Big data is on the verge of hitting the big time, but there are traps that lay in wait for the unwary.
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A Congressional inquiry told nine major data brokerage companies to explain how they collect and sell consumer information. The data dealers have responded with PR and generalities.
Fair trade for IT sector could work but still long way to go before it becomes feasible, say industry watchers, amid concerns over poor workplace conditions and "conflict minerals".
A few basic facts could be all that stands between a novice user enjoying the Linux operating system and a very bumpy ride, says Jack Wallen
The software giant will work out licensing agreements with UK educational institutions using a new method that could reduce costs for schools by up to 50 percent
Thoughtful management of inter-generational teams leverages each group's unique strengths and fuels innovation, market observers say, but note a sea change in corporate culture led by today's digital generation.
Following CEO Mark Hurd's resignation, no changes announced for Hewlett-Packard in Asia-Pacific, says spokesperson. Analyst notes vendor will be able to ride out the storm; says new CEO mustn't follow in Hurd's footsteps.
For those of you who are beginning to account for sustainability strategy in your IT purchasing habits, Advanced Micro Devices has just published its two annual proclamations about its green and corporate responsibility efforts. Among the programs/milestones you can read about:The AMD Changing the Game initiative, which is focused on encouraging the development of video games that impart social issues and values, and promote math, science and technology skills.
Beta testing, cash contributions, even things as simple as keeping your code updated so you won't incubate viruses attached to old code, each is a small contribution we make toward maintaining our responsibility as open source users.
Microsoft has helped develop an audio file format called Daisy that translates Word files into a 'talking' digital book format, making documents more accessible for users with impaired vision.
Government was once the great hope for open source but it will continue to diminish due to a lack of support according to the CIOs of Australia's largest government agencies.
Government continues to shun colossal outsourcing contracts in favour of selective sourcing, while businesses display growing confidence in software-as-a-service -- however sustained skills shortages have plagued deployments, sparking interest in offshore options.
With online journals becoming increasingly popular, it's high time Asian businesses start looking at establishing guidelines so employees know how to blog safely.
With Response Point Microsoft has put its lawyers at the disposal of supporting the technology Vonage and Digium pioneered. They are competitors in the market, but in a law court they will sit on the same side of the table.
The kernel development community can be "unfriendly", according to Linus Torvalds. In this three minute video, the Linux guru talks about why it is getting more difficult to bring in new blood.
Open source is changing the world in many, many ways. One of them is by redefining corporate responsibility, and how to meet it.
Approval from CIOs to IT pros...
IBM, Novell to join "Higgins Project" efforts to provide alternative to managing Internet logins and passwords.
Asterisk got the nod over a traditional PBX system because of its lower cost and richer features
Microsoft's CEO describes the last five years as a period of learning, and says the firm has woken up to its corporate social responsibilities.