Stories by Thomas Hoffman

Q&A: Nicholas Carr on ‘the big switch’ to cloud computing

During his keynote speech at the Society for Information Management’s SIMposium 08 conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, author Nicholas Carr drew an analogy between cloud computing and the transition manufacturers made from generating their own power to relying on utilities in the early 20th century.

Survey: Ethics, morals top workplace-skills wish lists

IT leaders are still hungry to recruit .Net programmers, desktop support technicians and voice over IP project leaders, according to an online survey conducted in June by the Society for Information Management. But when asked by SIM to cite the top workplace skills that they are seeking among both entry-level and midlevel IT workers, the 231 respondents overwhelmingly cited ethics and morals as the traits they most desire.

10 career killers to avoid

Like other types of workers, IT professionals can be vulnerable to committing career sabotage -- sometimes without even recognizing it.

US Tennis Open turns to virtualisation tools

Since 2005, IBM has used virtualisation technologies to distribute data processing workloads between three IT centres it uses to manage traffic for the United States Tennis Association's USOpen.org web site, significantly cutting hosting costs.