Stories by Thomas Hoffman

Riding the curve

Technologies that might seem passé at some organizations are considered quite cutting-edge at others. Here's a look at a pest control company and a local government agency that are pushing the envelope in their respective industries.

BT's Web 2.0 security strategy

In 2006, just as the first tweet was being Twittered, BT Global Services launched an effort to keep its customers and 112,000 employees safe in a new world of Web-based communities and other interactive sites.

Getting employees clued in to disaster recovery plans

Last November, a fire broke out in one of the buildings on ISTA Pharmaceuticals' main campus, forcing about 50 employees to move to another location on the property. After the building's sprinklers kicked in, the entire network had to be shut down be...

Eyeing IT spin-offs through an R&D lens

Venture capitalists hail from all different backgrounds. Many are investment bankers or entrepreneurs; some are even former journalists. David Tennenhouse, a recent entrant into the venture capital world, hails from the research and development trenc...

Advice on protecting kids from online predators

The numbers are downright frightening: One in five U.S. teenagers who regularly log onto the Internet say they have received unwanted sexual solicitations via the Web, according to the U.S. Crimes Against Children Research Center. And, the center say...

IBM executive explains company's buying spree

IBM has been on an acquisition spree, having recently snapped up DataMirror, a data management vendor in Markam, Ontario; Princeton Softech, a data archiving company in Princeton, New Jersey; and Watchfire, a Web application security provider in Walt...

EDS pushing massive IT retraining effort

Electronic Data Systems has embarked on a mammoth retraining program aimed at providing 20,000 of its 87,000 technical workers with updated business and technology skills by the end of this year.

Utility-based deal cuts tennis group's IT costs

At this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament here, the organization that governs the sport in the U.S. tried to ace out high IT costs by joining the burgeoning move toward utility-based computing.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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