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Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
IT Confidential: (I Wish I Had Some) Friends In High Places
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
Wonderful things happen when an idea gets support it needs
Taking Stock: Dog Days Leave Investors Sweating
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
A lot of trading activity this summer is causing some pricing volatility.
Business Technology: The Death Of American IT Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
Polar-opposite rhetoric isn't limited these days to political races; it's rampant in the business-technology world in discussions of workers and jobs. Bob Evans notes you can find a study to support your argument, and maybe even a bill wafting its way through the Senate.
Healthy On The Front End
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
Software companies floundered right and left in the most recent quarter. Not the reporting and analytics firms.
Location Services Find Their Way To The Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
Phone handsets and GPS-enabled hardware are ushering in a new wave of location-based services, Carl Zetie says. It's 2 p.m., do you know where your employees are?
SmartAdvice: Customer Education Key Part Of Anti-Phishing Protection
Commentary  |  7/29/2004
Educating customers to safeguard personal information helps prevent phishing thefts and builds loyalty, The Advisory Council says. Also, test to make sure systems are compatible with upcoming Windows XP Service Pack 2 release; and follow code-review practices to make sure your developers write secure code.
True Confessions: I Used My Neighbor's Wi-Fi
Commentary  |  7/29/2004
Is it theft to use an unsecured Wi-Fi connection? Editor Mitch Wagner weighs in.
Hooked On Phonics Gets Hooked
Commentary  |  7/28/2004
There's a lesson to be learned about terms-of-service policies from the FTC's recent action against Gateway Learning Co.
Opinion: Open Source Intellectual Property Has Protection
Commentary  |  7/28/2004
Attorney Lawrence Rosen believes worries over patent issues shouldn't derail open source developers from going forward with projects.
SCO: Looking More Ridiculous Every Day
Commentary  |  7/27/2004
Imagine if Darth Vader's secret identity had turned out to be Bozo the Clown. Luke Skywalker and his pals would have been afraid Darth would blow up the whole galaxy, but instead the Dark Lord of the Sith did pratfalls all around the Death Star control room, sending stacks of papers flying through the air, accidentally hitting himself in the face with a cream pie and squirting seltzer down his pants.
The Privacy Lawyer: Get Real About Your Terms-Of-Service Agreements
Commentary  |  7/27/2004
Browse-wrap agreements may not be enforceable if they're not obvious and their terms are too onerous, Parry Aftab says.
Conventional: Coffee, Pastries And Video Conferencing
at the Democratic National Convention
Commentary  |  7/26/2004
Former Vice President Al Gore came in loud and pretty clear this morning as his video-conferenced address to the Democratic National Convention's 56 delegations was piped into 23 hotels throughout Boston. The question: Was anyone listening? Massachusetts delegates filing in for breakfast at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel were largely unaware that Gore would be addressing them via video conference this morning. That would explain why only about half of the 122 delegates were seated in the Grand
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/23/2004
IT Confidential: Politics, Web Traffic, And A New Paradigm
Commentary  |  7/23/2004
'Which is better,' says Gupta, 'Being down or paying the money?'
Taking Stock: Restructuring Pays Off For Motorola
Commentary  |  7/23/2004
The handset division was instrumental in its solid 2Q results.
The Politicization Of The Federal CIO
Commentary  |  7/23/2004
Has George W. Bush politicized the office of CIO in federal departments and agencies? When Bush took office in January 2001, six of 26 IT shops at major departments and agencies were headed by political appointees. Today, that number has doubled to a dozen, though one of them-Homeland Security's Steve Cooper-heads a department that didn't exist until last year.
Business Technology: Stay Ahead Of The Curve With Us
Commentary  |  7/23/2004
We're making a lot of enhancements to our online products and services to help you keep up with the maddening rush of news, trends, undercurrents, and other developments in the world of business technology, Bob Evans says.
SmartAdvice: There's More Than Cost Benefits To Consider When Analyzing IT ROI
Commentary  |  7/23/2004
Look at six broad categories for quantifiable benefits when analyzing the value of IT investments, The Advisory Council says. Also, search-engine optimization is key to wise marketing; and CIOs need soft skills along with business skills.
The SAP Question
Commentary  |  7/22/2004
Should Oracle and PeopleSoft be viewed in the context of a global market, or a domestic one?
Dating Online: The Basics
Commentary  |  7/22/2004
To be successful in the world of cyberdating, it helps to have a marketing plan.
Looking For Love In All The Cyber Places
Commentary  |  7/22/2004
You may find your soul mate through cyberdating, but it's wise to take precautions that protect your privacy and keep you safe.
