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Federal Workers Lead Telecommuting Upsurge

U.S. government employees led a big jump in the use of technology to work from home or other locations, instead of their normal offices, during an annual telecommuting exercise in March. For employers and vendors, the message seems clear that the market for telework and mobile workplace equipment a...

IBM Builds Traffic Cop for Internet of Things

IBM on Monday launched MessageSight, an appliance designed to handle machine-to-machine communications of the future. Such communications will develop exponentially to create what's known as the "Internet of Things." In announcing MessageSight, IBM cited a report that predicted more than 22 billion ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Big IT Firms Apply Talents to Fed Cybersecurity Research

Protecting Internet information has become a costly enterprise, with worldwide spending on security estimated at $60 billion in 2012. That figure will grow to $86 billion by 2016, according to a Gartner study. To help ensure that those investments are being spent wisely -- and to keep technology a s...

Microsoft Signals Laser Focus on Xbox With Mediaroom Sale

Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Mediaroom IPTV platform business to Ericsson. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it should be completed in the second half of the year. Mediaroom is currently used to power many of the leading Internet television services includ...

PRODUCT PROFILE

CallCopy Lets Managers See What Customers Are Saying

CallCopy recently unveiled cc: Discover 5.1, an upgrade to its flagship workforce optimization suite. Many of the changes incorporated in this version were made at the behest of customers who provided feedback at the company's first annual User Conference last fall, said Patrick Hall, CMO of CallCop...

TECH TREK

US Judge Tosses Censorship Claims Against Baidu, China

At long last, China and the United States are on the same cyberpage. A U.S. district judge in Manhattan dismissed a lawsuit brought by activists who claimed that Baidu, China's largest search engine, should be punished -- along with China itself -- for censoring them on the Web. First filed in May 2...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Cyberattackers Brewed Special Malware Cocktail for South Korea

Cybersecurity news had a distinctive international flavor last week. In South Korea, a cyberattack from unknown sources disrupted portions of the nation's banking and broadcast industries. During the attacks, a North Korean Human Rights website based in Washington, D.C. was also defaced. Because of ...

EXPERT ADVICE

A Tale of Two VoIPs

While there are several key barriers preventing widespread enterprise ad, option of VoIP, more and more large companies are recognizing the usefulness of this technology. The enterprise VoIP equipment market will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent between 2010 and 2014. Meanwhil...

TECH TREK

China’s State-Run Anti-Apple Campaign Backfires

March 15 marks Consumer Rights Day in China. To honor the day, state-run CCTV runs a special program to out scams, malpractice and defective products. This year, CCTV set its crosshairs on Apple, declaring that the company downgraded post-sale customer service to Chinese consumers. The network claim...

EXPERT ADVICE

5 In-Demand Skills for Landing a Dream IT Job

There is no denying it -- the technology sector is on the rise and jobs are ripe for the taking. Demand has shifted from the mainframes of 30 years ago to virtualization, opening up ample opportunity in the field. Today, it's all about optimization and collaboration, and IT decision makers are inves...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Feds Tiptoe Into Telecommuting Territory

Yahoo's recently adopted ban on telecommuting is designed to boost creativity and cooperation by having employees work on-site. That may work for the search company, but elsewhere employers regard telework as a useful and productive option. That includes the single largest U.S. employer -- the feder...

OPINION

The Employee Heroes at HP: Making an Impossible Turnaround

It is very difficult to pull off a turnaround. This is because you typically start with a company that is unprofitable and lacking the resources to compete. You have employees who are still on the job only because they haven't been able to find another one, and you're selling products that few want ...

Cisco Lets Virtual Desktop Users Get In on Its Jabber

Cisco on Thursday announced the Virtualization Experience Media Engine, new software that will extend its Jabber unified communications application to virtualized workspace environments. VXME will initially be available on thin clients from Cisco. Support for Dell Wyse thin clients, Windows-based th...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Federal Agencies Face Mobile Tech Catch-22

The fast pace of mobile technology development can improve the ways we share information almost overnight, with new applications and more powerful devices rolling out on a regular basis. Federal agencies, far from settling for the status quo normally associated with government, are trying to keep up...

ANALYSIS

Past, Present and Future Converge at EMC

This year's EMC Industry Analyst Summit included numerous highlights familiar to regular IT conference attendees: a self-generated report card on the previous year's activities and a discussion of plans for the year ahead, for example. Few, however, offer the level of access EMC does by holding cand...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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