At a town hall meeting at the RSA 2007 Conference in San Francisco, Greg Garcia, the Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for cybersecurity and telecommunications, described the environment in which his agency operates:"The next ten years there will be a single integrated IP network that serves all needs," Garcia said.
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Verizon in the fourth quarter decided to bring its technology services in house as it integrates the infrastructure from the MCI acquisition. The news was disclosed on Electronic Data Systems' earnings conference call.
While the Wii is off topic for this space I'd bet that there's a decent sized subset of this readership that plays, or has played, air guitar. Along those lines the Guitar Hero game is coming to the Wii.
The reviews are in and it's clear that Yahoo Pipes is the belle of the RSS ball. If the chatter on Techmeme is any indicator, Yahoo Pipes is utter mashup euphoria.
Update: Got through to give Yahoo Pipes a whirl and did a gallery. Let's just say novices need not apply at this juncture.
Every time I do a post about Google Docs or its office suite plans there are a bunch of talkbacks and emails about other wannabe Office 2007 killers. This just in: None of them matter commercially.
Notable headlines: Inside the $100 laptop’s security spec. More RSA news.
John Swainson, president and CEO of CA, started off his RSA 2007 keynote by quoting Gregory Treverton, a senior analyst at the Rand Corporation and former vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, on the difference between mysteries and puzzles. Treverton concluded that the national security challenge of the 21st century, for example, is less about solving puzzles than illuminating the mysteries in front of us.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellision was a no-show for his keynote this afternoon at the RSA Conference, out with the flu according to his substitute, Hasan Rizvi, vice president of identity management and security at Oracle (pictured below). Ellison is one of hardest acts to follow, and Rizvi did not attempt to mimic the master--no pacing of the stage, sniping at competitors or quotable statements.
Worth watching: Michael Wesch, an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, has posted a captivating and incisive 4-minute and 31-second video explaining the basic premise of Web 2.0, concluding that Web 2.