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Friday, March 14, 2008 17:03 PM

Is Collaboration Strategically Useless?

One of the beauties of collaborative tools like wikis, blogs and social nets is that workers can use them without IT's support--or approval. That makes them even more attractive. The problem is, that doe....

Friday, March 14, 2008 15:03 PM

Are CIOs the Problem with Innovation?

We recently posted a Q&A with Forrester's CIO honcho Bobby Cameron, who talked about the problems CIOs face--and, in some cases, create--when it comes to driving IT innovation. Readers responded promptly....

Thursday, March 13, 2008 09:03 AM

Scare stories

The New York Times front-pages Steve Lohr's version of the Video Will Clog The Net story, in which Lohr quickly backs down from more sensational claims (he cites a conference session entitled "The End of t....

Thursday, March 06, 2008 15:03 PM

Is Google Challenging CIOs' Authority?

This week we ran a blog item from editor Eric Chabrow about Google's new Web-based collaborative software, Google Sites, and what it means for CIOs. Google Sites is yet another online offering that worke....

Thursday, March 06, 2008 13:03 PM

Should Businesses Block Social Nets?

We've written quite a bit about Web 2.0, looking especially at the impact these technologies are having on corporate IT. What did we find? Some good and some bad. Good or bad, it's clear that businesse....

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 14:02 PM

The IT Education Conundrum

For a profession that talks a lot about "best practices," IT lacks a critical one: what's the most successful way to educate future CIOs? Before searching for solutions, it's crucial to look at two major....

Monday, February 25, 2008 20:02 PM

Big switches need big cables

Google has become "the first non-telecom company to take an active role in ownership of a submarine cable," says Alan Mauldin, research director of TeleGeography. The $300 million Unity cable will run ben....

Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:02 AM

Yahoo! ahoy

Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Wall Street Journal may be changing the focus and look of the paper, but reporters seem to retain their freedom. Exhibit A: this post at the BreakingViews blog, which say....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:02 PM

Consolidation Pays Off, But at What Price?

When the economy drops, IT--like all departments--faces the axe. Still, recent reports from Forrester and IDC show a slowdown in IT spending, but not necessarily a cut. But things could always get worse.....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:02 AM

Two cheers for Facebook

My nominee for customer service company of the year is...Facebook. Yes, that Facebook. The one that keeps freaking out its users and then retreating in a hail of virtual brickbats. The latest climbdown i....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:02 AM

What's in your software?

Gartner says "By 2012, 80 per cent of all commercial software will include elements of open-source technology." A list of large open source projects, from Palamida, which asks, "What's In Your Code?"

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 15:02 PM

IT Seen Distrusting Remote Workers

Telecommuters are a growing bunch. By the year 2011, the number of worldwide remote workers is expected to surpass 46 million, according to Gartner. Businesses aren't complaining--remote workers help com....

Thursday, January 31, 2008 16:01 PM

Does Green IT Matter?

Those expressing skepticism--including me--that the budding green IT movement was nothing more than a clever marketing ploy may have to eat their words. Or, at least nibble on them. The cynicism certainl....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:01 PM

Offshoring: Conflicting Reports?

It's pretty easy to find conflicting data, especially when it comes to research reports. More often than not, though, key similiarities can be found. Take, for instance, a new survey by IT staffing firm ....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:01 PM

10 Security Threats to Watch

The SANS Institute just released a list of the worst security threats companies will face this year. This is the first time the research group has looked ahead at coming threats. In the past, they've rec....

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