ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
Are Wearables The Next Big Innovation In Classroom Tools?
Recent innovations in wearable technology have caused a tremendous transformation of the learning and teaching process. As an educational tool, wearable technology has great potential to can provide opportunities for students to learn faster and access information more efficiently.
What VARs Need To Know About The Migration To EMV
According to Creditcall’s new white paper, “The ultimate EMV cheat sheet: Everything ISVs, Integrators and VARs need to know to migrate to EMV,” the recent, highly publicized Target data breach has raised awareness among both consumers and merchants regarding the security vulnerabilities of magnetic stripe cards — and many called for change.
Government IT News For VARs — July 30, 2014
In news this week are some tips for Big Data strategy, updates about plans for Labor’s IT modernization and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, and a discussion of the applications of military cyber awareness. And finally, the FBI is compiling a new data base that include biometric information in an effort to streamline identification and prosecution of criminals.
New Report: Complex Networks Cause Network Disruptions For Government Agencies
A new report has found that federal agencies are three times more like to experience frequent disruptions in service with complex networks than with simpler ones. In fact, increasing complexity is one of the top three network management challenges facing agencies today.
Hospitality And Restaurant IT News For VARs — July 30, 2014
In the news, Disney World provides some insight into the future of mobile payment technology, while Congress is taking steps to reauthorize Brand USA. Also, the National Restaurant Association reports restaurant sales had a slight decline in June.
New Ransomware Strain Causes Data Breaches, KnowBe4 Warns
CryptoWall Leads To Data Breach At Brokerage House. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
FISMA Reform Efforts Aim For Balance Between CDM And FISMA
Legislation aimed at modernizing the 12-year-old Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), introduced by committee chairman, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), and ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), has passed a vote by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 25 and is with Senate committee.
Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs – July 24, 2014
In the news this week, a report also shows that the new Neighborhood Markets are actually not having the negative impact on conventional grocers that was anticipated. Also, an app underscores the trend toward indoor retail mapping.
Hospitality And Restaurant IT News For VARs — July 24, 2014
In the news, responsive web design has ROI for your hotel clients. Also, a new solution links social media to make reputation-aware hotel pricing decisions.
Government IT News for VARs -- July 23, 2014
This week in the news, there are reports that a government-grade malware has fallen into hacker hands, while an international collaboration was created to target the Shylock Trojan. An interview with Mike McConnell reveals his fears of a new major cyber-attack, while Edward Snowden touts SpiderOak over DropBox to protect data from government snooping. And a recent blog post muses about the future of the NIST-NSA relationship.