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Cloud, Virtualization Pull More Managers into IT Strategic Planning

According to a survey reported by SearchCIO.com, the following table shows the change of managers’ focus on IT Strategic Planning:

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Free ITIL

We the supporters of the Free ITIL Movement call upon the Cabinet Office of Her Majesty’s UK Government to honor the spirit of the government’s policy on transparency and public data, and the letter of the United Kingdom Government Licensing Framework (UKGLF), by releasing the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) under the terms of the Open Government License (OGL).

Sign it here.

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Ballmer to Stay as CEO or Not?

Mary-Jo Foley has brought a great topic to table on whether Ballmer should stay as CEO of Microsoft or not? Many disagree since techies of Bill Gates are moving out of company (Muglia and Ozzie were the last as I said before), and Microsoft is becoming more MBA-Oriented managerial rather than Techiest-Oriented managerial.

I say, the combination of both is for sure required, but where and how? That’s important. But a mistake which companies make is considering not to force

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences. This would eliminate the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market. Read More . . .

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