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Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:09 AM

GMail Fail, Google's Future, and the Cloud

by Tony Kontzer Last week's big Gmail outage was not the end-of-the-world scenario cloud computing detractors would have you believe, but it provides an ideal opportunity to consider two important implicat....

Thursday, September 03, 2009 22:09 PM

The IT Value Disconnect

In a recent discussion between members of CIO Insight's advisory board about how CIOs can build stronger relationships with their CEOs, Columbia Professor and CIO Insight contributor Art Langer brought up ....

Thursday, September 03, 2009 11:09 AM

The Value of Tech-Savvy CIOs

CEOs today are looking for a hybrid CIO--that is, an IT leader with the right mix of technical understanding and business acumen. And for as much as we argue that the business skills are more important, ....

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:08 AM

Desktop Virtualization Goes Mainstream

An interesting look at VMware and virtualization from the New York Times, with a focus on the desktop environment at the company's challenge to Microsoft. Here's a recent article of ours on the realities ....

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:08 AM

Twitter is a CIO-level Concern

"Businesses are seeing real ROI" with Twitter, writes Scoble. Then he has this dialogue with himself: "But, Scoble, businesses are mostly spamming their customers on Twitter," I can also hear you saying. ....

Monday, August 24, 2009 11:08 AM

Time to Staff Up?

Facebook is hiring engineers -- it's a buyer's market in this economy -- but still trying to keep a lid on costs. The social net service is growing staff more slowly than did some other fabled start-ups, ....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 15:08 PM

Green IT Back on the Rise?

Reuters, via the New York Times, reports that Green IT, which took a hit earlier this year, is seeing some renewed investment life. According to Reuters: "Investment is seen shifting from capital-intens....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 14:08 PM

FedEx CIO Rob Carter: "Never Be a Victim"

It's no secret that business executives still largely feel that their IT executives aren't strategic or business-savvy enough to make a real difference. Plenty of IT leaders take offense to that--and right....

Monday, August 17, 2009 11:08 AM

Where'd the Data Center Go?

"A data center without walls" sounds like some sort of do-gooder project, but it's actually the way Microsoft is headed with its modular, containerized computing effort. More: Moving forward, however, Mi....

Monday, August 17, 2009 10:08 AM

User driven

"The right and wrong way to do tech," Dave Winer modestly headlines a recent post about Apple (Goofus) and Amazon (Gallant). Amazon creates a service for developers, charges them money, and never asks wha....

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....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:08 AM

Green Shoots

We've written a lot this year about managing through a recession. No surprise there -- it's been the essential problem, or set of problems, facing our community. But we've also kept thinking about what co....

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 ....

Monday, August 10, 2009 10:08 AM

Big-Think on the Future of IT

Three recent stories on the state of enterprise technology caught my eye. Tom Siebel says IT's glory days are over. No new technological advances, he believes, would impel I.T. customers to replace the co....

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 10:08 AM

Burning the Kindle

I'm not one to tell billionaires what to do, but Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and his confidants in the company's executive ranks ought to take a hard look at the increasingly disturbing ways they're undermin....

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