Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules | Inside the rickety, vulnerable systems that run just about every power plant

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Want better IT talent? Recruit remote workers
The war for talent. The IT skills gap. Increased global competition. The tech talent management landscape becomes more cutthroat every day as organizations struggle to hire and retain workers who will give them an edge over their competition.But today's technology allow savvy businesses a way to tap into a larger, more diverse talent pool, all while increasing productivity and staff retention at the same time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Gigabit Speed Wireless Networks with 802.11ac
With the development of 802.11ac, WLANs surpass the gigabit speed barrier. Watch this webinar recording featuring author of "802.11ac: A Survival Guide" (O'Reily), Matthew Gast, for a discussion on 802.11ac and why it's posed to become the 802.11 standard of choice and how to incorporate it into your network plans. View now>>


Redefining Operational Excellence for Omnichannel Retail
The basic operating premise of retail is still the same –matching supply with demand in a way that builds sales and profitability. View now>>

Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules
A petition from conservative group American Commitment calls the rules the 'most radical act imaginable' Read More


Overcoming the Visibility Handicap in the Supply Chain
85% of companies have suppliers or customers overseas and 67% cite increasing complexity, requiring greater visibility. How do you stack up against Best-in-Class companies who are moving beyond the limits of enterprise-restricted supply chain visibility? View Now>>

Inside the rickety, vulnerable systems that run just about every power plant
In 1982, at the height of the Cold War, a vast explosion, visible from space, lit up Siberia. NORAD and others in the U.S. defense establishment worried: was this a nuclear test, or a missile being launched from a region where nobody had suspected that missies were stored? But no: it turns out the explosion, one of the largest non-nuclear blasts ever created, came from a remote area of the new Trans-Siberian Pipeline. And according to Thomas C. Reed, a U.S. National Security Advisor at the time, it was an audacious act of sabotage by U.S. intelligence.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 26 crazy and scary things the TSA has found on travelers The operation, according to Reed, went like this: a Soviet double agent told the Americans what technology the Soviets were trying to acquire from the west to build and operate their pipeline. The CIA made sure that the software they ended up with had built-in flaws, causing the pumps and valves on the pipeline to "go haywire," eventually causing the explosion. It was a deftly executed move, and it remained a secret until decades later. But to those in the know, it dramatically demonstrated something that had been in the realm of science fiction: that an attack implemented in software could have dramatic and damaging impact on the real, physical world.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


The Procure-to-Pay Process
Manufacturers seek new ways to partner with suppliers to ensure their health, strong performance and optimal delivery of inventory. IDC points out that P2P is a key step in achieving these goals by enabling better planning, execution and access to capital for suppliers. View now>>

Barracuda adds Android support in MDM platform
Barracuda Networks recently updated its mobile device management (MDM) solution. The free, cloud-based mobile device and mobile app management service now includes support for Android mobile devices as well as iOS.Barracuda MDM is part of the Barracuda Total Threat Protectioninitiative. Barracuda Total Threat Protection is designed to protect a broad range of tools and potential attack vectors, including email, Web applications, remote access, Web browsing by network users, mobile Internet access, and the network perimeter itself.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches
Cisco Systems released firmware updates for several routers and switches that run its IOS and IOS XE software in order to fix flaws in their autonomic networking infrastructure (ANI) feature.ANI is an automatic device management feature that allows Cisco IOS devices to securely join a domain and be configured without prestaging—setting up the necessary accounts in advance.Cisco’s new patches, released Wednesday, address three vulnerabilities in the way Cisco IOS and IOS XE devices handle autonomic networking (AN) messages.One vulnerability could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to force a vulnerable device to join a rogue autonomic domain by sending it specially crafted AN messages. This would give the attacker limited control over the device and would prevent it from joining the legitimate domain, Cisco said in a security advisory.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


How 20 (mostly) tech companies' logos have evolved over the years

Some of today's biggest tech companies launched with logos that are now unrecognizable.


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