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Thursday, August 25, 2011 18:08 PM

Steve Jobs: Admiring the Man Who Resurrected Apple

By Tony Kontzer UPDATE: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died at age 56 on Oct. 5, 2011. As anyone who's followed my posts here over the past several years surely knows, I haven't exactly been what one would ....

Thursday, August 18, 2011 13:08 PM

The CIO's Calendar: September Means Strategy

By Don Desiderato This is the first installment in our new monthly blog series, The CIO's Calendar, in which we'll give you insights on how to plan your time in the month ahead as you look to allocate res....

Tuesday, August 09, 2011 20:08 PM

VanRoekel: Tech Veteran is a Rookie in the Federal CIO Role

By Tony Kontzer I have nothing against Steven VanRoekel. At the age of 41, he has logged 15 years with Microsoft and served as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission--an impressive car....

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 12:08 PM

The Speed of Cloud

By John Parkinson Warning! Math and science present in what follows. Physics is tough. You don't get a vote on the "laws" and you can't generally cheat without getting hurt. You can change the laws if you....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 17:06 PM

Putting the 'D' Back into Disaster Recovery Plans

By John Parkinson Over the past 25 years I must have reviewed over 200 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans for IT departments of all sizes and companies in all kinds of businesses. I would gue....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 18:06 PM

Apple's iCloud: What's So Special?

By Tony Kontzer The day after Apple announced its iCloud service, I was at my nearby community pool getting ready to swim some laps when everyone started looking to the sky to gawk at something you just d....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:06 PM

IT Is a Baby Boomer

By John Parkinson IBM turned 100 years old this month. Many workers in the industry that it helped spawn (and that nearly killed it over a decade ago) are already eligible for AARP membership, and have be....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 18:06 PM

Farewell Kundra, We Hardly Knew Ya

By Tony Kontzer The announcement last week that Vivek Kundra would leave his post as the nation's first CIO this August to accept a fellowship at Harvard has spurred gratuitous analysis of his all-too-bri....

Thursday, June 09, 2011 15:06 PM

Outliers: A Sustainable Hiring Model?

By John Parkinson I have always been fascinated by what we can learn from looking at edge cases - what Malcolm Gladwell called "Outliers" in his eponymous book. In almost every area of human endeavor, the....

Monday, May 23, 2011 12:05 PM

Online Auctions: What's the Big Deal?

By John Parkinson Every now and again I come across an idea that's simultaneously brilliant in theory, yet hard to understand how it can possibly work in practice. Here's the latest. By now, most people k....

Monday, May 23, 2011 11:05 AM

Cloud Computing: What's it Really Mean?

By Tony Kontzer One night recently, I found myself seated around the table at an upscale San Francisco restaurant, discussing cloud computing with a couple of people who spend a lot more time thinking abou....

Friday, May 13, 2011 11:05 AM

NetSuite: Acqusition Target or Rising Cloud Contender?

By Tony Kontzer For more than a decade, cloud vendor NetSuite has toiled in relative obscurity, watching the headlines go first to Salesfore.com, and later to the likes of Amazon.com and Google. But on the....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:04 AM

Verizon Report Finds SMBs at Greater Risk for Data Breaches

By Tony Kontzer The recent breaches at RSA, Epsilon and the Texas state comptroller's office notwithstanding, big-company IT security execs may have something to celebrate. Conversely, overtaxed IT crews ....

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 18:04 PM

Uncle Sam's IT Dashboard

By Tony Kontzer Maybe, just maybe, there's light at the end of the government IT tunnel, and CIOs at agencies across the country--and beyond--have U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra to thank. In a post published on t....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 15:03 PM

Women in IT: Time To Close the Gender Gap

By Tony Kontzer With the craziness unfolding in the world, from the devastation in the wake of the March 11 earthquake in Japan to the political upheavals throughout the Middle East and North Africa, it's....

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