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Getting Past the Secrecy Surrounding Network Break-ins


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published August 6, 2003
Corporate IT managers, security experts and the FBI are teaming up with a novel proposal to notify each other when networks are attacked — without breaching confidentiality.

Study: Insurance Industry IT Needs Significant Housecleaning


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published July 28, 2003
In an industry saddled with outdated systems, companies are focusing on internal efficiencies in an effort to control costs

Oracle's New Applications Suite Follows the Rules


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Clint Boulton

| CIO Insights Article Published July 25, 2003
With new features for many different industries, Oracle's latest release should help companies comply with HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Across the Country, Local Governments Are Giving Linux a Hard Look, Part Two


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published July 25, 2003
Part Two: Despite growing use by cities, counties and state agencies, Linux in local government is still largely a secret.

Across the Country, Local Governments Are Giving Linux a Hard Look


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published July 18, 2003
Part One: With the budget crunch hitting local governments hard, more and more cities, counties and state agencies are looking at Linux.

Adobe Ties PDF Format to XML


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published July 15, 2003
Aiming to create a new generation of intelligent forms, Adobe announces plans to link PDF files with Web services.

An Open Source Approach To Developing Applications -- Without Programmers


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published July 14, 2003
Is this the future of application development? An open source project at UCLA Medical Center aims to give non-programmers the power to create applications.

Under IT's Radar, Instant Messaging Invades Corporate Desktops


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published July 11, 2003
Chances are, instant messaging has already infiltrated your firm's computers.

Early Reports: Windows Server 2003 Stable -- But Hardly Revolutionary


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published June 20, 2003
A likely upgrade candidate for Windows NT users, Microsoft's latest server release appears highly stable, although hardly revolutionary

Mercury Interactive Broadens Offerings With Kintana Purchase


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published June 17, 2003
In a shrinking software industry, Mercury Interactive's latest acquisition stands to benefit users, according to industry observers.

Retailers, Still Spending on IT, Look for Quick Returns


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published June 13, 2003
A new survey of IT spending priorities shows retailers tightly focused on point of sale projects which offer immediate payback.

Instead of Growing Your Disks, Try Shrinking Your Data


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published June 6, 2003
Like most growing companies, computer input device maker Logitech has added more disks to handle its ever-expanding databases. But now, the firm is about to experiment with a new approach: pruning its data.

Supercomputer Center Pushes the Storage Envelope


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published June 5, 2003
For a glimpse at the future of storage, take a look at NCSA's massive file system.

Rapidly Falling Storage Costs Mean Bigger Databases, New Applications


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published June 4, 2003
Watching the advances in storage, one expert in large databases estimates that by next year, commercial databases will be pushing 75 terabytes in size.

Defense Department Approves Use of Open Source


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published June 3, 2003
In its first-ever official policy statement on the subject, the U.S. military puts open source on a level playing field with commercial software.

CIOs: IT Hiring to Increase Next Quarter


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published May 29, 2003
In an IT industry still reeling from a half a million layoffs last year, an expected pickup in hiring comes as good news.

Covalent Makes Managing Java Applications Easier


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published May 28, 2003
The Apache Web server experts have rolled out a new tool to help users drowning in the complexity of managing applications on the Web.

Hot New Job Title: Project Manager?


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published May 12, 2003
From Redmond to Washington, D.C., project managers get new respect -- and more money.

Case Study: PM Success Takes More Than Software


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published May 8, 2003
Bell Helicopter had the project management software, but what it really needed was a consistent, companywide strategy for planning, implementing and measuring the progress of IT projects.

PeopleSoft Jumps on Linux Bandwagon


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published May 6, 2003
SAP and Oracle may have had a head start, but PeopleSoft is jumping into the Linux business in a big way.

Computer Associates Jumps Into The Grid Computing Fray


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published April 30, 2003
CA rolls out a half-dozen products aimed at helping users manage on-demand computing.

IBM, Cisco Team Up For Grids


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published April 29, 2003
A partnership with Cisco, and new offerings aimed at specific industries boost IBM's grid efforts.

Mitsubishi's Latest Creation: A Linux-powered Robot


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published April 25, 2003
Mitsubishi's new Linux-based robot walks, talks, and goes online. For a mere $14,250, you can take it home with you.

Will SARS Infect High-Tech?


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published April 24, 2003
The deadly SARS virus is disrupting commerce throughout Asia. But one high-tech analyst following the outbreak says it's unlikely to send the computer industry into a meltdown.

Linux Tackles Deadly SARS Virus


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published April 16, 2003
With the help of a cluster of PCs running Linux, Canadian researchers have made a major breakthrough in tackling the deadly SARS virus.

Future of Outsourcing May Lie On the Grid


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published April 8, 2003
Today's world of managed services and hosted applications is moving towards an IT world where computing power is available on demand from a public utility-like grid.

IBM Moves Linux Mainframes to the Center of the Grid


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published April 1, 2003
With key middleware like the Globus toolkit now available for the zSeries, the mainframe is taking center stage in grid computing.

Goodbye z/OS? Your Next Big Unix Box Might Be a Linux Mainframe


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published March 28, 2003
In what one IBM-watcher calls a 'dramatic change' in IBM's thinking, Big Blue is now starting to push mainframes that run Linux -- and only Linux.

Corel's Hidden Open Source Potential: $1 billion?


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published March 27, 2003
An open source advocate suggests that open sourcing WordPerfect could boost Corel's stock value to $1 billion.

HP and Red Hat Team Up For Enterprise Linux Support


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published March 19, 2003
A deal with Red Hat lets HP offer customers considering Linux a single point of contact for enterprise support.

Politics, not Technology, is Biggest Barrier to Grid Computing


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published March 14, 2003
A new study says that organizational politics, not technology, stands in the way of widespread commercial acceptance of Grid computing.

JBoss Makes Inroads at WorldCom


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published March 14, 2003
WorldCom tosses out a commercial app server in favor of JBoss for a key network application.

Linux Mainframe to Form Core of 'Virtual Grid' Research Lab


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published March 6, 2003
A new grid at the University of Florida will make use of IBM's entry-level z800 mainframe, which has seen what Big Blue is calling its fastest mainframe product launch ever.

JBoss Alliances Target BEA, IBM


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published March 5, 2003
With new portal and transaction monitor alliances, open source application server JBoss targets the big-name application server vendors.

Computers That Talk Are Saving Companies a Bundle


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published February 28, 2003
With her distinctive British accent and unfailingly polite manner, 'Claire' -- British Airways' new voice recognition program -- has saved the airline millions of dollars.

CIOs: IT Hiring to Slip Next Quarter


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published February 25, 2003
While most CIOs expect no changes in their IT hiring in Q2, the number planning on adding new staff is down slightly from last quarter. Large firms are most likely to be adding workers.

Tracking Tanks and Guns On the Web, All the Way to the Persian Gulf


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published February 24, 2003
Determined not to repeat past mistakes in shipping millions of tons of military gear to the Mid-East ten years ago, the U.S. and Britain are turning to high-tech radio tags and the Web to track shipments.

On The Road: Wireless Caravan Cruises Down West Coast


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published February 21, 2003
Next time the kids ask 'are we there yet?' just tell them to be quiet and go back to surfing the Web.

For Hospitals, an Inevitable Path Towards an All-Digital Future


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published February 19, 2003
New technology is helping hospitals tackle the enormous job of digitizing x-rays and putting them online.

HP Introduces Two New Intel 8-Way Servers


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Dan Orzech

| CIO Insights Article Published February 18, 2003
HP aims a pair of new low-cost SMP Xeon servers at the market for high-end Unix RISC systems.