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Is a Job in Security the Cure for Job Insecurity?


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published January 5, 2005
With IT professionals worried about the slack economy and the high number of jobs moving offshore, some analysts say the most secure position is one in the security arena.

Keeping Score of Identity Risks


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published June 18, 2004
Until identities can be verified with reasonable assurance, all the fingerprint scans, holograms and Java cards in the world won't stop the host of crimes committed with a false identity. One company says it has a solution.

Software with Biometrics Makes Passwords Positively Paltry


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published May 6, 2004
 Thanks to lower price points in the hardware and some clever work by systems integrators, the day when your software prompts you for a fingerprint may come sooner than you expected.

VoIP Can Give Your VPN a Voice


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published March 10, 2004
When you take the renewed interest in VoIP and mix in the existing VPNs used by many companies, the result is an opportunity for organizations to dip their toes in the pool of VoIP before it's feasible for them to make the big leap to an all-IP network.

CMS to Mature in 2004


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published January 6, 2004
Driven by regulation and cost cutting, look for content management applications to take a place next to ERP and CRM as the next wave of enterprise 'must-have' software in 2004.

It's Getting Crowded in Collaboration


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published November 6, 2003
Collaboration technologies are all the rage right now. But now that Microsoft has released its newest version of Office loaded with collaborative features, are content management vendors going to wish they never got involved?

So You Want to Switch to Linux?


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published October 2, 2003
If there's ever a time to explore taking the Linux plunge, that time is now. Or is it?

Making Knowledge Management Work With Service Management


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published September 4, 2003
Knowledge management in the IT world has always suffered from a lack of context, a lack of a problem that KM is clearly designed to fix. Service management may be the answer.

CIOs Say New Projects Increasing Workload


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published August 11, 2003
More than half of the CIOs asked in a recent survey said the number of projects in their IT departments has increased in the past 12 months. Nearly half cited new initiatives as the reason for the increased workload.

People, Planning Key to 'Business Continuity'


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published August 5, 2003
It doesn't take a national disaster to bring a business to its knees. Even mundane occurences such as a power outage or server migration can disrupt business continuity. But too many companies are unprepared.

Gartner Says Tech Jobs Will Continue to Move Overseas


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published July 29, 2003
By the end of 2004, one out of every 10 jobs with U.S.-based IT vendors and IT service providers will move to emerging markets, according to Gartner Inc., as will one out of every 20 IT jobs within user enterprises.

Striving For IM 'Presence' in Enterprise Apps


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published July 7, 2003
There is a movement afoot in the software world to take the main benefit of instant messaging -- being able to see if someone is available online and then messaging them -- and incorporate it into software applications used by enterprises.

Just What Is 'Content-Addressed Storage'?


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published June 3, 2003
When a survey sponsored by EMC in 2000 found that 75% of the information in the world was 'fixed content,' it didn't take a prophet to recognize that technology for dealing with such data was in the pipeline.

Post-Mortems Key to Successful Future Projects


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published May 7, 2003
Whether it's called close-out, an after-action report, or a post-mortem, what you do after a project is complete is paramount to the success of all projects down the road.

IBM Claims Milestone in Tiny Circuitry


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published October 24, 2002
IBM has announced what its scientists call a milestone in nanoscale circuitry -- the world's smallest working computer circuits. The circuits were built using the 'molecule cascade' technique.

Growing Mobile Workforce Creates New IT Challenges


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published February 4, 2002
Roughly 55 percent of the corporate market workforce will be either remote or mobile during the course of the year in 2002. Are you ready?

IT Budgets Up Slightly in 2001


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published November 19, 2001
Spending rises 2.5% this year, below the 8% prediction. What will be priorities in '02?

IT Worker Shortage Continues


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published October 8, 2001
A survey of CIOs finds the average number of open IT service and support jobs in the U.S. has tripled since 1999.

The Future of E-Procurement


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Michael Pastore

| CIO Insights Article Published August 28, 2001
A majority of organizations are taking a "wait and see" approach toward investment in e-procurement technology.