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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 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...


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 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


September 4, 2008  1:27 PM

Mark Zuckerberg now part of ‘The Establishment’; Ballmer back in club



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Gwar, Midmarket CIO

A smattering of techies have made Vanity Fair’s annual “New Establishment” 100 list, as if this is something we need to catalog. Never mind that by making the list annual, Vanity Fair never gives...


September 2, 2008  2:33 PM

Weekly MSM Round-up



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

Summer isn’t over…technically. But since we’re past Labor Day, maybe people will go back to work and news will pick up? Maybe? A few things did happen and slipped their way into the big papers these past few days: Google is the little brat Microsoft babysat. Then Google grew up and...


August 29, 2008  12:25 PM

Weekly Wrap-up (Labor Day edition)



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

Dear people in the IT industry: Please don’t all go on vacation at once, like you did this week. We’ve been trying very hard to reach you for comment on stories. Won’t anybody look out for the journalists? We still did manage to get some work done and post some stories, of course. A...


August 26, 2008  3:07 PM

Joe Biden: RIAA stooge



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Politics

Joe Biden, huh? Talk about strike three. 2000: Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Lieberman “loses” election. Flash forward to 2008 and this stuffy jerk – who spent part of his career going after Marilyn Manson – is

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