CIO Symmetry:

July, 2008


July 29, 2008  5:54 PM

Will Mobile mania go the way of the Marlboro Man?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

This just in: Mobile phones may cause cancerous brain tumors.

How many times have we heard that? Over the years, as mobile phones became increasingly popular, studies have linked them to cancer and then further studies have extinguished the fear....

July 28, 2008  1:00 PM

Weekly Round-up

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

Sunday is the last holdout of newspapers. Suffering under tight budgets and diminished staff sizes, papers of all sizes still seem to hold it together on the day of rest. Working on a “Sunday story” means a reporter is putting a little something extra into the job. Yesterday was one of those...


July 28, 2008  12:58 PM

Microsoft: Kicking SaaS and changing names

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

I brushed up on SaaS (Software as a Service) knowledge today.

After reading through all the SaaS articles on my site, I continued on to Google. Amongst...


July 24, 2008  11:18 PM

Weekly wrapup

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

I think the “things that tick us off” theme of this blog is rubbing off on one of our contributors. Just yesterday, The Real Niel gave us a killer column about how bad your business...


July 24, 2008  2:48 PM

“Are you serious?” or: Dumb things press flaks say

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

"What we’re doing is providing an enterprise-level product at a price point that’s affordable to the midmarket." Or something like that. This is my life. I take these phone calls all the time. If you’re a CIO or IT manager in the midmarket, you probably do, too. Sometimes it gets...


July 23, 2008  7:32 PM

Gartner: Governments should consider electronic health records now

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

Earlier this year I wrote about the field of landmines confronting health care CIOs as electronic personal health record programs like

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July 22, 2008  5:11 PM

When it comes to the Internet, Senator McCain McCain’t

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

CNN’s top technology story Monday highlighted a little-known fact about Senator John McCain -- he doesn’t use the Internet (he does have several Facebook pages, though. Funny how that works…) This may...


July 21, 2008  7:49 PM

Fighting for a Vista rebate. Because somebody has to.

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

Some people suffer the insufferable for piece of mind and for the good of all of us who want to live safe, comfortable lives. The mysterious uncle_benji is one of those people. Ben, as I’ll call him here, has endured some sort of special hell to wrestle a $200 refund from Hewlett-Packard...


July 21, 2008  3:28 PM

Big green HP scheme

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

With polar bears balancing on ice cubes in the Arctic Circle and gas prices skyrocketing, we are all looking to be a bit more ‘green’ in our everyday lifestyle choices. Right? Well, we’re trying. Technology solutions provider Hewlett-Packard (HP) has an environment link from its homepage...


July 21, 2008  12:57 PM

Mainstream media round-up

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

Man, that was a hot and humid one out here. The best thing about Monday is TechTarget foots the air conditioning bill. Here’s what’s been going on, though: The New York Times reported that quarterly...

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