IT Needs More Careful Sourcing

Why is everyone suddenly so concerned about Chinese hacking of corporate and US government networks? It comes as no surprise to most Internet security experts. Officials seem to feel the need to say something loudly just because a recent Mandiant report asserted that one of the chief hackers is likely a branch of the Chinese…

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Supply Chain Implications From CES, MWC & SXSW

Typically, coming off the fourth-quarter holiday season, the year starts for the semiconductor and electronics industry with the barrage of new consumer electronics at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, followed by Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This year, the rising South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive began in earnest to take…

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ST-Ericsson Break-Up Fallout

You can chalk this up on your “Dead or Alive” board: The ST-Ericsson joint venture is officially on the dead side. Chip company STMicroelectronics and telecommunications gear maker Ericsson laid their final cards on the table earlier this week, announcing plans to dissolve the unprofitable four-year-old Switzerland-based JV. The writing has been on the wall…

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7 Ways to Improve Job Security

Almost every person wants better job security. But that's a joke! Job security is practically non-existent in today's market. You may work for an established Fortune 500 company with 20 years of superior performance. Then new management decides to sell your division and suddenly you are “redundant.” Or you may be a serial entrepreneur with…

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