Commentary
Content posted in February 2002
What Sticks: The Life of Brine
Commentary  |  2/26/2002  | 
Think that biotechnology isn't having an impact on your life? As it turns out, reports Wendy Wolfson, some strange bugs can makes your whites whiter. And that's just the beginning of life at the extreme edges of science.
Ask The Secret CIO: Bad Managers And The Sinking Ship
Commentary  |  2/26/2002  | 
Herbert W. Lovelace responds to readers who need advice about coping with a bad manager, managers who permit office infighting, and figuring out which questions to ask vendors.
Langa Letter: That's The Company's PC
Commentary  |  2/25/2002  | 
To what degree can an employee modify or add software to a company-supplied computer? Fred Langa examines the ethics and issues.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  2/22/2002  | 
Business Technology: Kids Want Straight Answers
Commentary  |  2/22/2002  | 
As a parent, Bob Evans needs to explain such tough topics to his teenager as sex, drugs and... Enron.
On The Horizon: Whose Laws Apply To Internet Content, Anyway?
Commentary  |  2/22/2002  | 
Can nations regulate Web content from other countries? Two courts disagree.
The Mobile Paradox
Commentary  |  2/19/2002  | 
Quietly, and without fanfare, mobile and wireless technologies have sneaked into the IT mainstream, Giga VP Carl Zetie says.
The Observer: Turning The Page
Commentary  |  2/19/2002  | 
We've all experienced enough personal and professional pain to last a decade, much less just one year, says Lou Bertin. Events suggest, though, that it may be time to look ahead and not behind.
Industry Comment: The Home Office: Broadband's Best Hope
Commentary  |  2/19/2002  | 
Telecommunications will change society, Bob Rubin says. But it will happen slowly, and not in the way you're anticipating.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  2/15/2002  | 
"I may have to get a loan and go to MBA school. Can't imagine being out of the workforce for two years. Technology changes too fast for that."
Business Technology: 'Fess Up And Correct Course
Commentary  |  2/15/2002  | 
There's a foul mood stewing within many companies these days, and among the less-savory ingredients are clunky software, broken promises, lost opportunities, shelfware, stunted credibility, and a healthy dollop of good, old-fashioned, par-boiled anger
Taking Stock: AOL Time Warner Must Deliver Growth To Earn Credibility
Commentary  |  2/14/2002  | 
AOL's dial-up service isn't conducive to broadband content.
Hi, Mom! I Just Won A Gold Medal!
Commentary  |  2/14/2002  | 
Hang up and drive, and other forms of cell-phone abuse.
Ask The Secret CIO: Be Careful With That Ax, Eugene
Commentary  |  2/12/2002  | 
Responding to reader questions, this time Herb tackles CRM success, determining who'll be a good manager, coping with annoying cell phone users, and marketing outsourcing services. As usual, the Secret CIO accomplishes all this with good humor and an uncommon degree of wisdom.
Langa Letter: In Praise Of White-Box PCs
Commentary  |  2/12/2002  | 
Sometimes, Fred Langa says, an ultracheap, generic PC is just the right tool for the job.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  2/8/2002  | 
"One CIO was at the office of another CIO in the group and had brought an expert from his company to help the other guy."
Taking Stock: Make Sure Enronitis Doesn't Turn Caution Into A Witch Hunt
Commentary  |  2/8/2002  | 
Fundamental analysis prevents the obvious blunders.
Taking License
Commentary  |  2/5/2002  | 
The computer industry has been taking itself entirely too seriously, says InformationWeek site editor Esther Schindler.


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