CIO Symmetry:

August, 2008


August 18, 2008  2:17 PM

MSM Monday Round-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

The government had its hand all over the tech world this week. First we had that little incident with the MIT students who say they’ve figured out

August 15, 2008  6:41 PM

Weekly wrap-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

Every year at SearchCIO-Midmarket.com we get a bunch of CIOs to tell us how much spare change they’re picking up. We also ask them a lot of questions about their careers, aspirations and doubts. Then we compile all the answers and look for interesting trends. Then we write news stories. The...


August 13, 2008  2:24 PM

America fails – miserably – to capture Internet equality medal



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Networking

Here’s a shocker: Broadband in the U.S. isn’t up to snuff and because of that our children will fall behind the rest of the world. So we learn from a new report by speedmatters.org, er, the

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August 12, 2008  5:33 PM

Press releases as prose



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO

I don’t doubt that writing a press release that catches the eye is a tough job. But this is just dumb: “Dear Zach, “Will Shakespeare sure didn’t have to wrestle with the issues IT managers’ face today. After five years of development and some high-profile delays, Microsoft...


August 12, 2008  3:23 PM

Hackers on the MBTA, or: Why Boston’s subway system deserves to be compromised



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Security

Well, this is embarrassing. Three MIT students write a paper on how to hack the greater Boston subway fare cards. Said students are given an ‘A’ for their work and are booked to present at the annual DEFCON hacker conference in Las Vegas...


August 11, 2008  2:17 PM

MSM Monday Round-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

Anybody else fed up with passwords? A San Jose State University professor tells us why we should be in The New York Times. It’s about time. Does anybody really think there’s a password strong...


August 8, 2008  7:37 PM

Save the data! How safe is our personal information?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Security

The search for the missing Registered Traveler laptop is finally over. The laptop, belonging to Verified Identity Pass Inc.(VIP), was reported missing from a locked office in the San Francisco International Airport on July...


August 8, 2008  1:47 PM

Weekly Wrap-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

And this week we: Learned more about Latin American currency than we ever thought we would. All to take a look at Brazil’s potential for...

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August 6, 2008  1:30 PM

Microsoft’s Midori: Straight up or on the rocks?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO, new products, Virtualization

Microsoft is planning for the retirement of Windows by working on a new operating-system—Midori.

Maybe.

Well, more than likely considering all the Internet-buzz about it (one of many projects in ‘incubation,’ according...


August 4, 2008  9:04 PM

Forrester: No room for cowboy culture in IT



Posted by: The Weave
Best Practices, CIO, Midmarket CIO

Just like Toby Keith, I should have been a cowboy. Alas, I went into journalism and never did get the hang of a lasso. If you’re in IT, a


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