• Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    It also sets in motion a change in immigration policies, which could exclude many qualified foreign professionals from Silicon Valley firms.The executive order will end the practice that allowed "Buy American" programs to be circumvented by excessive waivers and endless exemptions, Trump said, noting that American workers have been losing out in an economic environment that has favored cheap, subsidized foreign goods.
  • Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    More than a quarter of marketers went into marketing because they wanted to be creative, researchers have found.You'd think in this era of analytics that marketers would be ruthless in killing off ineffective strategies.
  • Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    When Apple discovered Uber was planting code on iPhones that persisted on the devices even after the ride-hailing app was removed, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned Kalanick in a face-to-face meeting to stop the practice or the Uber app would be kicked out of Apple's App store, The New York Times reported Sunday.The code added to the iPhone helped Uber "fingerprint" the mobile device and foil the multiple account scammers.
  • Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple

    Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple

    International Trade Commission to block imports of iPhones, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.The move reportedly was spurred by Apple's recent decision to stop making royalty payments owed under a licensing agreement between the two companies, which is the subject of a billion-dollar legal battle in federal court.
  • Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'

    Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'

    Specifically, data suggests that we're in the middle of a "security skills gap" -- very much like a "desert of skills.There, adaptations help animals retain, absorb and otherwise make the most efficient use of what little water is available.
  • Building a Sales Team by the Numbers

    Building a Sales Team by the Numbers

    For many years the company has captured data about sales performance and provided concrete information to its subscribers about things like attainment vs.The most recent data to come out of Xactly involves understanding the nuances of different cities as places to plant your next sales office.
  • Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity

    Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity

    Don't make the mistake of thinking that other two-thirds of a salesperson's time is wasted, though.While they may elicit grumbling, those things do have an indirect impact on the salesperson's commission checks.
  • Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance

    Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance

    The changes at the top reportedly could include the temporary loss of Uber's founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick.Emil Michael -- who served as the company's senior vice president of business and a key lieutenant to Kalanick -- is out.
  • Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement

    Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement

    The review sketches out a plan to make radical changes to diversify Uber in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.While Kalanick is away, the leadership team, his direct reports, will run the company, he said.
  • 3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In

    3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In

    By this point, most technology practitioners -- and nearly all security practitioners -- know about WannaCry.That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals using WannaCry as an illustrative case study.
  • FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices

    FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices

    Federal Trade Commission is looking into Amazon's discount pricing practices in response to a complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog over the company's pending US$14 billion purchase of the Whole Foods grocery chain, Reuters reported last week.That said, it might be worth considering whether Consumer Watchdog's allegations might be a shield for politically motivated actions by the FTC, he told the E-Commerce Times.
  • The War Room: Experiential Security Planning

    The War Room: Experiential Security Planning

    Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are good you'll get an earful.In fact, many aspects of an organization's security posture can be tested in this way.
  • Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer

    Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer

    In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies.In the motel, she had to dial "9" to get an outside line, and then dial 911.
  • Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed

    Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed

    Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.The attackers also accessed credit card data for about 209,000 consumers and credit dispute information for about 182,000 consumers.
  • Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management

    Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management

    The worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18 percent this year from $209.3 private clouds to support 32 percent of workloads in public clouds and 43 percent in private clouds, the survey also found.
  • IT Convergence Trend Alters Approach to Federal Market

    IT Convergence Trend Alters Approach to Federal Market

    Vendors serving the federal market that have observed the convergence trend have been encouraging agencies to embrace the concept.In addition, IT providers have been linking the use of convergence technologies to federal agencies' growing demand for cloud technologies.
  • AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Second

    AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Second

    The new pricing for EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and EBS (Elastic Block Storage) used with EC2 instances will allow greater flexibility and efficiency for customers wanting to expand their use of cloud computing data, AWS said.Although saving money is an important part of the AWS billing change, it's not the most important, according to Barr.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites

    Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites

    Like The Pirate Bay, Showtime apparently was mining the emerging cryptocurrency monero.Twitter user @SkensNet first discovered the problem, according to information security analyst Troy Mursch of the Bad Packets Report.
  • 'Invisible' Technologies: What You Can't See Can Hurt You

    'Invisible' Technologies: What You Can't See Can Hurt You

    This same phenomenon can occur with certain technologies used in business environments.Although they are of paramount importance to keeping the organization running smoothly, some technologies aren't directly "visible" from a business point of view.