Remember the era of e-everything? E-commerce spawned e-retailing (or the dreadful e-tailing), e-trading (E-Trade once sent us a cease-and-desist order for using its trademark), e-vangelism and a rash of e-spinoffs. Add to that rogues' gallery the overarching theme of "e-transformation," which we put forth in a cover story that, in hindsight, was a paean to the irrational exuberance of the time. It was the Enron era. Emerging "e-marketplaces" promised to change the face of industries -- Enron in energy and telecom, Covisint in autos, Elemica in chemicals and RosettaNet in electronic components -- vowing to connect buyers with sellers in real-time bliss. E-marketplaces fizzled, and most of the companies went bust or morphed into more conventional supply-chain management vendors or standards bodies.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.