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Monday, September 14, 2009 11:09 AM

Readers Respond to a Suicide

Tony Kontzer's post about suicide and the way we deal with it elicited an unusual number of comments -- and many of those comments were unusually personal for our biztech publication. These responses, li....

Monday, September 14, 2009 10:09 AM

Cliq Means Business

by Tony Kontzer Last week, I happened to find myself on assignment for the Syfy (formerly SciFi) Channel technology blog DVICE, covering the launch of Motorola's great hope at rediscovering relevance: the....

Thursday, September 10, 2009 06:09 AM

IBM Names New CIO

Big Blue has a new CIO. Today IBM announced the appointment of Pat Toole, a 25-year company veteran, to lead a massive IT organization that until this year was highly decentralized. "Over the past numbe....

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:09 AM

Server Hugging and Reasonable Concerns

by Tony Kontzer The hype surrounding cloud computing remains loud and forceful. If only the uptake by IT departments matched that enthusiasm. Last week, I attended a half-day conference in San Francisco ....

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:09 AM

GMail Fail, Google's Future, and the Cloud

by Tony Kontzer Last week's big Gmail outage was not the end-of-the-world scenario cloud computing detractors would have you believe, but it provides an ideal opportunity to consider two important implicat....

Thursday, September 03, 2009 22:09 PM

The IT Value Disconnect

In a recent discussion between members of CIO Insight's advisory board about how CIOs can build stronger relationships with their CEOs, Columbia Professor and CIO Insight contributor Art Langer brought up ....

Thursday, September 03, 2009 11:09 AM

The Value of Tech-Savvy CIOs

CEOs today are looking for a hybrid CIO--that is, an IT leader with the right mix of technical understanding and business acumen. And for as much as we argue that the business skills are more important, ....

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:09 AM

Executive's Suicide in Perspective

by Tony Kontzer When I read the news that Richard Egan, the "E" in EMC Corp., had taken his own life over the weekend, I was saddened--and curious, as I always I am when I see the word "suicide." I wond....

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:08 AM

Desktop Virtualization Goes Mainstream

An interesting look at VMware and virtualization from the New York Times, with a focus on the desktop environment at the company's challenge to Microsoft. Here's a recent article of ours on the realities ....

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:08 AM

Twitter is a CIO-level Concern

"Businesses are seeing real ROI" with Twitter, writes Scoble. Then he has this dialogue with himself: "But, Scoble, businesses are mostly spamming their customers on Twitter," I can also hear you saying. ....

Monday, August 24, 2009 11:08 AM

Time to Staff Up?

Facebook is hiring engineers -- it's a buyer's market in this economy -- but still trying to keep a lid on costs. The social net service is growing staff more slowly than did some other fabled start-ups, ....

Monday, August 24, 2009 10:08 AM

The Skank Affair

It would be unfortunate or hilarious, depending on one's personal taste, if scholars in some future time look back at a now-ongoing collision of First Amendment law and New Media practice and call it The S....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 15:08 PM

Green IT Back on the Rise?

Reuters, via the New York Times, reports that Green IT, which took a hit earlier this year, is seeing some renewed investment life. According to Reuters: "Investment is seen shifting from capital-intens....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 14:08 PM

FedEx CIO Rob Carter: "Never Be a Victim"

It's no secret that business executives still largely feel that their IT executives aren't strategic or business-savvy enough to make a real difference. Plenty of IT leaders take offense to that--and right....

Monday, August 17, 2009 11:08 AM

Where'd the Data Center Go?

"A data center without walls" sounds like some sort of do-gooder project, but it's actually the way Microsoft is headed with its modular, containerized computing effort. More: Moving forward, however, Mi....

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