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April 20, 2009  3:05 PM

Selling the smart grid



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, electricity, energy, green tech, smart grid, utilities

"It turns out customers don’t actually want utilities to turn off their appliances." ~ Mark Farber, Photon Consultants Well,...

April 19, 2009  8:47 PM

So I updated the IT humor guide…



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cartoons, IT humor, jokes, presentation humor, video

Here it is, Sunday afternoon. I thought I'd just pop into my office (Yes, that's one of the perils of working from home.) and finish up a definition for IP surveillance, maybe update the blog. But first, I checked the editors' mailbox. And there was a note from a reader suggesting his Web series...


March 2, 2009  1:56 PM

Closed-circuit TV “a high-tech Panopticon”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CCTV, CIO, civil rights, closed circuit television, Panopticon, privacy, Security, surveillance

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February 28, 2009  8:14 PM

Would a results-only work environment make you more productive?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business, CIO, employment, human resources, innovation, management, productivity, results-only work environment, ROWE, work place

Last Friday we featured results-only work environment (ROWE) as our word of the day and I felt stirring within me feelings I’d almost forgotten. Feelings of hope, glimmers of...


January 14, 2009  7:26 AM

IPv6 addresses – how many is that in numbers?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, communications, Internet, IPv6, quiz

IPv6 is our Word of the Day today. The big difference between it andIPv4 is the increase in address space. IPv4 addresses are 32 bits; IPv6 addresses are 128 bits. That's a lot more, for...


January 13, 2009  1:18 PM

IPTV or Internet TV?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cable television, CIO, communications, Internet, Internet TV, IPTV

When I selected IPTV for today's Word of the Day, it was in response to seeing articles about iTV (Internet television) and assuming -- silly me! -- that it was the same thing.

Uh....


December 23, 2008  3:26 PM

Skype’s 2008 — the good, the bad, the… back door?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, communications, Mobile, Skype, telephony, VoIP

On FierceVoIP, Doug Mohney discusses the kind of year Skype's had: 2008 Year in Review: Just Skype, Baby

Skype celebrated its fifth year of operation over the summer and now has more than...


December 15, 2008  1:25 PM

Seebeck effect demo



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, electronics, quiz, video

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HSQ54Vo6Lzo" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


November 30, 2008  5:38 PM

Who could resist Fennec? It’s so cute!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, browsers, CIO, demonstration, design, Fennec, gadgets, messaging, Mobile, Mobile Computing, social bookmarking, social networking, Uncategorized, video, wireless

Site director Margaret Rouse and I were IMing a couple of weeks ago, which we do a fair amount of because our "office" spans about 800 miles. We were discussing a definition for Fennec, Mozilla's mobile version of...


October 15, 2008  9:00 AM

What is Blog Action Day? A chance to help fight global poverty.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, communications, cool, culture, Development, education, entrepeneurship, event, free, green, Internet, learning, media, open source, politics, resource, science, small business, Technology, tool, useful, volunteer, Web 2.0

Blog Action Day is, according to its founders, "an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day."

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