MktIntell

Too tired to vote? Don't hit that touch pad.

As a N.C. state legislator found out the hard way, errors caused by workplace fatigue can have decisive and sometimes irreversible results.

Forecasters eye continual PC sales decline

Sales of PCs may have fallen more drastically than analyst predictions, and that decline will continue in the coming quarters.

Amazon selling Kindle Fire at a loss, putting heat on other tablet-makers

Amazon's Gillette model for its $199 tablet is putting pressure on other device-makers to lower their prices.

Cost of cyber crime rises sharply

A second annual study of the cost of cyber crime shows a whopping 56 percent increase since last year.

Which operating system will be 2011's bestseller?

One operating system will be on 42 percent of all PCs when 2012 rolls around. Is it the one you use?

Federal IT spending to increase 5 percent, analyst says

Market research firm Input estimates annual federal IT budget will rise 5 percent annually despite proposed freeze in discretionary spending.

Is Windows 7 tops in the U.S. OS market? Maybe, maybe not.

While one source says that for the first time since its release in October 2009, Windows 7 has surpassed XP in U.S. market share, another wholeheartedly disagrees.

Is IT spending on the rise or not?

In one recent survey, data center managers said their budgets will not be increasing for 2011, while a second study points to rising overall IT spending budgets.

Which smart phone bests the rest?

By the end of 2010, it's likely that Android will have surpassed the iPhone in U.S. market share, becoming the second-most popular smart phone platform, and on its way to becoming No. 1 sometime next year.

DOD cuts will slow overall fed IT spending growth

Federal spending on IT will increase slightly in the next five years. Who can expect to see their budgets grow and who faces cuts, according to new TechAmerica Foundation Vision survey forecasts.

American Security Challenge to honor Gen. Alexander

This year's American Security Challenge will feature a ceremony to honor Gen. Keith Alexander with the 2010 Patriot Award.

Are you on OMB's high-risk list?

When the White House released a list of 26 high-risk information technology projects on Aug. 23, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra was quick to point out that it wasn’t a hit list. But now some of the biggest names in government are under a microscope.

How hackers use Chelsea Clinton and the World Cup to steal your data

Verizon data breach study reports that malware continues to be a major problem and SQL servers are often the target.

Lack of attention invites cybersecurity breaches

Verizon report finds not enough attention paid to security practices, analysis and the 'human factor.'

Defense cuts raise questions about strategy

Industry associations and government contracting experts are expressing skepticism about Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ plan to reduce Defense Department spending by $100 billion over five years.

5 technologies that will change the market

A guide to the promise, peril and disruption that these technologies will bring to the government market.

How long will cloud's reality trail the hype?

True believers see it as the future. Detractors call for caution. But what do they both agree on?