Content posted in November 2001
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  11/30/2001  | 
Business Technology: HP + Compaq = ?
Commentary  |  11/30/2001  | 
InformationWeek's Editor-in-Chief Bob Evans ponders the question of whether the HP-Compaq merger is a good thing for customers.
Taking Stock: Security Company VeriSign Must Resolve Revenue Problems
Commentary  |  11/29/2001  | 
Analysts' confidence in VeriSign's forecasts varies greatly.
Matter Of Fact: Here Comes the Come On!
Commentary  |  11/29/2001  | 
The author bravely scans one junk E-mail each day for a week to see if random offers can teach us something valuable about life and commerce.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  11/21/2001  | 
"Why don't we replace corporate CEOs with [foreigners] on the H-1B visa program? Hey, they'd save millions of dollars!"
Taking Stock: Superconductors May Become More Important With 3G Wireless
Commentary  |  11/20/2001  | 
Technology will cut down on the number of dropped calls.
Industry Comment: The Ethics Of Information Technology
Commentary  |  11/20/2001  | 
The phrase "business ethics" isn't an oxymoron. In fact, says Bob Rubin, in the era of collaborative business, IT ethics are more important than ever.
Ask The Secret CIO: Getting Into The Executive Suite
Commentary  |  11/20/2001  | 
Want to know how to talk to a CIO, how to get a job as a CIO--and what's happening with Herb's long-promised book? The Secret CIO's got the answers.
What Sticks: Robo Sapiens
Commentary  |  11/19/2001  | 
New computers will be sensitive to your emotions, which leads Wendy Wolfson to wonder about our relationship with robotic pets--especially when combined with the human tendency to hack.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  11/18/2001  | 
Taking Stock: Mobile Phone Companies Bounce Back After A Dismal Year
Commentary  |  11/15/2001  | 
Signs point to renewed growth in the mobile phone industry
Optimize Your Business
Commentary  |  11/15/2001  | 
Context Is King
Commentary  |  11/14/2001  | 
A small display is a magnifying glass for usability problems, says Carl Zetie, VP of Giga Information Group. To solve the problem, examine the user's and application's context.
Langa Letter: The 10 Best And Worst Things About Windows XP
Commentary  |  11/12/2001  | 
Fred Langa provides his personal likes and dislikes about Microsoft's newest operating system. Check them out, then add your picks to the list.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  11/9/2001  | 
"Customers want software in the form of," says's Benioff. "My Yahoo! meets Siebel--that's our vision."
Trust Is Key To Collaboration
Commentary  |  11/9/2001  | 
Taking Stock: CheckFree Looks For Growth As Electronic Billing Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  11/8/2001  | 
E-biller has to demonstrate it can sustain high margins.
Decision Support: How To Sharpen Virtual Business
Commentary  |  11/8/2001  | 
Sept. 11 spotlighted the need for companies to make virtual collaboration a business reality.
Ask The Secret CIO: Bird-Brained Decisions
Commentary  |  11/7/2001  | 
Readers agree and disagree with Herb about whether companies cut foolishly to save money. And the letter about rented swans getting pink slips demonstrates that life in the corporate pond can be tough.
The Observer: An Operational IT Flight Plan
Commentary  |  11/6/2001  | 
Enough theory. CIOs are paying attention only to projects that reduce cost or contribute to the top line. But, Lou Bertin reassures us, that doesn't mean the death of innovation.
Industry Comment: Is An Internet Tax In Our Future?
Commentary  |  11/5/2001  | 
In 1998, the U.S. Congress banned Internet taxes for E-commerce--temporarily. While the ban has expired (did you notice?), Robert M. Rubin says, the industry isn't any closer to a workable solution.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  11/4/2001  | 
It's becoming a mantra in the industry: "We're going to leverage a lot of our existing infrastructure," says First American CIO Hull.
Lessons Must Be Remembered Forever
Commentary  |  11/1/2001  | 
Freedom Vs. Security
Commentary  |  11/1/2001  | 
Taking Stock: Tough Times Challenge i2, Spotlight Importance Of Customer Care
Commentary  |  11/1/2001  | 
Pricing pressure may make i2's fixed-price strategy backfire.

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