CIO Symmetry:

September, 2008

September 29, 2008  9:51 PM

I’m a PC, and I don’t necessarily like Microsoft

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Linux, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

After the annoyingly strange Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates commercials promoting Microsoft, a new batch of adverts surfaced featuring the slogan “

September 25, 2008  8:34 PM

Face-to-face social networking? Nticing

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, new products, Web 2.0

Finally, we may be seeing the end of the business card.

I always forget to bring my business cards to the events and conferences I attend. On the rare occasion I do remember to grab a small handful from my desk drawer, actually handing them...

September 25, 2008  8:29 PM

Are we all too busy?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Best Practices, CIO, Hacking, Midmarket CIO, Security

Do your users pay attention to dialog box pop-ups? If you’re thinking, “yes, of course,” read on.

A recent study by members of the psychology...

September 19, 2008  1:47 PM

Microsoft reclaims ‘I’m a PC’; ditches Gates/Seinfield

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

As quickly as they started, the Microsoft/Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads have ended. Phew.

The nonsensical ads left viewers scratching their heads and Seinfeld with quite a heavy pocket. The comedian reportedly earned $10 million for the commercials...

September 18, 2008  3:02 PM

The Wall Street Journal embraces Web 2.0

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

The Wall Street Journal launched a redesigned site Tuesday featuring Web 2.0 – but you have to pay to be a member.

September 16, 2008  9:00 PM

LinkedIn to cash in, but at what cost to you?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

LinkedIn, a social networking site for business professionals, has been in such high demand amongst advertisers that it will be launching its own advertising network. What made LinkedIn such a sought-after site? The registered...

September 12, 2008  1:25 PM

Are CIOs finding Apple’s sex-appeal, appealing?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft Windows, Mobile

How important is it, as a CIO, to have a fashion-accessory phone? What about if said phone is sexy – unlike some of the more boring models?

Windows Mobile is boring. According to Mikael Nerde, head of the accessory and developer program for Sony...

September 11, 2008  6:09 PM

Weekly wrap-up

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

What we did this week: Suggested CIOs have a little mercy on their overworked security experts and data architects. Imagined a

September 11, 2008  6:01 PM

In a world without Microsoft…

Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

Earlier this week on I wrote about IBM’s pitch (with partners) for a “Microsoft-free desktop.” It seems a little far-fetched. Then again, we got...

September 9, 2008  8:01 PM

Google steps up to preserve the nuances of American history

Posted by: The Weave
CIO, DataManagement, Google, Midmarket CIO, MSM

I used to write for newspapers. Which is a bit like saying I was a telegraph operator, in that both jobs carry a certain romanticism linked to their glory years and are widely considered irrelevant today. As Nelson on The Simpsons once pointed out:

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