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Thursday, October 06, 2011 00:10 AM

Steve Jobs: The "i" that Shaped the World

By Marc J. Schiller Steve, it was your eye that shaped the world. It was your eye for design and presentation that set the standard for product beauty for all to emulate. It was your eye that set the st....

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 ....

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....

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....

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....

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....

Thursday, November 18, 2010 14:11 PM

Bad Websites & the Organizations That Love Them

By Lisa Welchman Most organizational Websites fall far from the concepts that the enterprise had in mind when it conceived its Web presence. What starts with the best of intentions so often turns into a re....

Thursday, September 16, 2010 15:09 PM

My Name is Susan, and I Am a Workaholic

By Susan Nunziata I recently found myself in one of those pointless verbal sparring matches with my husband (we'll call him T-Bone). You know the kind that longtime couples can get into, during which two o....

Friday, August 27, 2010 14:08 PM

CIO Exit Strategy: View From the Departure Lounge

By Tony Kontzer It's not often we tech journalists get to talk to a big-company CIO who appears to be on his way out. Most companies aren't usually eager to make those folks available for interviews. I rec....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 17:07 PM

How Old Did You Say You Are?

Do you know how many different generations are currently employed in IT? Four. That's right, four distinct generations, each with its own work ethic and experience, all trying to collaborate in a fast-pace....

Monday, May 24, 2010 09:05 AM

Marshmallows in a Vacuum

An obit for Martin Gardner: "His was a clarifying intelligence: he said his talent was asking good questions and transmitting the answers clearly and crisply." That's kind of what you're trying to do, isn....

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