In Defense Of Steve Ballmer
Is Steve Ballmer the "worst CEO" in America today, as a Forbes article claims? It's an utterly unfair analysis.
Ballmer Tops Forbes' List Of 5 Worst CEOs
After more than 12 years, it's clear that Steve Ballmer doesn't understand the organization or industry he's in. Can someone please tell me why this guy is still running Microsoft?
Where On Earth Is Motorola?
Motorola's handset business has been MIA throughout 2012 as it waits for Google to clear regulatory hurdles for the acquisition. But has Motorola already lost too much market momentum?
Facebook Takes Charge Of Apps, Opens Store
Facebook's new App Center will be modeled after Apple's App Store and Google Play. It will be a single location for apps that are submitted by developers and approved by Facebook. All apps will have Facebook single-sign-on and better documentation.
QlikTech Promises 'Gorgeous Genius'
The Business Intelligence vendor behind QlikView says next release will blend seductive interfaces with smart, comparative-analysis capabilities.
Windows Phone: Great OS, Bad Name
Carriers don't have confidence in "Windows Phone" as a brand. Mostly they avoid discussing it. Fair or not, the name "Windows" doesn't inspire confidence among phone buyers. Microsoft should have named it something else.
10 Ways To Stifle Tech Competition
Competition happens, unless you can avoid it. From Microsoft Windows RT to Google Chrome, here's how today's giants safeguard their turf.
Huawei, Cisco Battle Heats Up
Huawei's CloudEngine line, launched at Interop, puts Cisco on notice that the Chinese behemoth has big U.S. data center ambitions.
Mobile OS Madness Ahead In June
When Apple, Google, and Microsoft all hold developer events in
San Francisco in June, you'll get a peek at what's next for smartphones. Here's what might pop up.
Social Business in 30 Days?
With Try Jive, Jive Software is flirting with the freemium model used by competitors like Yammer. But is 30 days long enough to see results?
Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.
The CIO Wears Two Hats: Isn't IT Enough?
Like Rick Roy, a growing number of CIOs now run IT plus another major business function. Here's why CUNA Mutual Group pointed Roy at procurement, real estate, physical security, and facilities.
NASA Blue Marble Project: Visual Data Lessons
What can IT leaders learn from the visualization techniques NASA used to create the Blue Marble earth images? Check out our video interview with one of the project's key developers.
Framehawk Says BYOD Is Not Rocket Science
Startup Framehawk, which counts a former NASA physicist as a co-founder, uses desktop virtualization and its own communications protocol to safely extend corporate apps and data to tablets and smartphones.
HBase: Hadoop's Next Big Data Chapter
HBase still has a few 'rough edges,' but that hasn't kept this NoSQL database from becoming one of the hottest pockets within the white-hot Hadoop market.
If Phone Subsidies Decline, So Should Long-Term Contracts
Wireless carriers in Europe are ending their handset subsidies and U.S. carriers Verizon, AT&T. Sprint and T-Mobile are considering the same thing. If they try this, they can't keep gouging on data plans or demanding long-term contracts.
The Fall Of The Messiah Leader
Many CEOs create an illusion of control, but heroic, charismatic leadership in the context of large public companies is mostly a myth.
Wireless Power Is A Stupid Gimmick
The latest hot smartphone from Samsung will have a wireless charging option and add-on products are available for other devices. Doesn't this make mobile computing better? No, it doesn't.
Has Anonymous Ruined Online Anonymity?
Anonymous, the hacktivist collective, has given anonymity a bad name. Yes, anonymous online services may be used to send bomb threats or abusive messages, but anonymity also does some good online.
CIOs: Don't Get Taken For Granted
If your IT organization is seen as executing each new strategic initiative seamlessly, the job can't really be all that difficult, right?