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Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
Articles by Bob Evans
posted in September 2005

Business Technology: Competitiveness, Truth, And Today's Universities

9/30/2005
When blame is assigned for the current shortage of U.S. graduates with degrees in engineering or computer science, universities always seem to get away without even a harsh word. But not anymore -- a fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution thrashes university presidents for their lack of leadership in this area of vital strategic national interest. Bob Evans wonders if it might be time for the ivory towers to get a taste of some free-market discipline.

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Business Technology: Registry Web Site As Model Of Cooperation

9/16/2005
In less than 60 days and for less than $1 million, the U.S. Department of Justice has built a Web site giving access to sex-offender information from 28 states. It's a model of collaboration and cooperation, Bob Evans says, that gives access to information that, while deeply disturbing, is also extremely important.

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Business Technology: A Microcosmic View Of A Cockeyed World

9/2/2005
Last week battered us all with hard-to-fathom images of suffering and devastation in Katrina's wake, but by the end of the week the accumulated scenes of misery, pain, and loss began somehow to feel "normal," Bob Evans says. And in the same week, our little world of business technology produced a handful of developments that were also, in a very different way, hard to fathom.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
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