Regarding Massachusetts' loss of two CIOs in a year, Michael Krigsman who authors a blog about software implementation failures (eeek, grim topic to be passionate about... more power to ya Mike) writes:These two embattled CIOs obviously believe that Massachusetts does not properly support the state’s strategic IT initiatives.
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News.com's Greg Sandoval reports: Hewlett-Packard's embattled former chairman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in HP's spying campaign will be indicted Wednesday by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, according to published news reports.
SugarCRM joined the ranks of Salesforce.com and WebEx today in creating a commercial marketplace of applications and extensions to the base CRM platform.
News came out yesterday that former HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn was the one who gave HP's outside private investigators the phone numbers that were later used as part of a fraudulent pretexting scheme that was designed to smoke out whoever it was inside of HP that was leaking company secrets to the press. According to News.
Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed ultrasonically-enabled glasses and shoes designed to give the blind a set of "bat ears" that can detect obstacles and report them using varying levels of vibration. From the article: "The shoes will be able to detect steps, holes in the road and obstacles within a five cm (two inch) vertical distance.
News.com's Martin Lamonica: The chief information officer of Massachusetts is stepping down, complaining about a lack of funding for the commonwealth's technology initiatives.
This will undoubtedly descend into a war of semantics when it comes to what technically constitutes a kill switch. But, developers have tried "kill switches" in their code for as long as I can remember (often referring to them as such) and it's commonly understood what that means in the context of disabling software.
Mike Foley, the executive director of the Bluetooth SIG (the multi-vendor special interest group that plays chaperone to Bluetooth standards), has responded (in his blog) to a post of mine (yesterday) about whether or not Nokia's Wibree wireless technology is a gauntlet, one that could end up being substituted for Bluetooth.
Salesforce.com will take the wraps off the next extension to its platform at its Dreamforce conference next week, opening up more of the underlying tools and further leveraging its hosting environment.
Next week at the inagural Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, I will be kicking off the proceedings, interviewing Esther Dyson.