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1. Editor's Note: What's The Difference Between A CIO And A CTO?
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- Microsoft And Chinese Authorities Bust $2 Billion Fake Software Ring
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- Senate Adds Anti-Piracy Requirement To Education Bill
- Sycamore Opens R&D Center In China; Moves To Comply With SEC Rules
- Storm Worm Erupts Into Worst Virus Attack In 2 Years
- EMC Reports Strong Second-Quarter Sales, Profits
- Wasting Time Online Could Be A Thing Of The Past
- Cisco Embarks On 2-Year Data Center Product Rollout
- New EPA Energy Star Specs Raise The Power-Efficiency Bar For PCs
- Microsoft Readies Beta Program For Web Analytics Software
- Windows Vista Market Share Rises, Mac OS Share Flat
- TiVo Announces More Affordable High-Def DVR
- Darpa, NIST Evaluate Military Translation Computers
- Qualcomm Captures Mobile-Chip Throne From Texas Instruments
- Nokia Beefs Up Its Multimedia Offerings With Twango Acquisition
- Government Reports Cybercrime Poses National Risk
- IPhone Boosts AT&T's Revenue And Profits
- Time Warner's AOL To Buy Online Ad Firm Tacoda
- IBM Donates Open Standards To Connect Smart Devices With Back-End Systems
- IBM May Owe California Workers Millions In Unpaid Overtime
- Spock's Social Search Engine
- Tech Wages On The Rise
4. The Latest Google Blog Posts
- Where Is 'Above The Fold' In A Web 2.0 World?
- YouTube's Reign Of Terror
- Should Google Buy Yahoo?
- Can Google, The FCC, And AT&T Turn Wireless Carriers Into Dumb Pipes?
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- CRM: On-Demand Or On-Site? Choose The Right Deployment Option
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1. Editor's Note: What's The Difference Between A CIO And A CTO?
I mean, besides that middle letter. Or is that the only difference?
I've always thought of chief information officers and chief technology officers like lions and tigers -- similar in species and temperament, each the master of its domain but separated by a geographic distance that represents the difference between strategy and tactics, applications and theory, projects and product testing.
The reason I ask is because I recently ran across an item from the Government Printing Office, the agency responsible for printing and disseminating documents related to the function of the federal government, such as the Congressional Record and the Federal Register, among many, many others. The government printing office said in a statement that its CIO, Reynold Schweickhardt, will now become its chief technology officer, and its CTO, Michael Wash, will become its CIO.
Simple as that, eh? Just switch those middle letters.
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YouTube's Reign Of Terror
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Should Google Buy Yahoo?
Robert Young at Publishing 2.0 argues that Google needs to face facts and finally kick down for Yahoo. Why would Google pay for a second-rate search engine and a bunch of Web 1.0 apps?
Can Google, The FCC, And AT&T Turn Wireless Carriers Into Dumb Pipes?
As my colleague Eric Zeman pointed out earlier, Google is ready to bid in the FCC's upcoming auction of 700-MHz spectrum. Google is using its clout to push for an open access plan to spectrum, something that could turn the wireless carriers into dumb pipes -- and Google into one of those pipes.
CRM: On-Demand Or On-Site? Choose The Right Deployment Option
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