CIO Symmetry:

May, 2011


May 31, 2011  6:19 PM

A new home for Domino applications

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

Apple recently announced that it has approved its 500,000th app for the iTunes App Store. IBM Lotus developers say, "Call us when you get to 10 million." That's how...

May 30, 2011  7:40 PM

Around the blogs: Release date of Windows 8 and losing talent

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

We've scoured the Web and compiled a crib sheet for the best and most interesting tidbits from around the IT blogosphere last week, including thoughts on the release date of Windows 8, the risks to info security when companies lost IT talent and how to make sure that you stay connected when the...


May 26, 2011  5:27 PM

The Windows 8 operating system: Is it time to move on?

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

It was customary during the Bill Gates era at Microsoft to surreptitiously dis the previous version of Windows when the next generation came out. "It's the best Windows operating system we've ever developed," he would always say of the new version. Usually, best meant biggest or most...


May 24, 2011  7:20 PM

Failed promotion for Amazon cloud storage affects consumer confidence

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

It's one of those things that looks fantastic on paper: Introduce your cloud service to the consumer market by packaging it with a super-cheap, eagerly anticipated superstar's new album. Amazon did just that by...


May 23, 2011  3:06 PM

Should you be worried about Dropbox security? Our weekly news roundup

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

We've scoured the Web and compiled a crib sheet for the best and most interesting tidbits from around the IT blogosphere last week, including must-know information on Dropbox security, Android's encryption woes and executive strategies being compromised by fear-based decisions. Here's what you...


May 20, 2011  1:49 PM

15 overused IT phrases: Has cloud computing in IT become a cliche?

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Cloud. It's everywhere. You can't ignore cloud computing in IT, but the word itself starts losing meaning after you hear it too many times. Cloud cloud cloud. There were...


May 17, 2011  1:51 PM

Technology conferences can still deliver for IT pros

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

I attended the "last" Comdex show -- the last great one, that is -- in the year 2000, right before 9/11 and the dot-com bust turned it into a shell of its former self, along with a lot of other technology conferences. At the time, many people thought

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May 13, 2011  1:44 PM

Email attachment risks highlight value of collaboration tools

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

This week at Interop Las Vegas, I met Dusan Vitek, vice president of worldwide marketing at Kerio Technologies Inc., who said, "I feel guilty whenever I send an email with an attachment." I actually laughed out loud because I feel...


May 10, 2011  7:05 PM

The sky’s the limit for cloud-enabled applications

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

Back in the day, the must-have feature for technology products was "Internet-enabled." (Remember when Windows became Internet-enabled? It meant sticking the browser in.) It got kind of sickening to hear it over and over. Now we take it for granted. Now it's "cloud-enabled," and as much as I am...


May 6, 2011  7:01 AM

How bin Laden’s capture demonstrates social media risks

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

It started with a tweet from Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for former Defense Secretary Donald...


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