That's right: Google has announced a consortium of companies to develop an "open" mobile device platform, designed to unleash the creativity and innovation heretofore stifled by the major big, bad wireless carriers.
Stories by David L Margulius
Someday someone will invent a spider that trolls all the blogs on the web for best practices. And that piece of software will be a huge competitive advantage for the inventor’s company.
The alpha geek consultants at The McKinsey Quarterly have come out with an interesting new research paper that says application developers have to get lean — as in, adopt lean manufacturing techniques. That’s right, you know who you are — slim down, toughen up, drop and give me 20!
The software business may be consolidating into a few gigantic companies, but at least there’s still robust competition on the services side of things. That’s my conclusion from reading some new Gartner stats recapping the worldwide IT services market as of the end of 2005.
A new study by corporate trainer Skillsoft claims that IT is the most stressful occupation, ahead of engineering, sales, finance, HR and pretty much everything else.
How deep do IT managers really want to get into the details of financial accounting for IT purchases? Isn’t it better left to the bean counters? Do they really want to discuss capex and annuity structures?