Content posted in December 2001
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  12/21/2001  | 
Industry Comment: The Necessary Demise Of UCITA
Commentary  |  12/21/2001  | 
Oh say can UCITA? Industry observer Robert Rubin floodlights pending state legislation that may severely impact your rights when buying software.
Taking Stock: Ma Bell's Apron Tears As AT&T Divests Its Broadband Division
Commentary  |  12/20/2001  | 
Corporate greed and management missteps sank AT&T.
DecisionSupport: Tailor IT Spending For Today's Lean Times
Commentary  |  12/20/2001  | 
IT should take the lead in the prioritization efforts many companies are undertaking.
Ask The Secret CIO: IT Rule Of Thumb
Commentary  |  12/19/2001  | 
Herb answers the ponderous question of how many support staff an IT shop really needs, plus suggests ways to deal with unwanted phone calls without appearing rude.
What Sticks: Send Yourself To Space
Commentary  |  12/19/2001  | 
Does your IT background prepare you for a career as an astronaut?
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  12/14/2001  | 
Taking Stock: Sapient's Cost-Conscious Model Is Ready For IT Services Recovery
Commentary  |  12/13/2001  | 
Vendor takes advantage of offshore services department
Whatever Happened To Baby Java?
Commentary  |  12/12/2001  | 
Java is poised to take off in the mobile marketplace. But, says Giga VP Carl Zetie, there are still formidable barriers to overcome.
Langa Letter: Rethinking 'Software Bloat'
Commentary  |  12/11/2001  | 
Fred Langa takes a trip into his software archives and finds some surprises--at two orders of magnitude.
The Observer: Predicting The Past
Commentary  |  12/10/2001  | 
Columnists are supposed to revisit last year's predictions at this time of year. Lou Bertin would rather skip the mortification.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  12/9/2001  | 
Secret CIO: When Affairs Of The Heart Raise IT Privacy Issues
Commentary  |  12/6/2001  | 
Businesses must determine where their right to know ends and employee privacy begins.
Taking Stock: Gartner Shows Solid Growth Prospects And New Initiatives
Commentary  |  12/6/2001  | 
Consulting services have been advisory firm's bright spot.
Emerging Technologies: Have Your Agent Call My Agent
Commentary  |  12/4/2001  | 
Exciting new research in autonomous software agents could lead to new software entities that are active players in the economy, explains Karyl Scott.
Ask The Secret CIO: Billy Gets Their Goat
Commentary  |  12/4/2001  | 
Herb reacts to readers' divergent comments and questions about Billy, who lost his job because of his love of pornography.
Industry Comment: Microsoft's Latest Shell Game
Commentary  |  12/4/2001  | 
Microsoft hopes to settle a slew of lawsuits for much less than the amount publicized, and take over yet another market.
Langa Letter: Ten Ways To Make Windows XP Run Better
Commentary  |  12/3/2001  | 
Fred Langa offers tips on how to optimize Windows XP for your own work style so you don't have to live with its default settings.

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