Without taking the proper precautions, security solution providers can face civil lawsuits if customers fail to comply with the FACTA Red Flags Rules. Non-banking institutions, or creditors, must achieve Red Flags Rules compliance by November 1, 2009. Your customers may not even realize that these apply to them, so they will need much guidance to become and stay compliant.
It's the best of times. It's the worst of times.
That sums up the outlook for state, local and education (SLED) public-sector IT spending as many states struggle with falling tax revenues and growing budget deficits. But the spending patterns are definitely mixed. States riding high on record energy and natural resource prices have largely escaped the growing economic malaise that has hammered regions hit hardest by the housing and credit crises.