Stories by Michael Cooney

IBM predicts five big technologies of the future

IBM today issued its sixth annual look at what Big Blue thinks will be the five biggest technologies for the next five years. In past prediction packages the company has had some success in predicting the future of telemedicine and nanotechnology.

Written by Michael Cooney21 Dec. 11 08:31

IBM Tech Trends: Analytics, mobile apps are hot, hot, hot

It's clear by the increasing use of analytics software that companies are struggling to get their hands around the huge amounts of data it takes to run a successful business. But developing social, mobile, cloud computing and other applications are also driving the need for new technical skills.

Written by Michael Cooney17 Nov. 11 06:32

US cyber chief says cloud computing can manage serious cyber threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The <a href="">security</a> of <a href="">cloud computing</a> is often debated but such debates seem to be over for the general tasked with running the United States military's cyber command, who sees the technology not only as way to rein in IT costs but a way to more easily protect IT assets.

Written by Michael Cooney08 Nov. 11 06:21

US intelligence group wants to change the way chips are made

The cutting-edge intelligence research development arm of the government wants to take advantage of the world's semiconductor manufacturing capacity but make sure that U.S. <a href="">security</a> and intellectual property protection is baked in.

Written by Michael Cooney02 Nov. 11 05:27

Gartner: The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2012

ORLANDO -- The technology that makes up many of the systems in the ITworld today is at a critical juncture and in the next five years everything from mobile devices and applications to servers and social networking will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare for now, Gartner Vice President David Cearley says.

Written by Michael Cooney19 Oct. 11 04:41

Romance scams pick on divorced, lovelorn

Research out of the UK today says that perhaps as many as 200,00 people have been victims of online romance scams and the same study says over 1 million people personally know someone who has been scammed by one of these heartless fraudsters.

Written by Michael Cooney30 Sept. 11 03:57

Top 8 ways feds (and corporate users) can take advantage of green IT

How does the federal government go about implementing green IT? According to a report out today from the Government Accountability Office, the feds have adopted a number of practices that are useful not just for government IT but all manner of private and public company IT groups as well. These include everything from dedicated funding for green products, to improved employee training and reducing use of paper.

Written by Michael Cooney09 Aug. 11 03:41