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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in November 2006
If An IT Manager Finds Kiddie Porn On The Company President's Computer, Should He Call The Cops?
Commentary  |  11/29/2006  | 
That's a question posed to the New York Times's "The Ethicist" column. The columnist, Randy Cohen, has a completely insane response: The IT manager should remain silent.

The questioner writes: "I am an Internet technician. While installing software on my company's computer network, I happened on a lot of pornographic pictures in the president's personal directory, including some of yo
No iPods For North Korea
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
The Bush administration reportedly plans to strike back at North Korea's Kim Jong Il for testing nuclear missiles by denying luxuries to the leader and his political allies through trade sanctions.
Gingrich: Government Needs To Limit Free Speech
Commentary  |  11/29/2006  | 
WCSH6 in Portland, Maine: "Gingrich Says Government May Have To Limit Speech In Terror War: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used a New Hampshire event dedicated to freedom of speech to say the United States will have to re-examine that constitutional right as it fights terrorism." He reportedly singled out the Internet as a channel that needs "a different set of rules."

This story has been making the rounds of the Int
French Minister: Stop Outsourcing World Of Warcraft
Commentary  |  11/28/2006  | 
The French are known for guarding their culture jealously, though somewhat ineffectively. American icons McDonald's and Disney were greeted with indignation and scorn upon their arrival in Paris, but both institutions are currently thriving in the country. Now the French are ready to throw down. You can Americanize their palettes and globalize their theme parks, but no one, personne, is going to outsource their video games.
Sophos Warns of Theft
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
SophosLabs revealed that more than half of all malware originating in China in October specialized in stealing usernames and passwords
Survey Reports Lost Mobiles
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
Survey says thousands of mobile devices left behind in major US city taxi cabs
Over Thanksgiving Feasts, Frustrated Immigrants Will Mull Pilgrimages To More Welcoming Shores
Commentary  |  11/21/2006  | 
It's the most American of holiday seasons, and Biju Alex is living the American dream. On Thursday, the 37-year-old chemist will dine with his family on turkey and all the fixings at their expensive home in an idyllic suburb north of Cincinnati. But Alex isn't an American--he's from India. And he says a broken immigration system has him on the verge of packing up--hi-tech skills and all--and leaving the U.S. for good.
Drug Company Eli Lilly Outsources Clinical Data To India
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Tata Consultancy Services will provide Lilly with a range of services, including data management, statistical analysis, and medical writing.
Report: China Blocks Wikipedia Again
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
How do you say, "Never mind" in Chinese? Censors in China blocked Wikipedia again, according to the blog Danwei.. But apparently there's a tool called the Gollum Wikipedia browser that allows you to circumvent the Chinese censors and access Wikipedia articles. (Via
ACLU Sues Washington State Library To Remove Internet Censorware
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
The ACLU sued the North Central Regional Library District in eastern Washington state, charging the library's use of a "restrictive Internet filter to bar access to information on its computers and refusing to honor requests by adult patrons to temporarily disable the filter for sessions of uncensored reading and research," according to an ACLU press release.

Drug Giant Eli Lilly Outsources Clinical Data to India
News  |  11/15/2006  | 
Tata Consultancy Services will provide Lilly with a range of services, including data management, statistical analysis, and medical writing from a new site near New Delhi dedicated to providing services for Lilly.
Vi Labs Partners With Uniloc
News  |  11/15/2006  | 
Vi Laboratories announced a technology partnership with Uniloc USA, a leading provider of device locked product activation software
Why IBM Stands for India Beijing Machines
Commentary  |  11/14/2006  | 
If there were any doubts left about IBM no longer considering itself a U.S. company that operates internationally, but rather an international company that happens to operate in the U.S., those doubts should have been erased over the past couple of weeks.
Web 3.0 Bombs Among Bloggers
Commentary  |  11/13/2006  | 
Web 3.0 is dead on arrival. In Sunday's New York Times, respected technology journalist John Markoff detailed the coming of Web 3.0 - the movement to imbue digital data with meaning so that it can be better understood by computers - and the blogosphere shot the idea down in cold prose.
LTU Rolls Out Forensics Tool
News  |  11/13/2006  | 
LTU Technologies announced the release of LTU Image-Seeker for Encase (ISE)
Sophos: Gains Attract Phishers
News  |  11/12/2006  | 
Sophos reminds people of some basic security measures that can hinder phishers
Google Earth Pinpoints Weapons of Mass Destruction
Commentary  |  11/9/2006  | 
The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Federation of American Scientists have assembled a Google Earth map file that shows the locations of America's nuclear weapons.
Report From China: Second Home To Intel And AMD
Commentary  |  11/9/2006  | 
Chip makers Intel and AMD face off against each other from across half the country back in their home market. Here in China, they share an office building.
Special Report: Live From China
Commentary  |  11/7/2006  | 
One of the exciting things about life as an American here in the 21st century is the emergence of developing nations as economic and cultural powerhouses. For most of my life--for most of the 20th century--most Asian nations and other countries in the developing world fell into two categories: military threats, such as Japan, North Vietnam, and North Korea; and objects of pity and charity, such as India, Bangladesh, and China.

Of course, Japan emerged from that threat-or-victim trap aft
Google, Microsoft Pay Top Dollar In India
Commentary  |  11/7/2006  | 
Thinking of a career in IT? Then don't waste your time on lowly tech services companies. The big bucks are in software development, working for industry giants like Google and Microsoft. In India, that is.
Report From China: Sliced Duck And Sharp Views With Reed Hundt
Commentary  |  11/7/2006  | 
It's winding toward late evening around a large, circular table in the first-floor restaurant of one of Beijing's ritziest hotels, and Reed Hundt's Chinese associates are bustling to fill his needs. The former FCC chairman got into town four hours late after a series of airline mishaps in Chicago.
Report From China: Friendship, Peace, Cooperation, Development
Commentary  |  11/6/2006  | 
In the heart of Beijing this week, it's hard to escape Africa. Leaders of 48 African countries descended on China's capital this weekend--as did I--though we're here for quite different missions.
Wipro CEO: U.S. Needs More H-1B Tech Workers
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
In his book Bangalore Tiger, BusinessWeek writer Steve Hamm recounts how a shortage of temporary-worker visas all but crippled the attempts of Indian outsourcer Wipro to win a bigger chunk of business at General Motors after 9/11. Last week, I dined with Wipro CEO Azim Premji. He told me things haven't changed much.


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