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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in September 2008
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I'm One Of Sprint's First WiMax Customers
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
I became one the first customers in the United States to have real WiMax service today. So far (after a few easy-to-fix bumps), so good.
Movie Studios, RealNetworks Sue Each Other In DVD-Copying Dispute
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
RealDVD software lets people rent DVDs from a legitimate video-rental store and build a library of copied movies without ever buying a DVD.
Open Source Census Finds FOSS Everywhere
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
The Open Source Census, which I mentioned back in April, just dropped a press release this morning about the data it's been collecting. I chatted the day before with Kim Weins, senior VP of OpenLogic, a key co-sponsor of the census, and how they found a few ... surprises in the results.

Google Share Plunge To Be Erased By Nasdaq
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The search engine's canceled trades were triggered by erroneous orders that were routed to Nasdaq from another market center, officials said.
Tech Sector Could Star In U.S. Economic Salvation
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Universal broadband, spending on energy technologies, and alternative technologies could encourage the growth needed to come back from the Wall Street bailout, analysts conclude.
iPhone 3G Gets Lotus Notes Support
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
IBM released a Web app that enables iPhone users to get access to their Notes and Domino e-mail, calendar, and contacts.
The Economy And Jobs: More Than You Can Handle?
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Feel that? It's the economy quaking. With the House rejecting the $700 billion bailout bill, stocks seesawing, and loads of uncertainty looming, it's possible you'll have more candidates than you ever imagined applying for jobs at your company. Are you ready to handle that?
Data Leakage Is A People Problem
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Cisco commissioned a global survey of IT administrators and computer users about their perceptions on data leakage. Not surprisingly, the study found employees use their work computers for personal use and IT knows it.
SOA Applications In Virtual Machines? Experience Matters
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
Not everybody remembers a little outfit called Wily Technology. It was a Silicon Valley startup that caught my eye because it did something that made eminent common sense: it watched a running Java application the way an end user would experience it on the Internet. In January 2006, CA acquired the eight-year-old company for $390 million.
CIOs In The Financial Storm
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
I've attended three CIO events in the past month and been greatly surprised at each of them to feel the same mood: calm.
Enterprise Search: In Search Of Relevance
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
If an IT team decided to block Web search engines for a day, it would be mere minutes before the howling began. But unplug the enterprise search function at most companies and -- hey, was that a yawn I saw?
Key Management? Don't Hold Your Breath
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
Ben Tomhave posted a lengthy set of observations from the IEEE Key Management Summit 2008. He did walk away confident that key management standards will be forthcoming. That's too bad. One of the best ways to protect data at rest is to encrypt it. However, enterprise encryption requires enterprise key management, not a bunch
Will Open Source Breathe New Life Into Health Care Cost Savings?
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
A California bill calls for interoperable records and a full, hospital-running health care IT system that's open source. That's music to provider Medsphere, which backs OpenVista.
Living With NAC In An EDU World - Part Two
Commentary  |  9/26/2008  | 
My last blog entry on our NAC experience at Purchase College resulted in the expected emails and phone calls from NAC vendors convinced that we would be ready to junk StillSecure's SafeAccess and adopt their products just because I used the line "while it's not going as well as we hoped, it is going better than we feared." Well folks while we do have a few bones to pick with StillSecure, which I'm not getting into today, most of our headaches are more about how NAC is harder in the EDU space th
Wireless Mergers Top FCC's To-Do List
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The Verizon-Alltel and Sprint-Clearwire mergers will be reviewed by the end of the year, the FCC said.
FCC's Dilemma: Moving Sprint Away From Public Safety Nets
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Ever since the Nextel acquisition, plans to reallocate the 800-MHz spectrum have been bandied about so it doesn't interfere with bands used by public safety agencies.
China's iPhone 3G May Lack 3G And Wi-Fi
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The move may be a way for China Mobile to keep customers from unlocking the device and running it on rival China Telecom's W-CDMA 3G networks.
Appeals Court Reviews Ex-Qwest CEO Nacchio's Conviction
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The latest chapter centers on whether a trial judge had unfairly blocked financial expert Daniel Fischel from testifying on Nacchio's behalf.
Video: Sergey Brin And Larry Page's Great Google Phone Adventure
Commentary  |  9/25/2008  | 
Live on my Flip camera, I captured Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as they wowed the crowd at Tuesday's New York City intro of T-Mobile's G1 Android phone. Well, it was mostly Sergey who wowed the crowd, playing Paul to Larry's Ringo, though it was actually Larry who made the most forward-looking comment.
U.S. Court Upholds Two Broadcom Patents In Qualcomm Case
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The patents are related to chips used in phones with high-speed Web links.
Google's Larry Page Calls FCC White Space Test 'Rigged'
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The test back in August determined whether a prototype device for transmitting Internet traffic over the unused white space in the TV spectrum could interfere with microphones.
Down To Business: Should Your People Come Before Your Customers?
Commentary  |  9/25/2008  | 
One school of thought is that if you treat your people right, they'll be far more motivated and equipped to engage with (and maximize returns from) your customers.
Apple Clamps Down On App Store Developers
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Apple has been criticized for being inconsistent in its rationale for rejecting applications or pulling ones that have already been approved.
T-Mobile Lifts Data Limit For G1
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The company backed off its plans to throttle G1 users who exceeded 1 GB of data a month.
Judge Tosses Out Verdict Against Minn. Mom Accused Of File Sharing
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
A jury convicted Jammie Thomas of putting 24 songs on Kazaa's file-sharing network and ordered her to pay $9,250 per song.
FCC Mulls Public Safety Spectrum Price Drop
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The 700-MHz D Block of spectrum, which is used by police and firefighters, was originally priced at $1.3 billion.
