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June, 2009

June 23, 2009  12:00 PM

Mapping Application Disaster Recovery to Business Requirements


Question: Now that my organization has acquired space at a  remote co-location data center and we've installed hardware, where do we need to consider in setting up recovery for our critical business applications? While it would be impossible in this forum to go into...

June 17, 2009  12:00 PM

Part 2: Consumer Driven Business Innovation

Beth Cohen Beth Cohen Profile: Beth Cohen

Question:  Recently you wrote how the consumer market is the major driver of innovation.  How can you say that when IBM and HP are constantly developing new products for the enterprise? Last time, I talked about how the consumer markets are driving...

June 8, 2009  12:00 PM

The Buy/Build Software Decision: Still With Us After All These Years.


Question:  I am thinking of implementing a new point of sale system for my retail operation.  I have been using a 20 year old homegrown system.  What is the current thinking on the relative merits of buying a COTS (Commercial off the Shelf) system as opposed to building a custom...

June 2, 2009  11:54 AM

Looking for Business Innovation in all the Right Places

Beth Cohen Beth Cohen Profile: Beth Cohen

Question:  Where are the next major innovations in IT going to be coming from?  With the continued squeeze on businesses to run more efficiently, what do you see as the biggest market drivers? Unless you have been buried under a rock for the past few years,...

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