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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....

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 12:08 PM

The Speed of Cloud

By John Parkinson Warning! Math and science present in what follows. Physics is tough. You don't get a vote on the "laws" and you can't generally cheat without getting hurt. You can change the laws if you....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 18:06 PM

Apple's iCloud: What's So Special?

By Tony Kontzer The day after Apple announced its iCloud service, I was at my nearby community pool getting ready to swim some laps when everyone started looking to the sky to gawk at something you just d....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:06 PM

IT Is a Baby Boomer

By John Parkinson IBM turned 100 years old this month. Many workers in the industry that it helped spawn (and that nearly killed it over a decade ago) are already eligible for AARP membership, and have be....

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....

Monday, May 23, 2011 12:05 PM

Online Auctions: What's the Big Deal?

By John Parkinson Every now and again I come across an idea that's simultaneously brilliant in theory, yet hard to understand how it can possibly work in practice. Here's the latest. By now, most people k....

Monday, May 23, 2011 11:05 AM

Cloud Computing: What's it Really Mean?

By Tony Kontzer One night recently, I found myself seated around the table at an upscale San Francisco restaurant, discussing cloud computing with a couple of people who spend a lot more time thinking abou....

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 18:04 PM

Uncle Sam's IT Dashboard

By Tony Kontzer Maybe, just maybe, there's light at the end of the government IT tunnel, and CIOs at agencies across the country--and beyond--have U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra to thank. In a post published on t....

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....

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 15:03 PM

Steve Jobs: The Agony and the Ecstasy

By Tony Kontzer Since the overwhelming majority of you will not be among the lucky few who get to see The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a thought-provoking show featuring monologist Mike Daisey, it's a....

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 15:03 PM

What Does Your Governor Know About Cyber Security?

By Tony Kontzer The 2010 elections ushered in one of the biggest turnovers of governors in U.S. history. Sensing an unprecedented opportunity to plant a seed, the National Association of State CIOs (NASCI....

Friday, February 18, 2011 15:02 PM

Social Media: Think Before You Share

By Tony Kontzer Technological innovation brings with it a Darwinian imperative, in that human beings--and, by association, the companies they work for--must adapt to each new tool they're given. For inst....

Thursday, February 17, 2011 16:02 PM

OK Watson, Game's Over. Now, Get to Work

By Susan Nunziata Watching IBM's supercomputer Watson take on Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter these past three days has been my own personal, geeky version of the Super Bowl (minus a painful ....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:02 PM

Data Center Locations are Hot, Hot, Hot

By Tony Kontzer Has there ever been a time in history when data centers have generated so much excitement? With the explosion of cloud computing and mobile applications, these formerly unappreciated IT ner....

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