ARTICLES BY TRISHA LEON
GFI Software Study Reveals (Disturbing) Trends In Employee Email Habits
A study of employee email user habits conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters, reveals somewhat disturbing trends in habits of employees with regard to email and mobile device use.
SSL Certificates Used In Cyber Crime Published In “Blacklist”
SSL (secure sockets layer) certificates are encryption programs that protect online communications. Many web services have added support for SSL encryption, and with recent revelations of large scale surveillance and bulk data collection by intelligence agencies, privacy-conscious web users have begun to adopt the technology.
Digital Signage Can Target Consumer Types
Before dynamic advertising, retailers used a “one-size-fits-all” approach to buyers. But according to Industry Weapon, shoppers have distinct buying habits and will not all respond to any particular marketing strategy.
Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — July 28, 2014
In the news, an article explores the impact open-source technology could have on manufacturers and distributors. Also, 3D modeling can give your warehousing customers a chance to test options before they buy, and keeping up with new trends that center on the convergence of the Internet with IT will be vital to your customers’ competitiveness.
How Not To Trade Security For IoT Benefits
Devices connected to the Internet offer flexibility and mobility, but they also present a serious security risk. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing, and businesses have been seeking ways to protect information shared over the Internet by this increasingly diverse collection of devices. WindRiver, a global leader in embedded technology solutions, discusses in a white paper, “Security in the Internet of Things — Lessons from the Past for the Connected Future,” ways in which businesses can minimize risk and protect their own — and their customers’ — data.
Manufacturing and Warehouse IT News For VARs—July 23, 2014
In the news this week, manufacturers have turned to digital metric screens to go lean; five trends are poised to shape the future of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); and the National Association of Manufacturers is pleased following the House’s ruling on the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.
Consumer Confidence In Privacy Online Is Decreasing
The TRUSTe 2014 Consumer Confidence Privacy Report reveals that consumer trust is falling as technological advances bring along with them new privacy implications. The TRUSTe 2014 U.S. Consumer Confidence Privacy Report provides a comprehensive analysis of current consumer opinions about online privacy across the U.S. The study was conducted by Harris Interactive, on behalf of TRUSTe, with more than 2,000 U.S. Internet users, from December 11 to 13, 2013.
Senate Advances Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
Threats to cybersecurity are on the rise. Ransomware like Cryptolocker and Kovter has caused considerable loss of time and money for many companies. In an effort to protect the country from these growing online threats, The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3 on July 8 to advance a cybersecurity bill that “encourages private companies to share information about cyber threats with the federal government and each other and gives the companies liability protections for sharing information about and responding to cyber threats,” this according to The Hill.
Senator Asks FTC To Scrutinize Big Data Use
A recent experiment conducted by Facebook using user data has drawn criticism and prompted one U.S. senator to ask the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to scrutinize the use of Big Data by Facebook and other companies. In IT News John Ribeiro quotes Senator Mark R. Wagner as saying, “….I think the industry could benefit from a conversation about what are the appropriate rules of the road going forward.”
Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — July 15, 2014
Recent articles discuss ways to help your customers harness Big Data, manage the finances of IT, and understand the benefits of enterprise resource planning .