Articles By Todd R. Weiss

10 tech devices you’ve been paying too much for

The holiday shopping frenzy is in full swing, and gift buyers everywhere are picking up the hottest high-tech items on their lists--from digital cameras to laptops, and everything in between. What some buyers

Published on: December 24th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Cloud supercomputing lets small firms act like big guns

For much of its existence, Woodward Governor Co. has been building fuel nozzles and other parts for jet aircraft engines the old-fashioned way -- carefully designing them, building physical prototypes out of raw

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Smartphones used to fight spread of malaria

When a malaria research project in Uganda was expanded into a full-fledged malaria case-tracking effort across the country in 2006, health officials saw the move as a great opportunity to save lives. After

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Swine flu run-through helps firm find glitches, hone response plan

Data aggregation vendor QL2 Software Inc. already follows best practices to prepare for the worst. It has redundant systems and regularly reviews its plans for both disaster recovery and business continuity. But when

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Firms hack IT maintenance budgets and hope for the best

No matter what the pundits say about an economic turnaround, times are still tough. And after technology projects are delayed or stopped, layoffs are made and next year's budget is slashed, there's one

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Remote access software helps marketing exec recover stolen laptop

This is a true story about sex, computers, the Internet, spying, theft, intrigue, and the police--and it all began this past February when David Krop made the mistake of leaving his two laptop

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Spy gadgets abound — but should you use them?

These days, if you want to watch over your house, your kids or your significant other, there's a whole world of high-tech security devices out there you can use, in forms you may

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

What Will Vista’s Legacy Be?

You'll remember its fabulous attributes, not its flaws. (Yes, Vista's terrible driver support and not-so-nimble performance will be banished from your mind.)Wait, don't start flaming me on this: That's the opinion of a

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

i365 offers SMB online data backup and disaster recovery

Data backup vendor i365 Inc. is adding enterprise-class data backup and infrastructure disaster recovery capabilities to its products aimed at small and midsized businesses.I365, a division of storage drive vendor Seagate Technology LLC,

Published on: November 18th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

E-voting disaster avoided in U.S. elections

Despite reports all day long about an assortment of e-voting machine problems in several U.S. states, no massive systemic meltdown occurred. Despite widespread pre-election concerns about malfunctioning e-voting hardware, election officials, e-voting activists

Published on: November 6th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

You need the “right skills” to land that IT job

Despite high energy prices, the rising cost of living, falling retail sales, and a host of other troubling economic indicators, IT hiring is still showing some signs of life. You just need to

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Hot IT skills that will land you a job in a tough economy

Despite high energy prices, rising inflation, falling retail sales, and a host of other troubling economic indicators, IT hiring is still showing some signs of life. You just need to have the right

Published on: September 3rd, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

How to handle bandwidth spikes during the Olympics

The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijingare just a week away. Is your IT department ready to handle the impact on your business from employees downloading online video of the opening ceremonies or the

Published on: August 5th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Six hot IT jobs that will keep you employed in an uncertain economy

Looking to find one of the hottest IT job tracks in today's downward spiraling economy? If you want to stay employed in IT amid the economic uncertainty, look for jobs in software design

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Why Google internships attract the best IT talent

Having an innovative Web site and smooth-running IT operations require up-to-date skills from technology workers. To ensure that they always have a talented and well-stocked pool of future workers from which to choose,

Published on: April 14th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss