Microsoft, EMC and Cisco Systems on Tuesday jointly unveiled plans to build a system for sharing sensitive government data called the Secure Information Sharing Architecture (SISA) that will let various government agencies and their vendors securely share sensitive information.
Denmark's government agencies will be required to handle two competing document format standards, the Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsof's Open XML, during a one-year test period that will begin next year.
Australia needs to accelerate its rate of creative innovation to maintain current levels of economic growth and development, according to Michael Schrage, co-director of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The draft also suggests that bloggers include an "anything goes" symbol for sites that want to warn possible commenters that they are entering a zone that contains unedited comments. The code suggests that this area of a blog advise readers to "participate at their own risk".
A 10-year, US$103 million contract for a security incident response center at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had to be aborted after less than three years because of funding problems caused by bad planning and administration.
Reliable, yet inflexible legacy systems were partly to blame for the glitch in US Airways Group's self-serve kiosk system> that led to long lines and delayed flights earlier this month, according to an e-mail sent to the airline's frequent fliers by a company executive.
The city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, will experience a wide variety of new Internet-based services such as mobile-phone commerce and clear Internet video with the roll-out of citywide IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), people working with the city said Wednesday.
Initial reactions to the latest proposed draft of a popular license for free and open-source software (FOSS) have been wide-ranging, with the changes winning some kind words from the creator of Linux and a critical bashing from an industry association.
Tech writer and prominent blogger Kathy Sierra announced on Monday that she would be suspending her blog and cancelling her scheduled presentations at the ETech Conference because of online threats of violence made against her.
If sci-fi author William Gibson's claim that "the future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is correct, then how we will manufacture physical goods tomorrow may be augured by how we make software today.
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the ODF Alliance, an international group of organizations dedicated to promoting Open Document format for XML (ODF) as an international standard for document formats. But while the group has encouraged public agencies across the world to enact policies to support open IT standards over the last year, ODF supporters have more work to do to increase the adoption of alternatives to Microsoft's Office suite, industry watchers said.
Prominent blogger Kathy Sierra cancelled a workshop she was scheduled to give today at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego and suspended her blog because of death threats she received on her blog and threats of violence posted on other blogs, she said.