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November 26, 2008  4:05 PM

Black Friday and the prospect of e-commerce site crashes

Posted by: EditorAnne
CIO, Midmarket CIO, retail


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?!

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Networking

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

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Mobile, Security

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

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Job Development, Midmarket CIO

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?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

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

Posted by: 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?

Posted by: 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 --

November 6, 2008  9:26 PM

Google Chrome: How secure is your information?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO, Web surfing

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?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

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...

October 31, 2008  3:59 PM

Gmail apps: Text your contacts

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

Google Gmail users now have the option to send text messages to mobile phones. The experimental app, found in Gmail Labs, was made available to all users Thursday night. The feature is very similar to chat – find your contact (if the mobile number is saved in your contacts list) and the option...

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