March, 2013

March 29, 2013  7:34 PM

Amazon expands empire to social networking

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

The old saying goes that you can't be all things to all people. But Amazon is sure as heck gonna try.  In this week's Searchlight, the king of digital disruption shows how it's done. With the acquisition of social networking site Goodreads Amazon is not only bolstering its tried and...

March 22, 2013  4:56 PM

Data-driven world may take us down a dangerous road

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Just about everyone who has a computer has, at one time or another, left a comment online. Be it a simple "congrats!" under a wedding snapshot or an angry mini-rant about poor restaurant service, for some this opinion sharing has become second nature. For the most part it's harmless -- sometimes...

March 15, 2013  8:15 PM

Don’t forget to count yourself among data analytics tools

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

When it comes to making big business decisions, data analytics tools are great to have in your arsenal. But as the lead item in this week's Searchlight reminds us there is one tool IT leaders shouldn't overlook amid the big data hype -- their own guts. There are many reasons one becomes a leader...

March 8, 2013  8:52 PM

As cybersecurity takes the spotlight, CIOs need to step up

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

From the breakout sessions to the lounges to the main stage, at this week's Fusion CEO/CIO Symposium in Madison, Wis., privacy and cybersecurity were on nearly everyone's mind. Recent high-profile hacks have brought some much-needed attention to the importance of securing our networked world. Top...

March 1, 2013  8:14 PM

The ballyhoo over Yahoo’s telecommuting ban

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

It's a business decision. That's all it is. Sure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting touches on many other work/life issues, but the bottom line is that it was a business decision. It would be nice to think she would emerge as some kind of champion for working...

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