Conference coverage

May 6, 2011  5:26 PM

Red Hat rallies with the promise of an open source cloud PaaS

Posted by: 4Laura
Cloud computing, Conference coverage, cost, open source

Open source computing is based on the concept that sharing is a good thing -- a virtue we were all supposed to learn in kindergarten. This week at the World Trade Center in Boston, Red Hat shared its vision of an open source cloud ecosphere based on

November 13, 2009  3:30 PM

9 IT outsourcing myths, and the outsourcing facts CIOs should consider

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Conference coverage, IT outsourcing, Outsourcing

When Deloitte LLP turned to IT outsourcing, "the business case was predicated on saving money," said Larry Quinlan, CIO at the professional services firm.

"But now we stay for the value," Quinlan continued. "We think we're getting more out of the...

October 9, 2009  2:36 PM

Gen X, not Gen Y, leads adoption of social technologies in workplace

Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
Conference coverage, Web 2.0

CIOs should look to Generation X, not Generation Y, to be the early adopters of new and social technologies within their organization. Contrary to what you’d think, Generation X workers (roughly those ages 28 to 48) read blogs, participate...

October 9, 2009  2:20 PM

Why IT can be OK with users managing their own SaaS services contracts

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Conference coverage, contract negotiations, outsourcing contracts, SaaS

I just returned from Forrester Research Inc.'s Services & Sourcing Forum in Chicago. Newsflash: Chicago is a windy city! Another newsflash: The road to creating and managing IT outsourcing contracts is a long and winding one – especially when business users start procuring their own services,...

May 28, 2009  7:14 PM

Twitter for business: A help or a hassle at IT conferences?

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Conference coverage, Web 2.0

I'm still reflecting on last week's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, where my colleagues and I gathered a lot of good information on CIO leadership,

December 3, 2008  3:05 PM

FatWire’s sex site demo backfires at Boston Web 2.0 conference

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Conference coverage

Talk about a booby trap. Yogesh Gupta, the president and CEO of FatWire, was glibly making his way through his presentation on "Online Engagement -- The Key to Success in Good Times and Bad." The gist of the first 20 minutes or so was that in hard times companies can exploit the Web to gain market...

October 15, 2008  2:51 PM

How Microsoft takes stock of your online experience

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Conference coverage

At the Web Experience Forum in Boston yesterday, Mark Hydar, principal group manager for global quality of service (QoS) initiatives for Microsoft,...

September 26, 2008  1:01 PM

EmTech08 and the Black Swan: A lesson in jargon

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Conference coverage

I sneaked away from my desk this week to attend a few sessions at the Emerging Technologies conference on the MIT campus. Even in small doses, the event can overwhelm with its rush of ideas, opinions and latest updates from people working on the cutting edge of technology. I want to mention one...

September 5, 2008  12:03 PM

Think like a hacker (and other World of Warcraft-inspired musings)

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Conference coverage, Security

Yesterday, I attended Forrester's security forum in Boston. In one of the morning sessions, "Exploiting Online Games," Gary McGraw, chief...

July 14, 2008  4:33 PM

All Ears: CIOs and Winchester Rifles

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Conference coverage, Media

Question: What do CIOs and rifle heiress Sarah Winchester have in common? You're haunted by ghosts and can't stop building, says Phil Murphy, principal analyst with Forrester Research. Phil was a...

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