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posted in October 2005
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's high-tech campaign is the latest example of a new wave of how candidates are reaching voters via new media and changing the meaning of grassroots politics.
The Port Authority plans to install readers in 13 transit stations by next spring.
The idea is to prevent massive blackouts like those that hit the Northeast in August 2003 and help the utility meet reliability standards imposed by the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005.
As Big Blue sells its consulting services to companies coping with a graying workforce, it is also taking unique steps to prevent brain drain. Fran Allen, as one example, still helps out in an IBM research lab, even though she doesn't get paid.
IBM announced the availability of enhanced security for Automatic Teller Machines.
A new deal in upstate New York provides for electronic prescribing, referral management, and secure patient communications.
The combined company intends to lead the industry in the creation of a new generation of Internet Protocol-based services, which can be delivered through wireline or wireless networks to mobile phones, PCs and hand-held digital devices.
An expanded partnership will mean better integration all around; as one example, CA's Unicenter NSM will provide load balancing and diagnostics via Sun Solaris Container.
One in three American households had a home theater system by the end of 2004 and most home theaters had surround sound.
Terms were not disclosed, but Acartus makes software that allows customers to capture, manage, distribute, and archive large amounts of computer-generated output including ERP system reports, invoices, statements, and transactional summaries.
Many of the market's largest vendors will diversify into other software sectors to make up for falling revenue, ultimately leading to increased consolidation as some fail and some succeed, the report says.
The company is providing royalty-free access to its patent portfolio for some healthcare and education software specifications built around Web services, electronic forms, and open document formats.
Taking a page from project management, the program helps managers to communicate team objectives, align worker activities with company goals, track progress and address problem areas.
The program aims to encourage research on how technologies can help improve health care, education, and socio-economic conditions in underserved areas around the world.
The privately-funded "Report on the Status of 9/11 Commission Recommendations" criticizes the President for making "minimal progress" in leading national security institutions into the information revolution, and the FBI for making minimal progress in its analytic capability.
Online job recruitment is strong in major metropolitan areas despite a struggling economy and a slight decline nationally, according to online recruiters Monster.com
Eliot Spitzer targeted accused purveyors of charity, mortgage, and marketing scams, as well as adware.
Study finds most Fortune 500 companies are lacking when it comes to adding tech know-how to their boardrooms.
While New York taxicab drivers fight new requirements to install GPS, drivers in Las Vegas are embracing an older surveillance technology.
Consumer electronics in general will be big sellers; a new study predicts that revenue for this sector will increase by 9% over last year's holiday sales period.
The British Secret Intelligence Service went very public last week, promising IT careers that sometimes resemble that of fictional secret agent James Bond's.
Market confidence was higher in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom than in the United States during September, a survey says. Spending appears to be influenced by fears of online fraud.
The new versions, designed for small and medium businesses, sport a common Web-based management console.
Gates' impromptu classroom appearances were designed both to boost interest in computer science, and to find out how students use technology.
LexisNexis' new search function looks for articles in which a person or company is associated with a defined set of derogatory terms.
LexisNexis is helping its customers sift through news stories with negative content to find out whether potential partners, vendors or customers should be investigated further.
Iran is among a number of countries accused of using American software to restrict access to the Internet.
Dell has teamed up with Goodwill to manage a computer recovery, reuse and recycling program.
The University of California and the lab will create a new program to link recent molecular and nano-scale advances with soft matter including polymers and biological systems.
A new report by the OpenNet Initiative shows how Burma, or Myanmar, is one of several countries blocking open access to the Internet.
Founders of the Rocket Racing League plan to exhibit four X-Racer Planes in action within a year, and race rocket-propelled aircraft in front of a crowd of spectators within two years.
Following a tip received by the State Attorney General's office, eBay helped authorities in an undercover investigation that netted 16 sellers believed responsible for the sale of more than 1,100 stun-guns and Tasers.
IBM details several products for server and storage virtualization, and provides a way for third-party vendors to test and validate their software in the mix.
Dropping four patent infringement claims could speed up IBM's countersuit against SCO by limiting the amount of information SCO can obtain through legal discovery
IBM is asking companies to encourage their employees to pursue second careers as teachers. To help things along, IBM will share materials used in its own program.
The carp-like devices could someday be used to explore ocean floors, repair oil leaks, and spy.
The robotic vehicle made history on Saturday and defeated teams from 36 states and four foreign countries to win the Grand Challenge race.
The move appears to be part of a massive tax audit now underway.
The Department of Homeland Security's Eagle Project, which is designed to centralize purchases across the 22 agencies under DHS supervision, is expected to create millions in revenue for high-tech companies.
The Amateur Satellite Organization allows students of all ages to learn about radio frequencies, wireless communications, aeronautics, physics and chemistry.
Just like in an office, employees must know what's expected of them, while managers need to communicate and monitor productivity.
Twenty-three unmanned ground vehicles have qualified for the Defense Advanced Research Agency's Grand Challenge this weekend. The robots will race across 150 miles.
IBM is strong in overall servers, Unix servers, and storage in the two countries, according to IDC.
About 45 fish are swimming in New York's Hudson River emitting sonic waves, allowing scientists to better study the underwater ecosystem.
Computer Associates has formed a new organization and revealed a new strategy to expand its telecommunications business.
IBM announced new grid-enabled software from SAS and Absoft, and two new customers.
Customers can now see more end-to-end service levels across large and complex enterprise networks, the company said.
The Eleventh Edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is available online and legitimizes technology-driven terms.
New York City cabbies are opposing plans to install GPS devices, or similar technology, in their vehicles.