News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2007
Beyond Bangalore: India's Next Outsourcing Hot Spots
Commentary  |  3/27/2007  | 
A leading Indian economist cautions that outsourcing-fueled inflation in tech hubs like Bangalore could cause social disruptions in the country. It's also not good news for companies looking to boost profits through offshoring. So here's a look at what some lesser-known Indian cities have to offer.
Death Threats Force Designer To Cancel ETech Conference Appearance
Commentary  |  3/26/2007  | 
Designer Kathy Sierra abruptly cancelled her appearance at the O'Reilly ETech conference here in San Diego this week, after receiving graphic and sexual death threats that made her afraid to leave her house, she wrote on her blog today.

Finjan Unveils Web Trends Report
News  |  3/26/2007  | 
Finjan, a leader in web security products, published the latest findings from its Malicious Code Research Center
GenMobi Offers Age Verification
News  |  3/22/2007  | 
GenMobi Technologies introduces age-and-identity verification technology that can be used for social networking sites
Outsourcing's Next "Victims": Deaf People
Commentary  |  3/20/2007  | 
Somebody has to write those subtitles that allow the hearing impaired to watch movies. Increasingly, that work is being outsourced to India--with some unintentionally hilarious consequences.
Still in the Dark
News  |  3/20/2007  | 
Reports from FBI, SEC show consumers still don't have a grip on the real threats from the Web
One Small Step for Spam
News  |  3/15/2007  | 
One giant leap for people who hate it
What Bill Gates Didn't Say: H-1B Limits Will Lead To More Outsourcing
Commentary  |  3/13/2007  | 
Bill Gates last week asked Washington to up the supply of H-1B visas available to U.S. companies. He failed to mention that Microsoft and other American tech companies will ship hundreds of thousands of more jobs overseas if the visa cap isn't raised.
Last We Checked, The Average IT Manager Made $99,000 …
Commentary  |  3/9/2007  | 
And the average IT staffer $73,000 in salary and bonus. Those are just the start of the findings from last year's InformationWeek Salary Survey, in which 10,000 of you participated. Please take this year's survey, at (Links to a salary tool and last year's articles after the jump.)
Gates Takes Immigration Case To Washington
Commentary  |  3/7/2007  | 
Do you believe Bill Gates' message that the United States has a tech-talent shortage -- near term and long term? The answer should shape your reaction to three main issues Microsoft's chairman discussed during congressional testimony this week: H-1B visiting worker visas, tech education, and immigration.
Walter Reed Disgrace Shows Outsourcing's Dark Side
Commentary  |  3/6/2007  | 
The abysmal conditions at the Army's Walter Reed hospital reflect an appalling lack of respect for men and women who suffered grievous injuries fighting for this country. They also show what can happen when an outsourcing project goes awry.
Gartner: Identity Theft Increases
News  |  3/6/2007  | 
Approximately 15 million Americans were victimized by some sort of identity-theft related fraud in the 12 months ending in mid-2006
Exposing Second Life's Data Centers
Commentary  |  3/5/2007  | 
Today InformationWeek undresses Second Life and leaves it naked and trembling. We lift up its skirts and peer at its naughty bits. We open up its dresser drawers and paw through its unmentionables. In other words, we go inside the data centers and describe some of the server and software technology that keeps the virtual world running.

IP Breaches Plague 32%
News  |  3/4/2007  | 
Reconnex announced the findings of a new a survey focusing on the importance of protecting Intellectual Property
MessageLabs Releases Report
News  |  3/1/2007  | 
MessageLabs announced the findings of its MessageLabs Intelligence Report for February 2007

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