Stories by Gary H. Anthes

IT managers panel weighs in on security

PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA (03/09/2004) - A panel of IT managers told attendees at Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference Tuesday that the federal government has had some positive impact on corporate security, mostly via regulation and legislation, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

Corporate Express goes direct

When you have consolidated computer systems from 500 corporate acquisitions, you get pretty good at IT integration.

Smile, you're on candid computer

An elderly man squints at an automated teller machine (ATM) screen and the font size doubles almost instantly. A woman at a shopping center kiosk smiles at a travel ad, prompting the device to print out a travel discount coupon. Several users at another kiosk frown at a racy ad, leading a store to pull it.

Microsoft Security Executive Promises Improvements

The man who receives more complaints about the security of Microsoft Corp.'s software than anyone on the planet declared here this week that the company's products are improving in quality and will continue to become more secure.

Easi-Order Drawing Praise from Customers

Anita Morgan thinks of her monthly grocery order as originating in her kitchen here, where she ticks off items on a personal digital assistant (PDA). But her order really begins its long journey in a huge database on a mainframe at Safeway PLC headquarters in Hayes, Middlesex, 50 miles away.

Who’s controlling cyberspace?

A Harvard law professor’s new book warns that the Internet is losing its independence to commercial interests. That, he says, may invite regulation of cyberspace.

Institute Battles Cyberterrorism

To your list of year 2000 worries, add the possibility that a disgruntled employee has put a virus or Trojan horses into your code as part of his Y2K "remediation" effort.