Open Season On Open Source?
Commentary  |  7/21/2004
Open-source products under development may be irresistible to voracious predators, says columnist Matt McKenzie.
Rob Enderle Is No Bloodworth
Commentary  |  7/20/2004
Carl Hiaasen's novel "Tourist Season" features a character, Bloodworth, who is hungry to become a newspaper columnist. He has written some sample columns which are wonderfully perverse, guaranteed to somehow manage to offend BOTH sides of several highly polarized issues:
Microsoft: Hated Because It's Misunderstood (Opinion)
Commentary  |  7/19/2004
Prejudices and misconceptions about Microsoft make it hard to evalute the company's merits. The biggest myths about Microsoft are that its desktop products are overpriced, it doesn't respect its customers, and reliability and security are poor. And some think the company is downright evil.
In Defense Of the Microsoft Monoculture (Column, By Rob Enderle)
Commentary  |  7/19/2004
Two high-profile organizations recently argued that diverse software environments are inherently more secure than a Microsoft-only "monoculture." But managing diversity is expensive, and diversity creates its own security problems.
Linux Is Not Ready For the Enterprise (Opinion)
Commentary  |  7/19/2004
Enterprises are better off staying away from Linux and open source -- or at least thinking through the possible liabilities, argues guest columnist Rob Enderle.
IT Confidential: Schwab's New CIO, Harrah's Big Bet
Commentary  |  7/16/2004
Schwab hasn't been afraid to mine I.T. ranks for management talent.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/16/2004
Taking Stock: Wall Street Takes A Critical Look At Intel
Commentary  |  7/16/2004
How to best determine the value of Intel: peak or core earnings?
The Privacy Lawyer: From The Mouths Of Babes
Commentary  |  7/16/2004
Companies can begin winning over the next generation of online customers now, by respecting kids' privacy and being focused on adding value to their Internet experiences.
Letters In Response To Bob Evans
Commentary  |  7/16/2004
Here are letters Bob Evans received in response to the original column in 2001.
Smart Advice: Consider Using SLAs To Manage Outsourcing Vendors' Performance
Commentary  |  7/15/2004
Service-level agreements can help determine whether outsourcers are meeting metrics if your company plans to outsource long term, The Advisory Council says. Also, when replacing PCs, go for units that can handle software upgrades and pay back the investment; and prepare for the resurgence of B2B by getting systems in order now.
On The Horizon: Offer Tech Vision, Not Campaign Rhetoric
Commentary  |  7/15/2004
Neither Bush nor Kerry has offered any new ideas on technology.
BPM Drives Value For Insurers
Commentary  |  7/15/2004
Examining a business process management value proposition for the insurance industry.
Enterprise Software's Swelling BI Arsenal
Commentary  |  7/15/2004
The big software companies are boosting their BI capabilities, and we haven't seen the last of it.
Guilt By Association
Commentary  |  7/13/2004
Connecticut CIO Rock Regan is guilty of association. His crime: being a decades-long friend of a disgraced governor who quit July 1. His punishment: banishment from state government. Regan's been fired, but he isn't shedding any tears over his ouster. You shouldn't either.
Open Source Java Advocates Have Some 'Splainin' To Do
Commentary  |  7/13/2004
One of the first, best questions I learned to ask as a technology journalist is, "What problem does this solve, and how does it solve it?" So, what problem does open-source Java solve, and how does it solve it?
Can Linux Do What Netscape Couldn't?
Commentary  |  7/12/2004
Microsoft competitors mistakenly look to beat the company by beating its technology. But that's not how to best the Redmond Borg, argues columnist Rob Enderle.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/9/2004
IT Confidential: Dirty Laundry Is A Breath Of Fresh Air
Commentary  |  7/9/2004
In competitive bidding, 'price goes to zero all the time,' Ellison said.
Secret CIO: Superior IT Service? Get Help-Desk Superstars
Commentary  |  7/9/2004
For happy clients, put best problem-solvers on the front lines.
Business Technology: The Security Revolution: Coming Soon To A Vendor Near You
Commentary  |  7/9/2004
Cyberattacks are soaring, countermeasures are sucking up tons of cash, and hardware and software vendors for the most part are sitting it out, Bob Evans says. But big customers are starting to say enough is enough, so the business-technology world is about to get whirled.
Taking Stock: Stock-Price Fireworks Come Late This Year
Commentary  |  7/9/2004
Customers are looking for long-term viability in their tech vendors.
Five Laws You Should Know
Commentary  |  7/8/2004
Five of California's statutes require careful review.
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