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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:

September 8, 2008  4:19 PM

MSM Monday Round-up

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

Happy Monday. Here’s some stuff: The Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates Microsoft commercial is out. The New York Times has a nice look at what

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September 5, 2008  3:29 PM

Don’t ignore internal security (and don’t write passwords on Post-it’s)

Posted by: Kristen Caretta

Last year 8% of the IT budget went towards security. This year? 10%.

Khalid Kark, principal analyst at

September 5, 2008  1:10 AM

Google’s Chrome: Not your average Web browser?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Firefox, Google, Microsoft

Microsoft’s IE is facing some serious competition. With Mozilla’s Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Opera Software ASA’s Opera and recently

September 4, 2008  7:16 PM

Weekly Wrap-up

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

Oh my. Taking a look at our output this week, we can’t help but worry the summer good times are over. Brace yourself, scary news ahead. Face it, you’re probably going to use your disaster recovery plan some day (if you have one). Attorney Jeffrey Ritter advises us on how to

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