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Make NT work for you--even if it's not your only OS

May 01, 1998 |
IT managers are learning to make good use of Microsoft's Windows NT, sometimes running it side-by-side with other operating systems in a quest for the least expensive, most effective use of computing resources.
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In pursuit of intelligent search engines

May 01, 1998 |

Search engine intelligence is almost as unpredictable as the weather--murky one minute, sunny skies the next.

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Time-boxing your way to a better product

May 01, 1998 |
Regardless of the boundless optimism with which we all enter projects, experience teaches that we will exit them in a Death March state of defeated exhaustion.
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Hot Web shop technologies

April 27, 1998 |
The story of Web technologies is largely the story of the browsers they run on.
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Old pros to the rescue

April 01, 1998 |
While many IT managers are wringing their hands over unfilled computing slots and others are racking up frequent-flier miles in their global search for programming help, a growing number of savvy companies are finding experienced technical help much close
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On your mark, get SET, wait!

April 01, 1998 |
The Secure Electronic Transaction protocol might be just the thing to make Internet commerce take off, but don't hold your breath.
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Keeping track of asset management

April 01, 1998 |
Desktop management packages may not score well in heterogeneous environments, but they sure beat low-tech approaches to maintenance.
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Managing mobile computing

April 01, 1998 |
Laptop computers are one of the biggest stumbling blocks to an IS manager's efforts to manage computer assets with software.
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Data warehouses go mainstream

March 01, 1998 |

The old vision of building a single, monolithic, dump-and-run style data warehouse just doesn't cut it in today's environment. Users are savvier and more demanding than ever.

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Intranets give new life to BPR

March 01, 1998 |
If you thought business process reengineering was a thing of the past, take a look at how a Mexican bank, a health-care network, and an insurer are using intranets to rethink the organization and improve the bottom line.
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Path of lease assistance

March 01, 1998 |
For big ticket packages, software leasing is emerging as a finance aid with significant advantages for savvy IT shops and vendors--and their bookkeepers.
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Flexed Pricing

February 01, 1998 |

Flexible pricing involves more than slashing a buck off here and there. Competitive pricing offers many financial benefits and can reduce order-management costs dramatically.

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Get Out Of Your Office!

February 01, 1998 |
You've been found guilty of lousy communications. The judge says, "Hit the road."
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Send your staff home

February 01, 1998 |
How can I keep my IT staff happy? As CIO, this question should top your list of priorities.
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Strange Bedfellows: NT, UNIX and The Integration Option

February 01, 1998 |

NT is evolving fast, but it isn't quite the OS you need for enterprise computing yet. Your best bet, then, may be an odd partnership that combines inexpensive NT systems with battle-hardened UNIX ones.

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Smart cards, Java cards and security

January 19, 1998 |
The addition of Java to smart card applications provides new advantages, but there are still technical reasons for caution.
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NT v. UNIX

January 01, 1998 |
Several factors will come into play when deciding which platform you should use to build your companies intranet. You will have to consider everything from your company's existing systems to technical support issues and projected future needs.
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Network management tools

January 01, 1998 |
Here's what you need to know when it comes to managing your Web site and keeping track of its reliability.
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Policies and Guidelines: Rules of the Road for an Intranet

January 01, 1998 |
Companies that have been using intranets in their daily business practices over the last two years are finding out what works and, more important, what doesn't. And what doesn't work is forgetting business objectives and not having policies and guidelines.
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Intranets: Increased Productivity leads to Striking Returns on Investment

January 01, 1998 |
SGI employees around the world can now sit at their desks and "attend" meetings taking place at its World Headquarters in California via the company's vast intranet. In just a few months, SGI has integrated its intranet so tightly with its operation that it is not only the way its employees communicate, but also the way they think - it's their virtual electronic community.
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