boost Quarterly Revenue
News  |  11/24/2008
Dell, on the other hand, recently reported a 3% drop in revenue for the same period to $15.16 billion, while its profits fell 5% to $727 million.
Gen Y Employees: Your Future--And Your Biggest Threat
Commentary  |  11/24/2008
Our excellent sister site Dark Reading has summarized three reports about a group representing the latest in in-house IT security threats: they don't know or don't care about IT security policies, they're heavy users of cutting-edge technologies, and they care more about securing their home PC than their work PC. They're your Gen Y employees, and they're your future.
Apple First Rejected IBM's Papermaster For Top iPhone Job
News  |  11/24/2008
The chip engineer apparently didn't succeed in his first effort to land the position in Cupertino.
Small-Town Tech Firm Reversing Outsourcing Tide
News  |  11/24/2008
Eleutian Technology, based in rural Wyoming, is poised to do big business teaching English to Korean and Chinese students over the Internet.
Steve Ballmer Must Testify In 'Vista Capable' Suit
News  |  11/24/2008
E-mails show that Microsoft's CEO knew of decision to lower specs for Vista PCs.
Cops Eye Web Site's Role In Streaming Video Suicide
News  |  11/24/2008
Police investigating the death of Abraham Biggs Jr. are looking at forum moderators and users.
This Presidential Blackberry Thing Is More Complicated Than We Thought
Commentary  |  11/22/2008
Earlier this week, The rANT posted a screed blasting the powers that be for denying President-Elect Obama his prized Blackberry once he enters the White House. Well, it turns out that Blackberry has already been hacked.
Symantec Estimates Cybercrime Economy At $276 Million
News  |  11/21/2008
However, the potential value of the credit card information and bank account credentials being sold, if criminally exploited to its maximum potential, could reach $7 billion.
Florida Teen's Suicide Streamed Live On Internet
News  |  11/21/2008
Some thought the event was a hoax until Abraham Biggs Jr.'s body was found by police.
MySpace Suicide: Defendant Thought Hoax Was 'Funny'
News  |  11/21/2008
Court prepares to wrap up first week's testimony in the controversial case.
Internet Explorer 8 Will Ship In 2009
News  |  11/21/2008
Microsoft has put to rest speculation that its next browser will drop before year's end.
Google Crowdsources YouTube Support
News  |  11/20/2008
YouTube is looking for users willing to make a video to explain topics such as Editing my video, Customizing channels, and Transferring from camera to computer.
CIO Values: Marina Shabin, VP And CIO Of Sterling Commerce
Features  |  11/20/2008
You're only as successful as your least satisfied customer, says Shabin.
Crisis Survival Kit: 5 Resolutions For Managing IT In 2009
Commentary  |  11/20/2008
The second half of 2008 has already been brutal for business. The prospects for early 2009 aren't glowing, but now's the time for business owners to think hard about the strategy and decisions that will carry the company through next year.
Cell Phones As Wallets One Step Closer
News  |  11/19/2008
The GSM Association called for most mainstream cell phones to have NFC technology, which paves the way for phones to be used as contactless payment devices.
Jury Selection Underway In MySpace Suicide Trial
News  |  11/19/2008
Lori Drew is accused of posing online as a teenage boy in order to harass the victim.
Verizon-Alltel Merger Nearly Done, U.S. Cellular Next?
News  |  11/19/2008
The sixth largest cell phone provider has 6.2 million subscribers and uses the same CDMA infrastructure utilized by Verizon and Alltel, making an acquisition relatively easy.
CA To Overhaul Big Iron With Mainframe 2.0
News  |  11/19/2008
The management company claims mainframes can represent only half the cost of distributed client-server architecture for light workloads.
Image Gallery: How Tech Tools Are Saving Great Works Of Art
News  |  11/18/2008
New labs at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center employ high- and low-tech tools from Microsoft Windows and Gmail, to specialized lighting, an electron microscope, and a room-sized X-ray machine.
Apple Hit With Another iPhone 3G Lawsuit
News  |  11/18/2008
The complaint said the iPhone is not as fast as advertised, and the casing is susceptible to cracking.
