Wi-Fi 'Hotspots' Spread, Drawing Mobile Workers
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published February 12, 2003
More than a year after the service was introduced, companies with mobile workers are finally starting to embrace the Wi-Fi technology that's available in some coffee shops, book stores and other public places.
E-Mail -- A Company's Forensic Nightmare
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published November 18, 2002
Despite a handful of recent cases where emails and electronically stored files helped to bring down corporate executives or even an entire company, few IT administrators appear to have their electronic documents under control.
Biometrics Slow To Catch On In Networks
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published July 16, 2002
Government institutions and airports increasingly are using biometrics devices like fingerprint, iris, palm and face scanners for physical security. Yet few of these entities -- and even fewer large companies -- are using such technology for network security.
Rise of the Chief Security Officer
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published March 25, 2002
Even before Sept. 11, many companies were hiring a top executive specifically to oversee their IT security needs. Since the attacks, that trend has accelerated.
Security Product of the Year 2001
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published February 19, 2002
An increase in security breaches last year caused more companies to install firewalls to protect corporate networks when employees work from home. One of those firewall products, Cisco System's PIX 501, captured by far the most votes for the Datamation Product of the Year for Security in 2001.
Case Study: In Redmond's Shadow, An Open (Source) Secret
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published December 18, 2001
Practically every day the Eastside Journal prints stories about Microsoft - the main employer in its circulation area around Redmond, Wash. But in a quiet, not-so-subtle way, the paper has thumbed its nose at the huge software company by running its Web site on Linux, the open source operating system.
Case Study: Global Hospitality Chain Makes Home For PDAs
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published November 30, 2001
In the competitive hotel business -- where room prices can vary from day to day and huge blocks of rooms can become available within seconds -- data in the hands of managers is like cash in their pockets. Carlson Hotels Worldwide has developed a Pocket PC-based software system that gives employees the information they need, when they need it.
Insider Trading, Part 2
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published April 3, 2001
Last year the buzz surrounded independent public trading and consortium trading exchanges. This year, the key word is "private," as in trading exchanges. Learn how Dell Computer Corp. and HomeBase Inc. are reaping their benefits.
Insider Trading, Part 1
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published April 2, 2001
Want to Trim Excess Inventory and Better Synchronize Customer Demand with Supplies? Then Forget Public B2B Trading Exchanges, and Build a Private Trading Exchange for Just You and Your Suppliers
Security Product of the Year 2000
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published February 16, 2001
LiveSecurity System Secures Top Spot
Security Product of the Year 2000
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published January 23, 2001
LiveSecurity Secures Top Spot
Knowledge Management Meets the Portal
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published November 28, 2000
Combining knowledge management and corporate portals helps companies and their employees gather, manage, share, and use previously disparate information.
Linux in Manufacturing: Building Linux up
By Cynthia Flash | Article Published August 10, 2000
Kaiser Aluminum uses Linux on the factory floor. Will other manufacturing firms follow suit?