Articles By Mitch Betts

Wireless sensors could avert bridge disasters

Wireless sensors could avert bridge disasters

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- A University of Maryland researcher has developed inexpensive wireless sensors that could avert the kind of bridge collapse...

August 22nd, 2011 Mitch Betts
IT leader builds a know-how network

IT leader builds a know-how network

Dickie Oliver is on a mission to build an enterprise "know-how platform" so that 1.6 million employees across 110 countries...

April 18th, 2011 Mitch Betts
Top tech firms join push to hire vets

Top tech firms join push to hire vets

Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and EMC have joined seven other major corporations that have jointly pledged to hire 100,000 veterans and...

March 9th, 2011 Mitch Betts
Netflix reveals challenges in the cloud

Netflix reveals challenges in the cloud

Technology managers at video distributor Netflix Inc. , which last year took a big plunge into the public cloud, have...

January 17th, 2011 Mitch Betts
Enterprises seek corporate anthropologists

Enterprises seek corporate anthropologists

You know the story: The CEO orders up an internal "Facebook for the enterprise" to boost employee collaboration , but...

October 28th, 2010 Mitch Betts
Shortage of Windows 7 migration experts expected

Shortage of Windows 7 migration experts expected

It's not a Y2K-style crisis, but there's only a four-year window until Microsoft Corp. ends support for Windows XP. The...

September 13th, 2010 Mitch Betts
IT Leadership Boiled Down to 5 Elements

IT Leadership Boiled Down to 5 Elements

There isn't any flashy writing or trendy technology here. No mention of clouds, Facebook or Twitter. But the new book...

January 19th, 2010 Mitch Betts
Open-source BI going mainstream for routine uses

Open-source BI going mainstream for routine uses

Adoption of open-source business intelligence software is doubling every year because the products are viewed as "good enough" for routine applications, according...

January 4th, 2010 Mitch Betts
The traditional IT budget process wastes big bucks

The traditional IT budget process wastes big bucks

The annual budget process is one of a CIO's most unpleasant tasks. It's also one of the most inefficient, according...

December 7th, 2009 Mitch Betts
Upkeep makes laptops pricey

Upkeep makes laptops pricey

These days, companies are tempted to hang on to their notebook computers for a couple of years beyond the usual...

October 6th, 2009 Mitch Betts