The reconsolidation of the telecom industry will bring nothing but woe to IT managers in small and medium-sized businesses. We're too small to exert any influence on these behemoths, and with a dwindling number of choices, sometimes there's nowhere to turn. Even before these mergers, the most frustrating part of my job was dealing with companies that provide our voice and data services: countless billing errors, poor service, inability to get someone on the phone, broken promises.
CTO, New York Magazine
A Better Idea
Your April 10 edition has an article about running Windows on Macintosh computers ("Windows On Macs, Oh My!"). Why would anyone want to do this?
My first thought upon hearing that Apple was going to the Intel platform was that we could now run Mac OS on the vast installed base of low-cost Intel-based commodity PCs! Am I the only one who sees this opportunity?
Principal Engineer, GE Healthcare
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.