CIO Symmetry:

September, 2008


September 29, 2008  9:51 PM

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

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

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

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September 25, 2008  8:34 PM

Face-to-face social networking? Nticing

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

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?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

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

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

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

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

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?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

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?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

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

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

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

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September 11, 2008  6:01 PM

In a world without Microsoft…

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

Earlier this week on searchCIO-Midmarket.com 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

Kristen Caretta Glen Weaver Profile: The Weave

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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