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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:09 AM

Liking Apps Dot Gov, Loving Kundra

by Tony Kontzer United States CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled a key piece of the Feds' cloud computing strategy this week when he announced the opening of Apps.gov, an online marketplace for federal agencies lo....

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 ....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 10:07 AM

Stepping Back From the Frightening Pace of Change

by Tony Kontzer I know you all come here to read about technology. Well, this post isn't about technology; in fact, it's about what one might call anti-technology. I'm a firm believer that we, meaning hum....

Monday, July 27, 2009 10:07 AM

Blogging's Midlife Crisis

"Blogging is having a midlife crisis." That's how I began my newspaper column about the state of blogging, which is healthy if non-idyllic. The promised revolution actually happened. Blogs, along with rel....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:07 AM

Slideshows and Sleaze

UPDATE: ESPN has suspended its relationships with the Post, meaning that NYP reporters won't be showing up on ESPN programs anytime soon. Bright folks like you have long since figured out that online publ....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:07 AM

Look Out For That Steam Roller, Austin!

I participated recently in a panel discussion at a corporate retreat, with the subject being media coverage in this modern age. My role was New Media Guy. Everyone listened thoughtfully as a financial an....

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 10:07 AM

Geek Chic: Hotspots for Summer Vacations

by Tony Kontzer Any self-respecting geek knows a good summer getaway isn't built around Disneyland or the Grand Canyon or Hawaii, places where the normal, non-techie throngs gather. Instead, it's about ....

Monday, June 22, 2009 10:06 AM

Computer Bugs, Literally

by Tony Kontzer A message to all you technologists out there who feel hamstrung by tight budgets, skeleton staffs, and uncertain futures: You could be playing Dr. Frankenstein with federal funds instead. ....

Thursday, May 21, 2009 16:05 PM

Scary Internet Sex Much Worse Than Paper Variety

Craigslist is having a little spat with the State of South Carolina. SC attorney general Henry McMaster singled out the online service for ads pertaining to what some call "adult-oriented" fare. Craigsl....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:05 AM

Why the Preceding Blog Post is Wrong About Twitter

Tony Kontzer posts an entertaining and insightful rant about Twitter. The micromessaging service is overexposed, and people do use it for all kinds of silly things. But the Twitter backlash is very sim....

Monday, May 11, 2009 10:05 AM

Smarter Search with WolframAlpha

UPDATE: How Google will respond to WolframAlpha Coincidental with the release of the new Star Trek movie is the appearance of WolframAlpha, a search engine capable of delivering the sort of answers to com....

Monday, May 04, 2009 10:05 AM

Preparing for a Pandemic

by Tony Kontzer Over the weekend, I got the kind of voice mail that's getting our country very worked up these days. It was a message from the superintendent of the Berkeley (Calif.) School District, in w....

Sunday, April 19, 2009 14:04 PM

Is Business (Not IT) to Blame for Alignment Breakdown?

CIO coach and former CIO and CFO Susan Cramm has an eye-opening take on why IT and the business aren't truly aligned. "IT has done pretty much everything they know how to do," Cramm writes. "Unless busin....

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 09:04 AM

New Debate on H-1B IT Workers

UPDATE: Several readers took issue with the current state of the H-1B system. A reader named "Tunnel Rat" says CIOs will pay the price for bringing in sub-par foreign workers. "We are no longer getting....

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