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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in June 2007
Why Tainted Toothpaste Matters In The Outsourcing Discussion
Commentary  |  6/28/2007  | 
As a talent war escalates in India, many companies are looking to China as the next big opportunity for offshore outsourcing. I have two words for you: tainted toothpaste.
How To Crash Windows Vista In 10 Seconds Or Less
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system is a mighty paradox. On the one hand, it's more robust and feature-rich than any of its predecessors. For the most part, it's also more secure and is immune to many pretty sophisticated takedown attempts. But it's got one nasty Achilles' Heel, which'll enable you to crash the OS in under 10 seconds.
National ID Cards The 'Sleeper' Immigration Issue?
Commentary  |  6/26/2007  | 
A largely overlooked section in the comprehensive immigration reform being debated in the Senate calls for the Social Security Administration to come up with fraud-resistant cards within two years to aid in electronic worker verification, possibly including biometric information. One top immigration scholar says this could be the "sleeper" issue of the debate, since it affects every U.S. employee.
YouTube, You Screwed?
Commentary  |  6/19/2007  | 
More businesses want to get involved with YouTube. It's young, it's hip, it's "Web 2.0." But don't mistake YouTube for child's play. As a Pittsburgh law firm is learning, there can be ugly repercussions to posting video for the whole world to see.
The H-1B Debate: Beneath The Policy, The Personal
Commentary  |  6/18/2007  | 
I've spent the last few weeks researching an article on H-1B visas, and it's been both illuminating and painful to dig underneath the press releases of high-tech firms, lobbying groups, and politicians and talk to the individuals directly affected by how many H-1B visas are issued -- and how many of those guest workers actually get green cards.
With Immigration, Tech CEOs' Policy Pitch Runs Into Washington Realities
News  |  6/15/2007  | 
As tech leaders lobby for openness in ''trade and talent'' immigration reform hits a skid.
India Talent Shortage Reaches Tipping Point
Commentary  |  6/12/2007  | 
For any business that doesn't already have its foot in the door in India, it may be too late. The IT talent shortage there has hit a tipping point, and I predict that before long, only the in-crowd will be assured good access to top talent. That means big companies with strong ties to established service providers.
Google Pitch For Lifting H-1B Visa Limits Heralds 'In-Sourcing' Surge
Commentary  |  6/7/2007  | 
Having winnowed the domestic pool of highly experienced IT and engineering talent by hounding thousands out of the business through years of layoffs and false complaints about the math-smarts of American students, big business has hit on the latest tack for controlling high-tech labor costs: In-source the jobs it was previously outsourcing, by getting the government to lift the cap on H-1B visas.
Another Incident Of Dumb Cops Arresting A Guy For Using An Open Wi-Fi Connection
Commentary  |  6/1/2007  | 
A Michigan cop, who'd obviously been hit over the head with a billy club one time too many, levied criminal charges against a man who used an open, public Wi-Fi network outside the cafe that was running it.



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