Over the years, the pace of winner in a special report that starts on some changes in your next issue of
technology evolution has been Page 30. In the special report, we also e Week. As breaking news has moved
increasing exponentially. Every announce the amount we are donating to eweek.com, the print edition of
day, I get several dozen pitches (at the to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Amer- e Week has moved to more analysis-very least), extolling the virtues of this ica, the recipient once again of contri- based coverage. Starting with the July 9
new product or that updated service, butions based on program proceeds. issue, we’ll continue that evolution with
or some combination thereof. Other stories in this week’s issue deeper dives into and broader perspec-
It’s a challenge to keep up—but highlight the rapid pace of change tives on the most pressing technology
I’m keeping up in terms of what to that I referred to earlier. On Page 13, and topics of the day. We’ll be eager to
cover, not what to buy. I Staff Writer Scott Ferguson get your feedback on the changes, as
often think about the big- takes a look at Hewlett- well as your ideas and suggestions for
ger challenge facing IT Packard’s continued the next version of e Week. ´
managers, when real dollars reinvention as it integrates
and revenue and customer software and services into e WEEK Editor Debra Donston can be
affinity are hinging on the its hardware legacy. On Page reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
product they do or don’t rec- 16, Senior Editor Peter Galli
ommend for purchase. weighs in on Microsoft’s
It would be the height Windows Vista virtualiza-of hubris to say that our DEBRA DONSTON tion flip-flop, and, on Page
e WEEK Excellence Awards
17, Wayne Rash—now an
program overcomes the challenge e Week Labs senior analyst—reports
facing our readers, but we hope the from Russia about that country’s
program mitigates the challenge by software development community
pointing to the most innovative yet moving from an outsourcing to a
practical products released in a cal- partnership model.
endar year in a variety of business Speaking of change, you’ll notice
disciplines—assisting companies in
creating and managing their technology evaluation shortlists.
We list the finalists, winners
and—for the first time ever—overall
The new ILM What was a hot acronym
four years ago has cooled, but information lifecycle management also has
evolved, with new products and services.
York at eweek.com.
BIG-APPLE SOA Service- rKEEPING COMPLIANT With
oriented architecture is going the growing number of regu-
to transform how software is lations businesses must keep
marketed, bought and used, up with—from Sarbanes-
according to analysts, and Oxley to HIPAA to new federal
almost all the large industry court rules regarding how SHAPING THE ENTERPRISE
players are getting on board. e-mail and other communica- Chris also will be at the
Many of those vendors will tions are kept—IT governance BURTON GROUP CATA-
be on hand in New York June is becoming a key issue in LYST CONFERENCE in San
25-27 for the SOA WORLD many enterprises. Attendees Francisco June 25-29. The
CONFERENCE AND EXPO, with at the DATA GOVERNANCE conference is designed to let
keynote addresses coming CONFERENCE June 25-28 IT professionals know what’s
from the likes of Sun Micro- in San Francisco should find happening that can assist
systems’ Hal Stern, EMC’s Jeff some good advice in this area. them in addressing their
Nick and BEA Systems’ Rob Senior Writer Chris Preimes- most pressing enterprise
Levy. Also at the show will be berger will be among those in problems, as well as what’s
Senior Editor Darryl K. Taft. attendance to hear about the coming around the corner
Look for his reports from New latest trends. that also will be of help.
Microsoft vs. Google Chief Technology Analyst Jim Rapoza moderates a
debate between e WEEK Labs Executive
Editor Jason Brooks and Microsoft
Watch Editor Joe Wilcox on which
technology giant is looking out for its
customers (and which is more concerned about power and control).
When no news is good news Senior
Editor Lisa Vaas chats with Bryan
Sartin, vice president of investigative
response at Cybertrust, about how to
keep your company out of the headlines
for negative news.
Open-source evaluation Ten reasons
to buy/not to buy open source.
An Inconvenient IT truth Ziff Davis
Enterprise Group Editorial Director
Michael Vizard provides some uncomfortable stats on the state of power.