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Monday, December 08, 2008 15:12 PM

Crystal Ball from CIOs: Bet on Green IT

Ed Cone and I have been charting the credibility wave of Green IT for quite a while now, and I think we both agree that things are looking up. In September 2007, we found that businesses were going green t....

Monday, December 08, 2008 14:12 PM

Best Business Books, Or Not

I can almost smell the disaster mounting invisibly and flooding out toward me through the frosted glass panes... I like #9 on Eric's list of 10 Best Business Books for CIOs: Something Happened, by Joseph ....

Monday, December 08, 2008 13:12 PM

Secure and Stimulating: Sounds Like Cosmo, Reads Like CIOI

Public spending on IT infrastructure should include security, and not just for economic stimulus, says Steve Baker. A recommendation that the White House take leadership on the issue of cyber-security: "T....

Monday, December 08, 2008 10:12 AM

Don't Throw Talent Overboard

"You don't survive a downturn by encouraging your most experienced people to leave." Sounds simple, but it eludes a lot of business leaders. I felt the effect of Circuit City's disastrous strategy some t....

Monday, December 08, 2008 10:12 AM

The Wal-Mart iPhone: Why You Care

Speculation over the price of iPhones at Wal-Mart misses the bigger story, which is the ultimate mainstreaming of smartphone technology. Sure, $99 is a magic number, but monthly service charges are the b....

Friday, December 05, 2008 10:12 AM

How Innovative is Google?

Scott Anthony has a striking take on the state of the Googleplex. The search phenom has thrown tons of dollars and resources at new projects (along with mega-perks for its employees), but few things beyond....

Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:12 PM

Practicing IT Talent Management in Tough Times

As we've mentioned again and again, alignment and staffing remain the top concerns for CIOs heading into 2009. Union Pacific CIO Lynden Tennison gets it, and so does Tom Kelly. Kelly is CIO and CFO at 2nd....

Thursday, December 04, 2008 10:12 AM

IBM vs Microsoft: Seems Like Old Times

Remember when IBM was the big bad establishment company against which Microsoft and Apple defined themselves? OK, I'm old. Take my word for it. Anyway, news that IBM is positioning itself as the liberat....

Thursday, December 04, 2008 09:12 AM

Are You Lying To Get Your Projects Funded?

This is a curious post, in part because it's based on a paper published in April 2006, and in part because it attempts to sex up the uncontroversial statement that IT projects derive their value from the b....

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 15:12 PM

Productivity and IT

This report on a jump in productivity doesn't credit technology with any of the gain, although it does point to the role of IT in previous productivity growth. Maybe the recent uptick was driven by newly-....

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 10:12 AM

Community Organizing

Rezoning cases are a big deal in my hometown. Yours, too, I'd guess. We've got another one underway, so I wrote a little primer at my personal blog for community organizing online. I'm posting it here, too....

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 09:12 AM

Ning Zinged for Adult Site Shutdown

A disgruntled soon-to-be-former Ning customer writes in response to yesterday's post on the shutdown of "adult" social nets:They have all of my content and data and block us from getting our code. Were tal....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 15:12 PM

Crystal Balling From Deloitte

Some predictions for 2009 from Eric Openshaw, Vice Chairman and U.S. Technology Leader, Deloitte LLP: On Technology Consolidation: "While we shouldn't expect blockbuster technology acquisitions like Oracl....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 11:12 AM

Sex Biz Less Sexy Than Thought

Ning, the white-label social net company, is discontinuing its Red Light District, aka its home for "adult" social networks. It's not a moral or philosophical decision, but an economic one: "[T]hey don't g....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 10:12 AM

Mobile Computer, Phone Included

Another day, another smartphone announcement that makes me want to go buy a new phone. This time its from Nokia, and it looks nice. Scoble calls it the "ultimate Facebook device," which he means as a compl....

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