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How bad projects help build better project managers

Posted January 29, 2001 - 11:26 am

Bogus budgets, missing sponsors, communication breakdowns, scope creep: These are just a few of the "gotchas" that can cripple or hamper a project, and every project manager has a tale about one that brought him to his  

Rapid evolution of Internet does not require a mass dying off of businesses

Posted January 29, 2001 - 11:02 am

Rapid evolution of Internet does not require a mass dying off of businesses SHARPEN YOUR CLAWS and watch out for  

Internet recruitment tips

Posted January 29, 2001 - 11:00 am

A recent spate of pronouncements has suggested that the Web has been over hyped as a recruiting  

BSA antipiracy program: Is Microsoft behind it?

Posted January 29, 2001 - 10:52 am

SOFTWARE PIRACY IS a terrible thing, but you have to wonder about how some companies choose to combat  

Shipping and handling costs leave a bad taste on the lips of e-shoppers

Posted January 29, 2001 - 10:47 am

Shipping and handling costs leave a bad taste on the lips of e-shoppers I MUST ADMIT, we "do" e-commerce in a big way in my  

You shouldn't talk about politics with your friends, but you might make a few predictions

Posted January 29, 2001 - 10:42 am

You shouldn't talk about politics with your friends, but you might make a few predictions "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of  

Putting an end to channel conflict

Posted January 29, 2001 - 10:30 am

Putting an end to channel conflict We've seen every industry stumble and grasp for solutions to the problem of channel conflict -- using e-commerce to cut out trusted distribution and retail  

Can a dot-com to be profitable without VC funding?

Posted January 29, 2001 - 10:20 am

How is it possible for a dot-com to be profitable without VC funding? As venture funding has dried up for dot-coms, some believe the potential for online business success has dried up with  

Fast-Track Certification at Java University

Posted January 29, 2001 - 1:00 am

This could be the year for privacy

Posted January 28, 2001 - 5:17 pm

The battle over privacy legislation has begun in earnest in the states and in Congress, in what may be the pivotal year for this  

Building your own company

Posted January 28, 2001 - 2:58 pm

We have been discussing how to grow your consulting  

BSA, Microsoft scare tactics target small fish

Posted January 27, 2001 - 4:48 pm

How likely are you to find the Business Software Alliance's (BSA's) compliance police at your door one day, warrant in hand to check for pirated software? Your risk may have less to do with the amount of unlicensed software you have and more to do with the size and location of your  

Technology of the Year choices underscore how IT affects your business

Posted January 27, 2001 - 4:45 pm

There's just no substitute for great  

Looking back at 2000: Privacy policies fared poorly with and others

Posted January 27, 2001 - 4:40 pm

In keeping with the subject matter of this week's stories, I wanted to write a column about the best and worst in IT ethics for the past  

E-commerce sites should focus on performance

Posted January 27, 2001 - 3:32 pm

Page load performance on many commerce sites is in the tank, and based on holiday spending this year, it's not because we were all shopping  

The failings of distance learning

Posted January 27, 2001 - 2:30 pm

Late last year, crime-scene tape was strung across 14 cubicles at Sprint  


Posted January 27, 2001 - 2:23 pm

The more you know about a customer -- age, gender, what he owns, what he spends and what his preferences are -- the more likely it is that you can create and pitch a product or service that will hit a  

Two paths to an MBA

Posted January 27, 2001 - 2:20 pm

As IT departments partner more closely with the businesses they support, an increasing number of IT professionals say they see the advantage of earning an MBA  

Java programming skills are a hot job ticket

Posted January 27, 2001 - 12:58 pm

Fact: The demand for Java programmers is hotter than  

XML standard readied for businesses

Posted January 26, 2001 - 11:48 pm

IBM, MICROSOFT, AND Ariba next week will propose an XML-based standard that will allow thousands of vendors to register their businesses in a Web-based database that will help them match up with partners to carry out e-commerce transactions, according to industry sources briefed by the  

Disney expected to pay to destroy customer list

Posted January 26, 2001 - 6:17 pm

A SUBSIDIARY OF Walt Disney is expected to offer defunct online retailer  

Microsoft, Expedia, and Priceline settle lawsuits

Posted January 26, 2001 - 5:59 pm

MICROSOFT AND ITS online travel spin-off Expedia have settled with  

Consumer advocate Nader calls for protection group

Posted January 26, 2001 - 5:46 pm

(REUTERS) -- Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Wednesday called for a worldwide consumer protection organization to counteract threats posed by increased global trade and Internet-based  

Job satisfaction and employee retention

Posted January 26, 2001 - 5:35 pm

With a little luck you managed to assemble a crackerjack, technology-savvy  

Court voids SBC-Ameritech merger condition

Posted January 26, 2001 - 5:26 pm

(REUTERS) -- A  
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