"Microsoft's ability to track, profile, and monitor 165 million Passport users has far-reaching and profound implications for privacy protection."
Scientists have demonstrated that teleportation is possible, at least with a photon or two. Wendy Wolfson spoke with noted physicists about teleporting something a little larger, using quantum computing techniques. Say, an iguana.
Companies scramble to adjust as IT personnel begin to receive call-up notices.
Two Ways To Build A Pyramid
The outcome of large software projects depends on factors that are beyond the control of the development team. That's why our guest columnist, John Mayo-Smith, VP of Technology at R/GA, recommends that teams finish the design, coding, and debugging of each component before beginning work on the next.
Paradigms Shift, But Architecture Is Forever
Each technology wave has been touted as the ultimate in application architecture, says Giga Information Group's Carl Zetie. But IT organizations with a strong architectural core take a different view.
Emerging Technologies: Closing The Integration Gap
Integration technologies is an old topic, but Karyl Scott may be seeing something new. Next-generation enterprise integration lets you recycle existing application components to create flexible, modifiable Internet-aware applications.
Langa Letter: Fine-Print Follies
The current flap over FrontPage is just part of the story, Fred Langa says. The fine print is far more damaging in other companies' end-user license and terms-of-service agreements.
"We've been cooperating fully with the DOJ for the past two and-a-half years, and we're extremely disappointed by their actions."
The Observer: Microsoft's Slap In The Face
Lou Bertin isn't too keen on Microsoft's Software Assurance. In his view, Microsoft has told its corporate customers that they'd better buy software upgrades now (economic conditions be damned), or face being shut out of the program. And, by the way, get ready to pony up in the future.