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Spotlight: Getac’s rugged mobile computers are built to withstand all types of weather conditions

Company Name: Getac Rugged Mobile Computers Headquarters: Irvine, CA Website: 1. Where did your company name originate from? Getac was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between GE Aerospace and MiTAC Technology Corp. to build computers for the US military. Less than a year after Getac's inception, we unveiled our first fully rugged computers with four expansion slots and a nearly indestructible, all-alloy chassis. Getac has come a long way since its beginnings but we ha ... More

What is Military Procurement?

Military procurement is the management of a nation's investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its National Security Strategy and support its Armed Forces. The goal is to rapidly acquire quality products that fulfill user needs with improvements to mission capability at an equitable price.  The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization ... More

US Air Force will save $50M with iPad electronic flight bags

By Matthew Stibbe Forbes The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to buy up to 18,000 Apple iPads after a six-month trial at Little Rock Air Force Base. According The Street, Apple will spend $9.36 million to give pilots electronic flight bags. Pilots typically carry 30-40 pounds of paper documents in their flight bags and there is another 90 pounds or so of documentation on the aircraft. With 10 crewmembers on a C-5 Galaxy transport this could add up 490 pounds per plane. This, in turn, leads to significant ... More

Dual-factor authentication: Why you should care

Computer passwords have become a way of life for most of us. We have to have them to log on to the system at work, there’s another for email and Facebook, and you probably have some more for your bank, for Amazon, and any other online services you use — by the way, if all these passwords are the same, please stop reading and go change them now. Passwords are like keys. They work if you use them and the locks they operate, but their effectiveness is reduced if you leave them around where they can be ... More

Mobile data: how much do you need?

PC Pro Mobile data caps can be as mean as 100MB a month, so choosing a tariff can be a perilous task. David Bayon investigates the numbers Remember when free texts and minutes were the main factors in choosing a phone contract? These days we barely even notice them, but we face a more modern dilemma when contemplating signing on the dotted line: how much mobile data is enough? It’s difficult to know the exact answer; like the free minutes that used to be wasted every month, many of us pay over the odds ... More