Business Technology: Defining The Business You Want To Be In
Concluding our three-part series on a new way of thinking about business technology, Bob Evans warns, "Companies that profess that IT doesn't matter or is simply wasteful overhead that needs to be gutted will grow increasingly isolated, sluggish, backward, and irrelevant."
IT Plays Big Part In GDP Growth
The IT component of gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 16.5% in the fourth quarter, its best performance of the year.
Business Technology: IT Transformation: Two Companies That Get It
In Part 2 of our three-part series, as you try to determine which technology vendors are tactical suppliers versus those that are strategic business partners, consider this: Do they talk only about scalability and manageability and reliability, or do they talk about nimbleness and agility and opportunity? Do they emphasize their ability to help you maintain competitive advantage, or do they help you conceive and build new and more-valuable competitive capabilities for the future?
Langa Letter: Make The Most Of That New PC
Here's the info you need to ensure long, safe, trouble-free computing whether you're starting the year with a brand-new PC, or with an older, used PC that's new to you.
HP's Fiorina Champions Digital Media
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, Carly Fiorina talks up HP's HDTV Media Hub, which combines the capabilities of HDTV, a digital cable set-top box, and a dual-tuner digital video recorder.
SmartAdvice: No Magic In Grid Computing
Grid computing probably won't let you buy fewer servers, The Advisory Council says, because most commercial apps don't meet the requirements. Also, involve non-IT peers in long-term IT strategic planning.
Pulver Communicates Liking For Skype VoIP
Skype picked up some major support for its free VoIP service Thursday, as U.S. Internet-telephoning pioneer Jeff Pulver announced that his pulver.Communicator will interoperate with Skype's service.
Intercarrier Compensation Next On FCC's Radar
Like a cafeteria cook trying to keep the kitchen as clean as possible, the Federal Communications Commission next week will take its first steps at trying to reform intercarrier compensation rules, trying to minimize the impact of what one FCC staffer calls the impending "big food fight" over telecom access fees.
HP, Panasonic Agree On DVD Formats
Hewlett-Packard and Matsushita have agreed to work together in supporting DVD formats, a confusing list of acronyms for most consumers.
AT&T, TI Team On VoIP Platform
A joint-development pact between AT&T and Texas Instruments to provide new platforms for VoIP gear has already resulted in a combination wireline/broadband phone.