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Lightning Strikes Linux Servers
Commentary  |  9/29/2004
Linux server hardware and software makers are targeting new markets--and creating new controversies.
Pie Fight At The Open-Source Corral
Commentary  |  9/29/2004
We love it when tech moguls talk dirty to each other. Back in the good old days, Scot McNealy and Steve Ballmer would spare no effort to insult one another, and Larry Ellison rarely has a good word for anyone, including his own underlings. Windows will give you bad breath, and Linux causes lung cancer, if you believe the big guys' propaganda mills.
Clock Stoppers
Commentary  |  9/28/2004
Some market watchers think EU approval of Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft is inevitable. It isn't.
RFID Deadlines Intensify Need To Manage Product Information
Commentary  |  9/28/2004
Enterprises face dual 2005 deadlines relating to RFID and supply-chain data synchronization. Those that haven't moved forward with a product-information-management strategy will be under-prepared to realize RFID's value.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  9/24/2004
IT Confidential: What Goes On In Vegas ... Trust Me
Commentary  |  9/24/2004
'People come [to vegas] who don't want people to know they came.'
Taking Stock: Semiconductor Slowdown Lingers
Commentary  |  9/24/2004
We're at an interesting crossroad in this semiconductor cycle.
States' Perspective On Health-Care Privacy
Commentary  |  9/24/2004
States may adopt their own laws on health privacy as long as they don't conflict with the HIPAA rules and as long as they provide more stringent protections.
What Does The HIPAA 'Marketing' Provision Mean To Consumers?
Commentary  |  9/24/2004
How do you feel about your pharmacist or physician maybe being paid to have others send you marketing messages or drug promotions?
The Privacy Lawyer: HIPAA: Who Can You Trust?
Commentary  |  9/24/2004
Exceptions under HIPAA regulations leave a door open for marketing using individual's personal information.
Business Technology: Our Nation's Health Depends On IT
Commentary  |  9/24/2004
If the U.S. health-care community could create a secure network that would make health records and prescription orders available online nationwide, it could save billions of dollars--and thousands of lives--every year.
You Sat in Seat 7F AND You Ordered the Chicken ...
Commentary  |  9/23/2004
In the three years since 9/11, the term "data mining" has become a dirty word among privacy advocates. While much evidence points to digital invasion of privacy as a legitimate concern, I didn't think much about it until I wrote a story this week about the Transportation Security Administration's plans to test its new Secure Flight program. TSA has ordered all 77 domestic air carriers to provide passenger name reco
SmartAdvice: Consider Long-Range Vision For IT When Upgrading ERP Systems
Commentary  |  9/23/2004
Get users on board early and incorporate company strategy when planning an ERP upgrade, The Advisory Council says. Also, adopt cybersecurity policies to head off cyberthreats and consider getting a technology-risk insurance policy; plus, measure a project's business value before it gets started.
Seeing Past The 'Shared Source' Peep Show
Commentary  |  9/23/2004
For those of you who prefer a hands-off approach to software development, Microsoft has just the deal for you: This week, the company announced it would expand its Shared Source program for government clients to include its Office suite. But if the OpenOffice team thinks that's the worst Redmond has in store, they may want to curb their optimism.
And In Lane Three, Hyperion
Commentary  |  9/22/2004
The operational analytics racetrack just got a little more crowded.
Keeping EA Demons at Bay
Commentary  |  9/22/2004
When describing the principles behind a successful state enterprise architecture, Patricia Carlson earlier this week said it should be as practical and flexible as possible and include input from not just state IT professionals but those on the federal and local level as well. Speaking on a panel at the National Association of State CIO's annual conference in New Orleans Monday, Carlson, the Wisconsin Department of Administration's c
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  9/17/2004
Analytics Unbound
Commentary  |  9/17/2004
RFID will do a lot more than streamline supply chains. It will stretch BI to entirely new dimensions.
IT Confidential: Intellectual, Yes, But Whose Property Is It?
Commentary  |  9/17/2004
'Certain people in the computer industry have to face the music.'
Open Source Hardware
Commentary  |  9/17/2004
Can the open-source model be extended beyond software? It already has. In speaking today with Indian scholar Deepak Phatak, I learned about the "Simputer," introduced in 1998 and licensed under the Simputer General Public License, an open-source license developed for hardware.
Business Technology: Outsourcing On Outs At J.P. Morgan Chase, Wal-Mart
Commentary  |  9/17/2004
These days, discussions about outsourcing, offshoring, call centers, and help desks are being displaced by higher-level thinking about fundamental business issues, Bob Evans says.
