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Amazon Cloud Security Cleared by Federal Government

Amazon.com's cloud security gained a nod of approval from the U.S. government, according to a recent announcement by the online retailer. Through a new accreditation process with the federal government, Amazon.com can more easily provide IT services to various federal ...

European Green Energy Investments on the Rise

Green energy is competing on an almost-level playing field with traditional energy investments in Europe, according to the asset management and insurance firm Allianz. Allianz is investing heavily in green energy on behalf of their policy holders. At a press ...

Economic Recovery Does Little To Bolster Retirement Confidence

Those facing retirement or already retired in the U.S. are not feeling confident about the economy recovery in the United States. THe Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), in its 23rd annual Retirement Confidence Survey, revealed that retirees were negatively impacted ...

Gass to Pioneer Chief Customer Officer Role for Kohl's

Kohl's Corporation, a department store chain launched in 1993 that sells apparel and housewares, has created a new position in their corporate leadership structure: the chief customer officer. Pioneering the newly-created role for Kohl's will be Michelle Gass, a 16-year ...

PayPal to Increase Marketing Spending to Promote Offline Efforts

PayPal President David Marcus announced in May that the eBay-owned payment company will this year up its marketing efforts with increased spending as part of an effort to move into physical stores."You'll start seeing us amping marketing up later this ...

EBay Applications for Google Glass in Development

Developers at online auction site eBay are working on a set of potential applications for Google Glass. This is especially noteworthy, as it opens up the possibility that consumer access to online shopping might be on the horizon for Google's ...

New Xbox Shifts Console Focus Beyond Games

Microsoft has big plans for its new Xbox One game console, which has been unveiled eight years after the release of the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.However, ...

BlackBerry Switches Focus from Smartphones to Services

BlackBerry might not be the dominant force in the fast-paced, innovative smartphone world anymore, but the company that once revolutionized the industry with pocket access to email, has shifted its focus towards running this world instead it with a new ...

Smartphones Monitor Homes Via Apps

Are you concerned about home security or about what your pet might be doing while you are out of the house? New applications can help you monitor your home remotely by using your old smartphones as security cameras.One such app, ...

Wimbledon's English Garden Goes High-Tech

Wimbledon, the oldest tennis championship in the world, has released an iPad app in an effort to draw younger people to the event.The app features a photographic map that allows users to explore the grounds and zoom in on specific ...

IT System Security - Locking Down Infrastructure

IT system security is about more than just walling out attackers and making sure employees use strong passwords. The fundamental nature of networks has changed from being fully entrenched at the local level to being a mixture of owned, rented, ...

Is Your Business Ready for the iPhone 6?

Apple has leaked some information about the iPhone 6, and it's possible this phone might be a great upgrade for midsize businesses that furnish their employees with iPhones and iPads. The new iPhone should have some advantages over the recent ...

How to Pick a Data Mining Program for Your Midsize Business

In today's digital society it is crucial for midsize companies in all verticals to have access to a proper data mining program. Using big data is a must for any company to have a competitive advantage. As midsize companies continue ...

Implementing ERP Software Systems: Five Dreaded Pitfalls to Avoid

ERP software systems can transform midsize business operations by streamlining system management, improving efficiency and lowering costs. With that said, not all deployments pan out. Implementation is where the most critical mistakes typically happen. To ensure a successful implementation, IT ...

At IBM Edge2013, Officials Display Flash Development

IBM executives revealed a lot of updates to Big Blue's product line at the IBM Edge2013 conference that took place this June. According to an IBM press release, updates include new capabilities for the PureSystems family of hardware, new Tivoli ...

How Google Glass Can Help Midsize Businesses

In early 2012, software developers forked over $1,500 apiece to have a first look into the wearable hardware called Google Glass. Later, Google released an API for Glassware, so developers and hobbyist coders could work with the technology. Google's Erich ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Arrives This Summer with Three Models

Samsung announced a new line of Android powered tablet computers slated to hit the market later this summer. The Galaxy Tab 3 will come in three models, each sporting a feature set to intrigue the senior IT professional at a ...

Big Data: Better Security

Big data is helping companies innovate at many levels in many industries - except the security industry. During the RSA Conference Asia Pacific recently, the RSA US program chair spoke out about the need for businesses to take advantage of ...

Distribution Resource Planning Matches Supply with Demand

Imagine a midsize business that manufactures and sells paperback and hardback books. There are many materials and processes that go into making a book; but nothing in this business is more important than knowing the amount of books customers are ...

Information as Business Intelligence Data

You don't have to be a big business to generate large data sets. Midsize IT departments accumulate huge files of business information that can include potential input data for business intelligence applications. The challenge is to identify what data is ...