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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:07 AM

Rebooting America

Rebooting America: Ideas for Redesigning American Democracy for the Internet Age is an anthology of essays put together by the folks at Personal Democracy Forum. The central theme is using technology to im....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:07 AM

When "Not PC" Doesn't Mean You Prefer Mac

HP gets into the mobile data center business. I'm not a particularly PC guy -- I'm one of the half-dozen or so people who admits to liking the New Yorker's Obama cover, and I still call mobile homes "mobi....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 15:07 PM

The Dog That Didn't Bark

My hometown of Greensboro, NC, is not one of the smoking craters of the mortage meltdown, nor is it immune to the problems facing the larger economy. It's so much in the mainstream, in fact, that the New Y....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 14:07 PM

No Sun in This Cloud

Salesforce.com, long the poster child for Sun Microsystem's software-as-a-service business, is ditching Sun's hardware and Solaris software for machines from Dell running the Linux operating system. The R....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:07 AM

A Victory for Privacy, a Reminder for CIOs

YouTube says, "We are pleased to report that Viacom, MTV and other litigants have backed off their original demand for all users' viewing histories and we will not be providing that information." Viacom s....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 09:07 AM

Title IX and IT Diversity

One of the root causes of the gender imbalance in IT -- a major workplace diversity issue -- is understood to be the relatively low interest in certain sciences by female students. Now the federal governme....

Monday, July 14, 2008 16:07 PM

In Which I Fail to Avoid Writing About the iPhone

I was trying to make it through the day without mentioning the iPhone, but a few items jumped out at me through the swirling ticker-tape -- things that are relevant to corporate IT. As Clint Boulton says,....

Monday, July 14, 2008 14:07 PM

Social Nets in the Enterprise

If this snippet of conversation about social nets for the enterprise leaves you wanting more...you can get more from this article.

Monday, July 14, 2008 14:07 PM

Constraints on IT Growth

Forrester looks at limits to growth for small, medium, and large IT organizations. Below, a chart from the report:

Monday, July 14, 2008 11:07 AM

Evolutionary Dead-ends: Le Minitel

So it's Bastille Day, and that got me thinking about the Minitel -- the French teletext system that seemed so cool back in the pre-web era. When my wife and I moved to Paris in 1989, the Minitel was in fu....

Monday, July 14, 2008 10:07 AM

IT Gets 2.0 Clue

Forrester says IT departments were slow to the Web 2.0 party, but they're catching up: "Budgetary controls, the need for integration and technical skills, and the growing importance of Web 2.0 tools are al....

Friday, July 11, 2008 10:07 AM

National Tech Policy

As mentioned in this column, the US lacks a serious technology policy and continues to face a digital divide in terms of broadband access. Looks like we could learn something from the Aussies: Australia'....

Friday, July 11, 2008 09:07 AM

Fauxpen Source Politics?

The Republican National Committee is opening its platform-writing process to the public. "All comments and feedback will be reviewed and taken into full consideration as we prepare for our convention in Mi....

Friday, July 11, 2008 08:07 AM

Boys Club

"The number of women chief executives at Silicon Valley's biggest technology companies dropped to zero this week, with the abrupt departure of VMware's Diane Greene from the company she co-founded 10 years....

Thursday, July 10, 2008 17:07 PM

Technotopian No More

My report from the 2008 Personal Democracy Forum: "The mood, while hopeful, reflected some realities too often overlooked in the first blush of love between policy wonks and geeks."

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