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The Rise of IT Process Automation

September 16, 2009 |
There are a lot of these conversations these days about best practices in the land of IT, but the simple fact is that a lot of IT processes are becoming increasingly automated. Whether the economy is
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A Bad Case of PC Envy

September 15, 2009 |
As long as anybody can remember, there was always a compromise that needed to be made between business and consumer-class PCs. The corporate PC was usually stripped of everything but the bare
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Lenovo Extends Windows 7 with Touch of a Simple Tap

September 15, 2009 |
One of the biggest challenges any PC manufacturer faces is how to really differentiate their offerings from a host of other roughly similar systems. For the most part, PC manufacturers have stuck to
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The Politics of Managing IT as a Unified Service

September 14, 2009 |
One of the great hidden costs of corporate computing is all the complexity associated with managing every system, network and application that spans the entire enterprise. The end result is a morass
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Getting Real About Doing Business in Real Time

September 14, 2009 |
We all know that the business wants IT to reflect the state of the business in as close to real-time as possible. We also know that accomplishing that means a lot of investments in custom
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Trying to Get Smarter About Business Intelligence

September 14, 2009 |
One of the more disappointing aspects of business intelligence applications is how few people actually use them. Within large organizations, the preponderance of business intelligence systems get
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Overcoming Business Intelligence Fatigue

September 10, 2009 |
When it comes to the whole subject of business intelligence, there is a lot of rolling of the eyes going on in both the IT department and the business units they serve. That doesn't mean hope doesn't
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The Current State of Emergency Response Systems

September 10, 2009 |
As we remember the tragic events that took place on this day eight years ago, now would seem like an appropriate time to consider the state-of-technology that is currently available to emergency
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Come to the Darknet

September 09, 2009 |
For better are worse, it's going to become a lot easier to set up private networks for sharing files. According to Hewlett-Packard security researchers, one of the downstream effects of transforming
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In Praise of Multi-Faceted CIOs

September 09, 2009 |
The annual study of CIOs conducted by IBM is being released today with the usual amount of fanfare. As you might expect, business intelligence and virtualization rank as the two highest priorities of
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