Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

ICANN: New domains coming in 2010

Internet policymakers are forging ahead with a controversial plan to introduce hundreds of generic top-level domains -- such as .nyc, .sport and .food -- next year.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan25 June 09 07:58

10 Tips for Swine Flu Planning for CIOs and IT Leaders

As the swine flu outbreak spreads, CIOs and other IT executives are dusting off their pandemic plans and preparing for the possibility of high levels of employee absenteeism and extended telework scenarios.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan30 April 09 11:06

Nine Web sites IT pros should master in 2009

Here's a time-saver for IT executives swamped by last-minute budget cuts and end-of-the-year performance reviews: We've written your 2009 goals for you, with our list of nine Web sites you need to study during the next 12 months.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan05 Jan. 09 09:48

Corporate IT budgets evaporating, report says

US corporate IT spending will plummet 10 to 20 percent in 2009, according to the latest projections from Citi Investment Research, which is reporting a "rapid deterioration" of CIO budgets in recent weeks.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan15 Dec. 08 08:30

How the feds are locking down their networks

The US federal government is locking down its networks through an ambitious and fast-paced effort to eliminate connections to the Internet that are vulnerable to attack.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan12 Aug. 08 08:52

No slowdown for US tech industry

Can the US tech industry continue to defy the overall economic downturn?

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan28 April 08 08:47

Security top concern for new IETF chair

Russ Housley is the first chair of the IETF with a particular expertise in network security. Housley, who runs consulting firm Vigil Security, has been active in the IETF for nearly 20 years and helped write early e-mail security and public key infrastructure standards. Three months into his job as chair of the leading Internet standards body, Housley talked with Carolyn Duffy Marsan about his strategy for bolting better security onto the freewheeling Internet.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan31 July 07 11:35

How MySpace Is Hurting Your Network

Increasingly popular social-networking sites such as MySpace, YouTube and Facebook are accounting for such huge volumes of DNS queries and bandwidth consumption that carriers, universities and corporations are scrambling to keep pace.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan27 June 07 12:10

US Dept. of Energy Lab Nails Down Wireless Security

The terms "wireless'' and "security'' don't always go hand-in-hand. But the US Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is proving that these concepts are compatible with an innovative system that uses cutting-edge wireless technology to improve campus security

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan13 June 07 11:11

Charting new IT organizations

What will the IT organization of the future look like? We gathered experts for a virtual roundtable discussion about how CIOs are reorganizing their IT operations to improve customer service and gain a competitive advantage from such emerging technologies as wireless networks, unified communications and service-oriented architectures.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan08 May 07 09:06

IAB Chair Mulls DNS Security

Olaf Kolkman, a Dutch DNS expert, is the new chair of the Internet Architecture Board, a panel of 13 leading network engineers who provide technical oversight to the IETF, the Internet's premier standards-setting body. He's also CEO of NLnet Labs, an Amsterdam research group focused on DNS security.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan29 March 07 11:39

How Indiana cleaned up its big IT mess

In 18 months, the state of Indiana has gone from disarray to discipline in its IT infrastructure. Brought in by Governor Mitch Daniels, an experienced IT management team has cut 230 jobs, consolidated hardware and services, renegotiated contracts and saved the state US$25 million in annual costs. Senior Editor Carolyn Duffy Marsan interviewed Gerry Weaver, CTO of Indiana's Office of Technology, about how he pulled off this remarkable turnaround.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan28 Sept. 06 15:43