They don’t call it the World Wide Web for nothing. You’ve no doubt heard–too many times–the canard that the Internet will break down national boundaries and usher in a new era of frictionless international commerce. Sadly, that view is about as dated as a 1998-era dot-com business plan.… Read the rest
New real-time computing technologies can link manufacturing plants with other divisions of the company — and help stave off supply-chain disasters.
During the past decade, corporations have put immense amounts of cash and effort into IT projects with alphabet-soup acronyms, like enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply-chain management (SCM), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.… Read the rest
The events of the past month have made many companies nervous about their Internet security. It’s about time.
If you believe that your computer systems are vulnerable these days, you’re not alone. In the month since the terrorist bombings, many businesses (and individuals) have adopted a heightened interest in security, online as well as off.… Read the rest
Americans are accustomed to thinking of themselves as being on the leading edge of technology, adopting new gadgets–be they personal digital assistants (PDAs) or PCs–sooner, more enthusiastically, and in greater numbers than the rest of the world. But when it comes to wireless technology, the United States is practically a sluggard.… Read the rest