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Monday, May 17, 2010 09:05 AM

Apple as Big Brother

by Tony Kontzer Apple has supplanted Microsoft as the technology world's biggest bully. When a company finds itself on the wrong end of an advertising campaign like the one launched last week by Adobe Sys....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:05 AM

Readers Say: Shrinking IT

Lots of feedback on this feature about big changes ahead for IT, especially the part about an outflow of jobs to other departments within the enterprise. Some readers were so freaked out by the projection....

Monday, May 10, 2010 10:05 AM

Facebook Woes Coming To IT

by Tony Kontzer Today's subject is privacy--or more appropriately, the lack of it. Whether you're in charge of customer data for a large corporation or simply one of Facebook's more than 400 million users....

Friday, May 07, 2010 11:05 AM

Wisdom 2.0

by Tony Kontzer A few hundred enlightened souls--or, more accurately, souls in search of enlightenment--gathered at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum recently for the highly unusual Wisdom 2.0 Summ....

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 09:05 AM

Is Your Copier Secure?

Pretty well known in IT circles, but worth repeating -- especially since network television coverage is bound to give some crooks ideas: modern copying machines keep records of the stuff you copy, so you n....

Monday, May 03, 2010 10:05 AM

Wading into Nick Carr's "The Shallows"

I'm reading Nicholas Carr's new book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. It's a departure from his previous books, The Big Switch and Does IT Matter?, which deal more directly with IT....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 09:04 AM

iPhones and Ethics

by Tony Kontzer Of all the questions that come to mind when reading about what we can now safely call The Great iPhone Prototype Caper, one strikes me as the most confounding: What on Earth were all the p....

Monday, April 26, 2010 10:04 AM

Facebook's Identity Play

Who owns identity on the internet? Facebook is making a play for the title of gatekeeper-in-chief. As with many things Facebook, business ignores the social net at its own peril. Farhad Manjoo offers a....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:04 AM

Governments Watching Google

"[W]e regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from our services, or provide information about users of our services and products," says Google, which has now ....

Monday, April 19, 2010 10:04 AM

Behind the Times

The old joke about the New York Times is that nothing really happens until it appears in the Paper of Record. And nothing is too basic to be explained to Times readers ("Spring, a popular season that foll....

Monday, April 12, 2010 13:04 PM

CIOs Without Borders

by Tony Kontzer We in the IT press spend a lot of time writing about how technology helps organizations to achieve business objectives, but what we don't get to write about enough is the potential for tec....

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 15:04 PM

iPad in the Twitterverse

By Tony Kontzer It's déjà vu all over again. Less than three years ago, Apple revolutionized the mobile phone market with the introduction of the original iPhone, and now Steve Jobs &am....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 21:03 PM

Oracle vs. Rimini Street

By Tony Kontzer If you haven't been paying attention to the emerging war between Oracle and Rimini Street, a third-party provider of support for enterprise applications, then it's time you did. The two are....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 09:03 AM

Google vs. China: Google 1, China 0

By Tony Kontzer And so the game of dodge-and-parry has begun in full regalia, with Google finally firing the long-expected salvo of ceasing censoring search results in China and instead routing users to i....

Thursday, March 11, 2010 09:03 AM

Pa. CISO Unfairly Fired

By Tony Kontzer I'm writing today to bring your attention to the case of Bob Maley. In case you haven't heard--and you probably haven't since very few IT news outlets have picked up on his--Maley was the ....

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