Gary Anthes

Articles by Gary Anthes

Unix turns 40

After four decades, the future of a once revolutionary operating system is clouded, but its legacy will endurernrnForty years ago thisrnsummer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one...

Timeline: 40 years of Unix

Here are some of the milestones of Unix's four-decade history

Hard facts about software-as-a- service

Six execs share lessons learned from their SaaS projects

Survey: 2008 will be tough for IT project managers

According to a recent Computerworld poll, it's going to be a tough year for IT project managers. Project management has always earned a high ranking on the annual list of IT managers' worries, but in the first-half of the 2008 Vital Signs survey, it took the No. 1 spot.

The right road to innovation

Many companies set out on the road to innovation but wind up taking some wrong and costly turns along the way. In his work as an MIT Media Lab research associate, Michael Schrage has studied the economics of innovation, moving the subject out of the world of marketing hype and into one where the laws of economics apply, and where intuition often proves incorrect. In this provocative interview, he offers some sound advice that will help keep your innovation initiatives headed in the right direction.

Streaming apps cut costs, improve efficiency

Read how construction company Parsons may have saved as much as US$1 million last year from streaming technology, which served 600 PCs. On-demand streaming cut IT support costs to "almost nothing," while dramatically improving efficiency.

Firms face Cobol crunch

Cobol, the mainstay of business programming throughout the '60s, '70s and '80s, may not be going away anytime soon. A survey of 352 firms shows 62 per cent use Cobol. But companies aren

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