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Latest Posts

Outlook 2007 upgrade blues

Jason Busch reports on his unpleasant experience trying to get Vista and Office 2007 to work on a new $2,800 Dell M1210 notebook systems with 2GB of memory that came preloaded with the new operating system and office suite. His issue: The problem -- which is absolutely inexcusable -- is that Office 2007 (Outlook, specifically) crawls, even on this superfast machine.

February 26, 2007 by Dan Farber


How valuable is your IT department?

For 30 years or so technology folks have heard the song and dance about "business alignment," or putting some hard numbers on IT projects. From the looks of things, you'll be hearing about alignment for another 30 years.

February 26, 2007 by


Tech Policy Summit: Fixing the patent system...soon

At the Tech Policy Summit in San Jose, the broken patent system was the topic of several panels. First, Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) said that he coordinating with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)and others in Congress to produce a patent reform bill in the next two to three weeks.

February 26, 2007 by Dan Farber