Letters To The Editor - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications
Commentary
1/16/2004
09:08 PM
Commentary
Commentary
Commentary
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Faster, More Effective Response With Threat Intelligence & Orchestration Playboo
Aug 31, 2017
Finding ways to increase speed, accuracy, and efficiency when responding to threats should be the ...Read More>>

Letters To The Editor

Overseas Competition
IT positions are being outsourced to other countries at an alarming rate ("Politician And Vendors Square Off," Jan. 12, p. 28). Why are companies being given big tax breaks for sending good jobs overseas? Not only do hundreds of unemployed, qualified IT workers have to compete with the average worker just for a job, but we now have to compete with other countries?

It's obvious what's more important to these overpaid CEOs--the dollar sign.

Michelle Harris,
Systems QA Analyst, Providian, Oakland, Calif.


The Spam Factor
I was one of the volunteers who didn't reply to Fred Langa's test mail ("E-Mail--Hideously Unreliable," Jan. 12). On reading the article about the test, I see that the subject of the E-mail was "Hello." I fear I may have trashed it because I've found that "Hello" messages are almost invariably spam, and I send them to the trash folder immediately.

Art Frederick
Owner, Initial Reaction, Chatham Centre, N.Y.


Unacceptably High
Although we've all experienced failures in E-mail delivery, my own experience does not reflect anything like the 30% to 40% rate Fred Langa reports. If it were as bad as his tests indicate, no one I know would use E-mail for any sort of business communication. You just can't afford to have that kind of failure rate when time, money, and reputation are on the line.

Robert Danford,
VP, Acroamatics, Goleta, Calif.


Sad But True
It struck me as strangely appropriate, sad, and perhaps unfortunately prophetic that the cover art of your "Outlook 2004" (Jan. 5) issue shows a ship heading offshore (to India and China, no doubt) whose sails are made of American dollars and whose cargo is likely American jobs. Nicely done.

Robert M. Linz,
Associate Library Director and IT Coordinator, Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
The DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances 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.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll