CIO Symmetry:

November, 2008

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November 26, 2008  4:05 PM

Black Friday and the prospect of e-commerce site crashes

EditorAnne Anne McCrory Profile: EditorAnne

 

Ah, ’tis the season of good cheer – and omens for e-commerce site crashes alike! A retail industry site I’ve grown fond of, Evan...

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November 26, 2008  3:09 PM

Cyber Monday shopping slowing down the company network?!

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Will Cyber Monday holiday shoppers hog all the bandwidth?

A recent Maritz Poll showed that expected Cyber...


November 21, 2008  4:15 PM

Recession or not, we can still give thanks for technology

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Years ago, writing a “grateful” journal was all the rage. Helps to keep things in perspective (at least, that’s what Oprah told us). So, given that it’s been such a tough year for business, I thought I’d step back and see what I could find to be thankful for....


November 19, 2008  10:37 PM

Looking for layoff news? Social networking tools may have your answer

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

The troubled economy has led some companies to lay off employees, and this year they are approaching it in a whole new way. No more discreet, hush-hush conversations – company news is being spread rapidly through blogs and other social networking tools. ...


November 14, 2008  3:24 PM

IT spending is down: Now what?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Analyst firm IDC has predicted a significant slowdown in worldwide IT spending in 2009. The newly revised estimate brings IT spending at 2.6% growth in 2009, down from IDC’s earlier projection of 5.9%...


November 14, 2008  3:16 PM

The Web 2.0/social media revolution inches along

EditorAnne Anne McCrory Profile: EditorAnne

More evidence this week that the Web 2.0/social media revolution may be advancing, but it ain’t here yet:

  • Instant messaging hasn’t become the preferred method of communication among IT staff; nor has texting. We have Robert Half to thank for these...


November 13, 2008  1:51 PM

Google Flu Trends: What is it?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Chills, body aches, fever -- it’s flu season. Am I sure of these symptoms? Of course, I Googled them. If you find yourself doing the same as cold and flu signs creep up around you, you may be contributing to Google’s newest effort to mark trends --

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November 6, 2008  9:26 PM

Google Chrome: How secure is your information?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Google is growing. From Chrome to G1, it’s not just for searching anymore.

As the Google giant is creating new breeds of consumers (“cross-consumers,” I call them -- spanning email, news, mobile devices, Web browsers, etc.), what is happening...


November 5, 2008  9:34 PM

How user-friendly is your website?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Are “user-friendly” projects more likely to catch on? It makes sense – the easier it is for the average user, the more likely it is that they will continue using it. You know, the whole “keep it simple, stupid”?

A survey of John McCain’s...


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