Software & IT Services

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

U.S. Secret Service reveals details of POS malware

8/1/2014

  • CSO online (Australia)

Federal law enforcement officials say they are investigating a series of cyberattacks that rely on a sophisticated strain of malware that targets retail point-of-sale systems by exploiting weakly prot… Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

Judge orders Microsoft to turn over international customer's e-mails

8/1/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Federal Judge Loretta Preska has ordered Microsoft to turn over customer e-mails from a data center in Ireland to U.S. prosecutors. Microsoft says it will appeal on the grounds that federal prosecutor… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Survey: 50% of IT professionals plan to adopt SDN

8/1/2014

  • VAR Guy, The

A Juniper Networks survey cites an even split among IT professionals who were asked about plans to adopt software-defined networking. Concerns about cost, security and integration were primary reasons… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

"Ask an Expert" program connects scientist, N.J. students via Skype

8/1/2014

  • NorthJersey.com (Hackensack, N.J.) (free registration)

Middle-school students in New Jersey recently spoke virtually with a noted astrophysicist using the Web-based videoconferencing program Skype. The event was part of the "Ask an Expert" series, in whic… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Oracle to acquire TOA Technologies, adding cloud-based field services

8/1/2014

  • eWeek

Oracle has agreed to purchase TOA Technologies, the provider of a software-as-a-service offering that coordinates the activities of field-service personnel. TOA customers include Home Depot, DISH Netw… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Raytheon radar is ready for next stage of development

7/25/2014

  • USNI News

Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Radar is ready for engineering and manufacturing development, after completion of preliminary design and integrated baseline reviews of the next-generation radar sys… Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

Study: Technology has increasingly polarized our workforce

7/23/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Americans are finding fewer "midwage" jobs in positions such as manufacturing and sales thanks to a wave of technological innovation, which has led to a gradual polarization of the workforce, a new re… Read More