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Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:10 AM

A Test for the GOTV Machine

An opportunity, and a test, for Obama's get-out-the-vote machine: A nationwide poll of Americans who are eligible to vote for the first time, or who skipped the previous election but are registered now, f....

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:10 AM

Highlighting Alignment's Successes

Baseline's annual analysis of IT-savvy businesses keeps a positive light on the tough, bulky issue of alignment. Our friends over at Baseline are up with their annual analysis (along with the BTM Institute....

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 09:10 AM

BPI: Don't Rinse, Repeat

Business process improvement is gaining more attention in the downturn. But companies must not expect that a fix in one area will work automatically in another. Our new research report on business process ....

Monday, September 29, 2008 11:09 AM

Do Business Execs Need More Tech Savvy?

As alignment looms large as a CIO priority, it's time to question whether or not business executives are really the problem. Susan Cramm has a great post on the issue that seems to be surging back to the ....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

All Politicking is Local: How the Obama Campaign is Using Technology to Change Elections on the Ground

"It's the difference between open and closed source." That's how Cyrus Krohn, director of the eCampain division of the Republican National Committee, describes the approaches of the Obama and McCain campai....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Connecting the Compaign: How the Democrats Built Their Network

Volunteers who interact with the Obama campaign through a Web browser may never know it, but the system that drives their efforts is the product of an intense development and integration project that was f....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Going Mobile: Texting and Twittering in the New Ground Game

Text messaging via mobile phones could be an important element of the Election Day ground game - assuming the technology works at crunch time. Texting and cell-phone calls are increasingly important as a g....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Local Area Networks: How the Obama Campaign Works on the Ground

Campaigns prize word-of-mouth marketing for the same reason companies do: people respond to their neighbors, with whom they presumably share tastes and values. "Voters talking to voters, neighbor to neighb....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

The Ground Game: Open Source vs Closed

If the presidential election is decided by a narrow margin, folks like Michael Adamson could make all the difference -- with a little high-tech help. A stock trader who lives on a farm outside of the small....

Friday, September 26, 2008 11:09 AM

Vint Cerf: Keeping the Internet Healthy

The long version of my interview with Vint Cerf is now posted here. More lightly-edited elements of the conversation here.

Friday, September 26, 2008 11:09 AM

Nick Carr on The Colberr Reporr

Nick Carr does The Colbert Report. I enjoy Colbert, but I often find his interview segments annoying, because I'd like more interview and less schtick. That's the case here...but then again, getting Car....

Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:09 AM

Making Cloud Computing Funny

Nicholas Carr is scheduled to appear on The Colbert Report tonight (or, for those of us who nod off early, tomorrow morning at ComedyCentral.com, and tomorrow evening on the repeat). Not saying they stole....

Thursday, September 25, 2008 09:09 AM

Epic Fail, or Business As Usual?

Stock market and regulatory officials were clued into electronic trading glitches last week when stocks and exchange-traded funds "changed hands [...] at bizarre prices. Some were more than double their cl....

Thursday, September 25, 2008 09:09 AM

Ungenerative iPhone in Peril?

This open vs closed argument is getting interesting. Concerns about Apple's iPhone app store, from Macworld editorial director Jason Snell: It's not something you may even notice today if you're an averag....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:09 AM

New Open Source Tools Pay Big Returns

Big experiments with open source are delivering impressive ROI. But adoption rates are still low. What'll it take for them to go up? A few years back, a bunch of vendors and groups started springing up wi....

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