Conventional: Coffee, Pastries And Video Conferencing
at the Democratic National Convention
Former Vice President Al Gore came in loud and pretty clear this morning as his video-conferenced address to the Democratic National Convention's 56 delegations was piped into 23 hotels throughout Boston. The question: Was anyone listening?
Massachusetts delegates filing in for breakfast at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel were largely unaware that Gore would be addressing them via video conference this morning. That would explain why only about half of the 122 delegates were seated in the Grand
The Politicization Of The Federal CIO
Has George W. Bush politicized the office of CIO in federal departments and agencies? When Bush took office in January 2001, six of 26 IT shops at major departments and agencies were headed by political appointees. Today, that number has doubled to a dozen, though one of them-Homeland Security's Steve Cooper-heads a department that didn't exist until last year.
Smart Advice: Consider Using SLAs To Manage Outsourcing Vendors' Performance
Service-level agreements can help determine whether outsourcers are meeting metrics if your company plans to outsource long term, The Advisory Council says. Also, when replacing PCs, go for units that can handle software upgrades and pay back the investment; and prepare for the resurgence of B2B by getting systems in order now.
Guilt By Association
Connecticut CIO Rock Regan is guilty of association. His crime: being a decades-long friend of a disgraced governor who quit July 1. His punishment: banishment from state government. Regan's been fired, but he isn't shedding any tears over his ouster. You shouldn't either.
The H-1B Brotherhood
John Kerry and John Edwards, the Democrat's new ticket, seem to agree on H-1B visa policy; it's just hard to figure out what they agree on.
Business Technology: Nagging Questions Cloud Oracle's Vision
The Oracle antitrust trial offers some extraordinary peeks into the workings of major software players, Bob Evans says. Will customers perceive the proposed value of PeopleSoft-enhanced Oracle apps or will they respond by chosing other options?