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In Sochi, the Olympics-size job of running Olympics IT infrastructure

With several Olympics under its belt, Atos is supporting one of the largest IT infrastructures in sports history. If it succeeds, it's an unheralded hero. If it fails, it gets crucified.

By February 6, 2014


Silver Spring seeks new profits from smart-city infrastructure

Internet-enabled traffic signals, streetlights, and natural gas meters are expensive to deploy. One company hopes selling the technology as a service will help its business.

By November 19, 2013


Serious hole in critical-infrastructure software, says U.S.

U.S. government warns critical-infrastructure operators of serious hole in "SCADA" software used in oil and gas; water; electric utilities; and manufacturing plants around world.

By May 12, 2011


Cyber attacks rise at critical infrastructure firms

New report finds big increase in cyber threats for power, water, and electricity firms, but modest efforts to counter them.

By April 18, 2011


IBM: 'Internet of things' to improve infrastructure

IBM's software team is on the look out for technology to instrument and better manage basic infrastructure, such as water, energy, and traffic networks.

By February 9, 2011


Finding distinction in 'infrastructure as a service'

One competitor of Amazon Web Services, GoGrid, is offering "cloud center" offerings, which give a more data center-like view of cloud infrastructure.

By January 11, 2009


Cisco, BMC forge cloud infrastructure partnership

The two are widening their alliance in effort to allow for the automation and linking of various cloud-computing components.

By December 6, 2010


Most infrastructure firms feel ready for cyberattacks

Symantec's chief security officer says average people--especially when they're at work--need to do their part to protect critical infrastructure from malware.

By October 6, 2010


DOE gives $8.5 million to grid infrastructure projects

Infrastructure aid to Florida, Oregon, and New Jersey will enable states to make electric grids compatible with solar energy.

By September 8, 2010


Our perilous infrastructure

This week, an inconvenient truth. We're talking about our national infrastructure--power, water, transportation, and the like--and how it's a mess from a security perspective thanks in no small part to the growth of the Internet. With special guest, nuclear engineer Joe Weiss.

By July 20, 2010