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Wednesday, March 02, 2011 15:03 PM

Steve Jobs: The Agony and the Ecstasy

By Tony Kontzer Since the overwhelming majority of you will not be among the lucky few who get to see The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a thought-provoking show featuring monologist Mike Daisey, it's a....

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 15:03 PM

What Does Your Governor Know About Cyber Security?

By Tony Kontzer The 2010 elections ushered in one of the biggest turnovers of governors in U.S. history. Sensing an unprecedented opportunity to plant a seed, the National Association of State CIOs (NASCI....

Friday, February 18, 2011 15:02 PM

Social Media: Think Before You Share

By Tony Kontzer Technological innovation brings with it a Darwinian imperative, in that human beings--and, by association, the companies they work for--must adapt to each new tool they're given. For inst....

Thursday, February 17, 2011 16:02 PM

OK Watson, Game's Over. Now, Get to Work

By Susan Nunziata Watching IBM's supercomputer Watson take on Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter these past three days has been my own personal, geeky version of the Super Bowl (minus a painful ....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:02 PM

Data Center Locations are Hot, Hot, Hot

By Tony Kontzer Has there ever been a time in history when data centers have generated so much excitement? With the explosion of cloud computing and mobile applications, these formerly unappreciated IT ner....

Saturday, February 12, 2011 16:02 PM

Facebook 2, Arab Leaders 0

By Susan Nunziata I won't pretend to comprehend the long-term global implications of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's departure after weeks of public protest in what's become known as the January 25 Rev....

Friday, February 04, 2011 10:02 AM

The Tipping Point: Still Current After All These Years

By Tony Kontzer I realize that in revealing the fact that I've recently been reading Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Little, Brown and Co., 2000), I'm pu....

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 14:02 PM

Science Aptitude & the Future of U.S. IT

By Tony Kontzer Forgive me for being alarmist, but the news last week that science aptitude is in the toilet among American elementary, middle and high school students doesn't bode well for the nation's ....

Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:01 AM

Google's Larry Page: Why This CEO Needs to Be a Techie

By Tony Kontzer I have to admit, I was struck by the irony of Google's decision to have co-founder Larry Page return to the post he once held by replacing Eric Schmidt as CEO. Only days ago, in a post abo....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:01 AM

Apple's Steve Jobs Effect: When a Personality Becomes a Brand

By Tony Kontzer One need only look at the way investors reacted initially to news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs plans to once again take a medical leave to understand just how strongly Jobs is associated with....

Friday, January 14, 2011 16:01 PM

Can Texting While Driving Get You Fired?

By Susan Nunziata Confession: I have texted while driving. Sort of. My vehicle wasn't technically moving at the time. I only have done this while fully stopped at a red light or while at a complete standst....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 17:01 PM

The Internet Fame Cycle: Change Management Needed

By Tony Kontzer If you haven't heard of Ted Williams, the golden-voiced YouTube sensation, then you've probably had your nose to the grindstone this week. While Williams' tale isn't exactly an IT story, ....

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 16:01 PM

Who's Minding Your Corporate Web Budget?

By Lisa Welchman I've often worked with web teams frustrated by the inability to get funding for a new project or headcount. Often they complain that the web team and its needs aren't taken seriously give....

Tuesday, January 04, 2011 10:01 AM

Will the FTC's 'Do-Not-Track' Alleviate Privacy Woes?

By Tony Kontzer I have to admit, I'm not sure where I come down on the Federal Trade Commission's proposal in December that a persistent "do not track" button be added to popular web browsing applications ....

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 16:12 PM

Where the IT Execs You Make Rich Give Their Money

By Tony Kontzer Memo to IT executives: Do you care about the political beliefs of the executives you're making richer with your technology purchases? If so, have I got a web site for you: Newsmeat, a news ....

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