Anniversary aloe: Ivory goes green
Mainstay soap brand floats for 125 years
By John Nolan
Procter & Gamble Co. is setting the record straight: It turns out Ivory soap's
ability to float wasn't discovered by accident.
Further, the white bar soap promoted since the 1800s with the slogan "it
floats" is getting a rare addition to its product line on its 125th anniversary.
The new green Ivory bar also floats.
How the monks made their dosh
BY ANDREW HUTCHINSON
THIS ancient manuscript provides an insight into the business minds of monks living in
Yorkshire in medieval times.
The Stock Book, which dates back to the 15th century, documents how Fountains Abbey
became the richest Cistercian abbey in England.
It contains detailed accounts of how the monks built up vast wealth from the sale of
livestock and dairy products.
Entries show how just one small part of a network of estates produced more than 53
stones of cheese and 26 stones of butter in one year.
British Library to archive parts of UK web
22/06/2004 by Sean Cornwell
The British Library, among others, has today
launched the UK Web Archiving Consortium
(UKWAC) with the aim of archiving selected UK
websites and thus expanding the lifespan of website
materials from what it claims is an average of 44 days
to a century or more.
United Kingdom: Preparing for FREEDOM!
20 June 2003
Dan Guildford, Solicitor, Pinsents
Three-quarters of government departments have not yet budgeted
for the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and almost one in
three departments did not know the deadlines for the Act,
according to a recent survey by The Stationery Office.
FOIA introduces new rights of access to a wide range of
information held by Local Authorities, along with other public
bodies. It imposes two main obligations – the requirement to
produce a "publication scheme", which has been in force since 28
February this year and to respond to requests for information
which comes into force from 1 January 2005.
Pink Elephant PR
United Kingdom: The Need For Data Storage Solutions In The Financial
16 January 2004
Martin Avison, Sales & Marketing Director for Electronic Data
Management Specialist Instant Archive, Examines the Need for a
Reliable Archiving Solution
Recent FSA regulations have imposed more stringent regulations
on financial services professionals than ever before. These rules
ultimately pass the burden of compliance back to the brokers
themselves, whether they are independent financial advisors,
intermediaries or networks. And, against this backdrop, while
general standards of advice have increased significantly in recent
years, so have professional indemnity insurance costs.
Beware the ''Trash'' Folder
Companies are grappling with the questions of which E-mail messages to save, how to save
them, how long to save them, and what it will all cost.
John McPartlin, CFO IT
June 22, 2004
As more and more business becomes documented in E-mail rather than memos and
reports, document retention becomes a challenge on several levels. Whether it's
compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Securities and Exchange
Commission regulations, or laws governing the handling of patient data in the healthcare
industry, most companies are grappling with the questions of which E-mail
messages to save, how to save them, how long to save them, and what it will it all
From keeping it up to keeping it safe to just plain keeping it, E-mail
now warrants an actual strategy.
John McPartlin, CFO IT
June 15, 2004
As E-mail becomes the lifeblood of Corporate America, what
happens when the blood stops flowing? A 2003 study of 850 IT
managers by research firm Dynamic Markets for Veritas Software
found that one-third of respondents thought a week without Email
was more stressful and traumatic than either a minor car
accident or divorce. In addition, 68 percent said corporate
employees would get irate if they lost E-mail access for as little as
30 minutes, and one-fifth said they would potentially lose their job
if E-mail downtime lasted 24 hours.
Intel loses round in fight with AMD over records
The U.S. Supreme Court, while not ordering the release, rules courts can
order information be given to foreign regulators
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. judge has the authority to force Intel, the world's
largest computer chip maker, to turn over sealed records to foreign regulators,
the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
June 22, 2004
ImageServ means business
n Charleston woman has solution to document storage
By Jim Balow
Every business keeps documents — some more than others.
Think of a doctor’s office, with its permanent patient records, or a university with
thousands of student files.
