All too often we fail to keep our priorities straight ("A Thanksgiving Kiss To Our Reader-Partners," Nov. 15). Countless late nights, missed dinners, and precious moments in our kids' growing up. Too soon they're older, too late we're smarter. It's then that all too many of us realize what we missed.
Russ Sherrill Senior VP
Middlesex Savings Bank
Beyond Cost Savings
This article gives the impression that IT-staff training costs offset the cost benefits of using open-source systems such as Linux ("In Search Of Open-Source Experts," Nov. 8). This may be true, but it's not a Linux or open-source deficiency. Judging open source simply on cost savings is looking at only one aspect. The freedom to choose and the opportunity to know what the code does is unparalleled in proprietary systems.
David Krings Software Support Engineer
A free market means a marketplace with little state or governmental control, in which most businesses won't be state owned ("Outsourcing Has A Place In Business," Oct. 25). China isn't even close to a free market. It's a sham to try and defend outsourcing if the markets aren't on equal footing.
Richard Gonzales IT Director
Mountain States Employers Council
In "Embracing Storage," Microsoft Data Protection Server is a separate product that runs on top of Windows and will be available next year. Jeff Price is a senior director in the Windows Server Division (Nov. 15).
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.