Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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Comprehension and Retention

Comprehension and Retention

This is important because a difference in either, or both, comprehension and retention, would mean that a wide range of significant endeavours, from stock market and related financial decision making to public education, have been more affected by the transition from paper to screen than we previously understood.

November 19, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

How and why to use Sun Ray

How and why to use Sun Ray

I've just moved from Ontario back to my home province of Alberta - where the Sun shines, the air is clean, and the economy is booming. During the move we ran a series of eight chapter summaries, or notes to myself, for a possible book on how and why to use Sun's Sun Ray thin clients and smart displays along with a guest blog written by frequent contributor Roger Ramjet.

August 15, 2006 by in Hardware

Are Wi-Fi security myths good for deterrence?

Are Wi-Fi security myths good for deterrence?

"SSID suppression", "DHCP restrictions", and "MAC filtering" are a huge waste of time. If you absolutely can't run good WPA security, just turn on WEP for some real deterrence. Having said that, it's ironic that WPA-PSK security when used correctly has no known method of being cracked yet it's even easier to deploy than WEP which is breakable in a couple of minutes. WEP on the other hand is much easier to deploy than MAC filtering which is breakable in a matter of seconds using freely available GUI tools that run on Linux.

January 23, 2006 by in Networking

So why do people hate Windows?

So why do people hate Windows?

Windows winds down hardware. As time goes by, patches and updates and upgrades and necessary applications load my box up with code that hogs my memory, and takes up CPU cycles, until the memory and cycles needed for new work magically disappear. Then you're supposed to replace the box, and over time buy new software.

November 28, 2005 by in Windows

Does Windows rule?

Does Windows rule?

it's possible to see this report as wrong on all counts, and not only credit theauthors with a legitimate attempt to come to grips with a real problem but feel sorry for thembecause what they ended up, in all innocence, writing a case study on how not to deploy Linux.

November 28, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Build or buy, Bloggie?

Build or buy, Bloggie?

It's all about retail mark-ups, which are usually twice what the box cost when it came in the door. Do that with one box and $300 becomes $600. Do that with a bunch of boxes, shipped separately, and it can be $700.

October 13, 2005 by in Hardware

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