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October 17, 2008  2:11 PM

2009 cybersecurity threats revealed – wah waaah



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, DataCenter, Hacking, Midmarket CIO, Security, VoIP, Web 2.0

You know that new iPhone you got? Or the Android order you put in? Well, not to get all Debbie Downer on you, but your sexy smartphone is a security threat.

October 15, 2008  7:51 PM

Emotional working: What the financial crisis is doing to US employees



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

We’re all a little on edge lately. From the stock market to the housing crisis, feelings of instability infiltrate our daily lives. There’s no escaping it – we’re in an economic mess. And as the pressure mounts and the stress continues, some interesting things are...


October 10, 2008  1:53 PM

Google Goggles may prevent work email regret



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO, new products

Google has introduced its new Mail Goggles – and I love the idea.

The application, once enabled, will check your mental clarity by making you solve math problems after clicking send; then, if you can’t solve the problems, the email...


October 9, 2008  2:02 PM

Google and the tech stock drop



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO

Yes, even Google, one of the Internet companies best-positioned for a financial downturn, has falling stock. I watched the


October 8, 2008  6:45 PM

Web 2.0 in the workplace: Say “hello,” not “goodbye”



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

How much of our personalities is being lost behind Web 2.0? We Facebook, we blog, we get hooked up in LinkedIn, we SMS and email and twitter – but who are we portraying and who exactly is on the other end? And I’m not talking about customizing your Ning network with your...


October 3, 2008  2:22 PM

Obama’s iPhone App



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

The Obama campaign has introduced an iPhone application — Obama ‘08. Self-described as the “official, comprehensive connection to the heart of Barack Obama and Joe Biden's campaign,” the application...


October 2, 2008  2:14 PM

Is Microsoft trying to buy users?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft Windows, Mozilla, new products

In an attempt to get more users, Microsoft has added SearchPerks to its Live Search service.

But, unless you have Internet...


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...


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