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Chief Content Officer, UBM TechWeb
News & Commentary Posts: 186
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posted in May 2008

Why The NY Times And Mashable.com Were Off Base On Blogging And Heart Failure

5/29/2008
OK, I'm going off-campus in this post, but I now feel as though I've joined a "privileged class" that entitles me to comment on the New York Times story questioning the connection between the stresses of prolific blogging and heart failure and subsequently, a completely distasteful post on Mashable.com about being able to see (on a map) where bloggers are "dropping dead." The NY Times piece was shoddy reporting

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NBC Claims Latest DRM (Broadcast Flag) Trainwreck 'Inadvertent'

5/21/2008
If you followed any of my coverage of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology over on ZDNet (before I jumped ship to TechWeb and InformationWeek), then you'll know that I have a different acronym for DRM. I call it C.R.A.P. Originally, I thought CRAP could be expanded to mean Content Restriction Annulment and Protection. But the Free Software Foundation's spiritual leader Richard Stallman Post a Comment

AIIM Recommending Retention Of More Mail: Another Reason To Stop Insourcing E-Mail Systems?

5/16/2008
AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management now also known as the Enterprise Content Management Association, says its research demonstrates the increasing degree to which important business documents (let's call them "needles") can get lost in the e-mail "haystack." They might be in there. They're just impossible to find. According to AIIM's press release on the matter, one of the culprits is an insufficient e-mail retentio

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Yes, It's Time To Destroy Your E-Mail Servers. What App Is Next?

5/14/2008
If running your car on corn oil were possible, the car got 100 miles per gallon on corn oil, and corn oil was 25 cents per gallon, plentiful, and the use of corn oil meant you never had to take the engine in for a tune-up, what sort of rationale would you use to fool yourself that you still needed a fossil fuel-powered car? It's the same rationale that many businesses are using today to justify....

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Interop: IronPort's S-Series Blocks Suspicious Content At The Web Page Component Level

5/1/2008
Here at Interop 2008 in Las Vegas, IronPort (a division of Cisco) is showing off its latest security solutions -- the S650 and the S350 Web Security Appliances. The S-Series was a finalist in this year's Best of Interop competition. In the new security appliance, the company leverages its SenderBase anti-spam reputation management technology to determine what parts of a Web page (if any) to let through

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