The wikileaks don't add up - not only couldn't the leaks happen as described without gross negligence somewhere, but the contents seem remarkably one sided.
When in doubt, bet on the future coming sooner rather than later - because it's better to be ahead of the eight ball, than under it.
Does the PC empower the user? I don't think so - well, unless you wipe out Windows and install Linux or a BSD, then maybe.
When Motorola and Boeing's desktops were taken over by wintel bigots the stacks of abandoned Macs on the loading docks signaled the end of the company's dominance in their fields - now iDevices threaten to reverse those losses, giving control back to the users.
This year's rather one sided polls in the American election suggest that vote cheating won't affect many outcomes - but races in 2012 may be tighter and reducing the uncertainties this creates for the economy is both a technology and a leadership challenge.
Look at the new crop of "smartphones" in the context of what happened with the PC - and you'll predict a race to the bottom as claims for the things escalate and both price and actual functionality fall.
From Oracle OpenWorld: nothing but good news - and a missing elephant, or maybe two.
There's really not much to running a Unix system in the enterprise: as CIO all you need to do is create your own mini-me s in user departments, continually beat back the wintel/dp bigots, avoid the invisibility that comes with success, and recruit others willing to sacrifice their careers for professional success.
An imaginary wall to wall Wintel/DP to Unix conversion produces what? Operating cost savings and a dramatic turn-around in IT organizational posture: from blocking force to business enabler.
Usually I ignore idiotic comment but sometimes the idiocy is so apropos that the petty response is the right response - here because the writer is normally sane but produced a stunning indictment of his own position.
Answering sparkle farkle - with a detour through history that should be about 10,000 words long but isn't.
Sometimes, particularly when you look at someone else's mess, you can see the rock coming but not get them to move out of the way - and in that situation the only thing you can do is speculate about what greased the slide it's on.
On the surface one of the oddest things about a large client-server operation that grew from an earlier 327X style system is that they didn't meet their SLA terms then, and don't now - but the bigger question is what the transition achieved and for whom?
I believe that outsourcing It is almost always wrong - but it has its uses if you want someone else to take the hit for forcing IT management change.
Sometimes an IT performance problem has nothing to do with computers or applications - but the general rule holds: if you can't measure it, you don't understand it and you can't manage it.