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August 8, 2008  1:47 PM

Weekly Wrap-up



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

And this week we: Learned more about Latin American currency than we ever thought we would. All to take a look at Brazil’s potential for...

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August 6, 2008  1:30 PM

Microsoft’s Midori: Straight up or on the rocks?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO, new products, Virtualization

Microsoft is planning for the retirement of Windows by working on a new operating-system—Midori.

Maybe.

Well, more than likely considering all the Internet-buzz about it (one of many projects in ‘incubation,’ according...


August 4, 2008  9:04 PM

Forrester: No room for cowboy culture in IT



Posted by: The Weave
Best Practices, CIO, Midmarket CIO

Just like Toby Keith, I should have been a cowboy. Alas, I went into journalism and never did get the hang of a lasso. If you’re in IT, a


August 4, 2008  1:01 PM

MSM Monday Round-up



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

The big papers have been focusing on consumer technology a lot recently. The iPhone, Facebook, the ill-fated launch of Cuil. Sure, it’s The New York Times. General audience. I get that. But still, there must be more to computers than...


August 1, 2008  12:28 PM

Weekly Wrapup



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

I just finished taking the SaaS quiz we put up on the site yesterday. I got eight of 10 questions right, which is pretty poor considering I wrote most of the stories the quiz is based...


July 29, 2008  5:54 PM

Will Mobile mania go the way of the Marlboro Man?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Mobile

This just in: Mobile phones may cause cancerous brain tumors.

How many times have we heard that? Over the years, as mobile phones became increasingly popular, studies have linked them to cancer and then further studies have extinguished the fear....


July 28, 2008  1:00 PM

Weekly Round-up



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

Sunday is the last holdout of newspapers. Suffering under tight budgets and diminished staff sizes, papers of all sizes still seem to hold it together on the day of rest. Working on a “Sunday story” means a reporter is putting a little something extra into the job. Yesterday was one of those...


July 28, 2008  12:58 PM

Microsoft: Kicking SaaS and changing names



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

I brushed up on SaaS (Software as a Service) knowledge today.

After reading through all the SaaS articles on my site, I continued on to Google. Amongst...


July 24, 2008  11:18 PM

Weekly wrapup



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

I think the “things that tick us off” theme of this blog is rubbing off on one of our contributors. Just yesterday, The Real Niel gave us a killer column about how bad your business...


July 24, 2008  2:48 PM

“Are you serious?” or: Dumb things press flaks say



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, SAP

"What we’re doing is providing an enterprise-level product at a price point that’s affordable to the midmarket." Or something like that. This is my life. I take these phone calls all the time. If you’re a CIO or IT manager in the midmarket, you probably do, too. Sometimes it gets...


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