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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 17:10 PM

The Cloud Remains Unclear to Us

True to its name, cloud computing continues to prove itself quite a murky fog to see through. Early this year in my own talks, I started saying that it’s best not to think of it as a technology (or t....

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:09 AM

Information-Centric Business Computing

by Samuel Greengard Pervasive networking has changed the way we access and use information. IT departments long focused on getting crucial bits--documents, spreadsheets, presentations, whatever--to the ....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:08 AM

Cloud Spawns New Business Line

by Tony Kontzer The homegrown software that served as a digital asset management system for VRX Studios, a commercial photography firm in Vancouver, B.C., was filled to bursting. Finding content among the....

Monday, July 25, 2011 08:07 AM

E-Book Babel

Samuel Greengard The demise of Border's Books couldn't have been a shock to anyone following the chain's ongoing financial troubles -- or the bookselling business in general. Amazon says that more than h....

Monday, June 20, 2011 10:06 AM

Shipwrecked on Data Island

by Samuel Greengard We surf the web with ease, but much of our data remains trapped and isolated on different islands. Despite all the hoopla over cloud computing and syncing capabilities, we still have a....

Friday, April 15, 2011 10:04 AM

iPads and iPhones and Clouds, Oh My

The CEO of a private company asked me what's new in business tech. He may have been making polite conversation to take my mind off a round of golf that was skidding into McIlrovian territory. But he lit ....

Friday, February 11, 2011 18:02 PM

Awesome Groupon Story (Not)

by Jennifer Lawinski Would you like to know the many ways in which Groupon is leveraging the cloud to help its rapidly-growing business scale? So would we. We responded to a PR pitch from Model Metrics....

Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:01 AM

Disintermediation Bites

Bad news for my hometown, as American Express announces the closing of its Greensboro, NC call center and the vaporization of hundreds of local jobs. Blame the internet. From an email to civic bigwigs from....

Thursday, January 06, 2011 10:01 AM

IT Predictions for 2011

by Samuel Greengard What's a New Year without a few predictions? Here's my two cents worth in regard to major IT and technology trends I see unfolding in 2011: The Consumerization of IT will accelerate. ....

Monday, November 29, 2010 11:11 AM

Dear Santa: Technology Wish List

By Samuel Greengard In the spirit of Cyber Monday and the upcoming holiday season, I'm submitting my technology wish list to the North Pole and hoping at least a few of these come true in 2011. 1. iPhone....

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:11 AM

Flexible Work Breeds Loyal Workers

by Samuel Greengard The ability of humans to invent technology far exceeds our ability to use it effectively. Today's topic: telework. You'd think that with all the blather about Web 2.0, smartphones, m....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:07 AM

Crowd-Sourcing the Alien Hunt

by Tim Moran When last we checked in on SETI -- the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence project -- Jill Tarter, the director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, had just helped se....

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 16:06 PM

About That Paperless Office

by Samuel Greengard I consider it nothing short of a cruel irony that my paperless office is overflowing with paper. Piles and piles of paper. Documents, invoices, advertisements, catalogs, brochures, bus....

Friday, May 07, 2010 11:05 AM

Green IT, Really

by Samuel Greengard Let's face it, a couple of years ago it wasn't the least bit fashionable to be a tree hugger in the corporate world. Unless you were Patagonia, Seventh Generation or some other granola....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:04 AM

Learn From the iPhone

By Samuel Greengard It's a small wonder that anything ever changes in the modern organization. Despite the constant blather about agility and flexibility, most people prefer to use the same old tools ra....

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