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Virtual Growing Pains

When Linden Lab outlined a growth path for Second Life, it found that getting everyone on the same virtual page wasn't easy. Read More >

Daylight-Saving Time Change: Bigger than Y2K?

IT shops have had less notice in dealing with the time change than they did for Y2K, and the issue doesn't have visibility at the highest levels of an organization as it did for Y2K. Read More >

Turing Award Anoints First Female Recipient

A woman—IBM Fellow Emerita Frances Allen—has been named the honorary of the prestigious A.M. Turing Award, essentially the Nobel Prize of the computing industry, for the first time in its 41-year history. Read More >

Resource Center: Open Source

A topical collection of CIO Insight Case Studies, Expert Voices and Research. Read More >

IBM to Build Three New Supercomputers

Big Blue has already finished the construction of two new supercomputers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and will begin constructing another one for a German research facility. Read More >

The Open Source Initiative Still Lives

The OSI, while quiet, has been making plans on how to deal with the recent flood of pseudo-open-source licenses and "badgeware." Read More >

IBM Lotus Takes Social Networking to New Heights

IBM's Lotus division draws from its roots in collaboration software to launch Lotus Connections, a social networking platform for businesses, along with a series of related offerings aimed at helping enterprises use Web 2.0 technology to refresh legacy so Read More >

OSDL, FSG Merge to Create Linux Foundation

The new foundation aims to provide services that are useful to the community and industry, as well as protect, promote and continue to standardize the Linux platform. Read More >

5 Software Development Mistakes to Avoid

Two I.T. experts offer their tips on successful software development. Read More >

Hosted IT: When Simple Won't Do

The complexity of many cutting-edge applications demands the resources of a full-service vendor. Read More >

Scott Rosenberg: What Makes Software So Hard

The history of software development is marked by missed deadlines, blown budgets and broken promises. Author Scott Rosenberg discusses this dysfunctional culture, and why it persists. Read More >

RFID in '06 and '07: Years of Ups and Downs

The technology finds pockets of activity despite lingering issues including pricing, standards and customer validation. Read More >

Interest in SOA, SAAS Expected to Grow in 2007

Enterprise application vendors like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP will continue investing in software services and mid-market initiatives. Read More >

Identity Management and Access: A Smarter Gatekeeper

Identity management software gives your company more control over who accesses business applications. It also makes it easier to add or cut off access on the fly. But why is that so difficult? Read More >

For Microsoft, 2006 Ends as a Sprint to the Finish Line

While 2006 may have started off as a casual walk in the park for Microsoft, it ended as a sprint to the finish line as the software maker rushed to get Vista and Office out the door. Read More >

Hands Off My Code

The Agile Alliance embraces agile programming to the exclusion of all other methods. And that's a huge mistake. Read More >

IBM, Yahoo Partner on Free Enterprise Search for SMBs

The free search package allows small and midsize businesses to search corporate file servers and databases as well as the public Web. Read More >

Inside eBay's Innovation Machine

eBay retooled its technology platform to scale for rapid growth. Now it hopes a thriving community of outside developers can use that platform to keep the company growing into its second decade. Read More >

The Big Slide

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EAC Unit Recommends E-Voting Software Independence

A committee has voted that election results should be determined independently of whether or not voting machines have had software problems or security breaches. Read More >

EAC Unit Recommends E-Voting Software Independence

A committee has voted that election results should be determined independently of whether or not voting machines have had software problems or security breaches. Read More >

Can IT Use Open Source Methods To Write Internal Code?

Mainstream companies are using open source methods to develop their own software. Lynne Ellyn, CIO of DTE Energy, shares her thoughts on how to make it work. Read More >

Models and Measures

Opinion: Next-generation systems depend on high-level design aids and open performance measurement standards. Read More >

Wikis Are Alive and Kicking in the Enterprise

The benefits of wikis are being widely recognized and they are spreading in enterprises thanks in part to the influx of the tech-savvy entry-level employees of so-called Generation Y. Read More >

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