IE Radio 9/26/2011 130 comments
Executives often view telecommuting as a drain on productivity. In light of recent reseach, they may be justified. On the other hand, there are benefits that C-suiters should consider before setting policies against telecommuting.
IE Radio 9/23/2011 102 comments
The Pirate Party's success in German state elections together with its growing international presence suggests there might after all be a future for political activism with roots in underground movements like content piracy and hacking.
IE Radio 9/22/2011 82 comments
Jillian C. York is the Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). She also holds a position on the Board of Directors of Global Voices Online. We'll talk to her about the intersection of politics, free expression, and the Web in the wake of riots in the UK and uprisings in the Arab world.
IE Radio 9/21/2011 111 comments
The time for piecemeal, employee-led integration of mobile into the working environment is over. The midmarket needs to exploit the opportunities created by rapid developments in mobile technology by developing a user profile-based mobile strategy.
IE Radio 9/19/2011 145 comments
A recent security breach at global bank UBS raises many questions about the effectiveness of IT-based risk management systems, both at the bank and in other enterprises worldwide.
IE Radio 9/15/2011 108 comments
Rachael Chong left investment banking for the world of microfinance. She helped start-up the USA branch of BRAC, mobilizing skills-based volunteers to provide financial services and other support to the poor, especially in Asia and Africa. Following the success of BRAC USA, Rachael founded Catchafire.org, an innovative Web-based nonprofit which matches skilled volunteers to meaningful pro bono opportunities, helping nonprofits and social enterprises to leverage the goodwill of trained professionals. We'll talk to her about her latest venture and the state of online giving and activism.
IE Radio 9/12/2011 166 comments
As CEO Carol Bartz is ousted, Yahoo seems to be coming face to face with the issues that have resulted in its underachieving market presence. What the future holds is questionable, though, and Yahoo may not survive as a single company.
IE Radio 9/9/2011 103 comments
Following yesterday's news about the hacking of certification authority DigiNotar, we learn today that another CA, GlobalSign, has suffered a similar breach. Is this the end of security certificates as a digital security tool?
IE Radio 9/8/2011 206 comments
Robert Hernandez has made a name for himself as a journalist of the Web, not just on the Web. His primary focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism Ė to empower people, inform reporting and storytelling, engage community, improve distribution, and, whenever possible, enhance revenue.
IE Radio 9/6/2011 110 comments
Join us to discuss how this field of analytics could bring interesting applications to enterprises in a range of industries.
IE Radio 8/29/2011 110 comments
Despite high expectations of the burgeoning China Internet market, many firms have met disappointment and even failure in the People's Republic. Groupon's recent problems illustrate what executives in any sector should avoid when starting a business in China.
IE Radio 8/26/2011 161 comments
The vision of moving government to the cloud with all the efficiencies and cost savings that would likely produce is being hindered by understandable security concerns.
IE Radio 8/24/2011 107 comments
Skype's purchase of GroupMe opens up intriguing opportunities for the integration of its existing business telecommincations services with rapid group conferencing functions. It's a sign, too, that business meetings will increasingly migrate to the cloud.
IE Radio 8/23/2011 274 comments
The threat of insider tampering and sabotage seems to be rising; and naturally, it's become IT's responsibility to stem the tide.
IE Radio 8/18/2011 110 comments
Selmer Bringsjord currently holds appointments in the Department of Cognitive Science, the Department of Computer Science, and the Lally School of Management & Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. He has advised many companies in the realm of intelligent systems.
IE Radio 8/15/2011 157 comments
The looming "Recession 2.0" will test the abilities, knowledge, and stamina of enterprise executives. Here are some tips from experts about how to survive and even thrive in these troubled financial times.
IE Radio 8/12/2011 142 comments
A German scientist claims to have decrypted data from major mobile networks using very simple tools. He plans to release the methodology today. Is he a pest or the mobile industry's best friend?
IE Radio 8/11/2011 142 comments
Ivan Cash is an artist, designer, and art director who has worked full-time as an art director with Venables Bell in San Francisco and with Wieden+Kennedy in Amsterdam. His professional credits include a social media campaign for Coca-Cola and an all-digital advertising campaign for Intel. His latest project, Snail Mail My Email, aims to show the value of the written word over its digital counterpart.
