Market Watch: Opinions

  • IoT considerations for CIOs

    Gartner has predicted that by 2020 the Internet of Things <a href="">will grow</a> to 26 billion objects. (This excludes smartphones, tablets and PCs, which will account for a separate 7.3 billion devices, Gartner adds.) With these kinds of staggering numbers, there is a disruption in the making -- and we CIOs need to be ready for it.

  • Why IT debt is mounting

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Fighting IT fragmentation

    By John Dix | 24 September, 2012 10:32

    According to pundits a good percentage of IT spending is already out of IT's control and the trend calls for it to keep tipping away.

  • For Content Regulation the Answer Lies in Self-regulation

    Taking some pages out of history, the discussion on content regulation has always been contentious. Speeches, posters, publications, radio, television or more recently the internet have always evoked strong reactions. This is primarily due to the fact that content regulation is considered a violation of the basic human right of freedom of speech. This is the right on which civilizations, societies, and even governments are built and is enshrined in the basic tenets of a democracy.

  • The future holds much promise

    Last year, IT budgets declined by 10 per cent to 20 per cent, depending on who you believe. Jobs were lost. And the pool of vendors is constantly shrinking, given the tsunami of bankruptcies and mergers over the past few years. (Adios, Nortel.)

  • Is Google too big to fail?

    Google has already achieved the enviable marketing distinction of turning its name into a verb. But its enormous popularity and global reach place an unintended burden on the search giant: When it goes down, the entire Web is shaken.

  • Editorial: A gripping page turner

    After more than a year of effort, Commander’s receivers have finally brought the company’s story to its conclusion. McGrathNicol told ARN last week it had sold-off Commander’s final business assets and was now tying up loose ends before signing off.

  • Vista vs. money

    To Vista or not to Vista? If that’s the question, the answer is money. Microsoft would really, really like IT shops to quit waffling and start migrating to the latest version of Windows. After all, Vista has been out for years now. It’s stable. It’s secure. The new software has even been paid for already under many volume licences.

  • Editorial: Channel Consolidation

    The changing face of the channel was a key theme running through the July 8th edition of ARN. Following news of one of the biggest consolidation stories to hit the integration and reseller space this year, ComputerCorp, S Central and Synergy Plus announced plans to rebrand under the Synergy Plus masthead and appoint S Central founder and BRW 2008 Young Rich list notable, Peter Mavridis, at the helm.

  • IT must address its identity crisis

    A celebrity caught breaking traffic or substance-abuse laws is apt to haughtily ask the arresting officer, “Do you have any idea who I am?” It’s hard to imagine any IT professional doing the same. (A very good thing, too, since I doubt that query has ever done an offender an ounce of good.)

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