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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VoIP gets real: 12-month planning rises rapidly

VoIP gets real: 12-month planning rises rapidly

If you had any questions about the advance of VoIP into the enterprise, we can answer them for you now—planning for VoIP solutions has doubled since January 2005, rising to 35% of all networking plans. This is a dramatic development for our IT Priorities data, especially considering that the trend since August 2003 has had its ups and downs.

published August 1, 2005 by

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Security woes hampering VoIP's fast track

Security woes hampering VoIP's fast track

In a post today, TechRepublic blogger Peter Spande makes an interesting observation: The two topics that get the most white paper downloads, voice over IP, and wireless networking--and are currently at the top of the list of our IT Priorities research program-- don’t get much play time in TechRepublic's discussion areas. Spande says that the reason for this is simple; it boils down to security.

published July 18, 2005 by

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Wharton: podcasting here to stay

Wharton: podcasting here to stay

Knowledge@Wharton picked up the hot topic of podcasting this week.  Experts at Wharton says it's the latest Web movement here to stay with advertising and subscription revenues eventually coming into play as business models emerge.

published July 15, 2005 by

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Expert advice on advice: use Gartner and Nucleus Research, drop TCO

Expert advice on advice: use Gartner and Nucleus Research, drop TCO

In his column today, InfoWorld's Ephraim Schwartz suggests that combining traditional advice from firms like Gartner with Nucleus Research's alternative ROI-case study approach can give the most complete picture of a product or technology. Schwartz writes: "As beneficial as Gartner, Forrester, or AMR Research can be in the decision-making process, however, there is an alternative way to approach the challenge of deciding what technology to deploy.

published July 12, 2005 by

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SMBs take a breather after SOX deadline extension

SMBs take a breather after SOX deadline extension

For the last year and a half, regulatory issues are among the top IT management priorities with most attention focused on meeting the financial disclosure requirements set forth by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  Consequently, spending has jumped tremendously for public companies, fueling regulatory compliance IT projects that can streamline compliance and help offset high audit fees and lost productivity.

published July 12, 2005 by

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Site behavior tool shows who is researching what

Site behavior tool shows who is researching what

In research, the only thing better than asking people what they do or think is to actually watch what they do and then be certain about it. Our BT Trax tool has recently been upgraded with functionality that among many new things, reports demographic data gathered from registered users who download directory resources.

published July 8, 2005 by

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ERP top software priority among readers, says ZDNet study

ERP top software priority among readers, says ZDNet study

ERP is the key software initiative organizations are now focused on according to the latest IT Priorities data.  The software category as a whole jumped last month from the number four top IT priority to number two, stopping short of VoIP which remained untouched as the dominant topic on the minds of IT decision makers.

published July 6, 2005 by

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