IE Radio 8/10/2011 107 comments
Combining decision management analytics with social metrics creates an opportunity to put the customer in the operational driving seat.
IE Radio 8/8/2011 124 comments
New federal CIO Steven L. VanRoekel believes in cloud computing and federal IT reform. But he faces a host of challenges, including recalcitrant government agencies and security issues related to the adoption of cloud computing. This live chat will focus on the progress made by VanRoekel's predecessor and whether that will continue under VanRoekel's tenure.
IE Radio 8/4/2011 121 comments
Sascha Meinrath is the Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative. Described as a "community Internet pioneer" and a well-known expert on community wireless networks (CWNs), he'll talk about the United States's plans for "Internet Freedom" and the work being done to build independent networks in other nations.
IE Radio 8/1/2011 145 comments
As the US Congress and the White House move toward the deadline without a solution to the national debt quandary, enterprises are readying their strategies. Predictive analytics could help. And there may be an upside to it all.
IE Radio 7/29/2011 113 comments
This time it's legal. Following the FBI arrests, Anonymous switches to a Distributed Boycott of Services attack against Paypal.
IE Radio 7/27/2011 189 comments
Wellness programs are becoming a feasible option even for small to mid-size enterprises especially with the increasing uptake of online wellbeing solutions.
IE Radio 7/25/2011 195 comments
As Vivek Kundra leaves his post as US Federal CIO for a Harvard fellowship, his outspoken comments resonate not just for government IT but for enterprise professionals as well. A key point: Abandon old ways of thinking about technology and its procurement.
IE Radio 7/18/2011 262 comments
For many executives and their organizations, the real transformation of online commerce will require a lot of soul-searching -- and some very difficult changes.
IE Radio 7/15/2011 157 comments
The White House's announcement of 24/7 communications links with Russia on cybersecurity issues is welcome but lacks substance.
IE Radio 7/14/2011 226 comments
As author of the book, Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World, and as professor of linguistics and language at American University in Washington, D.C., Naomi Baron is uniquely qualified to parse the layers of meaning in emoticons and other Net-speak. In this, Prof. Baron's second appearance on IE Radio, she'll answer questions on the growing emergence of mobile, text messaging, and always-on Internet links in our daily lives.
IE Radio 7/12/2011 135 comments
Vendors are offering tools which claim to provide rich real-time feedback loops on social media marketing strategies. Are enterprises, which are still getting to grips with ROI metrics for social media in general, ready to take advantage of these options?
IE Radio 7/11/2011 98 comments
A recent report indicates that universities are failing to train future employees to cope with so-called big data or to manage business intelligence. If, as the McKinsey Global Institute states, the need for trained BI workers will exceed the actual workforce available by 60 percent in 2018, we have a problem. IT professionals will be looking at where and how to obtain people with the right skills to meet the needs of companies seeking the balance of business and IT skills required to cope with big data. And is this really an IT problem?
IE Radio 7/8/2011 90 comments
Microsoft this week reported major progress in cleaning computers infected by Rustock.
IE Radio 6/27/2011 182 comments
The role of IT has grown so important in many organizations that the CEO has taken charge. Join us as we discuss the trend toward linking IT more closely to enterprise top brass.
IE Radio 6/24/2011 147 comments
The United States is walking an ever finer line between offensive and defensive cyber warfare.
IE Radio 6/21/2011 185 comments
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) says it will drastically expand the number of domain name suffixes from the current 22, with the addition of generic top-level domains (gTLDs). While this sounds like a great opportunity for midmarket companies, caution is advised before spending big bucks on a vanity domain.
Join Senior Editor Michael Singer in a Live Chat on Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern to discuss the pros and cons of gTLDs.
IE Radio 6/17/2011 163 comments
Ron Johnson, who recently served as Apple's senior vice president of retail, is coming to the iconic department chain. Join Senior Editor Michael Singer as we discuss what lies ahead for both companies and how retail is making a comeback in the digital age.
IE Radio 6/14/2011 227 comments
The IPv6 Day event organized by the Internet Society on June 7 and 8 showed a lot of support for the new version of the Internet Protocol from content and service providers Ė and the need for more action on the user side. IT pros worldwide are being challenged to face up to the need for dual-stack support. We'll be talking today about how they are or aren't likely to meet that challenge, and why.
