Paul Rolich, Usn (ret.)

  • That Old Black Magic

    The use of computers in business has transformed not only the way we do business, it also has transformed the way we regard and use...

  • Cogito Ergo Sum

    Last week I decided to use my new Clear card. Clear cards are issued by a private firm and are supposed to make the process...

  • Bad Times = Big Opportunities

    The economy surely will affect the way we all do business for the next six months or more. You still may have some discretionary IT...

  • Web Science

    Nearly two decades ago, on Christmas Day 1990, Tim Berners-Lee "invented" the World Wide Web when he connected two computers using HTTP via the Internet....

  • Get Off of My Cloud

    Cloud computing. If you haven't heard of it yet, you don't read any of the popular IT trade publications. Good for you. Cloud computing is...

  • Striking the Right Balance

    At the end of the day (or in the beginning, for that matter), the business of business is making money. And not just generating revenue,...

  • Are We Outsmarting Ourselves?

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web-oriented architecture (WOA), Web services, Web application programming interfaces (APIs)--why are we so concerned with these things? Why do we keep defining...

  • The Host With the Most?

    This announcement, coming hard on the heels of Microsoft's bid to acquire Yahoo, may be significant. It is possible the acquisition of Yahoo would be...

  • Setting Priorities

    I remember pulling into the parking lot at work and wondering why so many vehicles were in the public parking area. We had an employee...

  • A Bit of a Change

    Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) and Microsoft Office server systems in December 2007. At the same time, it...

  • Governance: Who Needs It?

    Certain segments of the computer press write endlessly about governance. Research groups produce reams of white papers about it. CIOs with a certain type of...

  • Working From Home

    It's 6 a.m. Gasoline is more than $3 a gallon. You are 25 miles from your office, which means a 45-minute commute on a great...

  • No Man Is an Island

    I love it when things just happen, especially when they fly in the face of the predictions of pundits and experts. The real power of...

  • State of the Art

    I was speaking recently with the CIO of a multinational corporation about technology. We were discussing his plans to integrate technologies across some 150-plus global...

  • Integration Made Easy?

    I recently purchased a new home. Part of that process involved filling out a mortgage application. I was overnighted a 15-page form that looked like...

  • Fear and Loathing

    Certain things in life are fraught with pitfalls. Have you ever spoken with someone who just moved into a new custom-built home? You often hear...

  • Help!

    Technology in the insurance industry always has been cutting-edge. I can think of no other business in which integration of applications from different systems on...

  • Feeling Groovy?

    Two years ago Microsoft acquired a small software company that provided collaboration software for ad hoc work groups. Groove Networks (http://www.groove.net) was founded in 1997...

  • Double-edged Sword

    I hoped and prayed SOA would fade into that dark place where all overused three-letter acronyms go for rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the popular computer press and...

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