MIT professor speaks out on transit, technology in emerging economies
Ralph Gakenheimer is a Fulbright Scholar, World Bank Advisor, and MIT professor of urban planning who has emerged as one of the leading experts on transportation in developing countries. In the 1970s he consulted with the mayors of South American cities such as Medellin (for real!) on their transit plans. Today he's working in Asia and Africa.
Fortune contributor Carolyn Whelan caught up MOREJan 19, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Modernizing health records and delivery means building a trustworthy digital network.
By Harriet P. Pearson, chief privacy officer, IBM
Privacy is a key concern for many Americans as this country moves to modernize its health care system with electronic health records. As we spend billions of dollars to go digital, are we putting privacy and security safeguards in place to build public trust?
New federal guidelines, defining the "meaningful use" of electronic MOREJan 15, 2010 10:00 AM ET
Fortune's man in Shanghai offers perspective on the online ad giant's threat to end its China venture.
By Bill Powell, Senior writer
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You get used to seeing those words pop up on your computer screen when you live in China. MOREJan 13, 2010 10:56 AM ET
The Internet has been an important distribution platform for artists, but piracy is having a chilling effect.
By Ted VanCleave, co-founder and executive vice president, ImageRights International.
As a professional fine arts photographer, I depend on my website to market and sell my images. In fact, my site outsells galleries 10 to 1 for my work.
This is the case for many photographers, artists, musicians and content creators today: the Internet offers MOREJan 13, 2010 10:00 AM ET
"Unfettered" shouldn't mean unconcerned about mobile hacks.
By David Jevans, CEO, Iron Key
It's a mobile, mobile mobile, mobile world: More and more of us are using laptop computers, Apple (AAPL) iPhone's, Research in Motion (RIMM) BlackBerrys, USB flash drives and other portable computing and storage devices in our day-to-day lives.
Many freelancers and consultants bring their laptops to Starbucks coffee shops, and treat it as their virtual office.
And it's not just consumers MOREJan 11, 2010 10:00 AM ET
The deal guys stand ready to merge your company. But how about the IT department?
By Nan J. Morrison, senior executive, IT strategy and transformation group, Accenture
As the economy recovers, many analysts expect many corporations to go on a buying spree, gobbling up weak competitors or expanding into new businesses.
The problem? There's a strong chance the would-be acquirers are not as ready as they think. While they may have the MOREJan 7, 2010 10:00 AM ET
The smart grid's greatest asset -- real time information -- remains largely unused By Bob Lento, president of information management, Convergys "You could save $5 if do your laundry at night." That's the way utility companies hope to entice millions of Americans to use smart meters, which will help people and energy companies reduce peak hour energy demand and the burden it has on their pocketbooks.
To me it feels like déjà vu. MOREDec 29, 2009 10:00 AM ET
The Chinese company dominates online searches in its home market, but Google's ambitions go well beyond Googling.
At first glance one might readily declare "game over" in the China online search war. Beijing-based Baidu (BIDU) dominates: According to Jennifer Li, Baidu's chief financial officer, Baidu's market share for search in China was about 77% in the third quarter, up from 75.6% in the second quarter.
Google (GOOG), she says, lost share in MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Dec 28, 2009 8:06 AM ET
On the Internet, the good guys and the bad guys are inextricably connected. But what happens when one side gets the upper hand?
By Doug Howard, chief strategy officer, and Kevin Prince, chief technology officer, Perimeter E-Security
(The following is an edited excerpt of the forthcoming book, Security 2020, scheduled to be published next year.)
Since the inception of computers and more specifically, our global reliance upon them, the number, severity, complexity, MOREDec 21, 2009 10:00 AM ET
To promote democracy, the United States is working to get Eastern Europe connected to the 'net. The results are more practical.
By Julia Ioffe, Contributor
When the village of Syn'kiv in Western Ukraine first got a computer with web access in 2003, the local priest encouraged people to come out for the grand opening of the library's Internet center. It had been paid for by the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, and MOREDec 21, 2009 6:00 AM ET
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