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Everyone is talking about the race toward cloud-based computing, but apparently, most organizations aren't rushing to embrace the emerging Web-based infrastructure as quickly as they might - based at least in part on concerns over security. A new study into cloud computing adoption trends published by...

How to succeed in tough times: Be resourceful, watch the details, and live up to your commitments. “Resourcefulness” is the one-word answer to what a CIO needs to have in 2009. So says James Knight, global CIO of Warren, N.J.-based insurer Chubb, in a telephone interview conducted...

Is it true that we're able to reach the same number of users in shorter and shorter time frames with each new technology. It certainly seems so when compared to the decades it took to get the telephone and electricity out to the world....

The U.S. economic recovery is at least a year out, slamming the brakes on IT and other business capital initiatives, according to a broad-based survey of 200 companies conducted in the fourth quarter of 2008 by the Boston-based Delphi Group. Spending on information technology initiatives...

Layoffs are hard on everyone, but your team could grow stronger despite budget cutbacks. My last two columns have talked about conducting triage on your IT projects and what you should do in shutting down those projects that don’t make the cut. Now, what about your IT...

How to save make-or-break IT initiatives in troubled times There was a joke at the height of the Cold War: What should you do in the event of nuclear missile attack? Take shelter, duck and cover, then kiss your butt goodbye. If you're trying to save...

We the people of the IT profession, in order to form a more perfect union … oh sorry, wrong speech. Actually this isn’t a speech at all, but a written account. It might surprise you to hear that the U.S. State of the Union Address...

It’s probably safe to say that Whopper Sacrifice, Burger King’s impish Facebook campaign that offered users free burgers in exchange for dropping 10 friends, wasn’t aimed at retirees. But maybe it should have been. A recent report from Forrester Research indicates that while it might be...

Devin Krauter sits on the end of his bed, tapping buttons on his video game controller to shoot down alien beasts while chatting with other players through a headset, texting on his cell phone and talking to a visitor. The 17-year-old high school junior is ranked...