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Marcus Sachs on securing the homeland

Prior to the Churchill Club event, "Masters of Cybercrime: The Ultimate Battle of Good and Evil," I spoke with Marcus Sachs, one of the nation's top cyberwarriors. He is currently a computer scientist at SRI International and under contract with the U.

June 2, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The 9th Annual Semiconductor Forecast

On May 23, 2005, the Churchill Club held its 9th Annual Semiconductor Forecast, looking at the impact of evolving consumer electronics markets, wireless and wired communications semiconductor markets, new chip architectures and other technology innovations. The panel of prognosticators included Mark Edelstone, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Daniel Niles, CEO, Neuberger Berman Technology Management; and Joe Osha, First Vice President, Global Research, Merrill Lynch.

June 2, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The bigger picture on Watergate

As an avid follower of Watergate, I have been consuming megabytes of data about the unmasking of Deep Throat for decades. I can remember following the story in the newspapers (pre-Internet) and listening to the Watergate hearings on the radio.

June 2, 2005 by Dan Farber


Already complex enough, wireless security schemes get more complex

When our wireless security guru George Ou originally published his take on Gartner's recently issued recommendations regarding some new WiFi Alliance-ratified wireless security specifications, I contacted him to say I was lost in the acronym soup and asked if he wouldn't mind rewriting his post to include some more explanatory text and clarifications.  So he did.

June 2, 2005 by David Berlind


Tools for IT Transparency

Much of the mistrust that occurs between the business and IT sides of an organization is founded on misunderstanding and questions about resources.  Consequently, building a successful IT organization requires a culture of transparency.

June 2, 2005 by Phil Windley


Office 12 defaulting to .XML file format

Chris Capossela, who runs product management for the Office family of products, dropped by to see me to dribble out more details about the next version of Microsoft Office (currently dubbed "12"), which is due in the second half of 2006. The important revelation, which was expected, is that some Office 12 applications (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) will use Office Open XML as the default file format.

June 1, 2005 by Dan Farber


Very personal sensor telemetry

Ogo-Sangyo Co. of Japan has begun shipping school uniform blazers outfitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, which enable parents to monitor a child's location using their PCs.

June 1, 2005 by Ed Gottsman

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