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Premium-Inhalt. All it took for Michael Whitmer to know that IT was the place he wanted to be was a visit to IBM () in eighth grade. Surrounded by green-screen terminals and row upon row of tapes, he was hooked. Being fortunate enough in 1978 to attend the only high school in his county to offer computer classes solidified the calling. "It's the immediate satisfaction that you get from technology," he says. "You know when you write a program whether it works or not, and that's a fundamental driving force." Through high school, he pushed and prodded to find opportunities, then majored in computer science in college and found a co-op opportunity with AT&T that enabled him to work in the field while still in school. But having that passion for technology didn't fully prepare him for being a CIO.
Premium-Inhalt. If there's one skill that usually gets short shrift in giving up-and-coming leaders valuable on-the job-experience, it's negotiating contracts with external partners. In some large corporations there are so many parties involved in forging vendor relationships--from internal purchasing organizations and general counsel to outside consultants and advisors--that it's difficult for budding IT leaders to get any experience in edgewise. In smaller organizations, top IT brass may cleave so closely to the contracting and management process for fear of losing money or putting the company at risk that they lock their next generation out of the process.
Premium-Inhalt. Want to run Windows 7 on the new ? says it will soon be possible--at least virtually--using a new version of its Citrix Receiver software.
Premium-Inhalt. Novell is positioning its MonoTouch software development kit as a mechanism for building Microsoft .Net-based applications for Apple's new iPad device.
Premium-Inhalt. Research company Rentrak posted its top 20 video game rental results for 2009, which was lead by 2008's Fallout 3 (for Xbox 360) and followed by many other Xbox 360 titles, which made up 17 out of the top 20 most rented games.
Premium-Inhalt. Today's hint is for those who spend a fair bit of time in Terminal. If you do, you're probably aware that Terminal tracks your command history--that is, it keeps a record of the commands you've used, and you can scroll through those historical commands. Press the Up Arrow key from the command prompt, and you'll see the most-recently used command; each additional press moves further back through history, and the Down Arrow key moves forward in the history file.
Premium-Inhalt. In his first editorial for us, columnist Joe Rybicki explores the changing dynamics of the music game genre, and examines what needs to change in order to keep things viable in the years ahead.
Premium-Inhalt. Google may have to keep us all from concluding that "the cloud" cannot be secured. If that's true, isn't that precisely what we should conclude?
Premium-Inhalt. I love my , but we're not exclusive or anything. So I certainly intend to buy an iPad--especially since it's a lot more than an . While Steve Jobs's preview of the did reveal a stunning reading interface, it also raised some questions for me about whether the iPad can truly compete as an e-reader.
Premium-Inhalt. I don't know about you, but are just dying to meet me. They're all 26 years old, most of them are named Olga, and from their descriptions they sound totally hot. But first I have to buy a fantastic luxury timepiece, change my Facebook login, get a bucketful of knockoff prescriptions, and pick up that parcel waiting for me at UPS or DHL (even though I never ordered anything).
Premium-Inhalt. Better late than never, PS3 and PC gamers can finally look forward to their own versions of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable expansions this March.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite the powerful multi-touch technology that debuted with the iPhone and has subsequently found its way inside practically all of Apple's products, we're sure that there are still some users yearning with the good old days of the stylus--particularly now that the iPad is from release.
Premium-Inhalt. Within minutes of the announcement, fans and critics alike were playing a hypothetical comparison game, stacking the not-yet-released device against a from the to the , from netbooks to full-size laptops, and everything in between. The comedians of the Net were taking a different tack, comparing Apple's latest with more-traditional alternatives.
Premium-Inhalt. During Wednesday's , Apple CEO Steve Jobs detailed that the new 9.7-inch tablet will make use of In-Plane Switching display technology. So, what excatly is In-Plane Swicthing, what does it do and why is Apple choosing to make use of this display technology for their new device?
Premium-Inhalt. The new iPad tablet priced at $499 actually runs Apple about $270 in materials and manufacturing costs, a Wall Street analyst said today.
Premium-Inhalt. It seems as though every new revelation about Microsoft's Game Room seems to make the service less and less appealing. First, we find out that there won't be individual game achievements. Then, it's revealed that games that are in the Game Room but available elsewhere on Xbox Live Arcade will require a second purchase. And now, we've discovered via GamerBytes that Game Room titles will not have any Teen or Mature-rated games, as a Microsoft representative stated "Games available for download within Game Room will carry either E or E10+ ratings."
Premium-Inhalt. Last month, I introduced the concept of the CIO paradox, a set of pernicious contradictions that permeate the core of your role. I also issued a challenge to make that paradox a thing of the past. To be sure, what I propose is a marathon, not a sprint. The paradox has been around since the dawn of IT. But by using professional associations, forums and events, you can put together a long-term plan of attack. If you do nothing, these contradictions will continue to undercut you and block your successor's path to the Future-State CIO.
Premium-Inhalt. Now that has taken its lumps from and over the size of its 3G network, the company is determined not to be caught flat footed again.
Premium-Inhalt. What should I be writing about this week? The death, at 91, of legendary author J.D. Salinger? The continuing assault on net neutrality legislation by the RIAA and the MPAA? What the FCC should be doing about a national broadband strategy? The issue of the FBI's Communications Analysis Unit using sticky notes to replace legal process when they wanted to examine phone records? Google standing up to China's government (at last)? Nope, none of the above.
Premium-Inhalt. T-Mobile customers who use the Google Nexus One are reporting widespread data outages on their devices.
Premium-Inhalt. Reports surfacing this week say that the White House plans to put a stop to NASA's plans to return to the moon.
Premium-Inhalt. How can CIOs demonstrate their ability to lead business initiatives that transcend IT?
Premium-Inhalt. CIOs hate cold calls and e-mail spam from IT vendors--especially those without a relevant value proposition. CIOs want vendors to do their homework first, which is something sales reps burdened with hefty call lists say they just can't do. This impasse makes it all but impossible for CIOs and nonincumbent vendors to make meaningful connections and build productive relationships.
Premium-Inhalt. Brent Hoag, VP and CIO, JohnsonDiversey