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Thursday, March 05, 2009
Checking the cool at DEMO 09; DEMO 09 companies that work for me
Some shining stars among this year's DEMO demonstrators
By Keith Shaw Just like the Consumer Electronics Show in January, this year's DEMO 09 (produced by Network World's events division) in Palm Desert, Calif., was affected by the continuing gloomy economy. With only 39 companies debuting new products and services, the "glass half empty" people would likely say that there wasn't much to see in the way of innovations, exciting technology or cool products. While there was less to see, there definitely were some shining stars among the demonstrators at this year's event. Read full story
DEMO 09 companies that work for me There were many good companies and services launched at the DEMO 09 morning session, but the ones that bubble up to the top of my consciousness are the ones that can instantly solve some of my problems as an end user.
Greetings from DEMO 09 For the next few days I'll be "luxuriating" in Palm Desert, Calif., covering the DEMO 09 conference. Stay tuned to Network World TV for some of my interviews, as well as my live Twitter posts as the show unfolds.
Kids book aims to get gamer junkies off the couch Having grown up with video games (I mowed a lot of lawns in order to buy my Atari 2600), spending many a night upstairs in my room battling aliens in Laser Blast and roaming the jungle with Pitfall Harry, I certainly understand the obsession that these games can bring (and those were games with not-so-hot graphics). These days, any parents with video-game obsessed kids have probably heard them scream, "I'm in the middle of a level!" or "Just a few more minutes!" when they've asked their kids to put down the controller.
Three great Star Trek mash-ups CloseTake some time out of your day to watch some of these great Star Trek and "Next Generation" mash-ups, opening credits done to the style of some of my favorite '70s and '80s TV shows:
Our new mantra: Don't make fun of anyone Jason and Keith discuss more bad news for Nortel and server vendors, why ex-employees are stealing more than staplers when they leave, and why video game players are getting more injuries than ever before.
How to not fall for phishing schemes With 1 in 4 of corporate employees vulnerable to targeted or spear phishing attacks, do you think you would be able to recognize the latest threats? Rohyt Belani, CEO of the Intrepidus Group, talks with Keith Shaw about the latest ways that phishers are going after corporate employees, and why security awareness and phishing awareness training programs often fail. (14:02)
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