Stories by Marc L. Songini

SAP upgrades flagship ERP suite

SAP Tuesday unveiled an upgraded version of its flagship ERP suite that boosts corporate training capabilities, and adds features targeted specifically at the utility, telecommunications and retail industries.

European task force lists RFID privacy threats

The European Parliament's technology assessment task force has concluded in a <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/publications/studies/stoa182_en.pdf">study</a> that the public is unaware of what it calls considerable threats posed by radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to the security of their personal information.

Prototype robot targets military, police needs

IRobot Corp. plans next week to debut a prototype remote controlled robot armed with a Taser electroshock weapon that it said can help the military on the battlefield or law enforcement agencies in dangerous situations.

US gov't seeks builder for military robot

Creative scientists have until next week to submit proposals for creating a shape-shifting military robot that can shrink and then reconfigure itself to normal height and shape.

Data breaches could take a toll on e-commerce

Faced with security breaches and personal data hemorrhages from retailers and a variety of educational and medical facilities, consumers are now becoming more skittish about the potential dangers of e-commerce.

Consumers see little value in CRM: survey

Most consumers of high technology products say the use of customer relationship management (CRM) software by their vendors has not improved the vendors&#8217; service offerings &#8212; and in many cases has made it worse, according to the results of a survey released last week by Accenture.

Trucking firm turns to RFID to fill black hole

Horizon Lines has turned to radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track containers seamlessly from a Seattle distribution centre over the sea and land to their final destination in Alaska.

Schwarzenegger nixes California RFID measure

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have created a security framework for the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in the state's official documents and identification cards.

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