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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:09 AM

Is It Time to Get Out of IT?

IT pros continue to gripe about the career landscape. Going out on your own is one option. But how easy is it? We've been writing a lot lately on IT careers. Most of it hasn't been very cheery. Take this....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:09 AM

Video Search Arrives

An apparent breakthrough in video search: "Until I saw the demo, I thought this type of technology was still years away." Why you care, beyond new ways to waste time on YouTube: your company probably has ....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 15:09 PM

Unspun

Scott Rosenberg is unimpressed at a new company's plan to spot media bias by means of a computer program: Plenty of Web startups begin with a good idea and fail because it's just plain hard to build softw....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 15:09 PM

Personal Computing

An interesting look at VMware, where the firing of CEO Diane Greene remains a big story more than a year after it happened. CIOs may focus on this aspect: "Competitors like Microsoft, Citrix Systems and O....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 10:09 AM

Should Companies Retain Data?

Google announces a new data-retention policy: "[W]e'll anonymize IP addresses on our server logs after 9 months. We're significantly shortening our previous 18-month retention policy to address regulatory ....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 09:09 AM

Green IT Arrives (Finally)

WSJ reports on the trend toward cost-saving green technology, especially in data centers. How mainstream has Green IT become? Notice the explanation for neophytes in the following quote of that exotic te....

Monday, September 08, 2008 22:09 PM

Are Companies Ignoring IT Training Programs?

Many companies have training programs in place. But do they go the distance? At the risk of repeating ourselves, there's a shortage of qualified IT executives out there, making it all the more crucial tha....

Monday, September 08, 2008 14:09 PM

IBM's Storage Strategy

IBM announces a new storage strategy, part of it's larger enterprise data center program. Big Blue is positioning itself as a comprehensive provider of industrial-scale computing resources and services. G....

Monday, September 08, 2008 10:09 AM

A Gentle Critique of Your Website

Scoble: Your website stinks. Boy, do they suck. Really, really suck. Does no one understand how to market themselves? Now that he's got your attention, he offers a detailed critique. He's talking to so....

Monday, September 08, 2008 10:09 AM

Fear Your ISP

"Nothing in society poses as grave a threat to privacy as the Internet Service Provider." Thus begins a Jeremiad by University of Colorado law prof Paul Ohm, who says new tools and financial incentives pr....

Monday, September 08, 2008 09:09 AM

Fear of Social Media Slows Adoption

RWR: "Today, if you're not staying current with Web 2.0 technologies' impact on business, then you're just not staying current. Period." But a lot of companies are in denial about social media, even as th....

Friday, September 05, 2008 11:09 AM

Chrome and the Enterprise: Not Yet

Google's new Chrome browser: not ready for the enterprise. The lack of ActiveX support is a problem. Google (to which we wish a happy 10th birthday) likes to release things in beta and keep improving the....

Friday, September 05, 2008 10:09 AM

MSFT Ad is to PC/Mac Campaign as Zune is to iPod

Early reviews are not kind for the new Microsoft ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates, but you can judge it for yourself: OK, I didn't want to prejudice you, but it wasn't very good, was it? The w....

Thursday, September 04, 2008 15:09 PM

How Tech Helps Train Future Leaders

A shortage of qualified IT pros puts training under a very bright, hot spotlight. Still, businesses struggle to develop efficient training protocols. Tech tools may be the answer. Preeminent leadership coa....

Thursday, September 04, 2008 12:09 PM

The Cloud, the Haptic Web and Robotic Telepresence

My last question for Vint Cerf was about the future. What does a guy who helped create the internet think the net, and the society built around it, might look like in 20 or 50 years from now? "That's real....

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