Commentary
Content posted in May 2002
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  5/31/2002  | 
Taking Stock: Summer Doldrums Are About To Set In For Technology Investors
Commentary  |  5/31/2002  | 
Tech equities should be only a small part of a portfolio.
Langa Letter: 'Magic' Fixes
Commentary  |  5/29/2002  | 
When all else fails, an offbeat or nonstandard technique just might get things working right, Fred Langa says.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  5/24/2002  | 
Taking Stock: TriQuint's Struggles Illustrate The Wireless Market's Ups And Downs
Commentary  |  5/24/2002  | 
The road to wireless profitability may still be an illusion.
The Observer: Why Do We Take This Abuse?
Commentary  |  5/23/2002  | 
Industry observer Lou Bertin contends that business software customers should push back much harder on their vendors for delivering poor software quality.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  5/17/2002  | 
Companies that don't respond to FERC in time are subject to enforcement; they may be stripped of the right to sell energy at market rates
Taking Stock: Uncle Sam Helps American Management Systems Through Slump
Commentary  |  5/16/2002  | 
AMS's traditional focus kept it profitable in downturn.
Decision Support: Overcoming Obstacles To Asset Reuse
Commentary  |  5/16/2002  | 
It's no longer a question of whether to reuse but when, and how to justify the investment.
The Case For Results-Based Software Management
Commentary  |  5/16/2002  | 
Creating reliable, bug-free, secure software doesn't follow the ordinary construction rules. In fact, Rational VP Walker Royce says, it's better to envision software management in terms of 'software economics' rather than 'software construction' or 'software engineering.'
Taking Stock: Cisco's Numbers Confirm Sluggish Outlook For The Rest Of The Year
Commentary  |  5/10/2002  | 
Despite only 2% growth, the market considers Cisco a hero.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  5/9/2002  | 
On The Horizon: When Do Plain Old Cybercrooks Become Terrorists?
Commentary  |  5/9/2002  | 
The Patriot Act cracks down on illegal Web use, but privacy advocates say it goes too far
Langa Letter: Small Acronym, Big Help
Commentary  |  5/6/2002  | 
Fred Langa explores three important technologies best known by their three-letter abbreviations.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  5/3/2002  | 
Taking Stock: Fair, Isaac's Purchase Of HNC Makes Sense Where Credit Counts
Commentary  |  5/3/2002  | 
Cross-selling opportunities between the companies abound.
Secret CIO: Is Technology The IRS's Enabler In Disguise?
Commentary  |  5/2/2002  | 
IT pros may unwittingly make it easier for the IRS to keep the tax code complicated
The Big Picture: We've Only Just Begun To Use IT Wisely
Commentary  |  5/2/2002  | 
We're in the early stages of using enterprise architecture to design better businesses


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