Some offices devote entire rooms to document storage, complete with temperature and
humidity controls to protect fragile paper records. Finding a particular record can be
challenging, though, as workers dig through boxes or file cabinets in search of the right
Extrusion: The story of 'trusted' digital insider theft
Opinion by Danny Lieberman, OSI-Open Solutions Israel
MARCH 09, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - "The risk of cyber attacks continues to be high. Even organizations
that have deployed a wide range of security technologies fall victim to significant losses. ... The percentage of
incidents that are reported to law enforcement agencies remains low ... Attackers may reasonably infer that the
odds against their being caught and prosecuted remain strongly in their favor." -- Computer Security Institute/
FBI 2003 Computer Crime and Security Survey
Posted 6/14/2004 10:19 PM Updated 6/15/2004 12:53 AM
Is the future of e-mail under
By Jon Swartz, USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — For years, consumers and
corporations raved about e-mail's potential.
Now they're fretting about its future.
As a major e-mail conference convenes here this week,
there is a growing belief that e-mail — the vaunted "killer
app" — is in deep trouble. "It increasingly is broken,"
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson says.
"Spam, fraud, phishing schemes, all this other stuff is
more than an annoyance. The future of the medium is at
Business IM Vendors Look for Answers, Profits
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
June 21, 2004
Two purveyors of popular IM (instant messaging) clients are taking their leave from the enterprise
market. According to analysts, what is a retreat for some will be an opportunity for established
First, Yahoo on Friday pulled the plug on its enterprise version of its free instant-messaging client,
Yahoo! Business Messenger. Next, America Online Inc. on Monday closed down sales of its two-yearold
enterprise offering, AIM Enterprise Gateway.
Managing Data Madness
Advice by Mike Biere
JUNE 21, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - This article is excerpted from the book Business Intelligence for the
Enterprise by Mike Biere. It is posted with permission from publisher Prentice Hall PTR, in alliance with IBM
Press, copyright 2003.
Data extraction, transformation and cleansing
The ABC enterprise has its current data held in some VSAM files and other sources. Company
officials would like to begin constructing a customer-centric warehouse that includes the last
five years of history by customer. Much of the detailed data has been archived to tape
because it would take enormous amounts of disk space and they seldom use it. Currently,
they haven't the disk capacity to store it.
Ten years or forever - whichever comes first
Opinion by John Webster, Data Mobility Group
JUNE 22, 2004 (SNW ONLINE) - My wife is a volunteer archivist here in the town of Londonderry, N.H. A few
nights ago, we were going over some of the town's historic documents. They were part of a recently discovered
cache of historic artifacts recovered from the attic of a house built just after the Revolutionary War.
Mixed into the sheaf of thin, yellowish-brown pages were letters, proclamations, debt notices
and arrest warrants, some of which dated back to the early 18th century. They were
handwritten in a script and syntax that gave one pause while reading. But they were
intelligible. Memorialized in this fragile collection were the famous and truly infamous members
of a small New England community circa 1750.
Industry Must Improve Its Technology Use
'Son of HIPAA' regulation is possible if companies don't get moving on IT.
By Chris Murphy, InformationWeek
June 21, 2004
There's a growing sense among members of the health-care industry that if they don't take action soon to better use IT to improve
health care and lower costs, the federal government will dictate policies and possibly even tech standards. And it's a sense of
dread, thanks to the fresh memory of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a set of tough federal rules
governing the way medical information is gathered, stored, shared, and protected that has forced considerable compliancerelated
Newt Gingrich Pushing 'Wired' Hospitals
By BROOKE DONALD
Associated Press Writer
Published June 22, 2004, 10:51 AM CDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Medical care would be improved and millions of dollars would be saved if
hospitals were fully wired, said Rep. Patrick Kennedy and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who
jointly announced a program to bring American medicine into the Internet age.
On Monday, the political partisans put their party differences aside to tout electronic prescriptions,
online patient records and an integrated, paperless health-care system.
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Posted on Sun, Jun. 20, 2004
World War II footlocker is
By David Casstevens
Star-Telegram Staff Writer
FORT WORTH - The olive drab trunk is
water-damaged and smells of mildew.
Its center lock is broken.
Both leather strap handles are torn away.
But the condition of the locker doesn't
matter to Ed Fitzgerald.
Posted to kmworld.com on June 21, 2004
Verity has introduced Collaborative Classifier 1.0, what it says is the first taxonomy
and classification management software that enables distributed subject matter
experts to collaborate with corporate librarians and knowledge engineers in real time
to organize information around specific business roles and requirements
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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