Business Technology: 'There Is No Darkness But Ignorance'
While business challenges of transparency and visibility get a great deal of attention these days, the problem isn't a new one, Bob Evans says. About 400 years ago, noted ERP guru William Shakespeare illuminated the eternal struggle.
The Spamming Of Web Search
A byproduct of search-engine optimization is low-value Web content that's filled with keywords targeted at search engines, not people.
Your Take On Windows-Linux Security Study: Yuck
Readers were skeptical of a recent study that found Microsoft Windows to be more secure than Linux, responding to our request for feedback in ways that left little room for misunderstanding.
Microsoft Goes After 117 Phishers
The Federal Trade Commission, the National Consumers League, and Microsoft tells consumers that they have the power to stop online identity thieves.
Mozilla Pays Bug Bounty
The Mozilla Foundation has paid out $2,500 in bounties under its cash-for-bugs program, which rewards researchers with $500 for every flaw they find in the group's software.
Zoom Modems Give VoIP Users Flexibility
Zoom Technologies is providing a group of consumer-friendly telecommunications devices that enable users to toggle back and forth between VoIP and primary phone connections.
Walmart.com Targets Pet Market
Wal-Mart moved deeper into the pet merchandise business Thursday, announcing that its low prices for pet products will be available on its Walmart.com site.
Google Adds Stock Charts
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
Firefox Thrives Among Bloggers
Increasingly, users of blogs and tech-oriented sites are using Firefox. They're embracing Firefox at a far faster pace than Internet users more broadly.
Bloglines Adds Package Tracking
Bloglines says it has added package tracking to its Web-based newsreader, enabling users to get updates on goods shipped by FedEx, UPS, and the U.S. Postal Service.
MSBlast Hacker Doesn't Have To Pay Half Mil
The Minnesota teen convicted of creating a variant of the Blaster worm has been excused from paying $500,000 in restitution to Microsoft. Instead, he'll do community service.
iPods Attract Sticky Fingers
From coast to coast, police blotters are filled with reports of stolen iPods and missing music--sometimes thousands of songs at a time.
Alaska Airlines Charts Its BI Course
The airline's use of a business intelligence instrument panel powered by Siebel boosts the software firm's new claim that it's a legitimate player in the BI market.
New HP CEO Won't Rule Out Spin-Offs
Some analysts and shareholders have advocated spinning off HP's printing or PC businesses to raise shareholder value. While CEO Mark Hurd didn't dismiss that possibility, he made it clear it's not his first priority.
Conflicted Over File Sharing
As a one-time freelance writer, I pocketed a few extra bucks from the intellectual property I created. The law recognizes that my writings had some financial value, and provided protection against their unauthorized use.
Trade Show Wireless Attacks Becoming More Sophisticated
Hackers at CeBIT were more focused on masquerading as a legitimate device rather than trying to capture information or redirect attendees. This means exhibitors with sloppy security practices need to be aware of the ease with which an intruder can access their network and cause damage.