Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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Scaling out like Technorati

Scaling out like Technorati

My fellow World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, David Sifry, the founder of Technorati, was also in Dalian, China for the “Meeting of New Champions” or “Summer Davos” as the Chinese like to call it. During Davos in January, I had the great misfortune of pitching Alfresco against Technorati in a competition between tech pioneer companies.

September 17, 2007 by in Google

Jimmy Wales and Enterprise Wikis

Jimmy Wales and Enterprise Wikis

At the Summer Davos in Dalian, China, I was able to speak to Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, about wikis in the enterprise. Wikipedia has become not only the world’s most popular wiki, but the ninth most popular web site in the world.

September 14, 2007 by in Collaboration

Summer Davos in Dalian China

Summer Davos in Dalian China

Last week I was in Dalian, China for the World Economic Forum Inaugural Meeting of the New Champions. That’s a mouthful, so the Chinese simply called it the “Summer Davos”.

September 14, 2007 by in China

Is Relational Relevant?

Is Relational Relevant?

Last week, some friends of mine from Ingres, the early relational database management system, attended a retrospective on relational database systems held at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley with other database pioneers from Oracle, Informix, IBM and Sybase. I was an early employee at Ingres which was the second best selling relational database until it unwound itself and eventually got sold.

June 20, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

REST Battles SOAP for the Future of Information Services

REST Battles SOAP for the Future of Information Services

There has been some subterranean discussion in the content management standards arena about what is the best way to support the interoperability of content services with applications. Should vendors support content services through the myriad of web services support layers that have been developed over the last decade?

May 25, 2007 by in Networking

SarbOx Changes - Good for Corporates, Bad for IT Vendors

SarbOx Changes - Good for Corporates, Bad for IT Vendors

Eric Savitz in a Barron's Online blog reports that on Wednesday the SEC approved new guidance on how to implement Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Section 404 is the portion of SarbOx that required CEOs to sign off on the documentation and effectiveness of internal controls and processes that affect significant transactions.

May 24, 2007 by in EMC

Open source and business pleasure vs. business pain

Open source and business pleasure vs. business pain

A European PR firm was pitching my company for business last week and putting out a few ideas on how to generate demand in different countries across Europe. One of the ideas that they presented was a “business pain barometer” to indicate how much pain companies might be feeling using existing enterprise systems.

May 23, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

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