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Alexander Wolfe is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in June 2009

Enterprise 2.0: Confronting Social Media's Dirty Little Secret

6/24/2009
I'm encouraged that the dirty little secret of Web 2.0 and social media technologies is finally being openly addressed by early adopters and vendors alike. At the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, there's been frank discussion this week of the question average users have been whispering (so that their bosses don't hear them): Namely, what can this stuff do for me that's actually useful?

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Twitter Offers Mixed Verdict On Apple iPhone 3GS

6/8/2009
The infinite, self-referential loop which is the modern Web came into relief Monday, on the occasion of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Fanboys gathered in San Francisco at WWDC's keynote for the introduction of the iPhone 3GS. So many people were tweeting, though, that I felt more plugged in online than I would've if I'd been there live. The tweets gyrated wildly between tweeters bored with the

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What's Behind Intel's $884 Million Wind River Acquisition

6/4/2009
On the face of it, Intel's announcement that it's going to buy embedded-software vendor Wind River Systems for $884 million is just another ho-hum corporate acquisition. But the back story is much more interesting: This Intel's umpteenth attempt to diversify beyond PC processors. This time they hope they've got it right, by acquiring a company with expertise in the software which powers emerging mobile devices like handheld Web browsers.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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