Commentary
Content posted in February 2004
Cut IP Some Regulatory Slack
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
Don't let the telecom apparatchiks suck the vitality out of IP communications. We can serve the public good without force-fitting modern technology into decades-old regulatory structures.
Carrying On: Employees, Home Offices and Flexibility
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
The most focused and independent workers"typically the best performers"will excel no matter where they are.
Inside Linux; Outsourcing Woes
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
White-collar workers have mostly kept silent about the loss of U.S. jobs, but now it's their turn to feel the pain.
The Business of IT
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
Instead of just fixing the latest problem, let's open our minds to the possibility of innovation.
Bidding for Nothing
Commentary  |  2/26/2004  | 
Proving that there's not enough sunlight to go around in Albany NY in Winter, one of the local residents posted an auction on eBay this week for Absolutely Nothing.
Nuclear power makes you smerter
Commentary  |  2/26/2004  | 
From my inbox comes this delicious promotional tidbit: Conventional wisdom says people who work in nuclear power are smart. But employees at one nuclear power company are about to get a whole lot smarter.
New Content Online
Commentary  |  2/23/2004  | 
Howdy-Do, Folks. The second half of our February 19, 2004 issue is online. Here's a peek at some of what you'll find inside: A Review of Performance Management Software -- A system-performance manager can provide a complete overview of how...
A Branch Office WLAN Switch from Symbol. Brilliant!
Commentary  |  2/19/2004  | 
The WS 2000 Wireless Switch strikes us as a pragmatic and cost-effective solution that solves real problems, especially in Symbol's core retail market.
Will PDAs Become a Historical Footnote?
Commentary  |  2/19/2004  | 
Recent news does not necessarily signal the end of the PDA, but it certainly isn't very encouraging.
Intel to Aid Linux WiFi
Commentary  |  2/19/2004  | 
Well at last Intel appears to be doing something right by Linux. The company yesterday took a major U-turn with its Linux software policy.
"I Was a Teenage SPAM Zombie"
Commentary  |  2/18/2004  | 
Thanks to the SoBig and other viruses, which were designed to create proxies for sending SPAM, your home computer may now be...at this very minute...a SPAM ZOMBIE! (Insert chilling horror music here) These soulless, mindless creatures have one purpose --...
New Content Online
Commentary  |  2/17/2004  | 
Greetings Folks, Hope you enjoyed the extended weekend, compliments of our past Presidents. Best of all, the work week is one day less! In any event, we're pleased to present to you the first half of our February 19th, 2004...
Paul Allen's Vulcan Mind Meld
Commentary  |  2/17/2004  | 
From Demo2004 comes perhaps the ugliest and yet somehow appealing Windows laptop: the Vulcan FlipStart
Amazon glitch cuts both ways
Commentary  |  2/17/2004  | 
Whether homespun or shrink-wrapped , today's content management systems, are nothing if not efficient. Take Amazon.com, for example.
TCOs and ROI Analysis
Commentary  |  2/16/2004  | 
A TCO or ROI analysis can help you justify costs.
The Linux/SCO Controversy
Commentary  |  2/13/2004  | 
Unless its developers are breaking the law, there's nothing wrong with Linux unseating pricier products.
Product Options, Alternatives and Risks
Commentary  |  2/13/2004  | 
Are IT professionals a bunch of wimps who simply follow the herd, inevitably choosing the dominant vendor rather than the best-of-breed product? Or are they just rational buyers, trying to
We're all in this together
Commentary  |  2/13/2004  | 
Apparently for the techno-savvy among us, those who fell prey to the MyDoom Worm deserve more than what they got
RealityIT: Employee Compensation vs. The Budget
Commentary  |  2/13/2004  | 
Going to bat for your employees' paychecks.
X-Ray Penguin Wallpaper
Commentary  |  2/12/2004  | 
Sorry for the delay in posting...our very own Tom LaSusa is out with his wife having a baby (two actually), throwing our entire mom-and-pop shop operation into utter chaos. Good luck Tom! We'll post more strangeness and ill manners for...
Overheard: Darl McBride
Commentary  |  2/6/2004  | 
SCO's CEO, Darl McBride:
"I wasn't brought in to have warm fuzzies with Slashdot," he said. "I was brought in to increase shareholder value."
As at least that's sorted out.
DDOS: Who pays the price?
Commentary  |  2/6/2004  | 
There's an interesting post on Kuro5hin this week, in which simul recounts his experience with the FBI over recent Distributed Denial of Service attacks. The FBI, of course, is after the pimply faced teenager responsible for the lost revenue and...
How I PC'd an Apple G5...what really happened
Commentary  |  2/4/2004  | 
For those of you shocked, horrified and outraged by last week's little "how-to" on ripping out the innards of a brand new Apple G5 to make way for (oh no!) some Intel hardware, here's what really happened.
Time Flies...
Commentary  |  2/3/2004  | 
It's already February and we haven't updated in a while, but we haven't been sitting idle. NWC Inc. is running well with its new framework and is chugging along just fine. I'm working on a review of Enterprise Portal Systems...
A Penny for your E-Mail?
Commentary  |  2/2/2004  | 
Earlier this month in Switzerland (gosh it would be nice), Mr. Gates pronounced the impending demise of Spam, promising a two-year countdown to spam-free communications. Cryptic at the time, it now seems that the Chairman has a cunning plan. If...
New Issue Online
Commentary  |  2/2/2004  | 
Howdy Folks, The first half of our February 5th, 2004 Issue is now online. This is a special Linux-centric issue, covering all the aspects of the open-source OS. Here's a peek at some of the excellent articles you'll find inside:...


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