Guest author: Prepare to be Socialized for Profit!

Richard Muirhead, CEO of Tideway, shares his take on technology and the economy from the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. The fast moving wave that is social computing swept through Davos on Thursday in a session titled...

Guest author: This Market Needs an Intervention - and a 12 Step Plan

Richard Muirhead, CEO of Tideway, shares his take on technology and the economy from the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Wednesday morning, the message at Davos was a sobering one right out of the gate: Get on with it; let...

Guest author: What this world needs most… Will we find it at Davos?

Richard Muirhead, CEO of Tideway, shares his take on technology and the economy from the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. I remember January 1997. I was 25 living in an apartment in Russia opposite the Kremlin. Guns were...

Venture dollars continue to pour into management companies

Economic uncertainty has most tightening purse strings, but two network vendors recently managed to squeeze some cash from venture capital investors.eIQnetworks last week announced it had raised $10 million in the company's first...

Naturally, more management apps for the iPhone

In a not so unpredictable and fairly smart move, many IT management software vendors are designing iPhone interfaces for their applications to track availability and performance of critical network components and business services....

U.S. high-tech job growth lags

Research released by AeA Wednesday showed that the number of U.S. high-tech jobs added between January and July of this year lagged behind the same figure in 2007. The U.S. high-tech industry added 78,300 jobs during this time...

Novell bets on business service management with Managed Objects buy

Novell Tuesday announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire business service management vendor Managed Objects. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed and it is expected to close early next year.The pending...

Outsourcing trends concern students considering careers in IT

U.S. high school students polled the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers say the current trend in outsourcing American high-tech jobs makes them wary of taking a computer-related career path.According to an article in WashTech...

Estimated 13,000 IT-related jobs could be lost

Management consulting firm Janco Associates estimates that the flurry of news around Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America -- and separately HP with its layoffs planned around the EDS integration -- could cause the loss...

Network downtime continues to wreak havoc for companies

Network downtime causes many IT executives to wake in a cold sweat, and while technologies advance, the nightmare continues to become reality in many companies. Survey results released by Avocent at VMworld 2008 this week revealed...

A few new cool sites for your career needs

The Web Innovators Group (WebInno) Boston Monday hosted an event at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge featuring several start-ups designing technologies and tools to take on everything from charitable giving management (Givvy) to...

IT skills it doesn't pay to have now

IT pay research shows pay for several certified and noncertified skills is on the decline.Foote Partners, a research firm focusing on pay and compensation for hundreds of certified and noncertified IT skills, this week reported that...

Tux ousted as favorite open source mascot

LinuxWorld last week proved to be more than a gathering of supporters and a celebration of advances the open source operating system has made. The conference also set the stage for a contest that would unseat Tux the Linux penguin as...

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

Today marks the 9th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day! The annual day of recognition reminds computer end users everywhere that their systems administrator makes it possible for them to work, play and connect with others...

The double life of today's IT professionals

IT professionals not only keep networks and systems humming along smoothly, but they are also expected to couple high-tech know-how with business acumen. But that's the norm in today's economy where IT budgets continue to be squeezed...

Feeling insecure

A recent survey commissioned by management and security software vendor CA shows that just 8% of Americans feel very confident in the ability of U.S. retailers, government agencies and banks to protect their information. The number...

Recession-proof IT jobs

Certain IT jobs are weathering the economic downturn better than others, according to research released this week by online career site Jobfox. Jobfox, founded by CEO Rob McGovern who also founded CareerBuilder, Monday reported that...

Hot IT job: CMDB manager

As the needs and demands of the IT organization changes, industry analysts argue that perhaps the organization should change. One instance in which this may be true is when planning, implementing and maintaining a configuration...

DNS flaw-fix update straight from the source

Dan Kaminsky, director of penetration testing at IOActive, discovered a fundamental flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol that would allow an attacker to massively disrupt the Internet. His finding prompted some 16 vendors to...

Greene out at VMware

VMware this week ousted co-founder and CEO Diane Greene and replaced her with Paul Maritz, who has served as president of parent company EMC's Cloud Division. Maritz is also a former Microsoft executive who managed marketing and...

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