The CIO And IP
Somebody's got to do it -- take a systematic approach to realizing the potential revenue encapsulated in the IP of new applications, research projects, and business processes. It should be the CIO.
Want To Try KDE 4 Now? Go Live
There's been more than a bit of buzz circulating in the Linux community about the upcoming release of KDE version 4, and there's also more than one way to try out the release candidate -- such as a live CD.
Microsoft Says Verizon Announcement Will Give CIOs More Choices For Mobility
If anyone besides Google stands to gain from a wireless market with open network access, it's Microsoft. Open networks could allow Microsoft to leverage its massive global user base of Windows and Exchange with millions of Windows Mobile smartphones to create a mobile world where businesses can seamlessly integrate their Windows products from e-mail server to desktops to smartphones. This has been the promise of Windows Mobile from the beginning, but after more than five years the reality has ye
Is Dell Readying An iPhone Killer?
Rumors about a new smartphone from Dell have been floating about the Interwebs since the company hired former Motorola veteran Ron Garriques earlier this year. Garriques was brought on to help Dell revamp its mobile product lineup. Now that it's been nearly a year, is Dell ready to pounce with an integrated media device of its own?
IT's Value? Prove It
Tech managers in small to midsize companies are constantly wrestling with the need to prove the benefit of the business' IT investment. But quantifying that kind of value is not simple. But now there could be an easier way.
BPMN Training Revisited
When I launched my course "Process Modeling with BPMN," I discussed why so many people beginning to "do" business process management (BPM) were looking for training in modeling, and why that was especially needed for BPMN. Now, having delivered the training, I have a better appreciation of Business Process Modeling Notation's strengths and limitations, and what students really need to know about BPMN modeling.
Who's The Child Now, Or Wii (Why) Most Adults Don't Play Video Games
I got the heck beat out of me a few months back, when commenters vehemently objected to my characterization of Xbox 360 gaming -- and by implication, PS2, Gameboy, and Wii as well -- as an activity appropriate mainly for children. ("If you're like me -- older than 14 -- you're curious as to what all the fuss is about," was how I put it.) Now, I've got some evidence to back up that opinion, in the form of