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Issue 2 • March-April 2009

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society Certification [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c2
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  • IT Professional [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Healthcare IT Standardization: Will the New Stimulus Package Help?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • Cloud Computing: IT as a Service

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 13
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    Industry panelists at an IEEE Computer Society conference in Beijing look at the opportunities and challenges emerging from cloud computing and how their companies are addressing them. View full abstract»

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  • ITProfessional Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 14
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  • Cloud Computing: New Wine or Just a New Bottle?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):15 - 17
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    Cloud computing has evolved from previous computing paradigms going back as far to the days of mainframes, but is it really different? Do the explosive new capabilities from cloud computing solve any of the problems left unsolved from three decades ago? The authors in this issue discuss their views on what cloud computing is leaving the reader to decide for themselves. View full abstract»

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  • Navigating the Next-Generation Application Architecture

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 22
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    In today's Internet environment, hyperconnectivity and new and complex technologies require a shift from individualized proprietary enterprise applications to a more open and dependent world of cloud computing. This article identifies changes IT professionals must understand to make the necessary adjustments to practices in today's evolving development space. View full abstract»

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  • The Case for Cloud Computing

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):23 - 27
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    To understand clouds and cloud computing, we must first understand the two different types of clouds. The author distinguishes between clouds that provide on-demand computing instances and those that provide on-demand computing capacity. Cloud computing doesn't yet have a standard definition, but a good working description of it is to say that clouds, or clusters of distributed computers, provide ... View full abstract»

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  • Business Models in the Service World

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 33
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    The authors provide a criteria catalogue to characterize cloud computing and their own Cloud Business Ontology Model to classify current product offerings and pricing models. View full abstract»

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  • Real-World Opportunities for Virtual- World Project Management

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 41
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    Virtual worlds provide technology capabilities that could transform education, communication and collaboration, and project management. View full abstract»

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  • IT Is Here to Serve

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 43
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    IT professionals tend to create projects designed to address IT needs, not the organization it was designed to service. By having IT address itself instead of the business and its customers, we've seen IT projects emerge that have no business value, creating the public perception of IT as a black hole of funding. This black-hole perception magnifies when the IT department doesn't partner with comp... View full abstract»

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  • Communication Smart

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 48
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    This article presents three mantras for being communication smart: making your point in the first five minutes, using the three-diagram paradigm, and resonating with your audience. Being communication smart means you're able to get your audience interested in, and supportive of, what you have to say. To achieve this objective, you must be able to express what you need to express in a minimum amoun... View full abstract»

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  • Surviving Insecure IT: Effective Patch Management

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):49 - 51
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    The amount of time to protect enterprise systems against potential vulnerability continues to shrink. Enterprises need an effective patch management mechanism to survive the insecure IT environment. Effective patch management is a systematic and repeatable patch distribution process which includes establishing timely and practical alerts, receiving notification of patches or discovering them, down... View full abstract»

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  • The Metaphysics of Software Trust

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 55
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    This article focuses on the "trust" portion of the trust and dependability duet. Both concepts are important and delicately intertwined, but in this short discussion, the authors say they can only hope to explore one. View full abstract»

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  • Smart Staff Recruiting

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):56 - 59
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    The objective of this article is to help readers better prepare to recruit smart people to work for them.Three case studies can help illustrate the right and wrong way to hire a smart staff. The first describes how to identify technical people with good technical backgrounds, the second demonstrates how IT people without personal skills are worse than those without technical skill, and the third s... View full abstract»

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  • A Services University

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Of the three major sectors of the world's economy, the services industry is becoming the largest as growing numbers of people shift their jobs away from manufacturing and extraction (which includes agriculture, mining, and so on). Training people to work in the modern services economy will increasingly require innovative approaches to evolve our traditional education systems, which haven't necessa... View full abstract»

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  • Summer Interns: Our Responsibility

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 64
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    Internships give students a chance to gain work experience, determine whether their interests fit a given area or organization, and create networks of contacts in the field. A senior manager's job involves succession planning, and where better to start than with summer interns? Consider what you want them to know and achieve to be successful in your office and perhaps even take over some day. It's... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE CS Press [advertisement]

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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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