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Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:11 AM

The First Tech Presidency

Some tech-savvy types included in the team appointed by Obama to review the performance of all federal agencies. Increased transparency is one stated goal, but anything to improve the IT procurement and ....

Thursday, November 13, 2008 08:11 AM

The Man Who Saw the Future

Few people have had a better 2008 than Nate Silver. The 30-year-old numbers whiz fed exhaustive polling data and a half-century's worth of election returns into a model he designed, allowing him to call th....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:11 AM

Highspeed Internet for Rural Areas

Using power lines to bring high-speed internet access to rural areas, long discussed, now starting to happen. "[R]ural areas [...] account for most of the 30 million U.S. homes that don't have broadband a....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:11 AM

Video Chat for Gmail

Google adds voice and video chat to Gmail. It requires a plug-in, so enterprise users will be banging on your door soon. "Sorry, students, Internet café nomads, and cubicle warriors everywhere, but you ....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 14:11 PM

Post-Campaign Online Strategy

"The President of the United States should build [an email] list and he should use it to talk to the American people when he wants their feedback or even doesn't want to interrupt their soap operas. That a....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 11:11 AM

What's in Your Landfill?

The easy sell for Green IT is energy efficiency. Proper disposal of old equipment is another big green problem. As with energy, there are non-crunchy incentives to do the right thing: "Regulators across ....

Monday, November 10, 2008 17:11 PM

Google vs. Microsoft: The Obama Factor

Sure, Microsoft might not be the impenetrable fortress it used to be (or seem), and Google's rise has given the software behemoth more reason to put up its guard. Then comes this report from Politico, wh....

Monday, November 10, 2008 15:11 PM

Alignment, Recruiting and Retaining Are Real Concerns

For years, alignment topped the Society for Information Management's annual survey of top CIO concerns. This year, it regained the top spot from recruiting and retaining top IT professionals, which took th....

Monday, November 10, 2008 15:11 PM

The Case Against Business Cases

Business Cases Are a Waste of Time (But Do Them Anyway), says Susan Cramm at her Harvard Business Publishing blog. She plays off an older post by Andrew McAfee, who wrote:Across the hundreds of quantitat....

Monday, November 10, 2008 12:11 PM

The Economics of Spam

Computer scientists infiltrate botnet to produce "the first large-scale quantitative study of spam conversion." A tiny hit rate -- the study showed responses running at 0.00001% (one in 12.5 million) on t....

Monday, November 10, 2008 10:11 AM

Science Backs Up Campaign Art

Joe Trippi told us before the election that a superior ground game could be worth 2-3% at the polls to a presidential campaign. TechPresident's Nancy Scola called that estimate "more art than science," whi....

Friday, November 07, 2008 12:11 PM

Building a Republican Machine Online

The manifesto for an RNC tech strategy I mentioned this morning follows a call by one of its signatories, Patrick Ruffini, for a new conservative blogosphere: Most conservative blogs are still stuck in 200....

Friday, November 07, 2008 09:11 AM

Internet Governance, Internet Politics

The Obama transition team launches a website, Change.gov: "Throughout the Presidential Transition Project, this website will be your source for the latest news, events, and announcements so that you can fo....

Thursday, November 06, 2008 15:11 PM

Naming Names in the National CTO Search

Now that Barack Obama has won the election, people are taking his call for a national CTO seriously. Venture cap honcho John Doerr suggests former Sun bigwig Bill Joy. Responding to a question from Obama ....

Thursday, November 06, 2008 11:11 AM

What Can Cloud Do For You?

Nick Carr: "How can the cloud absorb what we're already doing? is the question that's being asked, and answering it means grappling with such fraught issues as security, reliability, interoperability, and ....

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