Business decision makers (BDMs) are increasingly guiding IT decisions at many leading companies. Here, we explore the shift of influence and examine the top issues facing business innovators, and how each line of business should approach this new relationship with technology.
  • When start-ups merge

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 11:57 am

    Technology-based start-ups will increasingly eye each other for mergers or acquisitions. But it takes a lot of effort to make the marriage work.
  • The Policy of Protection

    Posted January 3, 2001 - 4:30 pm

    Worried about network security? Cyber insurance policies covering losses stemming from hacker attacks might help give you extra peace of mind.
  • Is your collocation provider pre-wired?

    Posted January 2, 2001 - 5:08 pm

    Competitive local exchange carriers may be drooping and dot-coms may be tumbling, but one networking arena that shows little sign of losing momentum at year-end is the collocation business
  • Commerx CTO sees great future in plastics

    Posted December 29, 2000 - 12:17 pm

    WHEN CHRIS BORNEMAN joined Commerx in 1996, business-to-business e-commerce was not a hot item.
  • Finagling funding

    Posted December 29, 2000 - 10:52 am

    VENTURE CAPITALISTS still have plenty of money to invest in new technology companies, but they're getting a whole lot pickier about what sort of ventures they'll invest in and what they expect in return. Even with the recent stock market gyrations, venture capitalists are on the lookout for new investment opportunities. Some investors, however, are reserving their capital for jackpot ventures that might become the next Cisco or, promising the highest potential returns in the least amount of time.
  • The human touch

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 3:40 pm

    SHANE WALL is quick to admit that he was skeptical about working with anthropologists, psychologists, and other social scientists when he first encountered them at Intel two years ago. As an electrical engineer with a computer science background, he had doubts about what those trained in the "soft sciences" could bring to the table when it came to product development.
  • Bad Legislation

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 2:40 pm

  • In the Navy, Danger Is Just Part of the Tech Scene

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 2:09 pm

    Aboard the USS Constellation, technology performs the ubiquitous role of managing and running a 5,000 person floating airport. The working conditions are confined, but the IT infrastructure runs day-to-day operations and lets the ship stay in touch with its aircraft.
  • The Dark Side

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 1:51 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected
  • Take it slow

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 1:10 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected
  • Using metrics effectively

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 1:05 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected
  • Slim pickings in cyberspace

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 6:12 pm

    You won't make the kind of margins on the Internet that you thought you would. Get used to it.
  • Miller Electric welds e-commerce strategy with distributors

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 6:11 pm

    Miller Electric has launched an ambitious e-commerce strategy designed to make purchasing easier for customers, but without leaving its distributors out in the cold.
  • Taking Libertease

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 5:35 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected
  • The Ghost in the Machine

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 4:53 pm

    The Ghost in the Machine o Room 404, Where Are You? o Help for the Financially Challenged o Time to Pardon Shoeless Joe o Everybody Wants to Rule the World o Where's Waldo?
  • Advice for Failing Dotcoms

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 4:29 pm

    Tempted to buy an e-commerce engine from a dead dotcom? Unless you also acquire the people behind the platform, the technology by itself will be worthless.
  • Advertising Exchanges And Auctions Are Missing The Mark

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:51 pm

    ODAC CEO Caroline Oberg critiques advertising exchanges and auctions. She explores some of the reasons why they haven't achieved a great deal of success and suggests an alternative model that would solve some of those problems.
  • Attack points to need for standards for medical records

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:35 pm

    Although officials are crafting new online privacy regulations for the health care industry, set for rollout sometime in the near future, analysts and industry players are still skeptical about how effective these specifications will be.
  • Five Uneasy Pieces

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:33 pm

    Beneath the hype of hot technologies.
  • Drop a Dime

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:30 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected
  • By Hook or by crook

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:21 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:20 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected
  • Hazardous Waste

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 12:56 pm

    A smart plan to dispose old computer hardware can save your company from environmental liability.
  • Market Muscles

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 12:06 pm's mission: to give small companies power to buy online everything needed to run a business.
  • Teaching Johnny to Lead

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 11:58 am

    It's easy to talk about developing leaders. Turning that talk into action is hard. Here's how you can do it.
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