ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
Progress Continues To Decrease Tech Interoperability Challenges For Government Agencies, First Responders
Federal and local agencies and first responders face the task of carrying out their missions while also negotiating serious challenges raised by limited interoperability and compatibility of video surveillance systems, according to Security InfoWatch.
Initiative Helps Provide Insight, Advice To Help Women Flourish In Business
It could be that 2015 is a turning point year for female empowerment in business.
Study Finds Only 41 Percent Of Feds Consider Cloud Part Of Overall IT Strategy
A study by Meritalk finds, despite a majority (62 percent) of federal agencies in 2010 that reported they would move to cloud-based computing within five years, in a recent poll, just 41 percent of Feds see cloud as an integral component of their overall IT strategy.
Rise Of The Internet Of Things Will Drive Increased IP Access Control Solutions Market
The explosion of connected devices that is making up the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating increased IP access control solutions demands that will drive the marketplace for VAR offerings and managed services.
Study Shows IT Outages Have Immediate Negative Impact On Your Clients’ Businesses
A study commissioned by xMatters, a provider of communication-enabled business processes, reveals businesses are disrupted within the first few minutes of an IT outage and poor communications management means finding the right person to investigate the issue can take as long as, or longer, than resolving it.
Infographic: User Experience Will Shape The Future Of IT Service Desks
The explosion of BYOD (bring your own device) and the connected mobile workforce means that IT service desks are rapidly evolving to provide support beyond phone and email. An infographic from Randstad Technologies, “The Future of Service Desks: All About User Experience,” demonstrates that the future of IT service desks will require the adoption of mobile, virtual, and social features.
NRF Backs Legislation To Create National Data Breach Standards
During testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Technology, the National Retail Federation (NRF), offered solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.
Security Flaw In Hotel Wi-Fi Routers Could Put Devices At Risk
Cylance, a security vendor, says that its security researchers at the Sophisticated Penetration Exploitation and Research team (SPEAR) have uncovered a flaw in the InnGate Wi-Fi router commonly used by many hotels that could be placing the devices of guests at risk. The vulnerability could threaten not just guests, but could also spread to the hotels themselves if hackers are able to compromise the router to allow them to access other parts of the hotel network. Cylance says this could potentially impact reservations and billing.
Survey Finds Transportation And Logistics Believe IoT Will Be “Most Strategic Initiative”
A study conducted by Zebra Technologies Corporation finds 96 percent of surveyed transportation and logistics (T&L) companies agree the Internet of Things (IoT) is the most strategic technological initiative their organizations will undertake this decade. In fact, enterprises in key industries around the world are utilizing IoT solutions to “arm themselves” with the real-time data and intelligence.
Study: IT Decision Makers Keep Sensitive Data In The Cloud
A study from Vormetric reveals 60 percent of U.S. IT decision makers surveyed keep sensitive data in the cloud. The 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report (ITR) is based on a survey conducted online on its behalf by Harris Poll in fall 2014 among 818 IT decision makers globally, including 408 in the United States, and analysis was performed in conjunction with analyst firm Ovum.