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Thomas H. Hogan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President and CEO                                     by DICK KASER   |
Roger R. Bilboul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman of the Board
Richard T. Kaser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, Content
                                                                                                                                   I   have two stories to share with you this month, based on some
                                                                                                                                       recent travels.
Barbara Brynko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editor-in-Chief
Deborah Poulson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editorial Services Manager—Publications                                                 Crossing the Virtual Divide
Cindy Martine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copy Editor
                                                                                                               Guest speaker Martyn Lewis, chairman of Teliris (a company that provides “tele-
John Carr, Bill Greenwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Editors
                                                                                                            presence” solutions, which is much the same as virtual conferencing to you and me),
Celeste Peterson-Sloss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proofreader
                                                                                                            was somber when he stepped to the podium to address the award winners at Frost &
Paula J. Hane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . News Bureau Chief
                                                                                                                                                             Sullivan’s Excellence in Information
                                                                                                                                                             & Communication Technologies (ICT)
Vol. 25 | Issue 11 |            December 2008                                                                                                                Awards banquet at the London Zoo a
                                                                                                                                                             few weeks ago.
                                                                                                                                                                 Lewis’ presentation kicked off the
                                                                                                                                                             black-tie affair that recognizes compa-
                                                                                                                                                             nies for their innovations.
                                                                                                                                                                 “We gather in a time of great turbu-

              LETTER FROM THE EDITOR                                                                                                                         lence in financial markets,” he said. But
                                                                                                                                                             looking on the bright side, he concluded
                                                                                                                                                             his prepared remarks by saying, “[T]ech-
                                                                                                            nology can ease the pain for those in corporations left to pick up the pieces.”



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         s 2008 draws to a close, we’ve experienced some unexpected highs                                      He also said ICT and other virtual stuff can reduce travel costs and therefore are
         and lows in the IT industry as the world economy weathered its                                     environmentally friendly. Lewis has a point. Maybe these tough times, coupled with our
         own pain points. That’s why the timing was right to ask some of our                                newfound environmental consciousness, will push us closer to the brink of virtuality
top industry analysts for their insights for 2009. While no one has claimed                   
				
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Description: Guest speaker Martyn Lewis, chairman, Teliris, was somber when he stepped to the podium to address the award winners at Frost & Sullivan's Excellence in Information & Communication Technologies Awards banquet at the London Zoo a few weeks ago. He said they gather in a time of great turbulence in financial markets. But technology can ease the pain for those in corporations left to pick up the pieces. Separately, whoever said "print is dead" has not been to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Two young men exhibiting at the show launched a business based on transforming wiki pages into on-demand printed reference volumes.
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