APP DEVELOPMENT: Do users hate your app’s UX? Recent study indicates that if users hate your app, it’s probably more about the look and feel than it is about functionality. Read more

M-COMMERCE: Traffic and sales data collected by IBM show that e-commerce sites had 288% higher conversion rates on desktop than on smartphones during Christmas 2014. Read more


HINDSIGHT & A LOOK AHEAD AT 2015: Nobody was safe in 2014. In addition to large retailers, media companies and financial institutions, technology companies like eBay and Snapchat were hacked, too, and so were government organizations and healthcare institutions. Also this year, massive Internet infrastructure vulnerabilities were discovered, including Shellshock, Heartbleed and POODLE. Here are five of the most prominent cybersecurity market trends projected to define the sector in 2015. Read more

DATA PROTECTION: 8 tips to improve cyber security in the New Year. Some of the cyber incidents we dealt with in 2014 include malware infections, compromised servers, and ransomware, to name a few. More of the same can be expected in 2015. Read more

NETWORKS: 10 Last Minute Cybersecurity Predictions for 2015. 1) Widespread impact from the cybersecurity skills shortage. 2) Expanding attack surface 3) Health care heartache. Read the rest


DOJ: The Department of Justice has a new cybersecurity office. The unit will be operating under DoJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual  Property section, and will serve to offer legal advice for cyber crime investigations worldwide. Read more

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS: BizTalk Server 2013 adds efficiencies in Will County, Illinois that enables the Sheriff’s Office to issue warrants and apprehend suspects in the same day. Read more

STATE GOVERNMENT IT STUDY: $1 spent on state government tech saves $3.50. Researchers at three universities found that IT investments are making government more efficient, productive and transparent, leading to a reduction in state expenditures. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – December 30, 2014

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