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Wednesday, May 07, 2008 11:05 AM

Live from the CIO Summit

I'm at the CIO Summit in Half Moon Bay, CA. Opening keynote is by Diane Offereins of Discover. Topic: "Well, Do We Matter?" Nick Carr five years on. I'll try to post her slides later. Short answer: ye....

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 11:05 AM

CIO Summit: "Do We Matter" panel

Panelists: Leo Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Lionsgate; Faisal Hoque, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BTM Corporation; Anthony Jones, Chief Technology Offi....

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 07:05 AM

Service providers finding funding

Software-as-a-service firms are finding funds without turning to public markets, reports the Wall Street Journal. They're also growing by means of mergers and acquisitions. "Most software-as-a-service com....

Monday, May 05, 2008 09:05 AM

Organizing onlie, Nile style

Political organizing on Facebook, Nile style: "Facebook [...] is one of the latest tools for political dissent in Egypt. Activists using Facebook spearheaded a call for a day of nationwide strikes Sunday t....

Monday, May 05, 2008 09:05 AM

Sun and clouds

Lots to chew on in Om Malik's report on the emerging cloud-computing strategy from Sun Microsystems, but the key takeaway for CIOs is this one: "For Sun, the opportunities are with mid-size and large corpo....

Friday, May 02, 2008 08:05 AM

SAP's Web Offering Falters

SAP's first-quarter earnings were hurt by the weak dollar and costs related to its acquisition of Business Objects, but the real news from an enterprise perspective was the slow progress of Business by Des....

Thursday, May 01, 2008 09:05 AM

The internet everywhere

Pervasive internet access is on the way: "A wireless technology that Sprint Nextel plans to launch within a year makes high-speed and secure Internet access possible from almost anywhere...Competitors such....

Thursday, May 01, 2008 09:05 AM

Big iron forever

Dan Farber has an interesting piece on mainframes and IBM's cloud strategy. "As proof of its mainframe devotion, IBM is in the process of internally replacing 3,900 servers with 33 mainframes by the end of....

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 16:04 PM

The Trouble with Emerging Tech ROI

Investing in emerging technologies is a risky business. And even when a company finds the tools it wants to experiment with, they often deliver different results. In our upcoming research report on emerg....

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 11:04 AM

When 2.0 Comes to Work

JP Rangaswami muses about the differences between email and social network messaging (the latter lets you "avoid destructive looping"), and ponders the inevitable move of 2.0 tools into the corporate mains....

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:04 AM

More iPhoning of the Enterprise?

Following our timeline about making the iPhone enterprise-ready, speculation that the hot new version of the mobile computer will work with carriers other than AT&T. That would seem attractive to a lot of....

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 09:04 AM

Software as a Service driving innovation

"Innovation in the software industry is on the upswing, with Software as a Service (SaaS) being a key driver." So begins the 2008 Enterprise Software Customer Survey by McKinsey & Company and Sandhill Gro....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:04 AM

Post-post-modernism from Microsoft

There's cheesy, and there's ironically cheesy, and then there's ironically cheesy that is still awful despite its self-awareness. And then there's this Vista sales-team video from Microsoft, which requir....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 08:04 AM

The Dark Side of Moore's Law

Useless machines that nobody knows how to fix anymore are a staple of science fiction -- and a threat to businesses today. "Call it the dark side of Moore's Law: poor planning for parts obsolescence causes....

Monday, April 28, 2008 14:04 PM

Conversation with Clay Shirky

My interview with Clay Shirky is posted here. On the simplicity of Web 2.0 tools: The cognitive model is to treat the computer not as a box, but a door. It's something you need to get through to get to th....

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