Stories by Lisa Schmeiser

  • Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

    Cast your mind back to the late 2000s -- when the iPhone 3G beguiled consumers and the iTunes App Store began shifting users' ideas about how they bought and used software, when Microsoft pros saw nothing but clear skies after Windows 7 cleared out the Windows Vista storm, when green technology was touted as a transformative force in IT.

  • Automating the cloud, one website script at a time

    Cloud-based APIs offer the promise of seamless integration between services. All you need is the programming chops to make the most of them and the bandwidth to keep up with the rapid pace of change of today's most popular services.

  • Recession-proof IT jobs

    IT workers may have been tempted to switch to any other field -- other than banking, that is -- following a stream of depressing surveys that gloomily predict shrinking IT budgets and shrinking career opportunities.

  • The six commandments of social networking at work

    It can be easy to disregard social networking's professional potential if you're only going on what you see on television. Between endlessly replayed clips where hysterical young men beg everyone to leave Britney Spears alone and the eyebrow-raising antics that a MySpace pinup performs on "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila," it's understandable that many businesspeople are tempted to write off MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter as career-killers and some IT leaders consider pulling the plug on social networking use within the business.

  • EMC gets greener with IT-facilities partnership

    Do you want to lower your datacenter's temperatures, reduce your operating costs, and extend the life of your existing equipment? EMC datacenter services manager Ken Goodrow has some advice for you: Make friends with your facilities team.