Data roaming bill limit needed, consumer watchdog says

You don't really understand the meaning of the phrase “bill shock” until you rack up a huge cell phone bill while on an international trip due to roaming charges.Outrageous bills after what may

Published on: December 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CRTC leads international effort to stop cross-border telemarketing calls

Pesky telemarketers will soon be receiving an unwanted message themselves as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and similar government agencies from 11 countries announced the launch of an international Do Not

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

RFID to ensure timely delivery of world mail

One of the world's newest communications technologies soon will be used to track one of the oldest. The Universal Postal Union (UPU), an arm of the United Nations that coordinates international postal mail

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Stephen Lawson

Enjoying the perks – and avoiding the pitfalls – of IT offshoring

Bill Piatt, CIO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), sits in his Washington, D.C., office just three floors above the company's primary data center. But for all he cares, that server room could

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Stephanie Overby