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Monday, August 25, 2008 10:08 AM

You Say "Tech Guy" Like It's a Bad Thing

At SAP, software developer Kagermann prepares to hand off the CEO job to salesman Apotheker. The handover has fed an irresistible narrative in financial markets: the software egghead who shoveled cash in....

Monday, August 25, 2008 10:08 AM

Deciphering China

The Olympics are over, but China's influence in the global business world is growing. See why. Jim Yardley had a great analysis piece in Sunday's New York Times about the Olympic impact on China. One nota....

Friday, August 22, 2008 10:08 AM

Homeland Insecurity

Well, it's been three days since I blogged about a big, scary IT problem for the federal government, so I guess it's time to go again: "The government's main terrorist-watch-list system is hobbled by techn....

Thursday, August 21, 2008 14:08 PM

Tuning In, Or Tuning Out?

"We think this is the way the future is going to work," said Kyle Dickson, co-director of research and the mobile learning initiative at Abilene Christian University in Texas, which has bought more than 60....

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:08 AM

Midsize IT Blues

"Information-technology leaders at midsize companies say they could compete with bigger companies, if only they had more money. And staff. And the freedom to focus on long-term projects." That's how WSJ s....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:08 AM

Pay Attention to the Bit Rot Problem

A discussion in the comments at Slashdot about this post, and the Perl programming language. Before you click away in less time than it takes to think "I pay people to worry about this kind of stuff," cons....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 09:08 AM

Growing Pains for India's Tech Industry

An interesting look at India's tech industry, which is experiencing a slowdown in its rate of growth. Some of the factors are (we hope) relatively short-term problems, including the woes of the global fi....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 17:08 PM

The Case of the Missing White House Emails

It's no surprise when a big federal IT project drags on forever and fails to work as promised. In the case of the White House email system, vital records have been lost, and with them insight into key chap....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 13:08 PM

Not the Flaw, The Fix

Quality control (and customer service) questions for a couple of names known for cutting-edge tech, Nvidia and Apple. Nvidia's problems are specific, and the company says it's addressed them, even if some....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:08 AM

The Edge-of-the-Internet Problem

The bottom-line impact of Verizon's fiber-to-the-home strategy remains to be seen. But connectivity at the very edges of the internet is a serious issue. Whether Verizon makes money or not, the last-mile ....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:08 AM

Global IT Spending Healthy

My friend came back from Ireland and lamented the weakness of the dollar in Europe. I noted that the greenback isn't doing so well at home, either. Which reminds me: Tech spending is projected to rise sma....

Monday, August 18, 2008 14:08 PM

The Olympics and the Long Tail

NBC is having a great run with its coverage of the Olympics, and it's interesting to see the success of a mass-market event on broadcast television in the age of the Long Tail. When you think about it, t....

Monday, August 18, 2008 10:08 AM

Cyberwar Fought on Internet Terms

A must-read article by Ethan Zuckerman on the "cyberwar" against Georgia. What's frightening about the online attacks against Georgia is not that they're organized by shadowy Krelmin forces, but that the....

Monday, August 18, 2008 09:08 AM

No Trademark for Dell on Cloud Computing

Dell denied trademark on "cloud computing." In related news, I've withdrawn my trademark application on "cloud" as condensed atmospheric water vapor. Turns out someone was already using it, and nobody real....

Friday, August 15, 2008 15:08 PM

Vote for the Stick Figure

A clever -- and so far, successful -- use of the web in a political campaign: Kansas state rep candidate Sean Tevis raises big bucks with his online comic strip.

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