9 Reasons Why Application Developers Think Their CIO Is Clueless\nFrom being a control freak to being a vendor puppet, here are nine behaviors management needs to steer clear of or risk being labeled "clueless."\nHow to Identify Bad CIOs in Their Natural Habitat\nBad CIOs are a blight on the IT profession and on the organizations that employ them. The following list of behaviors common among bad CIOs will prevent you from hiring them into your organizations. If they're already there, it will give you good reason to eliminate them.\nSix Free BlackBerry Downloads You Don't Want to Miss\nGet the most out of your RIM BlackBerry smartphone without ever opening your wallet. Check out the following six free downloads.\n5 Things You'll Love about Firefox 3\nFrom the "Awesome Bar" to just plain better performance, the latest version of the open source browser includes some great improvements.\nSix (More) Free BlackBerry Apps You Don't Want to Miss\nSome things in life really are free. Check out these six fantastic BlackBerry applications and do more with your RIM smartphone without dropping a dime.\nFour Secrets to Becoming a Rising IT Star\nTo make sure your climb up the career ladder goes fast and easy, you'll need to earn the trust of your colleagues and demonstrate your promotability.\nSix Secrets of Top-Notch Business Analysts\nWhile a business analyst's responsibilities may vary by company and project, every IT employee and businessperson knows a good or bad BA when he sees one. Here's what the good ones do very well.\nSeven Fantastic Free Windows Mobile Apps\nDo more than you thought possible with your Windows Mobile smartphone or Pocket PC, without spending a dime. From beating international roaming charges to easy backup, here's the scoop on seven free downloads you shouldn't miss.\nCourt Finds Dell Guilty of Fraud\nThe Albany County Supreme Court found that Dell deprived customers of technical support that they bought or were eligible for under warranty in several ways.\nBest BlackBerry Shortcuts: Aflac's Mobile Guru Shares Tips\nAflac's BlackBerry guru shares power tips and tricks for your RIM smartphone. Here's how to improve your typing, messaging, browsing, attachment handling and more.\nProject Management: The 14 Most Common Mistakes IT Departments Make\nNearly 70 percent of IT projects are dogged by cost-overruns or aren't completed on schedule due to poor planning, poor communication or poor resource allocation. This story assess the impact of the 14 most common project management mistakes and offers ways IT groups can avoid them.\nWhy You Need a Project Management Office (PMO)\nCompanies seeking more efficiency and tighter monitoring of IT projects are opening project management offices (PMO) in growing numbers.\nRIM Execs on the Best BlackBerry Apps: Eight Downloads\nResearch in Motion executives, including a VP of global alliances, a product management director and the co-CEO, share their favorite BlackBerry downloads.\nWhy You Need a Project Management Office (PMO)\nCompanies seeking more efficiency and tighter monitoring of IT projects are opening project management offices (PMO) in growing numbers.\nWindows XP SP3: The Perfect Reason to Avoid Upgrading to Windows Vista\nCompanies resisting a migration to Windows Vista may want to carefully examine the latest service pack for Windows XP. After you look at XP SP3, says Steven Vaughan-Nichols, you won't even consider "upgrading" to Windows Vista SP1 anytime soon. He does a head-to-head technology comparison.\nFive Ways to Put Your Value in the Spotlight\nA key to getting ahead in your career is to generate buzz. Getting out of the office and into the social arena, blogging and participating in Web 2.0 venues are just a few ways you can make sure your praises get sung.\nFive Essential RIM BlackBerry Keyboard Tips and Tricks\nAdd another notch to your Research In Motion BlackBerry black belt with these great smartphone keyboard tips and tricks.\nFive Things About SAP's Strategy That You Need to Know\nAn AMR Research report details SAP's strategies for its enterprise software product releases, areas of growth, evolving platforms, industry and vertical specialties, and new product suites.\nSafari Flaw Worse Than First Thought, Microsoft Warns\nThe Safari bug allows attackers to litter a victim's desktop with executable files, an attack known as "carpet bombing."\nHow to Develop the Next Generation of IT Leaders\nRetirement, outsourcing and a tight talent supply are thinning IT's leadership ranks. CIOs talk about the problem and share tactics for growing tomorrow's leaders.\nFive Ways CIOs Can Impress Their CEOs: Today and in the Future\nCEOs will increasingly demand that IT leaders excel in leadership, strategic thinking, marketing IT, business and communication. Prepare for the change.\nHow to Network: 12 Tips for Shy People\nSchmoozing is a trial for shy people, but armed with these common-sense tips they can increase their networking mojo.\nSecrets of Successful IT Teams: Socially Connected Employees\nSuccessful IT management requires leaders to understand the strengths, weaknesses and connections of the people on their team. A software developer tells how his former boss used social network analysis tools to identify rising stars and strengthen his bench.\nRIM BlackBerry Tips and Tricks: More Keyboard Shortcuts for Power Users\nAlways looking for new ways to do more with your RIM BlackBerry? Learn the following tips and tricks, including two from the co-CEO of RIM himself, and take your smartphone prowess to a whole new level.\nCisco Systems' New Client\/Server Messaging Protocol Announced\nAre your developers using SOAP, CORBA or EJBs? You might want to take a look at Etch. It's language-, platform- and transport-agnostic, and Cisco is planning to release it as open source.\nMeet the Millionaire CIOs\nCIOs rank among top paid execs at 47 Fortune 1000 companies.