ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
The Growing Need For Mobile Device Archiving
Are you keeping your data protected through archiving?
Are We Ready For Government Biometrics?
A new survey shows most people are willing to share biometric information with government agencies if it would in some way improve their travel experience
What is the future of Net Neutrality?
The principle of Net Neutrality has recently come under direct attack and it continues to divide the nation’s lawmakers
Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
In the news, emphasis remains on new apps to ease customer service and accessibility, as Mapco’s adoption of a proof of work app helps improve performance. Also, Redwood Oil is seeking to differentiate its brand through mobile apps and web marketing, while a Facebook’s role in the grocery aisle is growing.
Retail IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
In retail news this week, the IBM-Apple Deal means that retailers can turn their handheld devices, already in use by many, into actual decision-making tools. Walmart has also focused on digital technology and social media, a move underscored by its new WMX system.
White House Moves Toward Voluntary, Public-Private Collaboration For Cybersecurity
The White House has signaled its tilt toward a cooperative and voluntary approach for protecting “critical infrastructure” assets from cyberattacks and breaches in a notice issued last month by cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel.
Copy Data Management Could Save Billions On Redundant Data
A recent study has shown that improved copy data management could save government agencies billions of dollars currently being wasted on redundant copy data.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 16, 2014
In the news this week, vending machines are going gourmet, offering upscale items in unexpected places, while more and more restaurateurs are adopting technology to boost their customer satisfaction ratings. Also, new software helps double online apartment bookings for SACO, and hotel brands are finding that they need to readjust their methods of responding to customer service needs.
Government IT News For VARs — July 14, 2014
In the news this week, the Massachusetts Senate has passed an Information Technology Bond Bill worth $999 million, and new government cloud services are also moving closer to their projected 2015 rollout date. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General reveals how he approaches IT security in his department in an interview with Fed Tech, and the Amazon Drone project raises some interesting concerns, which one article hopes to place at rest.
NIST Forms New Cloud Working Groups
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced three public working groups to address cloud services, federated community cloud, and interoperability and portability. The working groups will bring together industry, government, and academic experts to address requirements laid out in the Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.