ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
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.
Retail IT News for VARs – July 23, 2014
In the news AT&T has announced that it experienced a data breach and has notified its mobile users. Meanwhile, an international hacker indicted breaking into POS systems was arrested and Carphone Warehouse is using tablets in its new mobile BI initiative, and Google saw a 24 percent increase in Q2 this year.
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.