News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2008
Griefers Post Seizure-Inducing Graphics On Epilepsy Board
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
Attackers targeted a messaging board for the nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation and posted JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users.
Security Showdown: OS X Caves First, Vista Buckles (Due To Flash), Ubuntu Wins
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
At the 2008 edition of the PWN to OWN security showdown at CanSecWest (Canada Security West) in Vancouver, an Ubuntu distribution of GNU Linux took top honors after Apple's Mac OS X and Microsoft's Windows Vista eventually caved under hacker pressure. All OSes were up-to-date with the latest patches.
The 'Weekly Watch' On Content Management
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
With all the activity in the content management market, I thought it would be a good idea to start a weekly ritual of quick blurbs and sound bites from vendors, users, and anyone else who'd like to throw their message in the mix.
How To Select An Indian Outsourcing Partner
News  |  3/26/2008  | 
Straight talk and tips on improving the offshore Indian vendor selection process from IT management consultant Dustin Walling.
Mission-Critical Apps Continue To Descend From The Clouds
Commentary  |  3/25/2008  | 
There's a lot of interesting scenarios these days around the intersection of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and content management. Thanks to companies like Google, Salesforce.com, and Amazon, cloud-based computing is no longer some mythical, business-led, revolutionary approach to accessing technology. Everyday, mission-critical applications are being neatly packaged and delivered to business users regardless of time, place, or device.
New Credit Card Breach Will Test PCI
Commentary  |  3/18/2008  | 
The latest exposure of more than 4 million credit and debit card numbers may strain the validity and stability of the credit card industry's controversial security rules.
Mac Security
Commentary  |  3/18/2008  | 
Apple does a pretty good job keeping itself in the news, so normally I don't feel they need my help. But a couple of recent news items seem significant. The first is the news that Apple is making pretty significant inroads in US personal computer market share. They're at 14%, up from 9% this time last year. That's a huge jump in one year.

The second bit of news is the cornucopia of
Fight The FUD: Lies, Damned Lies, And Linux
Commentary  |  3/12/2008  | 
When it comes to IT security, Linux generally scores outstanding marks. There is, however, one notable exception to this rule: A threat that Linux, and many other open-source apps, just can't seem to shake.
Airbus Deal Critics Ignore Boeing's Outsourcing
Commentary  |  3/12/2008  | 
The Air Force is getting lots of ack-ack for its decision to award a $35 billion airborne tanker contract to Europe's Airbus instead of Chicago-based Boeing. National defense shouldn't be outsourced, the critics say. There's just one problem with that argument -- Boeing itself sends key military work offshore.
Oracle: They Do So Much But Can They Do Everything?
Commentary  |  3/12/2008  | 
It's always a challenge for something baked into an enterprise platform to be as competitive as the pure-play providers. And in most cases, if content management is the set of applications you're trying to incorporate, it can be even more daunting.
In Post-Enron Era, E-Mail Governance Still A Challenge
Commentary  |  3/6/2008  | 
E-mail governance might not be the sexiest thing when it comes to content technologies, but don't tell that to your CIO or general counsel. Besides keeping them out of jail, a solid e-mail governance strategy drives compliance, improves information retrieval, and reduces paper.
Plan B If You Can't Hire H-1B Visas Workers
Commentary  |  3/5/2008  | 
Some folks predict the volume of H-1B visas petitions employers file starting April 1 will be lighter than last year. But that's not because demand is waning for foreign tech talent. Rather, companies are being more selective in the kind of talent they're seeking, given the odds aren't good they'll have their visa applications approved.


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