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Articles by Cora Nucci
posted in October 2007
What has become the Loch Ness Monster of the mobile phone world, the Google Phone, is once again purported to exist.
Like an uninvited birthday party guest who shows up on the wrong date with an unwanted gift, Microsoft is "working to adapt a basic version of Windows XP so it is compatible with the non-profit One Laptop per Child Foundation's small green- and-white XO laptop."
How much leeway should IT managers give employees? In a debate-style Wall Street Journal Online interview with two CIOs, one kept using phrases like "controlled" and "tightly managed." The other was from Google.
On Monday, Apple announced that profits for its last fiscal quarter exploded to 67 percent. "They are the New England Patriots of the tech world, appearing to be an unstoppable force," Samir Bhavnani, analyst for Current Analysis West told InformationWeek.
Last week's release of Ubuntu 7.10 marked another milestone on Linux's path from basement wonkitude to businessplace respectability. But the accolades for open source in general, and Linux in particular, often feel like a boozy lovefest.
With each release of Ubuntu, its commercial sponsor, Canonical closes more of the gaps that separate Linux from Windows -- and eliminates more reasons for small and midsize businesses to shun and fear Linux.
Conan O'Brien's skills as a funnyman and TV talk show host are well known. But unwittingly, he may turn out to be the father of an office culture revolution and the hero of office workers from the shores of Cubetown to the outskirts of Cubeville.
If you work in IT -- and if you're reading this, chances are very good that you do work in IT -- how about a sanity check?
Oracle made an unsolicited $6.6 billion bid for middleware maker BEA Systems today. Is that good news for small and midsize businesses?
Is someone at the State Library of Ohio giving out free memory sticks loaded with hidden porn? How else to explain how a state lawmaker's PowerPoint presentation to a high school class Tuesday was briefly punctuated by images of topless women?
IT managers have to be alert and nimble to keep up with the constant swirl of changing technology, evolving standards, thorny compliance issues, demanding users, budget constraints, and looming project deadlines.
The payroll wreck being endured by tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers serves as a reminder that when software deployment goes wrong, the results can be truly disastrous -- no matter what size business is involved.