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Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:09 AM

GMail Fail, Google's Future, and the Cloud

by Tony Kontzer Last week's big Gmail outage was not the end-of-the-world scenario cloud computing detractors would have you believe, but it provides an ideal opportunity to consider two important implicat....

Thursday, September 03, 2009 11:09 AM

The Value of Tech-Savvy CIOs

CEOs today are looking for a hybrid CIO--that is, an IT leader with the right mix of technical understanding and business acumen. And for as much as we argue that the business skills are more important, ....

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:09 AM

Executive's Suicide in Perspective

by Tony Kontzer When I read the news that Richard Egan, the "E" in EMC Corp., had taken his own life over the weekend, I was saddened--and curious, as I always I am when I see the word "suicide." I wond....

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:08 AM

Twitter is a CIO-level Concern

"Businesses are seeing real ROI" with Twitter, writes Scoble. Then he has this dialogue with himself: "But, Scoble, businesses are mostly spamming their customers on Twitter," I can also hear you saying. ....

Monday, August 24, 2009 10:08 AM

The Skank Affair

It would be unfortunate or hilarious, depending on one's personal taste, if scholars in some future time look back at a now-ongoing collision of First Amendment law and New Media practice and call it The S....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 14:08 PM

FedEx CIO Rob Carter: "Never Be a Victim"

It's no secret that business executives still largely feel that their IT executives aren't strategic or business-savvy enough to make a real difference. Plenty of IT leaders take offense to that--and right....

Monday, August 17, 2009 11:08 AM

Where'd the Data Center Go?

"A data center without walls" sounds like some sort of do-gooder project, but it's actually the way Microsoft is headed with its modular, containerized computing effort. More: Moving forward, however, Mi....

Monday, August 17, 2009 10:08 AM

User driven

"The right and wrong way to do tech," Dave Winer modestly headlines a recent post about Apple (Goofus) and Amazon (Gallant). Amazon creates a service for developers, charges them money, and never asks wha....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:08 AM

Social Media Woes and the Future of Cloud Computing

Early adopters of enterprise social networks knew it, and we've written it here more than once: companies may be better served by building and/or maintaining their own 2.0 systems than using the public ser....

Monday, August 10, 2009 11:08 AM

Trouble in Twitterland

On the heels of last week's service problems -- not a first-time issue for Twitter -- comes some stinging criticism of the micro-blogging platform's culture and practices. "Twitter has made it so I -- and ....

Monday, August 10, 2009 10:08 AM

Big-Think on the Future of IT

Three recent stories on the state of enterprise technology caught my eye. Tom Siebel says IT's glory days are over. No new technological advances, he believes, would impel I.T. customers to replace the co....

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 19:08 PM

Tech Jobs and the Blame Game

Rob Preston at InformationWeek.com tells a rather hysterical story about a recent IT grad suing her school for not helping her find a job. Preston writes: "Trina Thompson, who graduated in April from Mo....

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 10:08 AM

Burning the Kindle

I'm not one to tell billionaires what to do, but Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and his confidants in the company's executive ranks ought to take a hard look at the increasingly disturbing ways they're undermin....

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 15:08 PM

Jerks in the IT Workplace

Ever had a jerk for a boss? Ever feel like their attitude leads to bad decisions? Tom Davenport, chair of IT and management at Babson College and co-author of Competing on Analytics, takes a look at jerk....

Monday, August 03, 2009 10:08 AM

Don't Sue Your Customers

A few days ago I wrote about the importance of appreciating long-abandoned ways of doing things. What I did not suggest was that one should hold on to the past like a tattered security blanket, which, sadl....

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