Schwarzenegger: Hasta La Vista To Texting While Driving
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The ban starting Jan. 1 applies to cars only, but the Los Angeles-area train crash highlighted the dangers of operating a moving vehicle while texting.
Risk Management Failings Spur Big Financial IT Investments
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Some companies have increased their investments in risk management and the computing power needed to understand complicated risks since the downturn began.
'Networked Workers:' Connected, Distracted, Stressed
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
A new Pew Study suggests 62% of the workforce is more likely than the average American adult to own a cell phone, laptop, and a BlackBerry, Palm, or other PDA.
Dell To Move To Greener Notebook Displays
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
By the end of 2009, Dell plans to ship LED displays with at least 80% of all its notebooks, reaching 100% in 2010.
Dell Unveils Privacy Feature For Notebooks
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
The Latitude E6400 contains a software-based option that prevents people sitting next to the user from reading the screen.
Google Founded By Sergey Brin, Larry Page... And Hubert Chang?!?
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
Chang claims that he collaborated on Google's original PageRank algorithm and should be recognized as a company founder.
It Feels Like 'Take Your Smartphone To Work Day'
Commentary  |  9/24/2008  | 
No, this event doesn't exist, but CIOs are starting to feel like it does. The crescendo of "I want to use my iPhone" howls will only grow with gadgets like the HTC G1 phone, the first on Google's Android platform.
Hey Congress! Slow Down On The Bailout
Commentary  |  9/24/2008  | 
It might be a good idea to take more than a week to formulate a response to the biggest financial crisis in our history.
Android: Lacks Polish, But Shows Promise
Commentary  |  9/24/2008  | 
After spending some time with Google's Android platform as realized on the HTC G1, I am reluctant to call it a 1.0 mobile operating system. So much is missing, it feels more like a 0.8 beta. But that shouldn't stop anyone from being excited about the possibilities.
Under Fire, Unisys CEO McGrath Agrees To Step Down
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
In its second quarter financial report, announced July 23, Unisys reported a loss of $14 million on sales of $1.34 billion.
Sergey Brin: 'I'm A Bit Of A Geek'
Commentary  |  9/24/2008  | 
That couldn't be a bigger understatement. Yesterday, at the Android launch, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page showed up on in-line skates. You'll never guess what the first application is that Sergey wrote for the Android phone.
T-Mobile Google Phone Underwhelming Compared To Apple
Commentary  |  9/24/2008  | 
Here's all you need to know about the ready-for-primetime-ness of the new T-Mobile Google phone. When I finally twisted my teenage daughter's arm to look at the pictures I posted of Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, at the Tuesday morning launch press conference, what she said was: "Why are they holding a Sidekick?"
Google Co-Founder To Woo Congress For 'White Spaces'
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Larry Page and others want Washington to open unused portions of the spectrum, so cell phones can operate without the additional infrastructure charges.
The Android Platform Will Curb Apple's Arrogance
Commentary  |  9/23/2008  | 
Google and T-Mobile have finally brought the first Android-powered mobile phone to the market, and not a moment too soon. Apple's iPhone needs some competition.
Is Innovation India's Next Big Thing?
Commentary  |  9/23/2008  | 
People tend to think of lower-cost IT services -- and not "innovation" -- when Indian outsourcer Wipro Technologies' name is mentioned. So, it may come as a surprise that $1 billion, or about a quarter of Wipro's revenue last year, was generated through R&D services -- including designing semiconductors, automobile parts, and a variety of electronic devices. Looking ahead, Wipro says those R&D services will become an even bigger chunk of the company's business.
IBM's Hints At Leaving Some Tech Standards Bodies
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
The policy change is seen by experts as the fallout over the adoption of Microsoft's Open XML document format as an international standard.
Join Us For The InformationWeek 500 Conference -- Without Leaving Your Chair
Commentary  |  9/23/2008  | 
I'm reluctant to declare that real-time events are the Next Big Thing on the Internet, because it seems like a Next Big Thing comes along on the Internet about once a month, and they're mostly forgotten the next day. Still, I've seen firsthand how powerful virtual events can be. They're an emerging trend. And InformationWeek is in the middle of it all.
Wi-Fi Network Launched For U.S. Soldiers In Iraq
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
The mesh network provides secure wireless Internet service for 20,000 U.S. troops serving at Joint Base Balad, the largest U.S. military base in the region.
Music Industry Drafts Digital Revenue Sharing Agreement
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Under the proposed distribution model, artists would generally receive 10.5% of revenue for limited download and interactive streaming services.
Google's Android: A Quiet Revolution
Commentary  |  9/23/2008  | 
The first phones sporting Google's open-source phone OS Android are set to be announced sometime today, courtesy of T-Mobile (my own cell provider, huzzah!). Android-powered phones are set to compete with the iPhone, Nokia's Symbian, Windows Mobile, and all the rest -- and the way I see it, it'll be in much the same way Google itself competed with AltaVista, Yahoo Search, and so on: quietly, but decisively.

G1 Phone Arrives; See My Android Phone Photos
Commentary  |  9/23/2008  | 
I'm liveblogging from the Google, T-Mobile press conference in New York. See my photos from the event, including a shot of two special guests.
Companies Not Ready For E-Discovery
Commentary  |  9/23/2008  | 
A new survey says companies and their in-house lawyers aren't prepared to meet legal discovery requests. And McAfee's recent hiccup shows that even big companies make mistakes.
Apple, AT&T Sued For iPhone 3G Flaws
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
The N.Y. lawsuit also claims the 3G iPhones demand too much power from the 3G bandwidths and AT&T's infrastructure is insufficient to handle the number of iPhones sold.
Circuit City Switches CEOs As Schoonover Resigns
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Circuit City also reported Monday that it expects its second-quarter results to be slightly better than its previous forecast.
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