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Monday, March 31, 2008 12:03 PM

VC: Sell IT Directly to Users

CIO Insight's latest research report reveals a number of critical issues around the use of collaborative tools like blogs and wikis. One particular issue that struck us was the disconnect between the too....

Friday, March 14, 2008 17:03 PM

Is Collaboration Strategically Useless?

One of the beauties of collaborative tools like wikis, blogs and social nets is that workers can use them without IT's support--or approval. That makes them even more attractive. The problem is, that doe....

Thursday, March 13, 2008 09:03 AM

Scare stories

The New York Times front-pages Steve Lohr's version of the Video Will Clog The Net story, in which Lohr quickly backs down from more sensational claims (he cites a conference session entitled "The End of t....

Thursday, March 06, 2008 13:03 PM

Should Businesses Block Social Nets?

We've written quite a bit about Web 2.0, looking especially at the impact these technologies are having on corporate IT. What did we find? Some good and some bad. Good or bad, it's clear that businesse....

Monday, February 25, 2008 20:02 PM

Big switches need big cables

Google has become "the first non-telecom company to take an active role in ownership of a submarine cable," says Alan Mauldin, research director of TeleGeography. The $300 million Unity cable will run ben....

Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:02 AM

Yahoo! ahoy

Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Wall Street Journal may be changing the focus and look of the paper, but reporters seem to retain their freedom. Exhibit A: this post at the BreakingViews blog, which say....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:02 PM

Consolidation Pays Off, But at What Price?

When the economy drops, IT--like all departments--faces the axe. Still, recent reports from Forrester and IDC show a slowdown in IT spending, but not necessarily a cut. But things could always get worse.....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:02 AM

Two cheers for Facebook

My nominee for customer service company of the year is...Facebook. Yes, that Facebook. The one that keeps freaking out its users and then retreating in a hail of virtual brickbats. The latest climbdown i....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:02 AM

What's in your software?

Gartner says "By 2012, 80 per cent of all commercial software will include elements of open-source technology." A list of large open source projects, from Palamida, which asks, "What's In Your Code?"

Thursday, January 03, 2008 11:01 AM

The Economist's cloudy crystal ball, and other prognostications for the new year

Ah, January, and predictions for the new year are as thick on the ground as the snow that fell here in the North Carolina Piedmont back when I was a kid and it used to snow here in the North Carolina Piedm....

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 16:01 PM

It's 10 o'clock, do you know where your data is?

Dave Winer writes Steve Jobs, and it's not a holiday card. More here: "It's a security issue, folks." I wouldn't want my old hard drive -- or my company's -- floating around. Commenters on the last po....

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 16:12 PM

2008 Will be Ugly for IT. Unless...

IT spending will get squeezed in 2008, but, perhaps more importantly, CIOs and their business-line colleagues must fix the "broken dialogue" that's plagued their interactions for decades. That's what Rudy ....

Monday, December 03, 2007 15:12 PM

Fighting Facebook's Beacon

Turns out the Facebook generation does have concerns about privacy. But only certain kinds of privacy. Those photographs that would have allowed earlier generations of blackmailers to retire rich? No probl....

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 14:11 PM

Will thumb for food, or, rd ths mk $$

Communicating with teenagers is notoriously difficult, but it's even harder if you are using the wrong technology. Recently I needed to schedule an event with a high-school senior. Knowing that my own tee....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:10 AM

Is IT a Profession or Bureaucracy?

Poor performance is at the root of IT's bad reputation, says Nicholas Spanos, a consulting principal at the IT consultancy Computer Aid, responding to the CIO Insight editorial IT's Bad Rep (September 2007....

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