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  • News: Personal info sent offshore without permission: Shroff

    Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says personal information collected by government agencies and businesses, often ends up overseas without the individual's knowledge.

  • Opinion: Buckle Up Before Entering the Telework On-Ramp

    On April 28, 2011 Jacob Lew released an OMB memorandum Implementing Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 IT Purchasing Requirements, giving agency CIOs, in coordination with chief acquisition officers, 90 days to develop or update policies on purchasing computing technologies and services to enable and promote telework. Additionally, purchasing policies must address the information security threats raised by use of technologies associated with telework. While telework can produce resource savings and reduce time, expenses, and greenhouse gas production associated with weekly commuting, it also provides federal employees the ability to continue working during inclement weather, emergencies, or situations that may disrupt normal operations. However, telework is only as effective as the technologies used to support it, which is why it is critical for agencies to take measures to ensure that their

  • News: Fuel Cost Supplants Health Care as Chief CFO Worry

    Fuel prices and the Mideast political tumult appear at the heart of a dramatic fall-off in CFO optimism about corporate profit prospects, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch "CFO Pulse Survey."

  • News: Internet creaks under tidal wave of bin Laden death news

    President Obama's late-night announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEALs triggered a massive amount of real-time comments, searches, social networking and video streaming. The traffic explosion bogged down news pages and for a while even crashed CNN's mobile news site.

  • News: Secrets to Building a Deeper Bench

    It’s easy to confuse leadership ability with a checklist of book-learned skills, such as managing projects, organizing staff and evaluating vendors. A good IT leader can do all of that. But true leadership is about influence. A great leader incites others to do what they do best, in harmony, to create a result exponentially better than what any single person could accomplish.

  • Feature: 10 tips to turn Android into a business phone

    Android has shot past BlackBerry to become the third most popular smartphone operating system in the world behind Symbian and the iPhone, according to StatCounter.

  • News: How to Respond (and Not) to a Public Relations Incident

    There have been a number of significant data breach and service outage incidents lately. The difference in how organizations respond illustrates both good ways and bad ways to handle a public relations crisis.

  • Feature: How to survive the next Stuxnet

    Stuxnet is one of the most complex malware threats observed to date. Here's how to protect critical infrastructure from the next Stuxnet to come along.

  • Feature: Must-have features for your next laptop

    Here's what you should look for, whether you're in the market for a general-purpose laptop or you have more specific laptop uses in mind, such as gaming, entertainment or mobile work.

  • Opinion: Save Time in Gmail With Smart Queries

    Right now, Gmail tells me I'm using about 2.6GB of the 25GB storage capacity that comes with my Google Apps for Business account. For many of you Gmail users out there, the amount of data archived in your account could be a heck of a lot more. My point is this: The more messages you've got archived in Gmail, the harder it can be to find what you need when you need it. So if you're not already deeply intimate with Gmail's advanced search operators, there's no time like the present to get to know them.

  • How-Tos: How to make Microsoft Word's Ribbon toolbar visible

    Microsoft Word’s main toolbar seems to have gone AWOL on my netbook. I can recover it by clicking on the Home tab, but it disappears as soon as I click on the document. I can’t find a setting to prevent this.

  • Opinion: Why You Should Stop Worrying and Let End Users Have iPads

    When employees have technology they like, they'll make themselves productive in ways you never dreamed. So let them have their iPads and Android tablets.

  • News: RIM warns Q1 earnings to be lower than expected

    Research In Motion warned that its first-quarter smartphone shipments are likely to be lower than expected, cutting its earnings forecast for the quarter.

  • Feature: Which tablet PC is best for you?

    The Apple iPad 2 is no doubt the best-selling tablet - but does that mean it's the best tablet?

  • How-Tos: How to use mind maps to track your to-do list

    Got some a busy week ahead of you? If you're like me, you'll be depending on your favourite to-do app to get you through it. But task lists aren't the only way to track next actions, and in some cases they may not be the best. When you've got a short-term project to get through, a mind map can be a great way to track all of the tasks for a short-term project or a finite span of time--such as a trade show--on a single, visually intuitive page.

  • News: White iPhone 4 finally arrives in the UK

    The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived in the UK.

  • News: BlackBerry Playbook Wi-Fi edition unboxed

    The BlackBerry Playbook seeks to buck the tablet trend with a small form factor married to some top-notch hardware. We got to try it out at Mobile World Congress, but hadn’t had a proper chance to see how the final version of the Playbook performs. With the tablet now shipping in the US, we took the initiative and bought a Playbook playmate of our own.

  • Feature: Secure your digital life in 12 easy steps

    We've assembled a dozen simple but essential tips - a 12-step security programme - to keep your PC, smartphone, gadgets and identity safe.

  • News: White iPhone 4 hits UK on April 28

    Apple has revealed Brits can their hands on the white iPhone 4 online and in store from tomorrow.

  • News: Sky signs up to BT duct and pole sharing

    Sky has become one of the first broadband providers to sign-up to use BT's duct and pole network to offer its own superfast internet service.


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