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  • Can the Nokia deal save Microsoft?

    Microsoft's recent deal with Nokia will put Windows Phone 7 on millions of Nokia mobile phones around the world. Microsoft in turn will shower billions of dollars on Nokia in marketing, engineering and other costs. The companies hope that together, they can make inroads into the mobile market that has increasingly become dominated by Apple's iPhone and Google's Android.

    Written by Preston Gralla26 Feb. 11 07:23
  • How to be a proactive task handler

    Early in my career, I prided myself on my ability to follow orders well. But eventually, I realized that truly serving my boss required more than just doing as I was told -- or as I thought I'd been told.

    Written by Paul Glen22 Feb. 11 04:51
  • As cloud grows, IT hiring flatlines

    Corporate IT departments are increasing their spending on hardware and cloud services, but not on new hiring in this weak economy.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau18 Feb. 11 22:14
  • Google exec freed from Egyptian custody

    Google executive Wael Ghonim has been released from government custody in Egypt today, and he's already tweeted about his freedom.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin08 Feb. 11 06:55
  • Five questions for IT from CES

    Didn't send anyone to CES? You probably should have. As I wrote last April, the Consumer Electronics Show may have "consumer" in its name, but it is more and more a place for IT to keep up to date with what will be happening in their companies soon. That's because users are increasingly having their say when it comes to the technologies they use.

    Written by Michael Gartenberg20 Jan. 11 03:52
  • Good consultants, bad consultants

    In 1998 when I became CIO of CareGroup, there were numerous consultants serving in operational roles both there and at its Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. My first task was to build a strong internal management team, eliminate our dependency on consultants, and balance our use of built and bought applications. Twelve years later, I have gained significant perspective on consulting organizations -- large and small, strategic and tactical, mainstream and niche.

    Written by John D. Halamka14 Jan. 11 07:46
  • Latest Microsoft exec exit bad news for firm's talent

    The departure of long-time Microsoft executive Bob Muglia is a troubling sign because he was held in high esteem by the firm's technical talent, an analyst said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer13 Jan. 11 08:30
  • Ballmer's CEO ranking plummets, Steve Jobs' climbs

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's ranking as a chief executive plunged 65 places this year, while Apple CEO Steve Jobs climbed 31 spots, according to a "wealth creation" index released today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 Dec. 10 07:40
  • IT confronts the Splinternet

    Something happened while we were sleeping: The Internet became the Splinternet. Here's how my colleagues Josh Bernoff and Shar VanBoskirk describe it in a recent report: "The golden age of Internet standards is ending. The Web is splintering, and interactive marketing is fragmenting along with it. Welcome to the age of the Splinternet." You can see exactly what they mean in the figure below.

    Written by Ted Schadler18 Dec. 10 06:03
  • Ex-CIO Dale Frantz led a double life

    Former Auto Warehousing Co. CIO Dale Frantz. Before former CIO Dale Frantz <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9201141/CIO_gets_six_years_for_embezzlement_scheme">was sentenced last week</a> to nearly six years in prison for stealing more than $500,000 from his employer, he wrote the judge in his case a letter.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Dec. 10 05:53
  • Offshoring blamed in part for IT's jobless recovery

    WASHINGTON -- The latest government labor report shows lower-than-expected job growth in the U.S. last month, along with a rising unemployment rate, and experts say that IT workers were not immune from that trend.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau06 Dec. 10 22:16
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