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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...


July 23, 2008  7:32 PM

Gartner: Governments should consider electronic health records now



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO

Earlier this year I wrote about the field of landmines confronting health care CIOs as electronic personal health record programs like

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July 22, 2008  5:11 PM

When it comes to the Internet, Senator McCain McCain’t



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

CNN’s top technology story Monday highlighted a little-known fact about Senator John McCain -- he doesn’t use the Internet (he does have several Facebook pages, though. Funny how that works…) This may...


July 21, 2008  7:49 PM

Fighting for a Vista rebate. Because somebody has to.



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, HP, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

Some people suffer the insufferable for piece of mind and for the good of all of us who want to live safe, comfortable lives. The mysterious uncle_benji is one of those people. Ben, as I’ll call him here, has endured some sort of special hell to wrestle a $200 refund from Hewlett-Packard...


July 21, 2008  3:28 PM

Big green HP scheme



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Green IT, Midmarket CIO

With polar bears balancing on ice cubes in the Arctic Circle and gas prices skyrocketing, we are all looking to be a bit more ‘green’ in our everyday lifestyle choices. Right? Well, we’re trying. Technology solutions provider Hewlett-Packard (HP) has an environment link from its homepage...


July 21, 2008  12:57 PM

Mainstream media round-up



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

Man, that was a hot and humid one out here. The best thing about Monday is TechTarget foots the air conditioning bill. Here’s what’s been going on, though: The New York Times reported that quarterly...

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July 18, 2008  1:13 PM

Weekly Wrap-up



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

What we did this week: Tried to remember when it was that we gave Johnny an Excel license. Oh wait, we didn’t. Shook our heads at the unfolding mess that is the


July 16, 2008  1:55 PM

San Francisco IT hack story looks a bit too much like Chinatown



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Media, Midmarket CIO, Security

What the hell is going on in San Francisco? It’s like a freaking detective novel out there all of a sudden. One of the city’s top IT guys has been accused of locking...


July 15, 2008  1:06 PM

Breaking news: Computer skills get you hired



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO

This should come as no surprise, but technology jobs are relatively resistant to a junk U.S. economy, according to a new report from Jobfox, the job search...


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