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Hacker Publication Gets Top Defense Attorney
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: protects Digital Video Discs (DVDs) from unauthorized access and copying. 2600 posted a program that can decrypt CSS called DeCSS on www.krackdown.com. DeCSS has since been removed from www.krackdown.com. Market Impact With its legal bills being paid for by the Electronic Frontier Foundation , an ACLU-ish type of Internet non-profit organization dedicated to free speech, 2600 is going to need a strong defense team to take on these industry heavyweights. This case will challenge the bowels of free speech
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: DVD rack to store DVDs. The rack houses all of the DVD s but does nothing to help with the end user viewing or consuming the movie. To fully enjoy the movie experience, you need, at a minimum, a DVD player. Your viewing experience can be enhanced if you also have HD TV, or surround sound stereo, which are all part of the movie delivery (far beyond just storage). When this analogy is applied to content, a new model evolves, Content as a Service. CaaS represents the entire entertainment center and handles
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If you’re planning to purchase a learning management system (LMS), or upgrade your existing one, you’d better know about SCORM and AICC. Learn why it’s critical to understand e-learning standards before you buy—or you may end up with an LMS that’s both ineffective and inflexible.
: to make differently formatted DVDs for each brand of DVD player. This is how online learning used to be before SCORM [a set of e-learning standards] was created. It’s important to note that some LMSs are not compliant with any content standards . Any content created in such LMSs will not be reusable for other LMSs. Standards You Should Know About Before Buying Depending on your e-learning initiatives, it’s important to know how the various existing standards will affect your company s LMS
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External Drive Backup Warning
If you've been waiting for the right External Drive Backup Warning,you dont have to wait any longer.Download our free whitepaper now! Backing up critical data on an external drive provides only minimal protection against one type of data loss: hard drive failure and nothing else. External drives are easily damaged, lost, or stolen. Portable drive backups are rarely taken off-site and are insecure, time-consuming, and limited. And when an external drive holding key data no longer works, what will you do? There’s a better way to back up data. Learn more.
: requiring human interaction (inserting DVDs, selecting files or running backup software, labeling & cataloging, taking offsite, etc.). CD-RWs are usually limited to 4x burn speed. External Drive Capacity External drives typically can store all the data on your hard drive. Remote File Access: Not Available You can only access your data backed up on an external drive through your local network if the drive is plugged in and shared. You may be down for a full day if you store your backups offsite. File
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Improving and Expanding: The Road Ahead for a Drop-ship Facilitator
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: beyond traditional books, CDs, DVDs, and games are becoming more popular for multichannel retailing. QRS, which keeps a file of 90 million universal product codes (UPCs), is the bridge between disparate product information protocols used by suppliers and the single repository Sears prefers. For more information, see The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link? . CommerceHub s response to this requirement has so far been a casual partnership with Cardonet. Last but
Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels
Astute IT strategies should help any company develop a strong competitive advantage whether it be improved time-to-market, better insights about customers behavior and preferences, or to devise a more efficient supply chain. This should be embraced by Sears Holding and Federation/May.
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act May Be Just the Tip of a Compliance Iceberg
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: might value unsold, several-month-old DVDs at the amount they could have been sold several months ago. But, under IAS-2 , when a company files its financial report, it has to give an up-to-date net realizable value (NRV). NRV is an accurate estimate of the products market values at the time the report is published, with the idea that all corporate assets must be valued at fair value , rather than at the possibly problematic historic cost. Companies will also need to account for the cost of all employee
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: might value unsold, months-old DVDs at the amount they could have been sold upon their initial release. However, under the forthcoming proposed International Accounting Standard (IAS-2), a company has to give an up-to-date net realizable value (NRV). In other words, it must give an accurate estimate of the products market value at the time the report is published, with the idea that all corporate assets must be valued at their fair value, rather than at their problematic historic cost. Companies will
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: prescription drugs, apparel, and DVDs) packaged with pin-sized chips and tiny antennae that send retailers and manufacturers information about their use, and even about those who buy (or attempt to steal) them. Or the stories of grocery clerks immediately knowing when perishable items on the shelf have expired and replacing them before the items are purchased. We ve also have heard of a consumer ordering the latest hot item and tracking it in the real time through the entire supply chain right up to
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