Articles By Frank Hayes

How bankruptcies can affect your business

How bankruptcies can affect your business

Nortel is thinking about bankruptcy . The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the big Canadian telecommunications equipment maker...

December 16th, 2008 Frank Hayes
Um, what noise?

Um, what noise?

They say that if you have a jackhammer operating nearby, the noise will be incredibly annoying at first, but as...

October 9th, 2008 Frank Hayes
Opinion: Cryptic Reading

Opinion: Cryptic Reading

Encryption is hard. Case in point: the U.S. government, which requires its agencies to encrypt all sensitive data on laptops...

August 5th, 2008 Frank Hayes
Opinion: BlackBerry outage: How much reliability is necessary?

Opinion: BlackBerry outage: How much reliability is necessary?

How much reliability can you afford?Last Monday afternoon, BlackBerries stopped working again. For about three hours, the CrackBerry addicts couldn't...

February 20th, 2008 Frank Hayes
Not to be confused with real architects

Not to be confused with real architects

Want to be an architect? I don’t mean an “IT architect,” though that’s surely an appealing career target. Last month,...

December 6th, 2007 Frank Hayes
Microsoft’s weird delight

Microsoft’s weird delight

I don’t mind a little cynicism — it’s a natural and only mildly toxic byproduct of paying attention. So last...

September 27th, 2007 Frank Hayes
The top 10 products of the past 40 years

The top 10 products of the past 40 years

Forty years: Thousands of IT products. Many of them made a huge difference for technology professionals, and they're fondly remembered....

July 8th, 2007 Frank Hayes
The

The

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEWhat now for the Hewlett-Packard Four? You’ve already seen the headlines: Earlier this month, a Silicon Valley...

March 29th, 2007 Frank Hayes
Mastering a manager’s must-haves

Mastering a manager’s must-haves

Leadership. Communication. Strategy. Diplomacy. Money. Technology. Industry. These are the things IT leaders must master. If you want to make...

January 1st, 2007 Frank Hayes
Somewhere, Ray Noorda is laughing

Somewhere, Ray Noorda is laughing

Ray Noorda died earlier this month. He was 82. The news didn’t even register at CNN, where the big IT...

October 26th, 2006 Frank Hayes