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Content posted in January 2002
Taking Stock: ETFs, Part II: More Technology-Related Choices In Subsectors
Commentary  |  1/31/2002
Exchange Traded Funds representing IT have limited liquidity
Industry Comment: Should We Trust Bill's Trustworthy Computing?
Commentary  |  1/30/2002
Bob Rubin is cynical about the motives behind Bill Gates epiphany--and about the effect it'll have on your IT budget.
Langa Letter: Lockout Workarounds
Commentary  |  1/29/2002
With a little preparatory work, Fred Langa says, you can avoid nasty surprises from Microsoft's Windows Product Activation.
Ask The Secret CIO: Would You Agree To This Deal?
Commentary  |  1/28/2002
The Secret CIO responds to readers about meetings and other interpersonal relationships. It isn't the meeting style that's at fault, he says, but the inability of corporate leadership to gather data and do the right thing promptly.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  1/25/2002
A lot of people were given blank checks in terms of optimizing E-commerce and Internet initiatives, headhunter Davis says.
The Strategic CIO: Turning Small Wins Into Big Victories
Commentary  |  1/25/2002
A close working relationship with GMAC's business units has made Patel a success
Taking Stock: Trades Like A Stock, Tracks Like A Fund, But It's Really An ETF
Commentary  |  1/24/2002
Exchange Traded Funds offer choices but limit exposure.
What Sticks: Snail-Brain Chips In The Human Experience
Commentary  |  1/23/2002
Wendy Wolfson is worried about the epic race between humans and machines. As new cybertechnology chips and biosensors are developed, blurring the line between in vitro and in silico, will people be able to keep up?
The Observer: Loyalty To The Bottom Line
Commentary  |  1/22/2002
IT managers are paying increasing attention to ROI. What effect does that have on the vendor community? muses Lou Bertin.
Planes, Trains, And Automobiles
Commentary  |  1/22/2002
Telematics and mobile access in cars and planes have brought good things, but service providers and manufacturers have lost their touch. Designers need to replace a technology-centric approach with attention to the user, Giga's Carl Zetie says.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  1/18/2002
Taking Stock: The Games People Play With Your Money Need More Oversight
Commentary  |  1/17/2002
The SEC, exchanges, auditors, and directors bear watching
Ask The Secret CIO: When Promotions Go Bad
Commentary  |  1/15/2002
Secret CIO readers ruminate on the sad situation of a manager who promotes a friend, only to have to remove the friend from the job when he can't handle it.
Langa Letter: January's XP Surprise: The Giant Paperweight
Commentary  |  1/15/2002
Fred Langa warns new Windows XP users of the consequences of failing to "activate" the operating system with Microsoft. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Industry Comment: National ID Card Commentary Enters The Silly Season
Commentary  |  1/15/2002
It's not that Bob Rubin thinks there aren't real issues related to the proposals for a national ID card. But, he says, the participants are trading insults instead of considering the facts.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  1/11/2002
Ellison joked that he doesn't want to live forever, only 10,000 or 20,000 years. "It takes time to spend all that money," he said
Taking Stock: Changing Of The Guard In The InformationWeek 100 Index
Commentary  |  1/11/2002
Mix of companies both old and new join the stock listing
Secret CIO: There's No Substitute For Real-Life Experience
Commentary  |  1/10/2002
Books on management can be very helpful, but they can't provide all the answers.
The New Old Thing
Commentary  |  1/10/2002
With less private money in the market and with the dot-com halo gone, investors will be more patient and innovation will go back to what it always has been: a plodding, collaborative process punctuated by periods of spectacular growth.
Building A 'High Octane' Growth Machine With Technology
Commentary  |  1/9/2002
Guest columnist Stephen Diorio presents 12 best practices for getting more revenue at lower costs.
Implementing A Beneficially Diverse Organization
Commentary  |  1/9/2002
The benefits of diversity are pretty clear: people who can incorporate multiple perspectives and who aren't afraid to experiment are more likely to innovate. But how do you get from here to there? Guest columnists Heather E.Bock and Charles Greco explain the process.
IT Confidential
Commentary  |  1/4/2002
Taking Stock: Guarded Optimism For Tech-Stock Recovery In Latter Part Of Year
Commentary  |  1/4/2002
Security, outsourcing, and new products will get emphasis
On The Horizon: 'Peer Production' Promises To Leap In Importance
Commentary  |  1/4/2002
Technologies that get others to do some of your work for you can be profitable
Ask The Secret CIO: Cheater's Comeuppance
Commentary  |  1/4/2002
Several readers respond to Herb about Jerry, who got a "free PC" by taking advantage of a sales clerk's error.
Industry Comment: Plain English, Please
Commentary  |  1/3/2002
The inability of some technical people to communicate clearly can cost them dearly, says columnist Bob Rubin.
Langa Letter: Ten Resolutions For Better Computing In 2002
Commentary  |  1/2/2002
Fred Langa details several proactive steps to take to keep your PC running smoothly all year long.

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