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  • Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative

    Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations.

    Written by Tim Greene01 July 15 00:57
  • The dirty secrets of project management revealed

    For business systems, the project go-live date really does matter -- and project managers seem willing to sacrifice budget limits more often than they're willing to blow past a scheduled deadline. There are sound business reasons for doing this as bonuses, commissions and stock valuations depend upon the revenues and earnings for the quarter. So you don't want to make any changes that would mess up this quarter's results, but you do want to implement changes as early as possible next quarter.

    Written by David Taber30 June 15 06:09
  • Hijacked medical devices can leave networks exposed

    Hacked medical devices can pose direct dangers to patients but also serve as lairs from which malware finds its way into medical facilities' networks and persists even after initial attacks have been cleaned up, according to a new report.

    Written by Tim Greene16 June 15 21:08
  • Apple, Google and others look to goose mobile payments

    Because of slack buyer interest and other obstacles facing mobile payments in the U.S., Apple and other companies must inject new features and inducements to boost adoption.

    Written by Matt Hamblen06 June 15 06:07
  • Home security demystified: How to build a smart DIY system

    Everyone wants their home to be safe and secure, yet <a href="">only 17% of homeowners</a> own a home security system. Why? Because traditional systems cost hundreds of dollars to install, require long-term contracts and mean a lifetime of monthly fees.  

    Written by By Jennifer Tuohy28 May 15 22:34
  • How 3D printers made a motorcycle, skis and snowboard

    When it comes to 3D printing, the general public is likely unaware how far the technology has come from the days when making figurines and trinkets was about all many believed the machines could do.

    Written by Lucas Mearian22 May 15 02:09
  • ADP delivers big data platform for workforce management insights

    ADP has some of the richest employment data available on tap, and it is opening that data up to business leaders and human resource (HR) professionals in the form of a new big data platform it calls ADP DataCloud.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 May 15 05:37
  • IBM advances bring quantum computing closer to reality

    IBM scientists say they have made two critical advances in an industrywide effort to build a practical quantum computer, shaving years off the time expected to have a working system.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin30 April 15 04:37
  • U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B petitions, a new record

    The U.S. received 233,000 H-1B petitions this year, believed to the highest number ever, and almost three times the number of available visas.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau14 April 15 06:23
  • Microsoft previews Office 2016 on Windows

    Microsoft today released a preview of Office 2016 for Windows, making the sneak peak available only to subscribers of its business-grade Office 365 plans.

    Written by Gregg Keizer17 March 15 04:43
  • Researchers uncover signs of Superfish-style attacks

    Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday said that they had found evidence that implies attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs.

    Written by Gregg Keizer27 Feb. 15 03:48