ARTICLES BY TRISHA LEON
Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
The government released a statement which appears in Manufacturing.net. According to the statement, “More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data."
Cyberattackers Revert To Old Methods: Rate Of SYN Flood Attacks Increases
Black Lotus, a provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, has issued a warning that despite a significant drop in network time protocol distributed reflection denial-of-service (NTP DrDoS) attacks in 2014, traditional, tried-and-true multi-vector attacks against servers and websites have resurfaced as the most frequent, severe threat to enterprises and service providers
Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 18, 2014
In the news, an article looks at the Internet of Things (IoT) merging with Big Data to boost business potential. Also U.S. factory output rose in July, and experts are predicting 3 percent growth throughout the remainder of the year.
Senate Approves DHS Request For Biometrics At Border
A senate subcommittee has approved a request from the United States Department of Homeland Security for nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to be used on a state-of-the-art biometric system.
Travel Companies Need To Keep Up With Mobile Purchases, Bookings Trends
The travel market is an excellent market for digital solutions. The revolution that took place in the travel industry with the advent of the Internet and PC is now occurring again as mobile technology use continues to grow. The number of Internet-connected mobile devices worldwide will increase by 16 percent per year, led by strong growth in developing countries, according to Ovum.
NRF IT Security Council Educates, Advocates To Combat Data Theft
Data breeches at large chain stores have spurred technology leaders to form the National Retail Federation (NRF) IT Security Council.
Signal Boosters Can Keep Mobile Workforces Connected
Interruptions in cellular connectivity cause delays and reduce productivity for mobile workforces, particularly in rural areas. According to a recent Field Technologies report, “Field Mobility 2014,” 72 percent of survey respondents communicating in realtime experience disruptions in wireless connectivity in the field.
Emphasizing The “Overall” In OEE Could Be A Mistake For Manufacturers
For your manufacturing customers concerned with making data-based decisions, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is probably a top concern. Dan Miklovic explains in a blog for LSN Research that OEE is simply “a measure of a piece of equipment’s effectiveness calculated by taking the product of the availability of the equipment, the quality of the product produced on the equipment, and the performance as compared to theoretical maximum capacity.”
Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 11, 2014
In the news, wireless control technology enables scientific devices to transmit data, much like smartphones or tablets. Also, a white paper tells how the Internet of Things (IoT) can contribute to universally accessible data — key for Big Data programs.
eBook Addresses Securing Servers With Third-Party Access
An organization’s servers hold vital and sensitive information, yet they are continually exposed to internal privileged users and external third-party contractors who require access to provide crucial business functions. The role these third-party contractors and their employees play is essential, especially in modern corporate life, but they do expose organizations to security threats — once these users have gained access to the servers, most IT security managers have no idea what they are up to. In fact, according to reports from Verizon and Trustwave, nearly 90 percent of data breaches are accomplished via remote access to a company’s systems, but only 1 percent of data breaches are discovered by the victimized organization’s log analysis and/or review process.