DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: The profession of IT
The persistent public image of computing as a field of programmers has become a costly myth. Reversing it is possible but not easy.
Peter J. Denning
COLUMN: On site
"Ever since my eye swelled up, I've gone to church to pray for a cure...I always knew He would send a way to make me better---I just didn't know it was going to be from London,"
says Anna Mobutsu, a 23-year-old farm laborer,"But …
Victor W. A. Mbarika
COLUMN: Security watch
Regulations intended to improve health care data access have created new security risks along with headaches for patients and practitioners.
Rebecca T. Mercuri
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
Microsoft must alter its strategy to avoid an increasingly litigious future.
Michael A. Cusumano
The result is likely to be increased IT employment diffused throughout the U.S. economy, especially in non-tech industrial sectors.
Catherine L. Mann
Donna L. Hoffman, Thomas P. Novak, Alladi Venkatesh
Exploring factors influencing the social impact of Internet use.
Linda A. Jackson, Alexander von Eye, Gretchen Barbatsis, Frank Biocca, Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Yong Zhao
An Oregon police department successfully enlists tech-savvy citizens to serve as police reserve specialists.
Warren Harrison, George Heuston, Sarah Mocas, Mark Morrissey, John Richardson
Why should faculty members develop online courses if the effort may be detrimental to their promotion or tenure?
George P. Schell
This framework helps navigate the standards maze to develop a flexible applications infrastructure that advances an organization's strategic business needs.
Kaushal Chari, Saravanan Seshadri
How and why the same software system implementation can produce fundamentally different results.
Maris G. Martinsons
Examining cases of failed ERP system implementation in China and explaining the unique circumstances.
Huigang Liang, Yajiong Xue, William R. Boulton, Terry Anthony Byrd
How should financial service firms, online and off, adjust their customer-acquisition and -service strategies to reflect investors' changing expectations?
Troy J. Strader, Sridhar N. Ramaswami
Using an object or entity class to represent a composite provides straightforward answers, making this approach superior to the use of relationship classes or associations.
Graeme Shanks, Elizabeth Tansley, Ron Weber
Project managers and systems analysts can tackle the challenges of representing system requirements using the object-oriented approach.
Huseyin Cavusoglu, Birendra Mishra, Srinivasan Raghunathan
COLUMN: Inside risks
Paul Kocher, Bruce Schneier