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Content posted in October 2004
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Political Campaigns Get Technical
Commentary  |  10/6/2004  | 
It's 7 p.m. on Election Day. You're about to sit down to dinner when the phone rings. You're first thought is to wonder why you didn't sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry. You answer anyway. The person on the other end of the line cheerfully wants to remind you to get out to vote. You thank the person and hang up. You look at your watch, then your rapidly cooling meal. It's hard to think about meatloaf when the fate of the free world
Enter Microsoft
Commentary  |  10/5/2004  | 
Microsoft will take its foray into business intelligence as far as the market's revenue potential will lead it. That could be very far indeed.
Gartner Rounds Up The Usual Suspects
Commentary  |  10/5/2004  | 
Research analysts get their workaday kicks from two things: free booze at industry conferences and seeing their names in print. Gartner analyst Annette Jump must have been delighted with the publicity she earned last week, although Linus Torvalds isn't likely to pick up her bar tab anytime soon.
War Spamming, Job Hopping, RFID Tagging
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
'Roy possesses a unique combination of skills and experience'
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
Editor's Note: Speak Your Mind And Skirt Abilene
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
I had the pleasure last week of having lunch with Jerry Harvey, a retired professor of management science from The George Washington University, who now spends his time consulting with companies on organizational and management issues.
Living On Borrowed SCSI
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
The Government Open Code Collaborative is a great idea without a budget, which is one of the reasons its site has been down for most of the week. For the past several days, I've been working on a story about the GOCC without the benefit of ever seeing the site. The site, you see, was done in when a SCSI controller card, a donated piece of equipment from one of the GOCC's members, went dow
Off The Gunwales
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
With or without Conway, PeopleSoft may still have some fight left in it.
Taking Stock: RIM's Long-Term Outlook Is Hazy
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
RIM's stock has near-term potential as its upgrade cycle kicks in.
Business Technology: Success Takes More Than A Good Idea
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
Why is a startup taking on not just Google but also search-engine newcomers Microsoft, Yahoo, and Amazon? And what does that have to do with an archive of business plans of failed companies in Maryland?
Build Strong E-Votes So Paper Isn't Needed
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
Perhaps the two camps should send computer geeks to oversee counts.
Secret CIO: Outsourcing Isn't Always The Answer
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
Forget the silver bullet: The headache remains even if you outsource.
SmartAdvice: Consider Commercial Software Or An ASP To Provide A Management System
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
Off-the-shelf software or an ASP could meet most of your company's needs for a work-order-management system, The Advisory Council says. Also, consider whether you want to outsource your security functions at all, and then whether you want to outsource offshore.
Langa Letter: GPS Advances
Commentary  |  10/1/2004  | 
A lot has changed in the year since Fred Langa last looked at Global Positioning System--GPS--technology. There's much to like, and many new features to take advantage of.
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