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Monday, February 01, 2010 11:02 AM

Doubting the iPad

by Tony Kontzer While my colleague, Brian Watson, may not want to bore you with his commentary on the much-ballyhooed iPad, I've been chomping at the bit to let loose with my thoughts. The bottom line ....

Thursday, January 28, 2010 20:01 PM

Apple iPad and the Enterprise

You've probably read enough about the iPad already, so I won't bore you with any of my own commentary--which is good, because I'm buy no means a consumer technology expert. The iPad looks cool and all, b....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 16:01 PM

The Perils of Management Malpractice

By Susan Cramm There's only one kind of leadership malpractice: wasting the lives of those we lead. Consider this multiple offender (sent to me in response to my last blog concerning compassion in leader....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 18:01 PM

Virtualization's Reality

By John Parkinson Around the middle of last year, my then-boss asked me what I thought was the most critical strategic decision we had taken in the preceding 18 months. It wasn't a trick question--he wa....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 09:01 AM

Network China Vs Command China

Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times that China's restrictive internet policies are bumping up against its need to foster a data-dependent modern economy. He contrasts the old, Party-centric model....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:01 AM

Understanding the Millennials

Sybase CIO Jim Swartz shares his thoughts on some of his top priorities in 2010: particularly cloud computing, SaaS and mobility. Swartz has been around for decades, serving as CIO at organizations inclu....

Friday, January 15, 2010 10:01 AM

Twittering the Google-China Story

by Tony Kontzer Few technology business stories have triggered the range of responses that Google's well-documented standoff with China has generated. The topic seems ideally suited to the Twit Digest tre....

Thursday, January 14, 2010 21:01 PM

Do Businesses Need an IT Czar?

By Chris Curran With the NFL playoffs in full swing, most of the league's teams are on the sidelines thinking about how to get better for next year. Most of the introspection involves evaluating coaches a....

Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:01 AM

A Looming CIO Turnover Crisis?

A new report on CEO turnover suggests possible hard times ahead for sitting IT leaders. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas found that a surprisingly low number of CEOs lost their jobs in 2009....

Thursday, January 14, 2010 02:01 AM

Washington Post CIO on Tech's Pros and Cons

I've been hearing a lot of talk and emphasis on technology's role in building a strong corporate culture. (I'm pretty sure it's because everybody read our recent interview with Google CIO Ben Fried, who ha....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 09:01 AM

Google, Good and Bad

Good Google finally stands up to censorship, and may leave China altogether. Could be time to revise Slide 9. UPDATE: Nick Carr writes, "Google's motivations are not as pure as they may appear...Like man....

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 13:01 PM

The (Un)Economics of Infrastructure Support

It's a fact of life in IT that things break. As reliable as hardware is, over time there is a "natural" failure rate for components, sub-systems and the systems that are assembled from them. Nothing last....

Monday, January 11, 2010 10:01 AM

IT Overwhelmed by Realities of War

by Tony Kontzer Forgive my skepticism that the U.S. Government can continue to live up to its promise of making the world safe for democracy (or, more accurately, Americans). I'm not even sure I really ....

Thursday, January 07, 2010 12:01 PM

The IT-Business Hate-Fest

Since my first day in this business almost 10 years ago, there's been one absolute constant: that IT and the business don't see eye to eye. Admittedly, that's a big generalization of what is really a rat....

Monday, January 04, 2010 14:01 PM

Back to Business for CIOs

CIO Mag's Kim Nash (a former Baseline standout) has a great analysis of the state of the CIO role here. Yes, we all know that IT leaders need to be more business savvy than tech savvy, but a few findings....

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