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Monday, March 30, 2009
Real and imaginary problems with America's CIO, Vivek Kundra; Future IT managers replace IBM
Vivek Kundra controversy: Real and imaginary problems with America's CIO By Curt Monash In general, I like the idea of Vivek Kundra having been selected as America's new CIO. He's at least in part a true CIO type, rather than just a CTO, something for which I advocated strongly. He impressed at least some observers very highly doing a similar government job. And while Kundra has come in for his share of bumps and criticisms, some of those seem pretty silly. Read full story
IBM Steps On American Workers; Future IT Managers Replace IBM Ashley: That great sucking sound isn't NAFTA, it's IBM (and their empty headed executives) thumbing their nose at 5k of IBM's productive, loyal North American workers, while IBM sucks their jobs right from under them and the American economy. Layoffs are layoffs, most companies have been forced to take some type of action, either out of necessity or by riding the curve and trimming during the recession. Even Microsoft was forced to make a 5k layoff move, but at least Microsoft was hiring another 2-3k positions at the same time. But IBM's move says much more about IBM's declining commitment to the American market and its workers.
Gaskin: Web 2.0 works to solve problems Every marketing firm must have the same set of buzzword stamps they use, inking every product with Green and Collaboration and Easy to Use and Do More With Less, often tagged additionally with the ever popular Web 2.0. ...
Johnson: Today's IT is all about enabling the customer experience A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there were two basic models for selling IT: Equipment vendors sold hardware or software. Services vendors sold maintenance contracts, professional services, or connectivity. ...
Bradner: Not the "next Google," but still interesting No start-up on the horizon is likely to overcome Google's breadth of services and Internet mindshare, but there are some recent developments that may just pull users away from Google -- at least for some functions.
'Net Buzz: Tweeting with a celebrity 'sparks kitchen fire' It was only a matter of time before this Twitter madness leapt from merely hypnotizing the masses and bastardizing the language to causing real-world mayhem for those (like me) caught in its seductive clutches.
Backspin: Becoming green or just greenish? Becoming an environmentally responsible organization isn't easy particularly in IT. It requires seeing the bigger picture and treating effort of becoming green as a comprehensive, strategic issue. So far, not many ...
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