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Subject: September 2001 ECMgt.com: Evolving Infrastructure and Tools
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September 1, 2001 *4,200 subscribers* Volume 3, Issue 9
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  • Still in the Money
  • Southwest's Site Keeps It Simple
  • The Hunt for the Worm Writers
  • Security Experts Catch Hackers with Honey
  • Alameda County Taps Touch-Screen Voting System
  • PC B-Day Reunites Old Friends
  • Mining for Meaning
  • Students Say Web Is Great Help
  • All the News That's Fit to Strip
  • Target's Target: Teen Loyalty
  • Have Keyboard, Will Party
  • When and How to Outsource Your Web Hosting
  • Hack the Vote? Not in Broward
  • Voice Portals and Services Market Reinvents Itself
  • Online Anonymity Wins Again
  • Hansen to Build D.C. Licensing Portal
  • People Change Once They Go Broadband
  • These Ideas Make a Lot of Senses
  • Cross-Promotion Is Key to Netscape's New Role
  • Hands-Free Cell Phone Devices Don't Improve Driver Awareness
  • Movies Will Cause Broadband Explosion

Still in the Money
The recent economic downswing doesn't mean your salary won't go up. In fact, even with the boom days behind us for now, generous raises, bonuses and other perks for IT managers and staff are still the norm.

Southwest's Site Keeps It Simple
From unassigned seats to its bourbon swilling founder, Southwest Airlines has always charted a contrarian path and its aggressively marketed Web site is no exception.

The Hunt for the Worm Writers
The SirCam e-mail worm and the Code Red server worms continue to wreak havoc across the Internet. A federal agency claims it's searching for the culprits, and no, the guy who wrote Red Code didn't write Code Red.

Security Experts Catch Hackers with Honey
The Honeynet Project, aimed at attracting, tracking and studying hackers, reveals an almost constant threat as malicious hackers aggressively scan for vulnerable systems and holes more than a dozen times a day.

Alameda County Taps Touch-Screen Voting System
Global Election Systems Inc. of McKinney, Texas, announced that Alameda County, Calif., will buy the company's AccuVote-TS touch screen voting equipment and associated services for about $13.5 million.

PC B-Day Reunites Old Friends
The Twentieth Birthday Party for the IBM PC was a gathering of rich, old white guys who waxed nostalgic for the old days.

Mining for Meaning
Online newsgroups are popular gathering spots; over the years they've logged millions of opinions on topics ranging from politics to appliances.

Students Say Web Is Great Help
Rising high school senior Amanda Campbell says the Internet makes getting started on her school assignments easier

All the News That's Fit to Strip
Naked News, the 2-year-old project that features broadcasters who gradually take their clothes off, holds tryouts for a new cast of talent.

Target's Target: Teen Loyalty
Retail conglomerate Target announced the launch of Bullseye, a new Web site designed to curry teens' favor with content tailored exclusively to the youth market.

Have Keyboard, Will Party
'Campus Party 2001' at Valencia University is the biggest computer event in Spain, and home to what may be the biggest local connection in the world. Matt Hilburn reports from Spain.

When and How to Outsource Your Web Hosting
For corporate executives in both high and low-tech industries, itís an all too familiar scenario: Software upgrades that hit the market every few months

Hack the Vote? Not in Broward
Officials in Florida's Broward County were scrambling to put to rest a rumor that the county would allow high school students to try to breach the security of election computers in a mock election.

Voice Portals and Services Market Reinvents Itself
Having failed at providing consumers with once promising information and commerce opportunities, the voice portal and services market is reinventing itself

Online Anonymity Wins Again
In another victory for online anonymity, a California judge has ruled that Yahoo does not need to reveal the identities of some message board posters.

Hansen to Build D.C. Licensing Portal
Hansen Information Technologies Inc. has won a contract to provide its online business licensing to the District of Columbia.

People Change Once They Go Broadband
Broadband, it turns out, changes folks. Or, at the very least, it changes the way they act once they get online.

These Ideas Make a Lot of Senses
Siggraph, Hollywood's huge graphic arts convention, staged a 'Sensapalooza' the other night. The good, the bad and the odoriferous were all discussed.

Cross-Promotion Is Key to Netscape's New Role
Signs of life can be found in Building 25, where workers are ricocheting between cubicles, playing chess in the hallways and orchestrating what could become one of the great resurrections of the Internet age

Hands-Free Cell Phone Devices Don't Improve Driver Awareness
Hands-free devices for cell phones do not appreciably reduce driver distraction, according to a study that suggests laws mandating the use of such devices may be ineffective.

Movies Will Cause Broadband Explosion
Jack Valenti knows a little bit about the power of entertainment.

 

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