Enews 2.0 breaks the story this morning that Skype has finally released a beta client for its mobile VOIP application. The article states that the beta supports 50 different mobile phone models from Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, and Sony Ericcson (no mention of Blackberry). They haven't released much in the way of details of how it works (I'm assuming it's using the data channel to send calls over the cell network, rather than voice over IP over the data channel). I think the hype around Skype (sorry for the lame pun) has fallen in the last year or so, still Skype remains attractive for SMBs and/or those traveling internationally. I'm anxious to try this, hopefully there will be a BB client before long.
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.