Michael Cooney

Articles by Michael Cooney

IBM packages crime-fighting, big data analytics

Security software will allow for rapid data collection, analysis and warehousing, IBM says

Nine best practices for successful IT projects

Normally, the Government Accountability Office investigates projects gone bad. But in a recent report, it explained what successful IT projects have in common

Gartner’s Top 10 tech trends for 2012

What issues will be on IT's radar in the next year? Find out here

Romance scams pick on divorced, lovelorn

Research out of the UK today says that perhaps as many as 200,00 people have been victims of online romance scams and the same study says over 1 million people personally know someone who has been scammed by one of these heartless fraudsters.

Facial recognition security, privacy issues concern FTC

The FTC is holding a workshop to help identify the impacts of facial recognition software on privacy

IT skills force out need for cursive writing in schools

The idea is that keyboarding skills will be more important for students and workers of the future. But not everyone sees this as a sign of progressrn

DOJ report critical of FBI ability to fight cyber attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice's inspector general report says he FBI needs to bolster cyber intrusion education and forensics. The DOJ also said many field office cyberforensic and analytical capabilities were "inadequate"

IT graduates ‘not well trained, ready to go’

Employers agree that colleges and universities need to provide their students with the essential skills required to run IT departments, yet only 8% of hiring managers would say they have them

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