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Survey finds: 2 In 3 IT Managers Have Cloud Funding

Survey finds cloud computing becoming deeply entrenched in enterprise IT organizations. By Charles Babcock, InformationWeek Aug. 25, 2009 IT managers disagree on a definition of cloud computing, but they agree that it’s either already in their budgets or soon will be. And they expect to share responsibility for cloud computing with application developers and business […]

Real-Time web or On-Demand web? What should Web 3.0 focus on?

As we start making the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, I can’t help but notice the hype around real-time web. Everyone from the VCs to the end-users are going gaga over it and money is being poured in, but no one really knows what the outcome will be and whether real-time data ‘really’ […]

The New, Faster Face of Innovation

By Erik Brynjolfsson and Michael Schrage, MIT SLoan School August 17, 2009 Thanks to technology, change has never been so easy—or so cheap CALL IT INNOVATION on steroids. Or innovation at warp speed. Or just the innovation of rapid innovation. But the essential point remains: Technology is transforming innovation at its core, allowing companies […]

A New IT Manifesto

Global CIO: Welcome To The CIO Revolution: A New IT Manifesto CIOs are rebelling against career stereotypes, technology paradigms, and in-bred risk-aversion to become aggressive drivers of innovation, growth, and market engagement. By Bob Evans, InformationWeek, Aug 6, 2009 At one of the bonfires, Global CIO found a copy of a document called “A New […]

Could Oracle’s tribulations in regulatory hell be a tremendous boon for CIOs?

Global CIO: As Regulators Jam Oracle, IBM And HP Snatch Sun Customers InfoWeek: Aug 10, 2009: While Oracle sits in legal limbo, IBM and HP are blitzing Sun’s customers in a prime example of the superb buyers’ market that exists for CIOs today. It wasn’t supposed to be this way: Sun’s hardware was supposed to […]