Articles By Howard Anderson

CIOs face budget cutting pressures

CIOs face budget cutting pressures

Last year we talked about CIOs - who are both the masters and the victims of doubletalk and who are...

November 5th, 2008 Howard Anderson
Why do tech firms only last a generation?

Why do tech firms only last a generation?

It was with some degree of sadness that I saw 3Com sold to Bain Capital and Huawei. But it got...

November 1st, 2007 Howard Anderson
The compromising CIO – forever compromised

The compromising CIO – forever compromised

EditorialWant one of the worst jobs in the information age? Try chief information officer, a job with a lofty title...

August 29th, 2007 Howard Anderson
Medicine: The Next Big Thing

Medicine: The Next Big Thing

What’s the next big thing? I get that question a lot, usually from high-tech entrepreneurs or venture capitalists searching for...

October 12th, 2006 Howard Anderson
Microsoft vs. Cisco: Clash of the titans

Microsoft vs. Cisco: Clash of the titans

Think of the great rivalries that you know: good vs. evil; Red Sox vs. Yankees; Microsoft vs. (in order) IBM,...

July 6th, 2006 Howard Anderson
Broadband breaking all frontiers for far-out gamers

Broadband breaking all frontiers for far-out gamers

My last column discussed the need for a line of technology products for those older than 50 (“curmudgeonware”). This time...

January 5th, 2006 Howard Anderson
Curmudgeons of the world, unite against complexity

Curmudgeons of the world, unite against complexity

I have just about had it. Every technical product I own has conspired to make me feel stupid and old....

October 27th, 2005 Howard Anderson
Confluxion: the state of our lives

Confluxion: the state of our lives

A friend of mine, Ted Leonsis, invented instant messaging — and along the way destroyed civilization as we know it....

September 1st, 2005 Howard Anderson
Gates preparing Microsoft for firm

Gates preparing Microsoft for firm

I have known Bill Gates since his company was called Micro-Soft and its headquarters was in Albuquerque, N.M. The man...

August 4th, 2005 Howard Anderson
Game over: demand in networking industry is dead

Game over: demand in networking industry is dead

We’re screwed. There’s no other way to put it. Who’s “we?” The network/datacom/telecom industry. And why are we screwed? Because...

May 12th, 2005 Howard Anderson