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Monday, June 22, 2009 10:06 AM

Computer Bugs, Literally

by Tony Kontzer A message to all you technologists out there who feel hamstrung by tight budgets, skeleton staffs, and uncertain futures: You could be playing Dr. Frankenstein with federal funds instead. ....

Monday, June 22, 2009 10:06 AM

Remaking Media

by Tony Kontzer The Internet long has been referred to as a "disruptive" technology, meaning it had the potential to displace existing paradigms, alter the course of technology, and change the way people ....

Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:06 AM

Key Questions for IT Execs

Art Langer, a Columbia University academic and CIO insider, is up with his latest analysis of the state of the CIO role. In it, he poses some crucial questions CIOs need to ask of themselves. The questio....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:06 AM

The Revolution Will Be Twitterized

Sorry, Twitter-haters, but the microblogging service has a new fan: the State Department, which reportedly urged Twitter's managers to delay scheduled downtime because tweets from Iran are providing critic....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 09:06 AM

SAP Decides to Go to the Prom

by Tony Kontzer When I was a senior in high school, I was not a member of the "in" crowd. In fact, my friends and I mocked the "in" crowd for being superficial and trendy, and we knew (hoped?) that most o....

Monday, June 15, 2009 10:06 AM

Is Google the Next Halliburton?

by Tony Kontzer In the latest issue of Funny Times (a collection of left-leaning cartoons and columns), there's a drawing of a man with his finger lodged up his nose, and the caption reads, "Oops! Is big ....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:06 AM

Like a Virgin: Google Partners to Promote Cloud Computing

by Tony Kontzer What happens when The Cloud meets a man with his head in the clouds? We'll all find out June 24 when Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire adventurer and entrepreneur behind Virgin At....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:06 AM

Outsourcing: A Windfall for U.S. IT Pros?

No topic has ignited the ire of U.S. IT workers (both employed and unemployed) than workforce issues like H-1B visa hires and outsourcing overall. For all of you who think outsourcing is the American Ene....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:06 AM

The Case Against Telecommuting

An exec makes his case against telecommuting: "But if someone in the Missoula, Mont., office wants to work from home without a very good reason, I have a simple answer: No. And if we're hiring, we prefer t....

Monday, June 08, 2009 15:06 PM

The Death of Big Software?

Forgive my morbidity lately, but something must be in the water. Last week I had a little rant about the potential demise of the CIO role. Here's a more likely scenario: that big, clunky software systems t....

Monday, June 08, 2009 10:06 AM

Are You a Part of the iPhone Revolution?

by Tony Kontzer Is the iPhone America's best hope for economic recovery? And is your company with the program? This week, as the Apple developer community gathers in San Francisco to learn how to build c....

Thursday, June 04, 2009 22:06 PM

When IT Cuts, Do Vendors Bleed?

Forrester Research is out with a new report on the strategic priorities CIOs need to employ to accelerate out of the downturn (excerpt here.) The findings are interesting in so much as--like most research....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 16:06 PM

More on the CIO's Demise

Following up on my earlier post about the potential death of the CIO, I put the question to Dr. Jeanne Ross, director of the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan. Her take: CIOs aren't go....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 11:06 AM

The Death of the CIO--Again

Is it me, or does the debate over the death of the CIO never end? I haven't been covering IT management since the "CIO" first came on the scene, but it seems that since that time, the CIOs' demise has be....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 10:06 AM

China's Great Firewall Stands Tall on Tiananmen's Anniversay

The famous picture of a man standing in front of a line of tanks on their way to Tiananmen Square in 1989 is not so famous in some places: "The image is largely blocked on the Internet in China. Despite it....

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