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Stories by Lamont Wood

Printer ink: Tired of feeding the cash cow?

Human blood costs about $17.27 an ounce, silver about $34 an ounce. But both are bargains compared to the ink sold to the owners of inkjet printers, which can exceed $80 an ounce. Meanwhile, the ink used to print newspapers costs about 16 cents an ounce.

Written by Lamont Wood28 March 12 21:58

Gamification goes mainstream

Increased sales, increased participation, increased engagement. It doesn't sound like a game, but those are some of the goals, and reported achievements, of the new field of "gamification."

Written by Lamont Wood25 Jan. 12 03:20

Got cyber insurance?

<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/010810-heartland-to-pay-up-to.html">Heartland Payment Systems</a> figured it was in pretty good shape when it took out a $30 million cyber insurance policy. Unfortunately, the credit card transaction processor was the victim of a massive data breach in early 2009 that resulted in losses estimated at $145 million. The insurance company did pay Heartland the $30 million, but the company was on the hook for the remaining $115 million.

Written by Lamont Wood24 Oct. 11 15:29

Data Breach? Here's What to Do, When and How

There's been a data breach. It happened 268 times during 2006 (according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse). Now, it's happened to your organization. What do you do?

Written by Lamont Wood23 April 07 14:07