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Smart Decisions for Surviving the Downturn
With the heavy cost cutting pressure on IT Management, people are searching for ways to drive short-term operational gains that offer long term value. This analysis details how to reduce costs in: IT Financial Management, virtualization management, automation, and software consolidation.
FEATURED BLOG Sell 'Good,' Not 'Open' Posted by Serdar Yegulalp The folks at the 451 Group talked recently about "the right and best way" to make money from open source. The short version: don't sell "open source," sell good software.
ReviewCam: I Heart Math Posted by Fritz Nelson I first wrote about emwave HeartMath earlier this year after trying it out at the Consumer Electronics Show. Now it's available on the Mac and I've had a chance to use it over the course of a few days. This is such a nifty little program: inexpensive, easy to use and good for the heart and soul. It may not be what you'd call enterprise-class software, but any HR department would do well to get its high-stressed employees a copy of this (which is to say, these days, everyone).
IBM Adding 1,300 Iowa Jobs, But At What Cost? Posted By Bob Evans
IBM has hired hundreds of workers at its new IT services center in Dubuque, Iowa, to provide "advanced information processing" services to global corporations with IBM outsourcing contracts. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, IBM said it expects the facility to employ 600 workers by the end of this year and about 1,300 by the end of 2010.
Paging AIM: Why Does Software Always Get Worse? Posted By Alexander Wolfe
Two unpleasant bouts with updated software have led me to formulate Wolfe's First Law of Programming: An upgraded, enhanced, or otherwise supposedly improved software release will always perform more poorly than the rev which it replaces. My two cases in point are AIM 220.127.116.11 -- you gotta love their configuration control -- and Time Warner Cable's latest electronic programming guide.
Twitter's 'Inglorious' Summer Posted By Michael Hickins
Stonie, you're doing a heck of a job. Today is the anniversary of the first day of the 2008 Democratic Convention, which is arguably the first day of the rest of Twitter's life; Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey have to be shaking their heads in disbelief at the sensation that their creation has created over the past twelve months.
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