German MP Drops Wikipedia Lawsuit
News  |  11/18/2008
Lutz Heilmann says he's satisfied now that offensive content about him has been removed.
Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Talks About Slowdown, Virtualization, Linux
News  |  11/18/2008
In an exclusive interview, Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst opens up about the open source software firm's short-term prospects in troubled times and longer-term opportunities for growth.
Microsoft Co-Prez Warned Colleagues 'Vista Capable' Was Misleading
News  |  11/18/2008
Senior executives inside the software maker questioned a decision to lower hardware specs for Vista PCs, e-mails show.
Got IT Secrets? This Web Site Will Reward You Handsomely
News  |  11/18/2008
Article One Partners is encouraging people to contribute their knowledge of "prior art" of important intellectual property.
Capgemini Sharpens Cloud Consulting With Amazon Deal
News  |  11/18/2008
The company also launched a new group, the Cloud Computing Center of Excellence, that will help businesses evaluate and implement cloud services and offer cloud consulting.
Top Cyberspace Lawyer Challenges RIAA's Music-Sharing Lawsuits
News  |  11/18/2008
Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson is defending Joel Tenenbaum, a Boston University graduate student who has been charged with illegally downloading songs.
Green Hills Software Integrity: A Secure OS At Last
Commentary  |  11/18/2008
Green Hills Software Integrity 178B operating system is the first, and only, certified Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+ operating system on the market. Green Hills Software uses Integrity as the basis for a secure PC operating system called Integrity PC and includes Padded Cell Virtualization, a secure hypervisor running within Integrity PC. Integrity Global Security LLC has been formed as a subsidiary of Green Hills Software to market Integrity PC. Integrity PC is provably se
CSI 2008: The Business Case For Governance, Risk, And Compliance
Commentary  |  11/17/2008
There are three legs of a table that, if weakened, put your organization at risk and, if a leg is removed, let the table fall to the ground. IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) is fundamentally a return to the basics of information security. Regardless of technology, you need to know what to protect, when it needs protecting, and why it needs protecting. Getting ahead of the game is more effective than catching up later.
Symantec CEO John Thompson To Retire
News  |  11/17/2008
Symantec COO Enrique Salem has been tapped to take over as president and CEO.
Web Site Aggregates Google's 70 Blogs For Easy Viewing
News  |  11/17/2008
The man behind Beyond Search's Overflight tool believes one simple aggregated site will appeal to users who don't have the inclination or time to plod through blogs.
Vista Capable Fiasco 'Destroyed' Microsoft's Credibility, Insider E-Mails Say
News  |  11/17/2008
The software maker's decision to ease hardware requirements also angered some partners, including HP.
SEC Charges Tech Mogul Mark Cuban With Insider Trading
News  |  11/17/2008
The federal government claims Cuban used nonpublic knowledge of a stock sale to avoid big losses.
CSI 2008: Brian Snow's Assurance And Controls
Commentary  |  11/17/2008
Brian Snow's keynote at CSI 2008 started with an amusing graphic of a guy pouring gas over his head while lighting a cigar. The message was we always take risks, even when we aren't aware of them. Snow learned a thing or two about risk while working at the NSA for 20 years, ending as technical director for information assurance. Information risks, he points out are, moving targets and information security programs need to be adaptable and w
CSI2008: Security Reconsidered
Commentary  |  11/16/2008
This year's CSI 2008 event promises to be every bit as interesting as ever. CSI tracks are broad, the topics deep, and the speakers top-notch. Once again I find myself wanting to see all of it (9 tracks!) but only one of me.
American Airlines Debuts Mobile Boarding Pass
News  |  11/14/2008
Passengers in select cities will be able to speed through the terminals by having their boarding passes sent to their cell phones or PDAs.
MPC/Gateway Suspended From Georgia Contracts
News  |  11/14/2008
State officials are worried about the finances of the company, which filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month.
Revenge Of The Papermaster: Apple Exec Countersues IBM
News  |  11/14/2008
Newly appointed iPhone chief claims a noncompete agreement he signed with former employer Big Blue is invalid.
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