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IT Spending: COVID-19 Shocks IT Plans for 2020

By Dick Weisinger

COVID-19 is expected to impact IT spending globally this year. IDC has revised their estimates for the year to a 2.7 percent decline, compared to a 4.3 percent increase which they had forecast in February. The IDC report said that

Security: Open Source and Vulnerabilities

By Dick Weisinger

Open Source software and security. Are Open Source projects security focused and how nimble are they in addressing reported vulnerabilities? With more than 300 projects, one of the biggest Open Source groups is the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Apache software

Data Dispersal: Where is Your Data?

By Dick Weisinger

In order to secure data, you first need to know where it is, and that has become increasingly challenging, according to a report by McAfee. Businesses are migrating their data from on-premise to cloud services. Data is sprawls across multiple

Haptics: Devices Providing Tactile Feedback

By Dick Weisinger

Haptics. That’s the tactile or vibrational feedback devices give off to provide signals to the user. Haptics simulate what it might be to touch or feel something in real life, and increasingly, with newer devices, the range of feedback is

Security: The Protection of Homomorphic Encryption

By Dick Weisinger

Encryption provides security. With strong enough encryption, data can be fully secured so that no one other than you will be able to access the contents. Ultimately quantum computers may be break the code, but that’s not yet possible. The