Profile of Bob Evans
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Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
Articles by Bob Evans
posted in April 2007
VMware's IPO-related filings include a discussion of the competitive threat posed by Microsoft in the virtualization space, a breakout of VMware license revenue versus professional services revenue (guess which is growing more rapidly?), the hiring of a CFO from Amazon, and a decision by many customers to run all of their new apps on VMware software. While the SEC-mandated documents are a tad dry in places, they also provide an unpreceden
My colleague Michael Singer recently posted a compelling item about the work and words of Nick Carr, who burst into prominence four years ago with a Harvard Business Review article called "IT Doesn't Matter" and shortly thereafter a book with the softer title, Does IT Matter? And now Carr is about to release a followup book. I wish Nick much success with his book sales because he's a rema
Several letters arrived in response to my initial story, "Wal-Mart's Latest 'Orwellian' Technology Move: Get Over It," before I posted a blog where those who are interested could comment. Read what some of the initial letter writers had to say, and join in the discussion.
Remember in the movie Cool Hand Luke when Paul Newman's title character bets his work-gang buddies that he can eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in one hour? Well, outsourcer Cognizant is on such a voracious growth spurt that it's hiring 11 people per hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until it hits the projected mark of 58,000 that it now forecasts it will need this year to handle the 2007 workload.
The white-hot field of workforce-scheduling applications got quite a shakeup this week as Wal-Mart elected not to go with Kronos as the supplier, as earlier reports in The Wall Street Journal and this blog previously indicated. Instead, the supplier that landed the global account is Workbrain, which is creating quite a reputation for itself in primarily the retail sector but also among manufacturing compan
I'm in desperate need of some self-image enhancement therapy after reading some of the feedback from last week's piece about Wal-Mart and its implementation of workforce-scheduling software and my assertion that while some employees will have to adapt to new work schedules that can be fluid or even unpredictable, it's nevertheless an excellent business move by Wal-Mart because it will lead to greater customer valu
Many government workers exist in a world seemingly free from the forces of market demand. Wal-Mart doesn't, and it doesn't need to apologize for managing its business accordingly.