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Friday, July 09, 2010 13:07 PM

Oscar Grant and the Role of Citizen Video

By Tony Kontzer Sometimes, we all have to step outside our comfort zones when a topic warrants it, and this post is just such an occasion. I live and work a few short miles from Oakland, CA, which, as many....

Friday, July 09, 2010 12:07 PM

Prep Now For Next Economic Downturn. Really?

By Susan Nunziata Having been raised by parents who were children during the Great Depression, having spent my own childhood in NYC during the worst years of the 1970s, and having had the pleasure of looki....

Thursday, July 08, 2010 13:07 PM

The Geek's Vacation Guide

By Susan NunziataDo you have a Geek's Bucket List of places you'd like to visit before you die? I know I do. Among the geekiest places I've had the pleasure of touring are: a CD manufacturing plant in Terr....

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 11:07 AM

Hello, I'm From The Future

By Susan Nunziata, Editor In Chief, CIO Insight This is the phrase an IT executive from Johnson & Johnson once shared with me. He longed to say "Hello, I'm from the future," as he traveled around the coun....

Friday, July 02, 2010 16:07 PM

Cloud Computing ROI Is Sky-High For One SMB

By Tony Kontzer As the IT world waits for the various forms of cloud computing to really take hold in large enterprises, stories of small businesses doing amazing things with the cloud continue to pour in....

Monday, June 28, 2010 15:06 PM

The Cloud Debate: Public Versus Private

By Tony Kontzer Salesforce.com's move last week to launch a legal counter-attack against Microsoft seems to signal that software's old and new guards are ready to spar over who will have the most sway ove....

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 09:06 AM

Killing the Internet

by Tony Kontzer If you aren't worried about the preservation of the Internet's frontier spirit, maybe you should be. The Internet--our Internet--is facing a fast-growing array of assaults that threaten to....

Monday, June 21, 2010 10:06 AM

BP Mismanages Data Flood

by Tony Kontzer Another gusher is giving BP headaches. For nearly two months, the nation has watched in horror as BP has flailed from one ineffective attempt to another in an effort to plug the Deepwater....

Monday, June 14, 2010 10:06 AM

Warming to the iPad

by Tony Kontzer Several months ago, I went out on a limb in predicting that Apple's iPad was a tweener device that didn't fill enough of a need to be an instrument of change. While I'm not prepared to giv....

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 17:06 PM

Got Cows?

by Tim Moran Would you like to save some big money running your data center? Got Milk? Well, not milk, exactly, but Got Cows? About 10,000 of them? An HP Labs research paper presented at the ASME Inte....

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 11:06 AM

John Wooden's Words For IT

by Tony Kontzer One of the things that distinguished legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who died last week at the age of 99, was the wisdom he showered upon his players. A thinking-man's coach....

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 10:06 AM

Prepare For the Data Center Massacre

Here in Guilford County, NC, we're pretty excited about the announcement of a pair of new American Express data centers, to be built along the I-40/85 corridor at Greensboro's eastern fringe. The huge con....

Friday, May 28, 2010 09:05 AM

Apple and Antitrust

by Tony Kontzer I'm not the type to say "I told you so," especially when I don't exactly have reason to say it. But in the case of what appears to be an antitrust storm brewing over Apple's domination of ....

Monday, May 24, 2010 09:05 AM

Marshmallows in a Vacuum

An obit for Martin Gardner: "His was a clarifying intelligence: he said his talent was asking good questions and transmitting the answers clearly and crisply." That's kind of what you're trying to do, isn....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:05 AM

Frankenstein Wrecks the Dow

One of Western culture's most enduring stories is that of Dr. Frankenstein's monster -- dreamed up in the 19th century by an English novelist, Mary Shelley, and borne through the decades by movies, cartoon....

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