August 2008

  • “IT should not just be subservient to the business”

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large 29 Aug 2008
  • The Society for Information Management unveiled its survey of top CIO concerns this week. What's on the headache list? IT and business alignment, the No. 1 issue for four of the past 5 years, ...

  • Trimming the fat off “bloatware”

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 28 Aug 2008
  • I hadn't heard the term "bloatware" before, but it apparently refers to software that comes pre-installed on computers - Quicken, AOL, Yahoo - per agreements between the PC maker and the software ...

  • Dude, the world is getting a Dell

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 27 Aug 2008
  • The slowing U.S. economy has apparently encouraged Dell to reexamine its international growth model. Today, the computer giant unveiled four low-cost computer models for China, India and other ...

  • All Ears: “Bigger than the role,” how big companies hire top talent

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large 21 Aug 2008
  • I've been talking to a number of CIO headhunters recently for a story about using recruiters to land your next job. The standard line, as you might expect, is if you're good, they'll find you. But ...

  • “The most geeked-out shopping experience in America”

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 21 Aug 2008
  • And here I thought I was ahead of the game having mastered grocery store self-checkout. But check out how far Stop & Shop's in-store technology has come in this "Groceries & Gadgets" report ...

  • Do you telecommute?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 19 Aug 2008
  • I noticed that our story on telecommuting appears to be generating a lot of visits to, so I thought I'd throw a few questions out here on the blog:  Does your company have any formal ...

  • Will an alphabet stew of BI, EPM and GRC hit the spot?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large 15 Aug 2008
  • When SAP's Business Objects announced this week that it was adding a dash of enterprise performance management to its business intelligence platform, my ears perked up. We don't often cover product ...

  • IPhone: A tool for enterprise?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 13 Aug 2008
  • As if Apple's iPhone 3G sales weren't already lofty enough, now comes the news that mega-retailer Best Buy will begin selling the devices Sept. 7. Confession: I am a scant one-and-a-half weeks away ...

  • Take this, viruses!

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 11 Aug 2008
  • From the "tools you can use" file, has a video report today on protecting yourself from unsavory e-mail attachments. CNN's computer expert Ken Colburn is a big proponent of the web site ...

  • Walk Score ranks car-free living

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 06 Aug 2008
  • I just stumbled upon a really cool website I thought I'd share called Walk Score. Using Google Maps, the site ranks how well one could live car-free in certain neighborhoods. "With gas at $4 a ...

  • Big Business’s affair with Web 2.0

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large 01 Aug 2008
  • It's the Web corporations love to hate. That seems to be the take-home message of a new survey from the folks at McKinsey on the use of Web 2.0 technologies -- wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, ...