Dylan Tweney

Business 2.0

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Does Moore’s Law still hold true?

You don’t have to be a software programmer to be familiar with the principle. Since the early 1970s, Moore’s Law — named after Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Intel — has been universally touted within the computing industry. The law has many variants, but the gist of it is this: Computing powe
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False Alarms on the Firewall

How can you separate a legitimate security threat from routine traffic? A recently upgraded software product can help. Computer security experts are fond of reminding people just how vulnerable their defenses really are. And for good reason: No security system, no matter how comprehensive or well-de
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Still Waiting for the Web Services Miracle

They haven’t changed the world yet, but there are ways to make them work. If you flip though the technology magazines of a year ago, you’ll likely find a lot of stories touting Web services as the next big new technology you need to know about. The promise: programming standards that would allow dif
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The Santa Slam

The holiday rush is coming, and as usual, many sites won’t be able to handle the traffic. Here’s how you can prepare for this year, and beyond. It happens every December. The holiday season brings with it hordes of online shoppers, and — despite having months to prepare — many websites aren’t able t
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The Death of the $1 Million Software Package

Prices for big corporate systems have come back down from the stratosphere, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy. Back in the late 1990s, a software salesman could look you in the eye and say with a straight face that his company’s enterprise system would cost you $1 million. Mercifully, those days
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Are You Overpaying for Content Management?

Companies are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on software to manage their websites and other documents — and getting dubious returns. There’s got to be a better way. The numbers aren’t pretty. According to a Jupiter survey of chief information officers at companies with more than $50 milli
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Blogging for Dollars

Businesses are starting to use weblogs — those impromptu lists-cum-journals — as powerful tools for knowledge management and communications. Businesspeople might be forgiven for rolling their eyeballs when the word “weblog” is mentioned. After all, most media coverage to date has focused on weblogs
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Carte Blanche for Hackers

Some recently proposed legislation could open up computer networks to vigilante-style justice. There’s never been a better time to be a hacker. Twice last week, Bush administration officials reached out to the hacker community, asking attendees at two different Las Vegas conferences to be responsibl
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Importance of Knowing Who’s Who

Mention directory servers to the average person and you’ll get either a blank stare or a knowing look and a yawn. That’s because these servers, which manage lists of users on a computer network, play a decidedly prosaic role within corporate information systems. But as we enter the increasingly inte
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Remote Workers of Your Company, Unite!

Pity the vendors of online collaboration software. Companies such as eRoom, Intraspect, WebEx (WEBX), and even Microsoft (MSFT) (with its SharePoint products) have been trying for years to overcome the barriers of physical distance and eliminate business travel, with software that lets people in dif
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Rehearsing for Success

Want to win your next negotiation? Role-playing, that much-maligned management technique, could actually do the trick. From the July, 2002 issue of Business 2.0, page 94 Try this experiment: Mention the term “role-playing” to your colleagues and note whether they a) roll their eyes, b) groan bitterl
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