\n5 Things Grady Booch Has Learned About Complex Software Systems\nThe father of UML and design pattern enthusiast shares his fundamentals about developing, delivering and deploying big software projects.\n10 Unforgettable Moments\nA PC industry without Bill Gates is almost unthinkable. And yet it's almost upon us. Here are some fond memories.\nPortfolio Management Done Right\nAt a time when CEOs are demanding that technology investments return value, CIOs who don't have control over their IT project portfolios are fighting losing battles.\nFive Tips: Get More Battery Life from Your RIM BlackBerry\nNothing lasts forever--especially your BlackBerry's battery. But you can prolong the life of your power supply. Follow these five tips to extend your RIM smartphone's run time.\nManaging and Motivating Developers: Tips for Management Cluefulness\nEncouraging productivity from your programming staff--at least in the developers' estimation--requires a few special techniques.\nFree BlackBerry Downloads: Five Open Source Mobile Apps\nCan't get enough free BlackBerry downloads? Don't worry, we're here to help. This week we've gathered a handful of open source apps to help customize--and optimize--your RIM smartphone.\nFree BlackBerry Software: Five (More) Apps for Your RIM Smartphone\nWe know you BlackBerry lovers can never get enough software for your RIM smartphones--especially free downloads. So we assembled another handful of BlackBerry applications you don't want to miss. Grab all five of 'em right here, gratis.\nBlackBerry Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Your RIM Smartphone\nFrom keyboard shortcuts and tricks from mobile experts, to free software downloads, battery life tips, device reviews and insider commentary, we offer you our expert guide to help you master your smartphone and earn a BlackBerry black belt.\nThe Truth About Software as a Service (SaaS)\nVendors say software as a service will cut costs and increase efficiency. They say it's enterprise ready. Does that sound too good to be true? It is.\nVendor Matrix\nLearn the key products, pros \/ cons and claim to fame of vendors from AMD-VMware.\nStaffing for Diversity: The Business Case for an Inclusive Information Technology Workforce\nWomen, minorities and immigrants will make up a big part of the future information technology workforce. But as Southern Company has discovered, staffing for diversity isn't easy. Find out how the regional utility conglomerate has tried to make its workplace more welcoming.\n20 Things You Can Do In 20 Minutes to Be More Successful at Work\nThere are things you can do in just 20 minutes that can have a meaningful and even a long term positive effect on your IT organization, your career, your technology knowledge, your management skills and your relationship with the business. We've gathered 20 of the best ideas we could find.\nTop 10 Reasons Why People are Making SOA Fail\nWhy do people make SOA fail? Let me count the ways.\nUnderstanding Microsoft SharePoint in a Web 2.0 World\nWhile SaaS offerings from enterprise 2.0 vendors creep up, and facing more pressure from IBM and Google with their collaborative software products, Microsoft believes SharePoint will give companies all the Web 2.0 they'll ever need.\nWhat It's Like To...Be a CIO\nNo one ever said being a CIO was easy. And over the past few years, it rarely has been. But at least it hasn't been dull.\nOpen Source: Are Macs the Red-Headed Stepchild?\nOne benefit to open-source applications is they can run on any operating system you want. But getting open-source software developed for the Mac is -- depending on whom you ask -- slow as molasses or quick as lightning.\nWhy Business Analysts Are So Important for IT and CIOs\nA new Forrester report sheds light on this little known, often misunderstood but critical liaison role that can unite the business and IT on enterprise projects, systems development and business strategy.\nBlackBerry How To: Use Your RIM Smartphone As a Tethered Modem for Your PC\nUse your BlackBerry as a tethered modem to connect your computer to the Web and save yourself countless headaches--and a wad of cash. Follow these four steps and you may never have to tinker with public Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, airports or hotels again.\nHow to Identify Bad CIOs in Their Natural Habitat\nBad CIOs are a blight on the IT profession and on the organizations that employ them. The following list of behaviors common among bad CIOs will prevent you from hiring them into your organizations. If they're already there, it will give you good reason to eliminate them.\nWhy Ruby on Rails Succeeded\nThe software development framework has earned a vocal following and created loyal users. One Ruby expert explains what this community did right, and how others can learn from it.\nNASA Phoenix Mission to Mars: An Out-Of-This-World Content Management Challenge\nWhen NASA's Phoenix Mars lander touches down and begins a historic mission on May 25, the images and video promise to be spectacular. Behind the scenes, an IT team must manage all that content: Here's an inside look at their mission, strategies and tools, from content management to hardware hosting.\nHow Do Business Analysts Become Business Leaders?\nA Forrester Research report offers several career paths for business analysts, details what IT skills are important, and provides survey results on what next-step positions offer the most opportunity.\nFive Things the Boss Should Know About Microsoft's LINQ\nDo you think that LINQ is just another in a long series of odd Microsoft technologies? This database-meets-software-development technology could easily save your development staff time and avoid complexity!\nHow to Be a Successful Mentor\nMentoring matters when it comes to fostering leadership. Here's how to do it right.\nBlackBerry How To: Free Up Device Memory\nPower users of Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphones need all the device memory they can get. These seven tips can help free up memory and keep your handheld running as smoothly as possible.