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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:04 AM

Oracle Wins, But What's Next for Ellison?

by Tony Kontzer Larry Ellison is at it again. Always hungry, always on the prowl, always looking to get the last laugh, Ellison may have written his greatest punch line ever over the weekend, swooping in ....

Sunday, April 19, 2009 14:04 PM

Is Business (Not IT) to Blame for Alignment Breakdown?

CIO coach and former CIO and CFO Susan Cramm has an eye-opening take on why IT and the business aren't truly aligned. "IT has done pretty much everything they know how to do," Cramm writes. "Unless busin....

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 09:04 AM

New Debate on H-1B IT Workers

UPDATE: Several readers took issue with the current state of the H-1B system. A reader named "Tunnel Rat" says CIOs will pay the price for bringing in sub-par foreign workers. "We are no longer getting....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 10:02 AM

Recession-era Security Threats Find Companies Unprepared

By Ericka Chickowski As the clouds started gathering over the economy this past fall and winter, I heard the drumbeat grow louder from my security contacts who all gave the same warning: layoffs are going....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 17:02 PM

The Most Important Innovations, Give or Take a Few

By Tony Kontzer PBS' Nightly Business Report this week unveiled its list of the 30 most important innovations of the last 30 years, based on the judgment of a panel of faculty from the Wharton School at t....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 18:01 PM

The Irreplaceable CIO?

Shares in Apple tanked after Steve Jobs announced a surprise leave of absence due to health reasons. Few executives are as closely identified with their companies as Jobs is with Apple, which he founded a....

Monday, January 12, 2009 10:01 AM

How Green is Google?

Urs Hölzle, Google's SVP for Operations, responds to a Sunday Times article that cites a Harvard study claiming that two Google searches "can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling ....

Friday, December 19, 2008 16:12 PM

What is IT Transformation, Really?

At one point or another, all information technology watchers get a little sick of buzzwords. Maybe not just a little--after all, there are way too many to go around, so maybe the sickness is more like a di....

Monday, December 15, 2008 16:12 PM

Study: 1 in 4 IT Jobs to Be Offshore by 2010

Plenty of companies have reasonable qualms about their offshore outsourcing initiatives, but make no mistake: offshoring is alive and well. In two years, 25 percent of all IT jobs will be located outside....

Monday, December 15, 2008 10:12 AM

Google Not as Evil As Wall Street Journal Thinks

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has shifted its position on net neutrality, supported by big-thinker Lawrence Lessig. Lessig responds with a post called "The made-up dramas of the Wall Street ....

Friday, December 12, 2008 11:12 AM

The Future Does Not End in 2012

I find the Bernstein report discussed here (The Long View: Netbooks, Wireless and Cloud Computing -- Client Software's Imperfect Storm) somewhat perplexing, if only for the lack of timelines and qualifiers....

Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:12 AM

YouTube Becomes TheirTube

LA Times analogizes a cleaned-up YouTube to the imposition of law on the Wild West. I'd say it's just another example of The Man homogenizing something raw and populist in order to make money off of it. H....

Friday, December 05, 2008 10:12 AM

IT Remains a Bright Spot in Gloomy Jobs Data

Once again, IT employment rose in the face of otherwise horrible job numbers. Today's release of November statistics from the BLS shows a jump of about .2% 2.7% in computer systems design and related serv....

Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:12 AM

AT&T Cutting More Than Jobs

Job cuts at AT&T are making headlines -- and rightly so, 12,000 is a big number and the human cost is severe. But the other cuts announced today are important, too: "AT&T plans to reduce its 2009 capital e....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 11:12 AM

Sex Biz Less Sexy Than Thought

Ning, the white-label social net company, is discontinuing its Red Light District, aka its home for "adult" social networks. It's not a moral or philosophical decision, but an economic one: "[T]hey don't g....

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