Cybersecurity

The basics of biometrics

Biometrics can improve security and, if done right, even make life easier for users. But you have to choose carefully when deciding on a technology for your agency.

Core values

Multicore processors give you more power in the same amount of space and open the door to other efficiencies, such as virtualization. But beware the software licensing costs from companies that charge by the processor.

4 on the floor

Quad-core chips promise better performance and lower power consumption. Best of all, they'll fit into dual-core slots.

Cybersecurity

Secures what ails you

Unified threat management products can put a lot of your security tools into one, easy-to-manage package.

Cybersecurity

RFP Checklist'PKI solutions

Here are some questions you'll want to answer before investing in a public-key infrastructure solution.

Cybersecurity

The PKI payoff

Once you get past the difficult early stages, the technology delivers a lot of benefits.

Smarter than smart

How long will your hard drives last? New reports suggest that estimates aren't reliable and that life cycles might not be as long as you think.

Sam Sumwalt | Continuity Planner

Several years before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Capt. Sam Sumwalt established a continuity-of-operations plan for the Navy Reserve Forces Command in New Orleans.<br><b>2007 GCN IT Leadership Award winner</b>

Cloud & Infrastructure

Word documents by phone

Ordinary telephones and an Avaya Speech Access system link 2,300 Marin County, Calif., officials.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The Universal Inbox: One hub for all

With Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft is laying the foundation for the Universal Inbox.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Breaking the sound barriers

Systems linking voice, data and applications can boost service and reduce costs.

RFP Checklist

Selecting the best wireless messaging solution for your organization requires a close look at your existing infrastructure and consideration of future needs.

Ground control

Users are getting hooked on checking e-mail on their mobile devices. Here's how to support the service.

Backup to the future

Innovations help close the window on potential data losses.

State & Local

Closing in on records management

Defining what your agency means by 'records' is as important as the systems that manage them.

Project leader gets firsthand experience

Using the same products and technology solutions an organization sells to others is the only way to get a good idea of how well they work'a sentiment shared by Lt. Col. Robert Aarhus, the program manager for the TRICARE Ecounter Data Project.

Military systems in the pink

Claims processing system for military health care streamlines payments, encouraging participation.

State & Local

Tablets make Charleston port-able

Slate devices simplify logistics and speed shipments

Peripatetic portables

For mobility, tablet PCs have an edge on notebooks'with a few caveats.

Top of the deck

What do Texas hold'em poker and IT program management have in common? For David C. Songco, CIO of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, there are important connections.

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