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November 17, 2007  1:43 PM

Overheard: Open source inspires strange bedfellows

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Dell, Open source, Servers, Solaris, Sun, Technology

matt-assay.jpg "If you want proof that open source is turning the world on its head, look no further than

November 8, 2007  5:24 AM

Overheard: Stuart Scott is no longer with the company

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CIO, Microsoft Windows

stuart-scott.jpg Microsoft's confirmation, and the timing of

November 6, 2007  2:33 PM

Overheard: Open source hardware mashups

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Hardware, mashups, Open source, open source hardware

peter_semmelhack.gif "I found myself holding one Lego block in one hand and another Lego block in the other and...

November 5, 2007  12:41 PM

Overheard: The nice thing about standards

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Linux, Open source, standards, Technology

andrewtanenbaum.jpg The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose...

November 2, 2007  2:20 AM

Overheard: Who earns the most money in IT?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
information technology, tech predictions

I guess that if you want to earn more than $200,000 a year and work in IT, you'd better be a CIO. Too bad it's a job position that Nicholas Carr thinks is going to go away.

October 21, 2007  4:52 PM

Overheard: Cisco got me – Unified Communications viral video campaign

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
IT media, Unified Communications

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/a6VIo6_0l24" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Someone at Cisco has some strange ideas when it comes to viral marketing. Case in point: The meltdown. It's a mini-docu-drama of a guy having a temper tantrum a hotel...

October 20, 2007  5:58 PM

Overheard: Any “Guy” can be mistaken for an IT expert

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
IT media, Video

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/zWAvHnfJsOQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Remember when the BBC interviewed "the cab driver" instead of the IT expert by mistake? Here's the story behind this YouTube classic. (

October 13, 2007  1:19 PM

Overheard – Forget about being a CIO when you grow up

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CIO, Technology, Utility computing

nicholas_carr.jpg "We've entered the long twilight of the CIO position, a sign that information technology is finally...

October 6, 2007  2:07 PM

Overheard: What other industry calls the people they work with “users”?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Computer industry, information technology

jimmy_guterman.jpg "As has often been noted, there are only two industries that refer to their customers as users: high...

October 5, 2007  6:00 PM

Overheard: The SAPanese take Web 2.0 seriously

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Enterprise 2.0, SAP, Video, Web 2.0

timoreilly.jpg "Surely SAP is a big, boring enterprise software company, about as far from the furious consumer innovation of...

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