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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 00:10 AM

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 18:09 PM

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 17:08 PM

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 15:07 PM

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 17:06 PM

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 17:04 PM

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 ....

Saturday, February 12, 2011 02:02 AM

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 18:01 PM

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 18:01 PM

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. ....