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Friday, December 05, 2008 11:12 AM

Cloudy Outlook for Infrastructure Spending

"Clouds, it seems, are not recession-proof." So says Nick Carr as Google slows down its data-center buildout. More from Rich Miller: "The slowdown in data center construction raises questions about wheth....

Friday, December 05, 2008 10:12 AM

IT Remains a Bright Spot in Gloomy Jobs Data

Once again, IT employment rose in the face of otherwise horrible job numbers. Today's release of November statistics from the BLS shows a jump of about .2% 2.7% in computer systems design and related serv....

Friday, December 05, 2008 10:12 AM

How Innovative is Google?

Scott Anthony has a striking take on the state of the Googleplex. The search phenom has thrown tons of dollars and resources at new projects (along with mega-perks for its employees), but few things beyond....

Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:12 PM

Practicing IT Talent Management in Tough Times

As we've mentioned again and again, alignment and staffing remain the top concerns for CIOs heading into 2009. Union Pacific CIO Lynden Tennison gets it, and so does Tom Kelly. Kelly is CIO and CFO at 2nd....

Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:12 AM

AT&T Cutting More Than Jobs

Job cuts at AT&T are making headlines -- and rightly so, 12,000 is a big number and the human cost is severe. But the other cuts announced today are important, too: "AT&T plans to reduce its 2009 capital e....

Thursday, December 04, 2008 10:12 AM

IBM vs Microsoft: Seems Like Old Times

Remember when IBM was the big bad establishment company against which Microsoft and Apple defined themselves? OK, I'm old. Take my word for it. Anyway, news that IBM is positioning itself as the liberat....

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 10:12 AM

Community Organizing

Rezoning cases are a big deal in my hometown. Yours, too, I'd guess. We've got another one underway, so I wrote a little primer at my personal blog for community organizing online. I'm posting it here, too....

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 09:12 AM

Ning Zinged for Adult Site Shutdown

A disgruntled soon-to-be-former Ning customer writes in response to yesterday's post on the shutdown of "adult" social nets:They have all of my content and data and block us from getting our code. Were tal....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 15:12 PM

Crystal Balling From Deloitte

Some predictions for 2009 from Eric Openshaw, Vice Chairman and U.S. Technology Leader, Deloitte LLP: On Technology Consolidation: "While we shouldn't expect blockbuster technology acquisitions like Oracl....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 11:12 AM

Sex Biz Less Sexy Than Thought

Ning, the white-label social net company, is discontinuing its Red Light District, aka its home for "adult" social networks. It's not a moral or philosophical decision, but an economic one: "[T]hey don't g....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 10:12 AM

Mobile Computer, Phone Included

Another day, another smartphone announcement that makes me want to go buy a new phone. This time its from Nokia, and it looks nice. Scoble calls it the "ultimate Facebook device," which he means as a compl....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 08:12 AM

Dell Says You Don't Need a New Data Center

Dell has a plan to extend the life of your data center, and it's got a revamped facility of its own in Round Rock, TX -- along with $29 million in savings -- as proof of concept. Many data centers now in ....

Monday, December 01, 2008 11:12 AM

Mapple, er, Apple News

The eminently parodyable, parodied: The Simpsons go to the Apple, er, Mapple store. Perhaps more serious: Linux for the iPhone.

Monday, December 01, 2008 10:12 AM

After Mumbai

Nasscom: We will not bow down to terror. As an industry that is international and services customers across the globe, we continue our operations, uninterrupted, from centers across India and even Mumbai. ....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:11 AM

Digital Economics: We're All Deadheads Now

"Atlantic, a unit of Warner Music Group, says it has reached a milestone that no other major record label has hit: more than half of its music sales in the United States are now from digital products, like....

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