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Content posted in December 2003
Criminals Are Made, Not Born
Commentary  |  12/30/2003
From Nigeria With Love...
Commentary  |  12/30/2003
The Privacy Lawyer: Don't Get Fooled Again
Commentary  |  12/29/2003
Do E-mailed claims sound too good to be true? They probably are.
SmartAdvice: IT Generalist Background Gives An Edge
Commentary  |  12/29/2003
Those all-around skills you've acquired in a small shop will serve you better than you realize, The Advisory Council says. And, look at middleware when you do a readiness assessment, and reassess infrastructure software before looking at other infrastructure projects.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  12/21/2003
Book Review: Shadow Capital
Commentary  |  12/21/2003
SmartAdvice: Tracking IT's Value
Commentary  |  12/17/2003
The Advisory Council suggests you consider new approaches to managing these initiatives: Measuring IT investments, Windows rights management, and selecting vendors.
Interactive Gaming, Safety, And Privacy
Commentary  |  12/17/2003
There are sites that are fun and safe for kids to visit, Parry Aftab notes. Plus, lists its top kid gaming sites.
The Privacy Lawyer: Here's To Happy, Safe Holidays
Commentary  |  12/17/2003
How do you find out if your family's personal information is on the Web when it shouldn't be? Parry Aftab offers a how-to for seeing what personal information is out there, and suggestions for getting it removed.
Online Auctions: Going...Going...Uh-Oh!
Commentary  |  12/17/2003
Follow basic safety and common-sense precautions when you use online auction sites, then enjoy the bargain hunting, Parry Aftab says.
The Challenges Facing Linux And Open Source
Commentary  |  12/17/2003
Where do you think Linux and open-source are headed next year? What breakthroughs might they make? What obstacles will they face? I've been giving that some thought because we're planning a looking-forward sort of story at
SCO's House of Suits
Commentary  |  12/16/2003
SCO's strategy isn't based on products, technology and customer service. It's based on litigation.
Langa Letter: Three Important End-Of-Year Tasks
Commentary  |  12/15/2003
Fred Langa recommends taking advantage of the slower pace of the holidays to perform three essential tasks.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  12/14/2003
Why Employees Surf. And Why You Should Stop Them
Commentary  |  12/12/2003
Once you allow nonbusiness or non-IT-sanctioned applications to be installed, the network is at risk.
Celebrating The Holidays Online
Commentary  |  12/12/2003
A Pew study reports that a third of those who bought holiday gifts online last year did so from work.
The Privacy Lawyer: Crack The Online Whip
Commentary  |  12/12/2003
Parry Aftab says the real world provides five good reasons why you should keep a tight rein on employees' use of the Web. And like Charlie Brown's foil, Lucy, often threatens to do, the real world will crack those five reasons on your skull if you get lax.
Sun And Linux Are Building Steam
Commentary  |  12/11/2003
I don't know about you, but I'm getting more than a little tired of the all-SCO-all-the-time Linux and open-source news we're getting inundated with of late
RFID: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Commentary  |  12/10/2003
With use of RFID tags set to explode, some thought needs to be given to sorting out possible applications, Carl Zetie says.
SmartAdvice: Measuring The ROI On IT Security
Commentary  |  12/9/2003
It's hard to quantify how much return your company gets on security when it's intangibles such as reputation and trust that are at stake, The Advisory Council says. Also, consider security issues related to implementing a single sign-on system, and what roles should be covered in a detailed disaster-recovery plan.
Opinion: Enterprises Must Embrace Linux And Grid Computing
Commentary  |  12/8/2003
Look ahead to grid computing and open source or you'll be left to deal with a morass of legacy systems, Lou Bertin says.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  12/7/2003
The Observer: The Red And The Blue
Commentary  |  12/4/2003
Look ahead to grid computing and open source or you'll be left to deal with a morass of legacy systems, Lou Bertin says.
Secret CIO: 'I've Never Had A Bad Performance Appraisal'
Commentary  |  12/4/2003
Giving an honest performance review is no way to win friends
Novell's Time Has Come
Commentary  |  12/2/2003
Novell's announcement that it plans to acquire SuSE comes at just the right time in the Linux market. That kind of good timing is new for Novell.

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