John Taschek

As the director of eWEEK Labs, John manages a staff that tests and analyzes a wide range of corporate technology products. He has been instrumental in expanding eWEEK Labs' analyses into actual user environments, and has continually engineered the Labs for accurate portrayal of true enterprise infrastructures. John also writes eWEEK's 'Wide Angle' column, which challenges readers interested in enterprise products and strategies to reconsider old assumptions and think about existing IT problems in new ways. Prior to his tenure at eWEEK, which started in 1994, Taschek headed up the performance testing lab at PC/Computing magazine (now called Smart Business). Taschek got his start in IT in Washington D.C., holding various technical positions at the National Alliance of Business and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. There, he and his colleagues assisted the government office with integrating the Windows desktop operating system with HUD's legacy mainframe and mid-range servers.

Microsoft Tackles CRM

Microsoft Corp.s Microsoft CRM raises the bar for customer relationship management in the small and midsize markets. Unfortunately, it was a low bar to begin with.It might not matter,...

BEAs Latest Survival Tack: Integrated Product Stack

With consolidation in the application server space and incredible pressure from IBM, not to mention the lousy economic climate, BEA Systems Inc. finds itself battling not only vendors 100...

Oracle Brings ASPs Back From the Dead

SAN DIEGO—As the city prepped for the Super Bowl, workers were rushing to build temporary platforms and property demarcations presumably for impromptu celebrations.Those in IT who have seen one...

Centrino: Finally, Real Processor Advance

Intel is finally getting its mobile computing strategy right. after years of pushing processor performance as a feature thats more important than battery life, Intels Centrino delivers better performance...

Farewell, Dear Reader

This is it: my last column for eWEEK. After nearly 300 product reviews, 400 columns and thousands of meetings over the last 11 years, its time for me to...

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