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Jun 19, 2007

Could This Happen To You?

A recent incident demonstrated just how important the issue of plant network security has become -- and how easy it is to screw it up. What happened....More
Jun 09, 2007

Say Goodbye To Ten Years Of Your Life. Actually, Send An Email

A recent study of 180 or so executives reveals that today's manager can expect to spend at least 2 hours per day dealing with email, adding up to a....More
Jun 05, 2007

Chinese Exporters Make A Killing With Poisonous Ingredients

I spent the last few days researching the subject of bogus imports from China to the U.S. for a potential article. On one hand, I wish I hadn't --....More
Jun 01, 2007

Full-Size Controversy Over Compact Fluorescents

Philips Lighting exec Brian Dundon recently explained his company's take on the CFL controversy, telling lighting industry news service EdisonReport....More
May 24, 2007

A Chinese Outsourcer Speaks Out

I play in a basketball league a few times a week, and recently struck up a conversation with a Chinese guy, about my age, who goes by the name of....More
May 18, 2007

My Leadership Insight: Not So Insightful?

I recently wrote an edition of our Leadership Insight e-newsletter about Apple's upcoming iPhone launch that got picked up on tech discussion....More
May 14, 2007

Are We Power-Hungry, Or Just Lazy?

I was recently arguing with an analyst friend who told me that, in his opinion, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA)....More
May 07, 2007

"I'm Full!" E-Mailed The Mousetrap

"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." - Ralph Waldo Emerson It's always interesting to see cutting-edge technology....More
May 04, 2007

Acronym Explosion - OMG or YYY?

Although it's getting harder every day, I try not to get too worried about (or annoyed by) the latest and trendiest three-letter acronyms (TLAs) in....More
Apr 28, 2007

50 Reasons To Attend SAPPHIRE

http://industryweek.com/images/blog/swagblog_photo.jpg SAP's SAPPHIRE/ASUG show is so big that it's easy for both users and vendors (and journalists....More
Apr 26, 2007

"Pimp" Your Product

I recently wrote in an IW50 Leadership Insights Enewsletter that manufacturers should make every attempt to look into the future and see where its....More
Apr 17, 2007

Another Reason To Envy Microsoft

Just for a second, put aside thoughts of the world's richest company co-founders, the stately campus in scenic Washington state, and a strong....More
Apr 09, 2007

What Happened To Google's Apps?

Many people in the IT world see the hosted software application model, with its lower costs and freedom from installation and maintenance of desktops....More
Apr 06, 2007

Maybe You Shouldn't Read This

Two recent incidents I've come across illustrate how big a problem unintended email transmission has become. One took place here in our office, where....More
Apr 02, 2007

CEOs: Overpaid Or Overperked?

(Or both, or neither?) A recent edition of our Leadership Insights From The IW 50 eNewsletter detailed how Sunoco CEO John Drosdick had, in a bow to....More
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