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Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:04 PM

Everything old is new again

And the hot new tech job is...COBOL programmer? Let's not get ahead of ourselves, but readers of this post about antiquated Pentagon systems are crowing about demand for old-school skills. Says a commenter....

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 14:04 PM

Size matters

Small IT shops are different from the big ones, says a new Forrester report: IT shops within small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) are less standardized, more constrained in capacity, more oriented towar....

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:04 AM

IBM does the Mash

IBM continues to impress me with its commitment to Enterprise 2.0 (Big Blue is a stealthy power in the cloud biz, too). Now comes IBM Mashup Center, launching today in beta and billed as a product "for th....

Monday, April 14, 2008 13:04 PM

Google and Salesforce, together in the cloud

Google and Salesforce offer integrated apps for business users. Looks good from the customer end -- trusted vendors working together in the cloud, delivering something useful...a peek into the future of ....

Monday, April 14, 2008 11:04 AM

Your tax dollars at work

Federal IT projects oft go awry. I'm editing an article on one right now, as a matter of fact. There's a tech component to this fiasco, too: "18 years after Congress required major federal agencies to be a....

Friday, April 11, 2008 11:04 AM

Closing Windows?

Buzz of the day is around a presentation by Gartner analysts Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald called "Windows Is Collapsing: How What Comes Next Will Improve." "For Microsoft, its ecosystem and its custo....

Friday, April 11, 2008 10:04 AM

Friday video: Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold of Smart Mobs fame talks about "cooperation, collective action, and complex interdependencies" at the TED conference.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:04 AM

The Clearinghouse of Meaning

It may sound like the title of an unwritten Vonnegut novel, but the "clearinghouse of meaning" is what Reuters' wants its new semantic web offering, Calais, to be, says The Economist. The idea is that any ....

Thursday, April 10, 2008 08:04 AM

Nokia answers the iPhone

The buzz is deafening over Nokia's new touch-screen phone -- the phrase "iPhone killer" has about 100 recent citations at Google News, for example. Apple cultists are unswayed, of course, and even less-bia....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 14:04 PM

The Power of Information

British Cabinet Office Minister Tom Watson discusses the Power of Information report and its implications. "Free up data - liberate talent and catalyse creativity. Engage - bring people together using simp....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 11:04 AM

Censoring the net

Indonesia blocks YouTube over a controversial Dutch film about Islam. China recently blocked YouTube for hosting videos showing the turmoil in Tibet, as big western companies helped keep information from t....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 09:04 AM

More cloud coverage

More thoughts on Google's App Engine: ** A straightforward account of what it actually does. ** Microsoft's entry into the app cloud is on the way. ** It's more like Facebook than Amazon services (this ....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 09:04 AM


The risky side of virtualization: By taking control of the hypervisor, the piece of software that controls all the virtual computers within a machine, an attacker can "escape" from any single virtual compu....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 09:04 AM

IT-driven strategy yet to take flight

Boeing announces another delay for its 787 program. Maybe not apparent from the headlines, but this is a major IT story. As we reported two years ago: The company is no longer just a manufacturer, but al....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 15:04 PM

Google launches into the cloud

Google introduces App Engine, "a developer tool that enables you to run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. The goal is to make it easy to get started with a new web app, and then make it eas....

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