News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in December 2004
The Toughest CIO Job In The World
Commentary  |  12/29/2004  | 
Imagine being the CIO of a newly created company with 180,000 employees and an annual budget topping $40 billion, including $226 million earmarked for enterprise technology investments. Task One: combine 22 diverse companies of size into a single enterprise with a unified architecture. Task Two: Help create imaginative use of technology to thwart terrorism.
E-mail's Presidential Payoff
Commentary  |  12/13/2004  | 
If you thought technology played a crucial role in last month's presidential election, that was only the beginning. Politicians have built a permanent onramp between the campaign trail and the information superhighway and will plan future campaigns mindful of what worked (or didn't work) in 2004. The future of campaigning isn't about how much technology a candidate has access to but how he uses that technology to outsmart his opponents.
Say "Uncle"
Commentary  |  12/9/2004  | 
The government is increasingly enlisting businesses to help fight terrorism, drug counterfeiting, and fraud. This means getting airlines, drug companies, financial service providers, defense department contractors, and telecommunication companies to invest in technology, the right technology. My December 13 feature entitled "Uncle Sam's Guiding Hand" addresses this issue in depth, but here's a preview of some key issues.
CIO Shuffle
Commentary  |  12/2/2004  | 
Are we about to see a turnover in CIOs at cabinet-level departments as the Bush administration begins its second term?

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