Networks Generation:

May, 2008


May 13, 2008  8:17 AM

The futuristic CIO

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A Gartner presentation yesterday highlighted the changing role of the CIO from merely providing infrastructure to support the business, to suggesting ways the business can grow and transform itself by exploiting technology. Mayank Prakash, CIO of Sage, said that CIOs had the best vantage point to...

May 12, 2008  4:30 PM

Developing a business case for mobile working

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I wrote about globalisation being the common thread throughout the conference in my last post and enabling mobile working for dispersed workforces is a key part of this. Surprisingly though, businesses seem to have an inherent mistrust of employees who are not at their desk, even though they might...


May 12, 2008  12:18 PM

CIOs and global business process re-engineering

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I’m reporting from the Gartner conference in Barcelona this week where managing IT systems globally is the main theme. CIOs are increasingly being asked to manage global IT contracts covering regional divisions. The main challenge for CIOs is still managing supplier relationships but an...


May 7, 2008  3:16 PM

How to Increase Your Wi-Fi Signal

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I thought this was a joke at first, then tried it and it worked (and yes, I realise how that sounds).


May 6, 2008  5:06 PM

Thoughts on Microsoft-Yahoo

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David Mitchell, SVP of IT research at consulting firm, Ovum: “In the short term this will give the Yahoo executives a sense of short-term relief, seeing off the bid without having to enter into a forced relationship with another bidder that would only have been less-bad rather than a good option...


May 6, 2008  11:58 AM

Microsoft was always in a win-win with Yahoo

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If Microsoft had won the Yahoo deal, it would have automatically gained market share in the lucrative online advertising market. No bad thing considering that Microsoft...


May 4, 2008  12:04 AM

Web 2.0: Understanding participation

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Brilliant video. Clay Shirky explains how the advent of Web 2.0 will make society much smarter, as opposed to the advent of television.


May 2, 2008  3:20 PM

Top web name blunders

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Here is a genuine list of the five worst web addresses where the organisation’s name could easily, and embarrassingly be misread: 1. Want to find the name of a celebrity’s agent? Check out ‘Who Represents‘: http://www.whorepresents.com 2. Need a therapist? ‘Therapist Finder’ should...


May 2, 2008  12:31 AM

Computer Weekly on CNN

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John-Paul Kamath talks about the Microsoft/Yahoo deal.


May 1, 2008  2:52 PM

SAP posts strong results but slow take up for Business ByDesign SaaS

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SAP reported double-digit revenue growth for the first quarter of 2008, with healthy contributions from all three 'pillars' of its business - its core enterprise applications business, its mid-market portfolio and its business user solutions group. But the vendor acknowledged that its new...


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