Content posted in July 2003
Secret CIO: Expense Cuts Put Everyone To The Test
Commentary  |  7/31/2003  | 
If you show your loyalty, your staff will return the favor
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/27/2003  | 
IT Confidential: Paranoid Or Prepared: You Make The Call
Commentary  |  7/25/2003  | 
Only 15% say their companies are totally prepared for disaster
Business Technology: Offshore Outsourcing: A Means To An End
Commentary  |  7/25/2003  | 
Offshore outsourcing is today perhaps the most emotional and least-understood business practice in the world. To be sure, in a lot of cases it is and will continue to be wrenching and deeply disruptive for not only many individuals but also large groups of professionals caught on the wrong side of this trend.
Taking Stock: Why Some Stock Prices Stay Low
Commentary  |  7/25/2003  | 
Check Point Executives disclose very little beyond what's required
Langa Letter: System Setup Secrets For Windows XP
Commentary  |  7/25/2003  | 
Fred's real-world, step-by-step advice for setting up a Windows XP-based PC in ways better than the defaults.
Other Voices: Tire Kicking And Web Services
Commentary  |  7/24/2003  | 
A Web-services expert recommends various ways to evaluate and adopt technologies such as XML to optimize your application development strategy.
The Explorer: Automatic Update Services -- Yea or Nay?
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Taking a long, hard look at BigFix, Dell File Watch, and others.
The Explorer: Readers' Choice: Password Tools
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Hundreds of tips and tools for managing passwords!
The Explorer: Do AOL6 and MSN Explorer Destabilize Your System?
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Tracking what these major new products do during installation.
The Explorer: What Do You Do With Old AOL CDs?
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Some serious -- and fun -- suggestions from your fellow readers.
The Explorer: Time To Change Search Engines?
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Don't carry old online searching habits into the New Year!
The Explorer: The Nearly Secret DMA Can Speed Up Your Drives
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Why don't more people use this fast, free speed-enhancement?
The Explorer: System Setup Secrets Updated for 2001
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Fred's newest PC forced him to modify his time-tested ''system setup secrets''. Here's the scoop!
The Explorer: What's The Best E-mail Client?
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Outlook Express is free and popular, but many readers believe others are better.
The Explorer: Find the Coolest Windows Tools
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Here's a collection of great -- and mostly free! -- system tools and editors.
The Explorer: None Like It Hot
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Excessive heat is a CPU's worst enemy. Here are software utilities that can help.
Other Voices: 5 Steps To Successful Strategic Partnering
Commentary  |  7/14/2003  | 
Independent software makers have built an entire partnership ecosystem that creates new opportunities and revenue streams. Here's what you need to know.
Editor's Note: CA Transformation Takes Shape
Commentary  |  7/11/2003  | 
I recall the first time I heard Sanjay Kumar, CEO of Computer Associates, talk about a major transformation the company was undergoing.
Taking Stock: Fundamentals Don't Support Market Gains
Commentary  |  7/11/2003  | 
There always seems to be some scapegoat for the disappointment.
IT Confidential: Unfortunately, Big Brother Is Expensive
Commentary  |  7/11/2003  | 
'The vast majority of systems in vehicles are not even used.'
Secret CIO: Cut The Budget--Or Cut The People
Commentary  |  7/10/2003  | 
The economy may be recovering, but cost-cutting continues.
Other Voices: Ask Your Users: Less Really Can Be More
Commentary  |  7/9/2003  | 
Software companies hate to admit it, but most people don't use all the features of their products. Making them happy might mean giving them less.
The Death Of Privacy--Again
Commentary  |  7/8/2003  | 
Businesses need to pay closer attention to what employees, customers, and visitors are doing with camera phones and other intrusive technologies inside their facilities and on their property, analyst Carl Zetie says.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/3/2003  | 
Taking Stock: AT&T Struggles Through Tough Times
Commentary  |  7/3/2003  | 
AT&T's stock has had a tumultuous year but has staged a rebound
Langa Letter: The Perfect Rescue Tool, Part II
Commentary  |  7/2/2003  | 
Fred Langa wraps up the explanation of how to make a custom, bootable CD containing the right tools to fix just about any system trouble.

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