SmartAdvice: Measuring Business Value Of IT Investments
It's hard to quantify the return on IT investments, but it's in IT's best interests to help in the documentation effort, The Advisory Council says. Also, control VPN access from home computers to improve security, and look at what you want from your system before deciding whether to delay server upgrades.
Showdown At The SCO Corral
SCO's copyright violation lawsuits against AutoZone and DaimlerChrysler promise to be scary, nasty and vicious, but shouldn't deter other companies from moving forward with business as usual, says InformationWeek's Michael Friedenberg.
Langa Letter: Cool and Quiet, Part III
Fred Langa wraps up his exploration of the causes--and cures--of noisy PCs. His step-by-step process, including successes and failures, ensures you won't make mistakes as you work to make your PC cool and quiet.
SmartAdvice: Getting The Right Onsite Mix With Offshore Suppliers
There's no perfect ratio for onsite workers when setting up an outsourcing project, The Advisory Council says. Also, if your company has made a business case for using Linux, consider gradual adoption while the SCO lawsuit business is settled; and, don't confuse information with knowledge when deploying business intelligence.
A clear understanding of dashboards requires delving beneath the marketing hype.
Editor's Note: Tech-Inspired Change
Imagine consolidating 91 different parts of your business, trimming spending by $100 million per year, and trying to pour innovation into the business--and all within four years. That's the task facing Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Stephanie Stahl says, as he uses business-process and IT change to transform state government.
Showdown At The SCO Corral
Businesses shouldn't let the SCO Group lawsuits against companies for allegedly violating its Unix copyrights stop them from advancing their own businesses, Michael Friedenberg says.
The SCO Lawsuit: More Conspiracy Theories Than The JFK Assassination
There's an adage, one of those things you imagine being said by corn-likker-drinkin' wise old coots sitting by the woodstove in the general store: It ain't what you don't know that hurts you, it's what you know that ain't so.
We're now seeing that adage acted out in the Linux community, where many people are certain they know two things that just ain't so.
Microsoft And SCO Group: What's So Secret?
Microsoft last year signed two deals, worth $16 million, for SCO technology and rights, but it's still vague on how it will use them. Microsoft had best come clean if it wants to put to rest rumors that it's secretly behind the SCO lawsuit.
Business Technology: Don't Go Slow Over SCO
Lawsuits and litigants and torts, oh my! Should courtroom saber-rattling by SCO Group influence you to put a hold on projects involving Linux? Or should you leave that to the legal department while you continue to look for and deploy the best tools to support business innovation?
Best Of Listening Post
Long after predictions that E-commerce will bury conventional commerce became quaint, tempers still flare over the justification for an Internet sales tax
Langa Letter: Cool and Quiet, Part II
Fred Langa continues his exploration of the causes--and cures--of noisy PCs. His solutions include some measures that you may consider counterintuitive but he proves why they'll work with your PC.