CDEX, Inc. has developed (though it still needs a lot of field testing) a nifty, yellow, $10,000 UV-based gun that will detect trace amounts of illegal substances on a surface such as a door handle or (presumably) your lips.
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
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Charles Zedlewski of SAP posts about salesforce.com's Apex on his blog.
Rod Boothby has an interesting post on how the social dynamic of work is changing due to the influence of the Web and related technologies. There is something very interesting happening in the field of enterprise technology.
Mary Jo Foley posts on Steve Bryant's report that tomorrow at the Office 2.0 conference, Google will unveil its GoogleDocs project, which merges Writely and Google Spreadsheets into a unified collaboration suite.
Here, at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Gartner analysts for the first time are coming out and saying that it's time for enterprises to decide on a strategic architecture to support mobile handset computing, and to begin deployments.
This November's election marks the first widespread use of electronic voting in the US. There is considerable concern among computer security professionals and others that electronic voting is not secure and evidence keeps mounting that the current crop of machines are not secure as they could be.
Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell delivered a keynote address at salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference this morning.
Before a standing room-only audience of more than 6,000 attendees here at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Steve Ballmer was put on the hot seat (if you can call it that) as two of Gartner's analysts David Smith and Yvonne Genovese grilled him with a variety of questions regarding Microsoft's strategy moving forward.
The software landscape is changing. PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield is heading up Workday, which is a pure on demand, Web services enterprise software play, following salesforce.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is on stage now at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo talking about blurring the lines between software that's delivered locally, or via the Internet. Below is a photo.