DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
DEPARTMENT: Hot links
COLUMN: The business of software
Accuracy and the measurement of peaks and projects.
COLUMN: Staying connected
Service providers must work together to ensure a fail-safe communication system.
COLUMN: President's letter
Much has changed since the 1980s when the current format of Communications of the ACM was cast. What should be the mission of ACM's flagship publication in the 21st century?
Understanding complexity and feedback in security models highlights the need for better failure modes in solutions.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Personal information management
Cheap and fast search and storage technologies help bring order to our messy personal information environments, freeing us to make the most of our information collections.
A lifetime of digital memories is possible but raises many social, as well as technological, questions.
Integrating personal health information helps people manage their lives and actively participate in their own health care.
The goal is a policy workbench enabling users to create and transform natural language policies into machine-readable code for enforcement and compliance audits.
Search systems can alleviate the need to organize personal information by helping us find it no matter where we encountered it, what we remember about it, and even if we forget it exists.
Utility, serendipity, and the pleasure of encountering what we save relies on more than search alone when using PIM tools.
Email's conduit function means the inbox, folders, search, and sort are used to support core PIM functions of task management, personal archiving, and contact management.
Sharing personal information with networked groups and institutions raises questions about privacy and control best addressed through a new field of inquiry: group information management.
Users need ways to unify, simplify, and consolidate information too often fragmented by location, device, and software application.
How to study and understand the idiosyncratic PIM behaviors we exhibit naturally at home, at work, and in between, in the interests of developing future PIM tools.
Developing a platform for recording, storing, and accessing a personal lifetime archive.
Reuse is such a powerful tool---so why isn't it more popular?
Striking a balance between the costs for Web content providers and the quality of service for Web customers.
Online communities deserve better than their current treatment---where they are largely relegated to the fringes of health care.
The success of data warehouses depends on the interaction of technology and social context. We present new insights into the implementation process and interventions that can lead to success.
Empirical evidence shows that cost-benefit analysis is a sound basis for budgeting information security expenditures.
Although culture has recently been recognized as one factor in interface design, CS and engineering are generally thought to be culturally neutral. The approach presented here recognizes society and culture in computational concepts …
COLUMN: Technical opinion
Developing a balance between author control and traditional scientific publication practices in a global digital library.
COLUMN: Inside risks