Profile of Fritz NelsonVice President, Editorial Director InformationWeek Business Technology Network
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Fritz Nelson is a former senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network.
Articles by Fritz Nelson
posted in February 2010
Building simple, rich web applications still takes some programming effort, but Alpha Software's Alpha Five promises to let non-programmers tackle the effort quickly and without writing a single line of code. "Codeless Ajax," Alpha calls it. We put this to the test, asking if one of Alpha's development partners could build us a quick application in five minutes.
Survey Analytics, a competitor to tools like Survey Monkey, claims to offer more complex survey types, and better integration with third-party reporting tools and CRM systems. We spent some time working through this with the company's CEO and founder, Vivek Bhaskaran.
Provider's lab offers an exciting peek into the technological future of patient care.
Great phones, new apps, amazing technology demonstrations, photos, funny stories and more than you can cram into a single article.
Before I heap my endless praise for the most inventive user interface I've seen at Mobile World Congress, like some drunken barfly lavishing compliments at a cocktail waitress at 2 a.m., it's worth saying that Else must be prepared to out-scream and outperform a well-established A-list of smart phone platforms. I don't see how it can. I also think the company must all be right handed; but more on that later.
"Maybe we'll get lucky with this number seven." It was a throw-away comment from a refulgent Steve Ballmer at the end of Microsoft's standing-room-only press conference here in Barcelona, an apt epilogue on the world's worst kept secret, the official unveiling of Windows Mobile 7 (sorry, that's Windows Phone 7 Series; is it WinPho now?). Unveiled, but with too much left veiled. These are leaky times, though, and Microsoft was right to do it in this seemingly fecund soil of mobile platforms. Now
The world's largest mobile computing and communications event tackles every technology known to man -- and some that aren't.
This week, my colleague, David Berlind and I talk about the Data Center, some of the upcoming announcements we expect to see at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, and we rant about all of the social platforms that continue to sprout like nasty weeds (this week's culprit: Google Buzz).
No high-flying Apple iPad type news, but the implications of some of this week's news could weigh heavily (good and bad) on enterprise IT managers. On today's Fritz & David Show Podcast, my colleague David Berlind and I discuss news of a successful Trusted Platform Module hack, as well as a Black Hat researcher's prediction of the end of anti-virus as an effective tool. We also discussed some si