Articles By Jake Widman

Great gear for back to school, or back to work

Hear that groaning? That's the sound of college students all over the country putting away their bathing suits and sunscreen and packing up their books and bags for another year of school. As

Published on: August 24th, 2010 Jake Widman

16 tech tools that should be on every student’s back-to-school shopping list

It's that time of year again, when the days are hot and the Sunday supplements are full of ads for notebooks, pens and back-to-school outfits. But getting ready for another school year doesn't

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Jake Widman

The many ways Facebook could wreak havoc at work

Imagine walking into a meeting and encountering not just your current co-workers, but all your colleagues and managers from jobs past, along with your spouse, your college drinking buddies, your Senior Prom date,

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Jake Widman

Eight spectacular tech fiascos and what they teach us

Related article: IT failure: A tale of three perspectives"IT projects have terrible track records. I just don't get why people don't learn," exclaimed Mark Kozak-Holland, author of Titanic Lessons for IT Projects (that's

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Jake Widman

Six smart ways to reduce IT growing pain

It's one of the great truths of capitalism: Businesses want to grow. Small businesses want to become midsize businesses, and midsize ones want to get big.But getting bigger involves growing pains, and nowhere

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Jake Widman

IT is a heck of a tough job in Iraq and Afghanistan

For this edition of Extreme IT, we spoke with officers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan about their jobs. Participants included Air Force Lt. Col. Don Fielden, currently deployed to Balad Air

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Jake Widman

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac – staid, safe and many worthwhile features

It has been almost four years since the last revision of Microsoft Office for the Mac, and Macintosh users can be forgiven for getting a little impatient. We heard all the buzz about

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Jake Widman