IE Radio 6/10/2011 256 comments
LulzSec has raised its profile this month with hacks on Sony and an FBI affiliate. Does this activity have a serious purpose or is it, as the group's name suggests, just for the laugh-out-louds?
IE Radio 6/7/2011 155 comments
CEO Steve Jobs took the stage Monday to announce the company's next generation Mac OS X operating system, code-named Lion; the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, which powers iPad and iPhone; and iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud services offering. Join Senior Editor, Michael Singer, in an online discussion and live chat about this means for midmarket companies.
IE Radio 6/3/2011 219 comments
CEOs are not usually early adopters of technology unless it comes to mobile devices. iPhones, iPads, Android, BlackBerry... Some call it consumerization, others promote bring-your-own-device (BYOD). Either way, it's causing headaches for some enterprises. Please join Internet Evolution Senior Editor Michael Singer in a Live Chat about what some companies are doing about it and what is on the minds of executives today.
IE Radio 5/31/2011 180 comments
IBM and other IT providers are focused on products and services that help IT pros identify, analyze, and model solutions for their infrastructure and operations challenges.
IE Radio 5/26/2011 142 comments
The widespread belief that digital security is better handled by in the cloud overlooks many downsides, including a lack of awareness of the issue among some cloud vendors.
IE Radio 5/24/2011 151 comments
Midmarket firms looking to migrate their enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools to a cloud-based delivery system should beware. While there are a few appropriate ERP products out there for enterprises with annual revenues in the $10 million to $100 million range, and/or with 100 to 1,000 employees, there are a lot of costs and complexities to overcome. Join Senior Editor Michael Singer and the other Internet Evolution editors for a Live Chat about the pains and pitfalls of midmarket cloud ERP.
IE Radio 5/20/2011 174 comments
IBM has released its most recent study of more than 3,000 global CIOs. Seven out of 10 CIOs in the US, Japan, and South Korea, and 68 percent in China, now identify cloud as a top priority. Data management, customer analytics, data warehousing, and visual information dashboards are also high on the list for CIOs' top priorities as they try to convert data into better and faster business decisions. Please join Internet Evolution Senior Editor Michael Singer in a Live Chat about IBM's report and what is on the mind of CIOs today.
IE Radio 5/16/2011 275 comments
Climate change threatens the infrastructure that supports the Internet as well as enterprise networks. This chat focuses on how IT pros are responding to the challenge to move off traditional power sources.
IE Radio 5/13/2011 223 comments
A third party pointed out this week that Facebook has for years been giving away users' personal information to advertisers and other third parties through a flaw in its applications integration system. Join us for today's Security Clan chat.
IE Radio 5/10/2011 229 comments
Google is expected to announce updates to its Android operating system and Chrome browser this week at the I/O Developer conference.
The search engine giant is also starting to position its two well known products as primary business tools for midmarket companies.
Join Senior Editor Michael Singer for a chat about Google's push into the midmarket and the significance of Android and Chrome.
IE Radio 5/6/2011 175 comments
Look out CIOs, there's a new way of extracting information from your enterprise that is challenging proprietary business intelligence software... and your IT department. Join Internet Evolution Senior Editor Michael Singer for a live chat to discuss an open-source software approach to tackling Big Data.
IE Radio 5/2/2011 196 comments
Environmental activist group Greenpeace maintains that providers of cloud computing services, including Apple, Google, and Facebook, are adding to global dirtiness by using coal-fueled utility power, despite their claims of having energy-efficient datacenter designs.
IE Radio 4/28/2011 147 comments
Dr. Steve Hoover is CEO of PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), a Xerox company. Steve joined PARC as its CEO in 2011 after 40 years of working in technology R&D. Previously, he served as vice president of the Xerox Research Center in Webster, N.Y. He specializes in integrating technology, market, customer, and business opportunities Ė from fundamental R&D, to commercial scale-up.
Steve's personal research and long-term technology work spans several disciplines including cloud computing, clean-tech, nanotech, mobile, and the future of work, as well as advanced printing and mass customization technologies. He currently has seven patents issued and pending.
We'll be talking with Dr. Hoover about the evolution of R&D and how to create a culture of innovation.
IE Radio 4/26/2011 165 comments
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