IT

Vendors are rushing to join Amazon and others in the cloud, offering businesses new ways to do more with less. The cloud computing market arrived in a big way in 2008, with Amazon, EMC/VMware, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, and a dozen other vendors introducing products for...

Most companies that experience data breaches have escaped litigation by offering affected consumers inexpensive credit monitoring services, but the tide of avoiding court is turning, according to attorney and columnist Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, Foley notes that recent court cases are...

Hospitals and medical clinics know they must invest in technology to improve patient safety, save money, boost efficiency and position themselves for the future, but few have done it because of the cost and complexity. Today, 13 percent of physicians use basic EMRs to store...

The U.S. House approves $819 billion emergency stimulus legislation that includes billions for broadband build-outs, health IT initiatives, smart grid investments, advanced battery technology, carbon capture and sequestration projects, and accelerated research in potentially revolutionary technologies with high job growth potential. Broadband build-outs to unserved...

No vendor program is perfect and every vendor has incidents of violating their boundaries with channel partners, but the recession is presenting extraordinary temptation to curtail channel efforts in favor of preserving direct revenues and profits. In the Channel Insider 2009 Market Pulse survey, they...

British Airways raised some eyebrows earlier this week when it announced it would offer limited in-flight use of cell phones. For the moment, BA is willing to allow only SMS and data usage on business-class flights from London to JFK. Read more...

Declining worldwide demand has led to 200 layoffs at Hutchinson Technology Inc.'s manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, and company officials are not overly optimistic the trend will end anytime soon. "We believe the weakened demand we saw in the quarter resulted primarily from a decline in...

Wednesday is Data Privacy Day, notes columnist and blogger Joe Campana, and it's a perfect time to understand just how vulnerable we are to identity theft and other forms of cyber crime. In this edition of Privacy Diary, also the name of Campana's blog, he...

The seemingly endless tale of information technology workforce woes, highlighted by Microsoft Corp.'s recent decision to eliminate 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months, apparently will not impact the company's advanced research lab in Madison. David DeWitt, the retired University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science professor...

Stamford, Conn. - Gartner, Inc. has identified eight mobile technologies that will evolve significantly through 2010, impacting short-term mobile strategies and policies. “All mobile strategies embed assumptions about technology evolution so it's important to identify the technologies that will evolve quickly in the life span of...