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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 17:07 PM

MSFT's Infrastructure Strategy

Infrastructure is a differentiator. I use FedEx as an example [...] what they did was find these strategic landing fields where they could get in and out quickly to key distribution points across the globe....

Friday, June 20, 2008 20:06 PM

Should Businesses Split the CIO Role in Two?

As the debate whether CIOs are strategic or tactical rages on, Bain's top IT consultant suggests dividing those duties into two distinct positions. Could it happen? On top of their strategic role, CEOs la....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 22:06 PM

What the iPhone SDK doesn't do

Jonathan Zittrain worries that the creativity that has fueled the development of the net is endangered by closed appliances like the iPhone and walled gardens like Facebook. Technologies that allow people ....

Thursday, May 08, 2008 21:05 PM

The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

Jonathan Zittrain says tethered appliances will stifle innovation on the internet. Previously: Apple vs Apple users. iPhone SDK page.

Monday, April 28, 2008 17:04 PM

The iPhoning of the Enterprise

In February, Bob Rudis said "iPhone has quite a long way to go before it can weave its way - officially - into corporate IT standards." In March, Apple and Microsoft announced that iPhones could connect wi....

Monday, April 21, 2008 16:04 PM

Decoding the professionalization of Linux

A report from the Linux Foundation says development of the open source operating system is done mostly by paid workers: "Despite the large number of individual developers, there is still a relatively small....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 22:04 PM

Google launches into the cloud

Google introduces App Engine, "a developer tool that enables you to run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. The goal is to make it easy to get started with a new web app, and then make it eas....

Thursday, April 03, 2008 22:04 PM

The net calls the tune

No industry has been remade faster by the net than the music business. The latest chapter: MySpace launches a music service with three of the major companies. Questions remain about the specifics of the....

Thursday, April 03, 2008 17:04 PM

IBM: Worlds within worlds

Some people think the virtual world Second Life has no real relevance to the world of business -- at least Second Life as it currently exists, a version described as "far too fat and clumsy to be taken ser....

Friday, March 14, 2008 22:03 PM

Are CIOs the Problem with Innovation?

We recently posted a Q&A with Forrester's CIO honcho Bobby Cameron, who talked about the problems CIOs face--and, in some cases, create--when it comes to driving IT innovation. Readers responded promptly....

Thursday, March 13, 2008 16:03 PM

Scare stories

The New York Times front-pages Steve Lohr's version of the Video Will Clog The Net story, in which Lohr quickly backs down from more sensational claims (he cites a conference session entitled "The End of t....

Saturday, January 05, 2008 00:01 AM

Lost in the Cloud: Readers Take On Nick Carr

Late last month, we posted an excerpt from Nicholas Carr's new book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google. In it, Carr, an influential author and blogger, says traditional IT departm....

Thursday, January 03, 2008 00:01 AM

It's 10 o'clock, do you know where your data is?

Dave Winer writes Steve Jobs, and it's not a holiday card. More here: "It's a security issue, folks." I wouldn't want my old hard drive -- or my company's -- floating around. Commenters on the last post sa....

Monday, December 03, 2007 23:12 PM

Fighting Facebook's Beacon

Turns out the Facebook generation does have concerns about privacy. But only certain kinds of privacy. Those photographs that would have allowed earlier generations of blackmailers to retire rich? No probl....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 17:10 PM

Is IT a Profession or Bureaucracy?

Poor performance is at the root of IT's bad reputation, says Nicholas Spanos, a consulting principal at the IT consultancy Computer Aid, responding to the CIO Insight editorial IT's Bad Rep (September 2007....

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