If retailers don't change their ways, retail will be a wasteland. Retailers have nobody to blame but themselves. It's not consumer behavior and it's not Amazon's fault. It's bad management. And, of course, it's the smell of failure.
David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
Google today broke Google Chat by forcing Hangouts on all of us. David Gewirtz gets all cranky about the change. It's not pretty.
Email-based mailing lists may be here to stay, but so are the systems they're mailing from. This is lock-in and you're pretty much stuck with what you were doing back in 2005.
Do you like this software-package-as-a-service model, or do you wish we'd return to the days when we bought what we bought and vendors stayed out of our wallets until we let them back in?
Can anything save Microsoft's Surface product? Rumors are that a next-gen Surface will be announced in June and our own David Gewirtz speculates on five factors that might give the Surface renewed life.
Objective-C popularity has dropped more in the past few months than ever before. Another sign of the applocalypse?
If you're one of those Palm people who still won't let go, this article provides a link where you can get 64-bit drivers for your hand-cranked PDA.
Nothing it seems is more confusing than the differences between public and private clouds, and beyond that, the safety and security implications of using either type of service. So in this article, we run through some of the basics.
If your business is struggling, more and more of the same ol', same ol' isn't going to suddenly give you a lift. You need to make a few changes — and, fortunately, they're not all that hard or costly — or the vicious cycle will continue.
In honor of this week's Great Debate about whether kids should be taught programming, David Gewirtz takes us back almost 40 years, and shows us how his teachers inspired him back in the punch card and paper tape days.
This article spotlights features in both Surface models that are better, more innovative, and potentially more game changing than their counterparts on the iPad.
Chrome just recently decided to change its menu behavior to accommodate fat fingers. For those of us with big lists of bookmarks, this can be really annoying. This article shows you how to turn it off.
If you've been wondering why iOS devices have started to seem old and boring, we have proof. The very same design used in iPads and iPhones was used as far back as 1993.
The one in which David's search for a comprehensive, powerful, fast and flexible media asset management program turns out to be a complete bust. There is ranting. There is whining. Good times.
The bizarre moral of my migration story: I would actually face fewer service interruptions and more service continuity for my existing mission-critical Google services if I switched to Microsoft Office.