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Monday, August 03, 2009 10:08 AM

Don't Sue Your Customers

A few days ago I wrote about the importance of appreciating long-abandoned ways of doing things. What I did not suggest was that one should hold on to the past like a tattered security blanket, which, sadl....

Monday, July 27, 2009 10:07 AM

So Long to a Rock Star CIO

by Tony Kontzer It was only a matter of time before the ax fell at General Motors. When a company as historically important to a country's economy nearly goes belly-up, there are bound to be leadership ch....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 18:07 PM

A Recipe for Effective Cost-Cutting

Everybody's had to cut costs in the recession, but that hasn't made it any easier. As Peter Whatnell, CIO of Sunoco and president of SIM, told me recently, many IT leaders have had to make painful cuts tha....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:07 AM

Cassandra of the Cloud

Jonathan Zittrain must feel a bit like Cassandra, the mythical Trojan princess cursed with the gift of seeing the future -- but having nobody believe her prophecy. Zittrain, a professor and author, warns ....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:07 AM

Slideshows and Sleaze

UPDATE: ESPN has suspended its relationships with the Post, meaning that NYP reporters won't be showing up on ESPN programs anytime soon. Bright folks like you have long since figured out that online publ....

Monday, July 20, 2009 10:07 AM

Feds Drive Cloud Momentum

by Tony Kontzer Some recent developments in cloud computing that caught my eye: -Government business consultancy INPUT reports that federal IT spending will reach $90 billion by 2014, driven in part by a....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:07 AM

Look Out For That Steam Roller, Austin!

I participated recently in a panel discussion at a corporate retreat, with the subject being media coverage in this modern age. My role was New Media Guy. Everyone listened thoughtfully as a financial an....

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:07 AM

Law of Averages Overturned

by Tony Kontzer All those business school lessons about using historical averages to predict probable outcomes? Apparently, that may have been precisely the wrong approach. In his new book, The Flaw of A....

Monday, June 29, 2009 12:06 PM

How IT Execs Can Learn Web 2.0

Almost nine of 10 Baby Boomers in IT say their Generation Y colleagues are tech savvy, and 40 percent of them have asked these younger workers to school them on flashy new-ish technologies like social medi....

Monday, June 29, 2009 11:06 AM

The Recession-Era CIO

A few months ago, I asked in a blog post whether the recession poses chaos or opportunity for CIOs. Peter Whatnell, CIO of Sunoco and president of the Society for Information Management (SIM), sees a lit....

Monday, June 29, 2009 10:06 AM

Sir Tim Tackles Online Government

by Tony Kontzer It's been quite a few months for World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee. First, in April, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. A week later,....

Monday, June 29, 2009 10:06 AM

About That Virgin-Google Collaboration

by Tony Kontzer Two weeks ago, I wrote about Virgin America's and Google's joint plans to promote cloud computing through what they were touting as the world's first online scavenger hunt. I'm here to r....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:06 AM

Goodbye Kodachrome, Hello Cloud Computing

by Tony Kontzer Eastman Kodak's decision to stop producing its Kodachrome film stock after 74 years is the proverbial nail in the coffin, signaling an unofficial end to the film era. Once considered the p....

Monday, June 22, 2009 20:06 PM

The Death of Big Software? (Cont'd)

Comments were mixed on my recent post on whether or not flashy new enterprise technologies will displace the big software systems so many CIOs have wrestled with for years. That's fine; in fact, I expect....

Monday, June 22, 2009 12:06 PM

Communication Tips for IT Leaders

Leadership coach John Baldoni is up with a timely take on the way leaders communicate, using presidents Barack Obama and Franklin Roosevelt as cases in point. "Explanation is a key attribute of leadershi....

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