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The Bottom Line: 4 Reasons I Dislike Email

September 10, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

You’ve heard of light years? Well, in computer time, what you believe has been 15 minutes is actually one hour.

The Bottom Line: The World Is Full of Journalists

August 13, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

New media entrants have quietly emerged: John Q. Public as the on-the-spot reporter.

After the Storm: Calm or Paralysis?

July 9, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The 2013 U.S. Defense Department’s budget woes have been called “the perfect storm,” but it’s time to come out of the storm cellar.

The Bottom Line: Commencement Begins Today

June 11, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Graduation ceremony speech from Adm. McRaven, Navy SEAL and commander, U.S. Special Forces Command, encompasses wisdom for all: Make your bed. Face the sharks. Respect everyone.

The Bottom Line: JIE Revolutionizes Transformation

May 15, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The military’s evolving environment stands on the strong shoulders of the past to reach for the clouds.

Age or Environment?

April 15, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Are people more comfortable with evolutions in technology because they’re young, used to change, eager to learn and searching for an easier way to get a job done well? Have Baby Boomers learned the latest technologies because they were raising video gamers during the days of the Super Mario Bros. who then turned into digital natives? Is it age ... or environment?

The Internet Is Shrinking While Giving Birth

March 17, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The bottom line is that the Internet today is more like the Wild West than the researchers who gave birth to it envisioned, but its inherent dangers have inspired techno-creativity to an extent that they also could not have anticipated. That’s probably something the bad guys also never predicted.

The Bottom Line: Time to Tame the Email Beast

February 12, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

It is estimated that today more than 100 billion emails are sent and received each day, and this number is expected to grow. While email is an effective means of communications, it is has become a time-consuming black hole.

The Bottom Line: Annual Predictions are Fun, But …

January 15, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Year-end business and weather forecasts have a lot in common.

The Bottom Line: Information-Gathering Reform Needed All Around

December 16, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

In an open letter to decision makers in Washington, D.C., last week, several superpowers of the Web called for global government surveillance reform. A bit of the pot calling the kettle black, isn’t it?

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