Commentary
Content posted in January 2003
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IT Confidential: Software Scandals Never Seem To Stop
Commentary  |  1/31/2003  | 
'Those who want free music don't believe in free speech.'
Taking Stock: Job Boards Need Full Recovery To Benefit
Commentary  |  1/31/2003  | 
Monster, HotJobs may suffer if recovery turns out to be jobless.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  1/30/2003  | 
The Observer: IT's Own Hallowed Trinity
Commentary  |  1/28/2003  | 
Three issues--manageability, choice, and security--are forever twined and are remaking the IT world, says Lou Bertin.
After The Slump
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
After The Slump
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Business-Technologists Visions: Better Benefits, Less Strain
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Benefits providers must move beyond a passive model to engage, educate, and empower consumers, Cigna's Andrea Anania says.
Business-Technologist Visions: Health-Care Prognosis
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Want hard results? Linking health-care payers and providers electronically has cut the cost per transaction from $5 to less than 25 cents, CareGroup's John Halamka says. Expect more efforts in health care focused on efficiency and accuracy this year.
Influencer Visions: It's All In The Process
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
In 2003, real-time business will emerge as a powerful model for connecting customers, suppliers, partners, and other pieces of the extended enterprise. It's not a fad, warns Bob Evans, and companies that choose to ignore its, well, realness, do so at their very great peril.
Influencer Visions: It's All In The Process
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
In 2003, real-time business will emerge as a powerful model for connecting customers, suppliers, partners, and other pieces of the extended enterprise. It's not a fad, warns Bob Evans, and companies that choose to ignore its, well, realness, do so at their very great peril.
Business-Technologist Visions: It's A Great Time To Be In I.T.
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
This is far from the worst of times for a business-technology executive. In fact, GM's Ralph Syzgenda says, there has never been a better time for business leaders to use technology to differentiate their companies.
Business-Technologist Visions: Continental Pulls Ahead
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
CIOS need to develop relationships with vendors that understand leading-edge technology, says Continental's Janet Wejman.
Business-Technologist Visions: Opportunity In Adversity
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Companies will start to leverage Web services and wireless technologies this year, Acterna's Dave Bent says.
Business-Technologist Visions: Divine And Construct Competitive Value
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Here's how to reignite sustainable growth: Get the world's CEOs and operational executives to connect the goals and assets of their companies with the role of IT, says Scott Dinsdale of the Motion Picture Association.
Influencer Visions: 'Magic' Formula Hasn't Changed
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
A sustainable business requires a business model and a company culture that can stand the test of time, William Schaff says.
Influencer Visions: More For Less
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
The new IT mantra is balancing cost-cutting activities with carefully crafted business-process alignment, Jim Hatch says.
Influencer Visions: A Question Of Balance
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
If companies work hard and tap their talented people, Robert Rubin says, they can achieve success this year.
Influencer Visions: Looking For Good News
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
The technology community is eager to exploit its entrepreneurial spirit, and Bradford Brown says the president must lead the way.
Business-Technologist Visions: No Comfort Zone Here
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
There's a natural emphasis on proven technologies and fast return today. But HIP's Pedro Villalba says there's still a critical need in a business strategy to invest in research and development focused on emerging technologies.
Business-Technologist Visions: No Comfort Zone Here
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
There's a natural emphasis on proven technologies and fast return today. But HIP's Pedro Villalba says there's still a critical need in a business strategy to invest in research and development focused on emerging technologies.
Business-Technologist Visions: What's Your Legacy?
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
IT can fundamentally change a business, Dell Computer's Randy Mott says, but not until legacy systems are abandoned.
Business-Technologist Visions: What's Your Legacy?
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
IT can fundamentally change a business, Dell Computer's Randy Mott says, but not until legacy systems are abandoned.
CEO Visions: Keep Your Eye On The ROI Prize
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Instead of bemoaning the end of the boom time, BearingPoint's Randolph Blazer says to focus on the opportunities that do exist, such as growth in China, in managed services, and in government contracts.
CEO Visions: Keep Your Eye On The ROI Prize
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Instead of bemoaning the end of the boom time, BearingPoint's Randolph Blazer says to focus on the opportunities that do exist, such as growth in China, in managed services, and in government contracts.
Business-Technologist Visions: Business Needs Outpace Technology
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
Owens & Minor's David Guzmán sees Web services as key to unlocking technology value.
CEO Visions: Collaboration Equals Innovation
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Healthy business relationships are based as much on transparency and trust as they are on transactions, says Dell Computer's Michael Dell.
CEO Visions: How To Win At The Storage Game
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Storage vendors must deliver rapid return on investment and a low total cost of ownership, Dan Warmenhoven of Network Appliance says.
CEO Visions: Networks Have To Think Smarter
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Networking will drive productivity gains and improve living standards, Cisco Systems' John Chambers says.ity gains and improve living standards.
CEO Visions: A Cautious Optimist
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
The year ahead: There will be continued pressure on IT budgets and consolidation in the industry, SAP America's Bill McDermott says, but at some point, customer spending will return to more normal levels.
CEO Visions: Manage Your Way To 360-Degree Security
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Innovative security-management systems will better protect data, Symantec's John Thompson says.
CEO Visions: Toward Saner Computing
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
The best way to make things better for customers is to reduce complexity, Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy says.
CEO Visions: Good Times And Bad, Innovation Is Key
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
The only way to emerge stronger from a recessionary period, Intel's Craig Barrett says, is by having new products, technologies, and capabilities.
CEO Visions: Trends, From Storage To Always-on
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
EMC chief Joe Tucci expects IT managers will seek to automate and control the escalating demands of storage management.
CEO Visions: Long-Range View Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Helping employees be as productive and creative as possible is good business, says SAS's Jim Goodnight.
CEO Visions: Opportunity On Demand
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Customers want offerings that will help them transform their operations and build new business models, IBM's Sam Palmisano says.
CEO Visions: The Unquenchable Thirst For Information
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Companies always need business-intelligence tools, Gerry Cohen of Information Builders says, though the way they're used varies over time.
CEO Visions: Kinder, Gentler Software
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
The focus must be on simplifying the installation, deployment, and maintenance of applications, Oracle's Larry Ellison says.
CEO Visions: Real-Time Reality
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Moving businesses processes online can help companies boost efficiency and hold down costs, PeopleSoft chief Craig Conway says.
CEO Visions: Lessons We Shouldn't Forget
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Businesses must realize that agendas are now customer-driven, HP's Carly Fiorina says.
CEO Visions: A $5 Billion Vote Of Confidence
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
The promise and opportunities of the next decade are every bit as good as they were in the last, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer says.
CEO Visions: Business Process Is the Focal Point
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
The days of closed, monolithic application suites and proprietary integration solutions are over, Siebel Systems' Thomas Siebel says.
CEO Visions: The Signs Of Change
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Your company wouldn't dig a well for its water supply, would it? Then, Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff asks, why deploy enterprise software yourself?
Langa Letter: Linux Has Bugs: Get Over It
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Fred Langa contends that some Linux proponents harm their cause by hiding from the facts--it's just as buggy as Windows XP.
Langa Letter: Linux Has Bugs: Get Over It
Commentary  |  1/23/2003  | 
Fred Langa contends that some Linux proponents harm their cause by hiding from the facts--it's just as buggy as Windows XP.
Taking Stock: Out With The Old, In With The New
Commentary  |  1/17/2003  | 
Our stock index has undergone a makeover for the new year.
Soccer, Shrimp, and Business Intelligence
Commentary  |  1/13/2003  | 
When business intelligence is more of an illusion than reality, Paul Grill reveals ways that managers can achieve tangible results.
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