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Young Workers Could View IT as Roadblock

The days of the CIO as a viable member of the corporate C-suite may be numbered unless the role evolves beyond its current operational, shared-service mentality, according to Patrick Gray, author of Breakthrough IT: Supercharging Organizational Value through Technology. In this thought-provoking essay “The CIO is Dead...

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Innovators, Take Note

It’s always gratifying to congratulate ourselves on a fine piece of innovation. It feels good to know we grappled with a situation, jumped outside of the box and came up with a plan, program or product nobody else ever thought of. But there’s a potential harsh...

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Entering a World of ‘Constant Disruption’

With most economists now predicting the recession will conclude later this year, don’t get too comfortable. A recent post in the Harvard Business Publishing blog “Big Shift” contends we are entering a world of “constant disruption.” One of the biggest reasons resides in the IT world:...

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Laptop is New Menage-a-Trois

Over a quarter of workers in London are using laptops in bed, according to a recent survey with the odd title "Laptop Use in Bed and the Security Implications."  International data security company Credant Technologies polled 300 workers in London in April for the purpose...

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Here’s a Top 10 List you don’t want to make

Remember the Microsoft Zune? How about the fizzled product poised to alter the Universe, code-named “Ginger?" Time magazine unveils the 10 Biggest Tech Failures of the Last Decade. You might be surprised, as I was, to find YouTube on the list; an analyst says YouTube...

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Lowly Netbook Becoming a Surprising Force

Like it or not, IT departments soon are going to come to grips with netbooks, the stripped-down laptops with low-power CPUs, little storage, dinky keyboards and tiny screens, selling for $500 or less. While they’re surging in popularity well beyond most early prognostications, a recent...

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Rumor Mill: A Google Router?

One of the hottest rumors in the IT world is that Google is developing its own router. Industry observer Erik Sherman, writing in BNET.com, says, “When I contacted Google, the answer was the now-standard ‘It’s our policy not to comment on rumor and speculation,’ which...

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Advisor Urges More IT Stimulus Spending

Investments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are greatly responsible for the nation’s productivity gains over the past decade, and a key advisor to President Obama is encouraging more investment via the government’s economic stimulus package. “If you invest in ICT infrastructure in an economic downturn,...

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And the Top 3 IT Investment Areas Are . . .

Want to know where the top CIOs are really spending their IT dollars — assuming they have any IT dollars to spend? Some insights are in a recent IDG Research Services tally of major corporations done for AT&T. They found that the top three technologies that...

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