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August 12, 2008  3:23 PM

Hackers on the MBTA, or: Why Boston’s subway system deserves to be compromised



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Security

Well, this is embarrassing. Three MIT students write a paper on how to hack the greater Boston subway fare cards. Said students are given an ‘A’ for their work and are booked to present at the annual DEFCON hacker conference in Las Vegas...

August 11, 2008  2:17 PM

MSM Monday Round-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

Anybody else fed up with passwords? A San Jose State University professor tells us why we should be in The New York Times. It’s about time. Does anybody really think there’s a password strong...


August 8, 2008  7:37 PM

Save the data! How safe is our personal information?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Security

The search for the missing Registered Traveler laptop is finally over. The laptop, belonging to Verified Identity Pass Inc.(VIP), was reported missing from a locked office in the San Francisco International Airport on July...


August 8, 2008  1:47 PM

Weekly Wrap-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

And this week we: Learned more about Latin American currency than we ever thought we would. All to take a look at Brazil’s potential for...

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August 6, 2008  1:30 PM

Microsoft’s Midori: Straight up or on the rocks?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO, new products, Virtualization

Microsoft is planning for the retirement of Windows by working on a new operating-system—Midori.

Maybe.

Well, more than likely considering all the Internet-buzz about it (one of many projects in ‘incubation,’ according...


August 4, 2008  9:04 PM

Forrester: No room for cowboy culture in IT



Posted by: The Weave
Best Practices, CIO, Midmarket CIO

Just like Toby Keith, I should have been a cowboy. Alas, I went into journalism and never did get the hang of a lasso. If you’re in IT, a


August 4, 2008  1:01 PM

MSM Monday Round-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

The big papers have been focusing on consumer technology a lot recently. The iPhone, Facebook, the ill-fated launch of Cuil. Sure, it’s The New York Times. General audience. I get that. But still, there must be more to computers than...


August 1, 2008  12:28 PM

Weekly Wrapup



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

I just finished taking the SaaS quiz we put up on the site yesterday. I got eight of 10 questions right, which is pretty poor considering I wrote most of the stories the quiz is based...


July 29, 2008  5:54 PM

Will Mobile mania go the way of the Marlboro Man?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Mobile

This just in: Mobile phones may cause cancerous brain tumors.

How many times have we heard that? Over the years, as mobile phones became increasingly popular, studies have linked them to cancer and then further studies have extinguished the fear....


July 28, 2008  1:00 PM

Weekly Round-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

Sunday is the last holdout of newspapers. Suffering under tight budgets and diminished staff sizes, papers of all sizes still seem to hold it together on the day of rest. Working on a “Sunday story” means a reporter is putting a little something extra into the job. Yesterday was one of those...


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