Mr. Phelps' Microsoft Mission?
Commentary  |  9/16/2004
Will the man who turned IBM's patent porfolio into a treasure chest lead Microsoft's assault on OpenOffice.
Langa Letter: How To Save An Hour (Or More) On XP Installs
Commentary  |  9/16/2004
Prepatch your XP Setup CD once, and never have to install SP2 again. Fred Langa walks you through a 16-step process.
Executive Forum: Are You Aligned?
Commentary  |  9/16/2004
Tips for making sure your business and IT objectives are in sync--and stay that way.
Executive Forum: A New Approach To Tough Times: So What?
Commentary  |  9/16/2004
Now's the time for IT execs to focus on fundamentals, teamwork, and hard work.
SmartAdvice: Web-Based Collaboration Helps Bridge Travel, Time Gap
Commentary  |  9/15/2004
The next generation of Web-based collaboration tools are appearing as more companies use near-real-time sharing of documents to speed workflow, The Advisory Council says. Also, Microsoft's delay in releasing Longhorn won't affect the desktop-software strategy of most companies.
The Observer: Here's Hoping This Group-Think Effort Is Full Of Wisdom
Commentary  |  9/15/2004
You may not think crowds necessarily are wise, but in this case, Lou Bertin says, collective experience can help craft a winning system if bureaucrats let it.
Executive Forum: Times Are Better, Thanks To IT
Commentary  |  9/15/2004
Applying best practices speeds performance, reduces costs, and smooths the road ahead.
Will The New DB2 Improve Your BI Strategy?
Commentary  |  9/14/2004
It might depend, it seems, on how big you are.
The Calm Before The Storm?
Commentary  |  9/13/2004
Few things are more dangerous than a wild animal that gets cornered and can't find a way to escape. Does the same truism apply to the world's largest software company?
Microsoft Should Open-Source Anti-Spam Technology
Commentary  |  9/13/2004
If Microsoft is serious about using sender authentication to block spam, phishing and viruses, the company needs to release its Sender ID technology into open source.
RFID Needs Insight, Not Scare Tactics
Commentary  |  9/13/2004
Is RFID a powerful new technology that can help spark business innovation, or is it an intrusive high-tech vermin that should be obliterated, Bob Evans asks.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  9/10/2004
Business Technology: RFID Needs Insight, Not Scare Tactics
Commentary  |  9/10/2004
Is RFID a powerful new technology that can help spark business innovation, or is it an intrusive high-tech vermin that should be obliterated, Bob Evans asks.
RFID Is Not The Real Issue
Commentary  |  9/10/2004
Radio-frequency identification may be on minds of many, but the real issue is data protection
Patent Revolution
Commentary  |  9/9/2004
Not since the dawn of the previous century has technology, and the need to protect inventors' ideas and techniques, had such a profound impact on business and society. Today, as it was 100 years ago, new inventions that change the way people work and live emerge at a furious pace. Likewise, today, as it was a century ago, inventors (we're more likely to call them developers now) seek to capitalize on innovative ideas and build upon other's innovative ideas.
The Privacy Lawyer: RFID May Be Risky Business
Commentary  |  9/9/2004
As we move closer to the day when individual items by and large will be tagged, companies had better be prepared to have clear policies for how they'll handle data they may collect from consumers.
Can RFID Lead To More Comfortable Underwear?
Commentary  |  9/9/2004
InformationWeek's Tony Kontzer muses as to whether RFID could solve some very practical problems, such as more comfortable underwear. Some explanation is in order.
SmartAdvice: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Is Ongoing, So Prepare For Now And In Future
Commentary  |  9/9/2004
Getting ready for Sarbanes-Oxley will test whether your company can meet the act's compliance guidelines for financial and IT controls, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for a general collaboration app when you decide to implement supply-chain forecasts; and use dashboard tools to manage outsourcing contracts for more control and greater ROI.
Even The Button-Down Crowd Loves Linux
Commentary  |  9/8/2004
A recent study of Linux usage found overwhelming support and user satisfaction. The study of computer-using organizations looked at 281 sites and found that 90 percent were using Linux, with a high degree of customer satisfaction.
A Guide To Key Decision Points On RFID Pilot Tests
Commentary  |  9/8/2004
Risk factors, scope of testing, and insourcing/outsourcing are all critical decisions that companies must make as they embark on pilot tests that precede RFID deployments.
Data Quality's Important, But Audits Can Wait
Commentary  |  9/7/2004
How does your enterprise monitor data quality? Let us know.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  9/3/2004
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