Profile of Rob PrestonVP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 338
Rob Preston currently serves as VP and editor in chief of InformationWeek, where he oversees the editorial content and direction of its various website, digital magazine, Webcast, live and virtual event, and other products. Rob has 25 years of experience in high-tech publishing and media, during which time he has been a senior-level editor at CommunicationsWeek, CommunicationsWeek International, InternetWeek, and Network Computing. Rob has a B.A. in journalism from St. Bonaventure University and an M.A. in economics from Binghamton University.
Articles by Rob Preston
posted in September 2007
Europe's competition authorities have finally won their long-fought legal victory over Microsoft. Problem is, their constituents -- outside the continent's intellectual salons -- could hardly care less.
Software vendor Tibco has commissioned a video series (sans Tibco branding) called Greg The Architect, a hilarious spoof of business technology organizations that's aimed at the software architect.
The problem is part inertia, part the lack of confidence in alternative suppliers and products.
In a classic case of "my industry is bigger and more important than yours," the Computer and Communications Industry Association is campaigning to prop up the "fair use" exceptions to U.S. copyright laws, calling them "the cornerstones for creativity, innovation, and… an engine for growth for our country."
How do your internal users, your company's paying customers, your various suppliers view your IT organization? As a can-do partner and service provider? Or as a nitpicking naysayer and excuse maker?
How does the world -- your internal customers, your company's paying customers, your various supplier customers -- view your IT organization? As a can-do partner and service provider? Or as a chronic naysayer and excuse maker? The answer to this simple question will tell you whether you have the stuff of a world-class organization or are outsourcing fodder.
When the world's biggest buyers yell jump, you'd think their suppliers would be crouched and ready to elevate. But when Wal-Mart yells jump, some suppliers are more apt to roll over, or complain that it's breaking a noise ordinance.
Can't we all just get along?