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Monday, August 11, 2008 10:08 AM

Tech Vendors Push Green Day

No, no, they're not sponsoring a rock concert. They're pushing a day of energy conservation. Will it make a difference? Here'a a bit that caught my eye this morning: Citrix, HP and others are pushing a "P....

Monday, August 11, 2008 10:08 AM

Is Cloud Computing a Cost Saver?

Cloud computing is gaining steam, but is it helping businesses save money? Our talented contributor Tony Kontzer penned a solid look at the next stage of cloud computing. The cloud appears to have numer....

Monday, August 11, 2008 10:08 AM

Hype Cycle, Hyped

Gartner's Hype Cycle report lists technologies and trends that are moving through Bunyanesque stages (e.g., "Trough of Disillusionment," "Slope of Enlightenment"). The idea is that we get all excited about....

Monday, August 11, 2008 09:08 AM

Reading Forbes So You Don't Have To

You may not have time to wade through the meandering verbiage in this article about data-center costs by Kenneth G. Brill. That's why we're here. The gist: data center costs often are poorly understood an....

Monday, August 11, 2008 09:08 AM

Are Younger Workers Really Changing IT?

It seemed inevitable that the next generation would shake up IT shops as we know them. But is it happening? I'm a pretty avid reader, but I just got around to starting Tom Brokaw's Boom!, which has been s....

Friday, August 08, 2008 09:08 AM

Security as a Service

Security is quite the hot topic around here this week, and here's one more: a company called Zscaler is offering cloud-based internet security services. More here: [T]he cloud-based service, which is ren....

Friday, August 08, 2008 09:08 AM

Bad Campaign Sites

How not to build a campaign website. Unless you're into building crummy websites. In which case, it's a how-to list. Previously: Senate Campaigns Lag Online I've criticized the Web 1.0 presentation o....

Friday, August 08, 2008 09:08 AM

Insecurity at the Black Hat Conference

A striking example of the limits of computer security, filed by Ben Worthen at the Black Hat conference: Within minutes of arriving on Wednesday we were warned not to use the hotel's wireless Internet netw....

Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:08 PM

Big Brother Steve is Watching Your iPhone

Apple's got a tight rein on the iPhone App Store -- and your iPhone. "Note that this is very different from just removing an application from the App Store. In case of this black listing, Apple could presu....

Thursday, August 07, 2008 11:08 AM

Web Politics, Circa 2000

Micah Sifry is unimpressed by MyDebates.org, a site launched by the Commission on Presidential Debates and MySpace. Very unimpressed: This is pathetic. It's like saying, "I just bought a synthesizer and ....

Thursday, August 07, 2008 10:08 AM

Twitter for Dummies

Adam Lashinsky explains Twitter for readers who are "over 25 and don't live in a trendy coastal metropolis." The use by JetBlue for customer-service notifications should interest enterprise types (think h....

Thursday, August 07, 2008 10:08 AM

Control Issues Cloud SaaS

Questions of control and access have always dogged software service-providers, from the days of bubble-era ASPs to the cloud vendors of today. Phil Wainewright, responding to one man's bad experience with ....

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 14:08 PM

Enterprise Search: Not Just an Episode of Star Trek

Google ups its enterprise search game with a Search Appliance that indexes ten million documents. Enterprise search is a world unto itself, with blogs and conferences dedicated to the subject, and a bunch ....

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 11:08 AM

Dell's Cloudy Trademark Move

So Dell wants to trademark the term "cloud computing." This makes about as much as sense as Donald Trump trying to trademark "you're fired." The cloud metaphor has been in use for years. Dell is not one of....

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:08 AM

IT and the Olympics

The Beijing Olympics is something of a re-release of China's brand. Are you paying attention? Warren McFarlan, the dean of American IT academics, calls the Beijing Olympics China's "national coming-out par....

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