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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...


September 19, 2008  1:47 PM

Microsoft reclaims ‘I’m a PC’; ditches Gates/Seinfield



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

As quickly as they started, the Microsoft/Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads have ended. Phew.

The nonsensical ads left viewers scratching their heads and Seinfeld with quite a heavy pocket. The comedian reportedly earned $10 million for the commercials...


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 searchCIO-Midmarket.com I wrote about IBM’s pitch (with partners) for a “Microsoft-free desktop.” It seems a little far-fetched. Then again, we got...


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