Stories by Dan Tynan

7 IT superheroes - and their fatal flaws

IT superheroes can't fly -- at least, not without an airplane. They don't possess X-ray vision or super strength. They won't be found wearing capes or spandex (at work). But the geeks who save the day time and time again for enterprises around the globe exhibit some extraordinary powers.

How to divorce your technology vendor

Sure, hooking up with a new service provider is all cigars and handshakes at first. Promises are made and stars glimmer in your eyes as you sign the contract. The future looks bright.

IT investments should be treated like dollar ones

Managing IT assets the way an investment portfolio is managed is an excellent way to prioritise projects, cut costs and boost ROI. But it’s also crucial for surviving disruptive events, such as mergers and consolidations, or when phasing out legacy applications in favour of new ones.

Gadget freak: Satellite radio a-go-go

SAN FRANCISCO (11/24/2003) - We were headed on a road trip from the Carolinas to Boston, and as usual I'd packed more provisions than Lewis and Clark. We had toys, books, cellular phones, a CD player and a portable refrigerator filled with enough string cheese to feed a small army. My wife and I brought most of it to keep our two adorable children from becoming screaming hellions on the New Jersey Turnpike, but one of the items was just for me: an Audiovox Corp. Satellite Radio Shuttle for Sirius.

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