Archive for February, 2012
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Eliminate CEO/CIO differences; abolish tech support, eliminate mega-projects just a few practices that need to go, Gartner says
October 19, 2011 12:05 PM ET
ORLANDO — With CIO budgets heading for their 11th consecutive year of growing at 3% or less, it’s time to offer up some sacred cows for sacrifice.
That was the sentiment at a Gartner Symposium/ITxpo session today that outlined a number of ways IT can get out of its comfort zone and look for new ways to handle the explosion of information, collaboration and mobility. More >
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | February 6, 2012, 9:48am PST
Summary: Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Vista will have several things in common: Both are unwanted operating system updates that will flop in the marketplace.
Some of my die-hard Windows friends are very excited by Windows 8 arrival later this year. Others fear that Windows 8 will be a repeat of Microsoft’s Vista disaster. Me? I know Windows 8 will be a Vista-sized fiasco.
Before jumping into why I think far more PC users will still be running Windows 7 in 2016 than Windows 8, let me explain that while I prefer Linux as my desktop operating system, I don’t see Windows 8 charge into a brick wall as being a pro-Linux or anti-Microsoft issue. More >
By Ryan Paul | Published a day ago
The statistics released today show that the LibreOffice community is healthy and diverse. Red Hat and SUSE each account for a large chunk of development, but the volunteers collectively have a higher volume of commits than any of the corporate contributors. The total number of monthly commits tends to range from 1500-3000.