Spam is killing us all, and the true pessimists of the world are claiming that e-mail is doomed because of spam. I don't agree for a lot of reasons, but I sure as hell do agree that our friends comprising The 108th Congress of the United States of America had a serious lapse of logic when they passed the "CAN-SPAM Act" recently.
As more companies focus attention on protecting the "lifecycle" of data, customers for the first time will have choices Scott Deutsch The market for scientific data management began to mature in 2003 in ways that will dramatically benefit the entire laboratory and research community.
Moving toward open multi-vendor data exchange and archiving standards Tony Davies, Maren Fiege and Mark Harnois In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of interest in data mining, data longevity, data exchange and data archiving.
The CDS of the future will accommodate real-world business needs Soheil Saadat, Ph.D. Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) represent one of the earliest implementations of computing technology in the laboratory.
A number of intelligent programs are available for different operating systems John R. Joyce, Ph.D. With the proliferation of digital cameras and flash memory drives, instances of data loss in these devices is becoming more frequent. This column recently took a look at disk undelete utilities.
Randy C. Hice, President, Laboratory Expertise Center, Inc. Misfires in program management on large LIMS projects can cause similar catastrophes, although the physical stress is more of the 'VP-wants-to-know-why-the-project-is-late' variety.
A boon for drug discovery John H. Begemann, Ph.D. Pharmaceutical discovery companies encounter numerous roadblocks between concept and commercialization. Chemistry-based drug firms, in particular, process large numbers of compounds in their search for new drugs.
Disaster planning a must Randy C. Hice Gore may have been a nickname for our former Vice President, but it is also the name of the no-man's-land where two lanes merge into one another. I was running a little late as I pointed my company car toward Atlanta's Hartsfield airport.
nQuery Advisor is software specifically for power/sample size calculations. It assists the researcher in determining the data variation and a desired or specified effect size necessary to calculate these in a user-friendly format. This latest release contains all of the older features that made the package so useful, as well as many new analyses, tabular and formatting modes that greatly extend the capabilities.
LabWare's Whole Product Approach With Goal Oriented LIMS Delivery (GOLD) Methodology Brings Consistent SuccessJanuary 31, 2004 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments
Vance V. Kershner, President, LabWare, Inc. One of the key reasons for LabWare's success is the company's understanding that the product is not represented by software alone.
Emerging terahertz imaging technologies Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Every now and then, a confluence of evolutionary technological developments leads to a surprising revolutionary advance.
Considerations when selecting a recovery application John Joyce, Ph.D. Remember those simpler carefree days of DOS where, when you accidentally deleted a file, all you had to do was type 'undelete'? Long gone are such easygoing times, at least for Microsoft Windows users.
Building supercomputers to solve dynamic problems Scott Studham Seymour Cray had a "Let's go to the moon" attitude when it came to building high-performance computers. His drive was to create architectures designed to solve the most challenging problems.
The newest version of this versatile mathematics package for symbolic and numeric calculation features the usual technical sophistication combined with ever-more features and a learning curve that will leave the novice user breathless. The older features remain for the experienced user, but the developers have succeeded in applying so many user-friendly applications as to do the near impossible,
Evolutionary programming for analysis and control Bill Weaver, Ph.D. After receiving his first patent in 1868 at the age of 21 for an electric voting machine (hanging chads, anyone?), Thomas Alva Edison continued his prolific career as an inventor, ultimately securing 1,093 U.S.