Commentary
Content posted in November 2002
Taking Stock: Xerox Attempts To Copy Past Success
Commentary  |  11/27/2002  | 
Better management of Xerox's balance sheet is driving a recovery.
The Observer: Gerstner's Gift To IBM
Commentary  |  11/26/2002  | 
Give me a vision and I'll sit and talk to customers about it for three hours in a conference room. Wrong, shouts Lou Bertin.
Langa Letter: Lindows: Beyond Windows, Before Linux
Commentary  |  11/26/2002  | 
Fred Langa test-drives the latest version of this Linux-based Windows work-alike operating system to see if it's ready for prime time.
Secret CIO: Vendors Are Your Friends, Just Ask Them
Commentary  |  11/26/2002  | 
Consider: trust, but verify, when working with salespeople.
IT Confidential: Friends In High Places; Saved By Paper
Commentary  |  11/22/2002  | 
"This is an exciting time to be in private equity," Gerstner says.
On The Horizon: The Internet And The 21st Amendment
Commentary  |  11/22/2002  | 
Use technology for a solution to Internet versus states' interests.
Taking Stock: Cisco Investors Miss Out On Dividend Vote
Commentary  |  11/22/2002  | 
Disciplined use of capital translates into higher total returns.
IT Confidential: Filter This--Ignorance Is Bliss, Or Is It?
Commentary  |  11/15/2002  | 
One defendant used logos of well-known financial institutions.
Taking Stock: Legato's Laid-Back Business Model
Commentary  |  11/15/2002  | 
It's time Legato adjusts its cost structure to focus on profitability.
Secret CIO: Ideas Aren't Always Improved By Review
Commentary  |  11/15/2002  | 
More harm than good will come of the old boss-knows-best trick.
Langa Letter: Real-Life Spam Solutions
Commentary  |  11/14/2002  | 
A new generation of anti-spam tools is just around the corner. But until then, these spam blockers and handlers may be the next best thing.
J2ME Makes Its Mobile Mark
Commentary  |  11/11/2002  | 
With advances in J2ME-equipped handsets, it may be time to reconsider some projects, says Carl Zetie. Success will be determined by useability and how well the app ties to the needs and activities of the users.
IT Confidential: Washington: Where The IT Action Is
Commentary  |  11/8/2002  | 
Some spend millions to get federal jobs. These two are leaving them.
Business Technology: Do The Report--Or Fix The Problem?
Commentary  |  11/8/2002  | 
Two junior execs who earlier this year plumbed the philosophical depths of the ROI of ROI analyses tackle a feasibility study of real-time business in a big company. Bob Evans warns that if their findings sound familiar, be afraid--be very afraid.
Taking Stock: Searching For Bottom In Telecom Market
Commentary  |  11/7/2002  | 
Hold investments until we get a sense of when the market will bottom out.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  11/7/2002  | 
IT Confidential: Sorry To Disappoint You, Mr. Stone
Commentary  |  11/1/2002  | 
Altman says Hollywood is learning to adapt to new technologies.
Taking Stock: Chipping Away At A Market Recovery
Commentary  |  11/1/2002  | 
The top semiconductor segments will change this time around.
Business Technology: Real-Time CIOs For Real-Time Companies
Commentary  |  11/1/2002  | 
The CIO's job is changing and being refocused and redirected. The key word there, in case anyone missed it, is change. Maybe the title's about to change as well, ponders Bob Evans.


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