Commentary
Content posted in May 2005
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
SmartAdvice: Update Reporting Tools For Better Decision Making
Commentary  |  5/11/2005  | 
Move beyond static reports for critical business decisions with interactive business-intelligence systems, The Advisory Council says. Also, consider this punch list when looking at project-management packages.
Saying "I Quit" Would Have Sufficed . . .
Commentary  |  5/10/2005  | 
Earlier today, Sys-Con Media pulled Maureen O'Gara's now-infamous "investigation" of Groklaw founder Pamela Jones. Like almost everyone else who watched this debacle unfold, I'm left wondering why O'Gara put her name on one of the ugliest hit pieces most of us have ever seen in an IT publication.
5 Ways The Media Commits Suicide
Commentary  |  5/10/2005  | 
Box office sales are down, newspaper subscriptions are plummeting, young viewers are abandoning TV, the recording industry is in a slump -- the "old-and-busted" media have responded to the challenge of emerging "new hotness" digital media with spectacular incompetence. And they're paying the price.
A Thrill-Packed Tale Of A Virus Near-Miss
Commentary  |  5/10/2005  | 
I just got hit with my very first instant-message attack, the Oscarbold/Doyorg Trojan. I'm sure I'll see more. One thing I found interesting about the experience was the way that the attack circumvents our normal mental security defenses.
India Outsources Aircraft Manufacturing To U.S.
Commentary  |  5/9/2005  | 
U.S. workers at Boeing who log some overtime over the next year helping to fulfill the company's $7 billion aircraft order from Air India might have offshore IT outsourcing to thank for their fatter paychecks-indirectly, at least.
New Tech Drives Gadget Goodness
Commentary  |  5/9/2005  | 
As audio, video, telephony, camera phones, and location-based services converge, engineers and designers are working to pack as much capability into mobile handsets as they can, without blowing their power consumption budgets.
Synology Product Offers Cheap And Reliable Data Backup
Commentary  |  5/9/2005  | 
No matter the size of a business' data flow, business-critical information needs to be backed up and protected at all costs. Synology offers the DS-101 DiskStation, a barebones file server system that caters to the SMB market, for less than $250.
Middle America And H-1Bs
Commentary  |  5/9/2005  | 
With high-tech executives predicting a domestic IT labor shortage and workers' groups adamantly opposing the use of offshore workers and H-1B immigrants, middle America is emerging as, well, middle ground in the debate.
Letters
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
Business Technology: Protecting Customer Data Is Good Business
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
Our insatiable appetite for customer data has overwhelmed our ability or our willingness to match those efforts with increasingly powerful privacy initiatives, Bob Evans says.
BPM's Displeased Masses
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
Companies aren't happy with their business performance management software, according to a recent study.
SmartAdvice: Add Security Appliances, But Remain Vigilant And Have Backups
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
There are too many security threats these days to have just one security point, The Advisory Council says, but add firewalls, VPNs, and other appliances to the mix. Also, measure how the help desk aids profits and rethink it as a proactive IT-services partner.
Turning Swords Into Slide Rules
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
It's time for Microsoft and the Linux community to end their media-managed "conflict," says Rob Enderle, and find ways to work together, or at least to avoid open warfare.
Langa Letter: Google's New Tools: Proceed With Caution
Commentary  |  5/5/2005  | 
Before you embrace all of Google's new technologies, consider the privacy implications. Google's stuff is great, Fred Langa says, but don't get carried away with the novelty of it all.
Goosing Google: Is It Worth A Slap In The Face?
Commentary  |  5/5/2005  | 
So you've got a small or medium-sized business. You're doing pretty well but you want to do even better. You've got a Web site and your logs tell you that 30% of your new orders are coming through referrals from search engines like Google and Yahoo. Not bad. But you want to do even better because you know that everyone in the world has access to the Internet, and wouldn't it be great if at anytime, anywhere someone wanted what you sell, they'd see your site first when they searched for your prod
RIM Passes PalmOne? Not True.
Commentary  |  5/5/2005  | 
We ran a story yesterday that said RIM has overtaken PalmOne as the number-one PDA vendor. Don't believe it. Actually, the story itself is true -- Gartner did report that RIM overtook PalmOne in the PDA market. What's misleading is the Gartner report itself.
Outsourcing, Caps, And A Ship Of Fools
Commentary  |  5/4/2005  | 
There has been much kvetching lately about the need to find more qualified IT workers, led by none other than Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and his homeboys. Also in the news, at least two efforts to address the issue: on the one hand we have Congress approving what amounts to an additional 20,000 H1B visas, as long as the holder
MySQL 5.0: 'Code Complete' But Not Yet Bug Free
Commentary  |  5/4/2005  | 
The MySQL faithful spent the user conference hearing about the same thing they heard about last year: the still-unshipping MySQL 5.0 database.
Love 'Em To Death
Commentary  |  5/4/2005  | 
Is it possible that the yawning security gap between Windows on one side, and Linux, OS X, the BSDs, Solaris, and their cousins on the other, has less to do with technology than with sociology?
Love 'Em To Death
Commentary  |  5/4/2005  | 
Is it possible that the yawning security gap between Windows on one side, and Linux, OS X, the BSDs, Solaris, and their cousins on the other, has less to do with technology than with sociology?
New Grid Computing Tools Are Here, But When Will Interest Perk Up?
Commentary  |  5/3/2005  | 
Three years ago, Bill Gates called grid computing "the Holy Grail of computer science." But corporate America's been reluctant to run the grid software that's caught hold in education and research. That could change with this week's release of the Globus Toolkit 4, open-source software that's supposed to fuse grid computing and Web-services standards-and provide a big reliability boost for grids. On Monday, the Globus Alliance, a team of academic and government-funded computer scientists, relea
Getting Less Spam Lately?
Commentary  |  5/3/2005  | 
You may have noticed that it's become a little quiet in the world of anti-spam technology these days. Sure, Mirapoint Commtouch, and Borderware all announced new releases of their already proven products this week, but those upgrades are not much more than "point" releases that provide incremental services to existing customers. Good services, mind you, but nothing that represents a new breakthrough in the war against spam. I don't think that's because it's still early spring or because W. is st
Time To Freshen Up That Resume?
Commentary  |  5/3/2005  | 
We're seeing more bright jobs news for business intelligence professionals.
Outsourcing The Lunatic Fringe
Commentary  |  5/2/2005  | 
Any serious debate-on religion, politics, sports, the outcome of American Idol-inevitably breeds extreme positions and behavior. It's hardly surprising, therefore, that this holds true for offshore outsourcing. On one side, representing the "My Job Went to India" camp, is Steve Relles. A family man from Delmar, NY, Relles is now known as the Delmar Dog Butler. He told Reuters over the weekend that his programming job was offshored and that stooping for dog poop is now the best he can do. He ma
<<   <   Page 2 / 2


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July 22, 2014
Sophisticated attacks demand real-time risk management and continuous monitoring. Here's how federal agencies are meeting that challenge.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.