Commentary
Content posted in March 2003
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Langa Letter: Your Next PC: Legacy Free?
Commentary  |  3/31/2003  | 
IBM's PC AT has cast a shadow over PC system architecture for more than two decades. Thanks to advances such as Intel's EFI, PC vendors are on the verge of breaking the legacy bottlenecks. Kiss your BIOS goodbye.
Taking Stock: Downturn Hits IT Services Hard
Commentary  |  3/28/2003  | 
The pain of downsizing is likely to continue as sales remain weak
Secret CIO: This Layoff Pays For Everyone Involved
Commentary  |  3/27/2003  | 
Sometimes, the cost is worth it and the payback immeasurable
Taking Stock: Uncertainty Spells Trouble For Oracle
Commentary  |  3/21/2003  | 
Oracle's February sales may bode ill for other application vendors
IT Confidential: Should The Feds Tax Offshore Outsourcing?
Commentary  |  3/21/2003  | 
"Countries do have to protect their home markets," Cohen says
IT Confidential: Wind-Blown Or Driven, CIO Spot Still Beckons
Commentary  |  3/14/2003  | 
'Once that [CIO job] gets in your blood, it's hard to get rid of.'
Taking Stock: Size Does Matter In Integration Market
Commentary  |  3/14/2003  | 
Companies rely on the market leaders when choosing EAI software
Readers Respond To Bob Evans' Column On Visa's Anti-Porn Battle
Commentary  |  3/7/2003  | 
Evans' column last week about Visa's efforts to battle child pornography elicited some strong reactions. Here's a sampling of those responses.
Langa Letter: Microsoft's Adjusted 'Product Lifecycle' Plans
Commentary  |  3/7/2003  | 
Fred Langa untangles Microsoft's plans to extend the life of Win98 while it schedules retirement for other Windows operating systems, too.
Business Case: Informed Discussion Will Drive Solutions
Commentary  |  3/7/2003  | 
Let's not pollute the solution to concerns about our environment.
Taking Stock: Take Time To Hear The Whole Story
Commentary  |  3/7/2003  | 
A half-empty room shows what's wrong with our markets
On The Horizon: Your Computer Could Help Fight Terrorism
Commentary  |  3/7/2003  | 
Volunteering your PC just might make the world a safer place
Communicators, Smartphones, And The Shape Of Things To Come
Commentary  |  3/6/2003  | 
Communicators--integrated devices that are both PDA and phone--appeal, but the compromises in size, weight, and battery life often disappoint, says Carl Zetie.
Secret CIO: Criticize The Plan To Sidetrack The Proposal
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
One person's flexible strategy is another's imprecise plan.
IT Confidential: Spam Vs. Fund-Raising--A Clear Distinction
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
'Spam is in many cases a technology problem,' said Symantec's CEO
IT Confidential: Why Webby Won't Make It To The Circus
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
'I'm comfortable and confident Covisint is strategically on track.'
IT Confidential: Privacy, Security, Identity Still Matter
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
McGinnis says that E-government presents 'a complex challenge'
Taking Stock: Marvell Thrives While Others Wither
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
The company faces increased competition from Intel and others
Taking Stock: RF Micro Devices Must Focus On Profitability
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
The issue is the steep decline in RF Micro Devices' gross margin
Taking Stock: SAP Stands Out Among Competition
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
SAP is in a better position than most of its software rivals.
Taking Stock: Enterasys: Fallen Angel That May Still Fly
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
Economic benefits of new products won't be realized until 2004
Taking Stock: MRO Software Proves A Strategic Manager
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
The company continues to add to cash on the balance sheet
Taking Stock: Some Old High-Fliers Are Back In The Air
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
Investors could be forgiven if bubbles come to mind
Emerging Trends In PDAs
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
From camera phones to fast wireless networks, emerging trends are changing the way people will use mobile technology, says analyst Carl Zetie.
Langa Letter: 10 Great, Free Tools
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
Fred Langa evaluates 10 valuable, commercial-quality software tools that are available just for the asking. It's not the same old freeware.
Langa Letter: Getting the Right Linux Footprint
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
It's never been easy to install Linux, but Fred Langa explores the best available tools and finds reason for hope.
Langa Letter: Easy Encryption
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
Fred Langa looks at the universe of products that help you protect sensitive files and data from prying eyes and hackers.
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