November, 2008

November 26, 2008  1:01 PM

Black Friday: Shopping (online?) ’til you drop

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Web 2.0

If you're reading this on Friday, I'm going to assume you've just returned from a harrowing Black Friday shopping experience at your nearest department store or mall. But it's possible those days of waking up while it's still dark and dashing off to the closest Kohl's at 4 a.m. (or earlier) could...

November 26, 2008  12:00 AM

SaaS integration easier said than done

Posted by: Linda Tucci

Questions for you Software as a Service (SaaS) devotees about SaaS integration: Did your vendor give you enough information up front about the potential difficulties of integrating the SaaS application with your existing applications? Were you able to find SaaS user groups to vet concerns before...

November 24, 2008  11:21 AM

CIO weekly wrap-up: DR, SharePoint, innovation and IT managed services

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO weekly wrap-up

Happy Thanksgiving week! I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes ... really, any type of potatoes this Thursday. But first, there's work to be done. Check out the most recent stories from

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November 21, 2008  11:53 AM

IT turkeys: Technology issues that we don’t give thanks for

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
IT fun

The holidays are almost upon us, starting with Thanksgiving, the day we Americans reflect on the things we are thankful for in the past year. But what about things we aren't thankful for? What about things we could have done without because, to be honest, they didn't measure up to our...

November 21, 2008  11:00 AM

Is IT innovation possible now?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Budgeting and cost-cutting, IT/business management, Recession

Before the economy crashed and the word recession was officially applied to the economy, the buzzword of the IT conference circuit of 2008 was innovation. The trend, we were told, would be that as the more basal functions of IT move inexorably to service providers, the internal...

November 19, 2008  10:39 PM

Electronic-discovery worries may lead to BlackBerry blackout for Obama

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Politics and IT, Security

See, maybe we all shouldn't have been so down on John McCain for acknowledging that he didn't know how to send an email – apparently, it's something presidents don’t do, thanks to electronic-discovery concerns. According to, in taking his oath for office, President-elect Barack Obama is...

November 18, 2008  1:55 PM

IBM survey: CIO leadership skills rank high, business clout lower

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT/business management, Leadership and strategic planning

A new survey on CIO leadership from IBM finds that you're pretty pleased with yourselves. Congrats. According to the survey, taken in July, 91% of CIOs see themselves as leaders of their IT organizations, possessing a clear vision...

November 17, 2008  11:44 AM

CIO weekly wrap-up

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO weekly wrap-up

Good morning! Here are the latest stories from

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November 14, 2008  12:29 PM

Brownie points for green IT will go away … and then?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Green IT

On the trip down to the annual SIMposium conference in Orlando this week, I leafed through Time magazine's commemorative issue on the presidential election (great photos from both...

November 14, 2008  10:21 AM

Obama administration: Internet rogues need not apply

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Politics and IT

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I imagine neither you nor I will be working for President-elect Barack Obama's administration in any high-ranking official position (that is, unless any of you intend to pursue the

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