Here's a story suggesting that the insider threat is alive and kicking: A former network engineer for Verizon Wireless schemed to steal millions of dollars worth of Cisco gear over about 10 years while working for Verizon in Alpharetta, Ga., according to the FBI.
Microsoft has 6,000 job openings, but it says it can't find Americans sufficiently skilled to fill them. So the software behemoth is asking Congress if it can pay $10,000 a piece for additional H1-B visas beyond the current cap.
The New York Times sparked a small firestorm in the blogosphere Sunday when it ran a front-page article titled "Power, Pollution and the Internet," accusing data centers of wasting vast amounts of energy and poisoning the planet.
When Conan O'Brien discovered it was time to end his stint as host of "The Tonight Show," he hired the law firm of Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen and Shapiro to help negotiate his exit from NBC. Despite its large name, Glaser Weil is a mid-sized firm with only about 100 attorneys. To go up against adversaries the size of a major broadcast network, it bolsters its legal expertise with leading-edge IT.
On Wednesday morning the copy of The Washington Post that landed on my driveway made no mention of two news items from Tuesday that would be of great interest to much of the paper's readership. These events were duly covered, but they didn't make it into the paper because of computer problems according to the Post's ombudsman.
How will this year's increasingly cantankerous election season play out, and how might the outcome affect the tech industry? I couldn't possibly venture a guess. But at least I'm in good company.
Companies today look to IT to drive not only operational efficiencies but also business innovation and transformation in a highly competitive market. The pressure on IT leaders to cultivate innovation isn't necessarily new, but it does seem to be growing.
They say that IT leaders today must be well-versed not only in technology but also in business--and in the business they're in.
Just about every large company in the United States is subject to some mix of federal regulations involving information systems, and in theory, the cost of ignoring them serves as an incentive for compliance.
The latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to legislate network security fell short last week when the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed in a Senate procedural vote.