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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 13:07 PM

Are IT Jobs Recession-Proof?

Despite the hoopla around the latest IT employment stats, plenty of jobs are in high demand. Since we published a story on the latest IT employment figures, readers have been weighing in with relative dis....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:07 AM

A Victory for Privacy, a Reminder for CIOs

YouTube says, "We are pleased to report that Viacom, MTV and other litigants have backed off their original demand for all users' viewing histories and we will not be providing that information." Viacom s....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 09:07 AM

Title IX and IT Diversity

One of the root causes of the gender imbalance in IT -- a major workplace diversity issue -- is understood to be the relatively low interest in certain sciences by female students. Now the federal governme....

Monday, July 14, 2008 16:07 PM

In Which I Fail to Avoid Writing About the iPhone

I was trying to make it through the day without mentioning the iPhone, but a few items jumped out at me through the swirling ticker-tape -- things that are relevant to corporate IT. As Clint Boulton says,....

Monday, July 14, 2008 14:07 PM

Social Nets in the Enterprise

If this snippet of conversation about social nets for the enterprise leaves you wanting more...you can get more from this article.

Monday, July 14, 2008 14:07 PM

Constraints on IT Growth

Forrester looks at limits to growth for small, medium, and large IT organizations. Below, a chart from the report:

Monday, July 14, 2008 11:07 AM

Evolutionary Dead-ends: Le Minitel

So it's Bastille Day, and that got me thinking about the Minitel -- the French teletext system that seemed so cool back in the pre-web era. When my wife and I moved to Paris in 1989, the Minitel was in fu....

Monday, July 14, 2008 10:07 AM

IT Gets 2.0 Clue

Forrester says IT departments were slow to the Web 2.0 party, but they're catching up: "Budgetary controls, the need for integration and technical skills, and the growing importance of Web 2.0 tools are al....

Friday, July 11, 2008 13:07 PM

A Win for Net Neutrality

FCC chair Kevin Martin comes out against Comcast, for net neutrality. Ars Technica: "Score one huge, precedent-setting win for net neutrality backers." Related: "Telecoms are poor-mouthing existing capac....

Friday, July 11, 2008 10:07 AM

National Tech Policy

As mentioned in this column, the US lacks a serious technology policy and continues to face a digital divide in terms of broadband access. Looks like we could learn something from the Aussies: Australia'....

Friday, July 11, 2008 09:07 AM

Fauxpen Source Politics?

The Republican National Committee is opening its platform-writing process to the public. "All comments and feedback will be reviewed and taken into full consideration as we prepare for our convention in Mi....

Friday, July 11, 2008 08:07 AM

Boys Club

"The number of women chief executives at Silicon Valley's biggest technology companies dropped to zero this week, with the abrupt departure of VMware's Diane Greene from the company she co-founded 10 years....

Thursday, July 10, 2008 17:07 PM

Technotopian No More

My report from the 2008 Personal Democracy Forum: "The mood, while hopeful, reflected some realities too often overlooked in the first blush of love between policy wonks and geeks."

Thursday, July 10, 2008 16:07 PM

Why the Disconnect Around IT Employment Numbers?

New government data show IT employment at an all-time high. But readers aren't buying it. Fact: Government statistics show IT employment in the U.S. at record levels. Fact: CIOs gripe they can't find IT p....

Thursday, July 10, 2008 15:07 PM

WWGD?

What Would Google Do? That's what Jeff Jarvis wonders as he looks at a variety of businesses and industries, and it's the title of a book he's writing. Some of his thoughts along the way can be found at ....

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