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Accessing your bank’s mobile website or using your bank’s mobile application to access your account is much more secure than conducting traditional online banking on your computer. Pro or con?
Businesses are more efficient and employees more productive when people work remotely instead of at one central office. Pro or con?
With their desire for quick answers, use of personal smartphones in the office, and yen to solve problems on their own, millennial workers are a boon to the IT departments that serve them. Pro or con?
Psychologists are right: Workers must organize and delete their e-mails—or risk cluttering their mental space. Pro or con?
Cloud technologies and other Internet-based tech will make it unnecessary for sales reps to visit buyers for product demos and pitches. Pro or con?
Employers should allow workers to freely use personal smartphones in the workplace. Pro or con?
Thanks to cell phones, competition from cable providers, and such Internet calling services as Skype, Vonage, and Ooma, homes will have virtually no need for traditional landline phones. Pro or con?
As a means of communication, the phone call is dying, soon to be replaced by a mix of text-based exchanges over e-mail, IM, and social networks. Pro or con?
Governments should embrace cloud computing as a means to strengthen and liberate their IT infrastructure. Pro or con?
Food created with nanotechnology is healthful for humans and environmentally friendly. Pro or con?
Information infrastructure problems cannot be solved by service oriented computing (SOC) alone. Pro or con?
Forget hauling your briefcase on a no-frills airline flight to attend a stuffy convention. Online events are the best, most cost-effective places to exchange information and meet and greet. Pro or con?
Security concerns notwithstanding, Barack Obama is right to keep his trusty BlackBerry as he assumes his responsibilities as President. Pro or con?
Hasbro should have just let the beloved, Scrabble-like online game remain on Facebook. Pro or con?
Regardless of how hard IT experts work to intercept the trillions of junk e-mails that bombard hapless in-boxes, the spammers will find ways to defeat them. Pro or con?
Electronic games haven’t reached a level of sophistication commensurate with adult intellect. Pro or con?
Manufacturers of information-technology hardware still aren’t eco-friendly enough. Pro or con?
Web 2.0 applications such as Twitter will unseat simple electronic mail as the No. 1 business communications tool. Pro or con?
Businesses should crack down on workers who visit recreational Web sites—such as Fantasyfootball.com and Facebook.com—on company time. Pro or Con?
The search engine giant has so much information and is making it so easy for us to obtain it, that it discourages traditional avenues of learning such as studying, doing one’s own field work, and taking classes. Pro or con? Update! The first Debate Room Podcast: Jakob Nielsen and David Alan Grier respond to reader comments about the Google Debate. Hear it now.
Mobile wireless-device users should start practicing some etiquette in public. Pro or con?
CEO Edward Zander should resist activist investor Carl Icahn’s pressure to spend the electronics giant’s cash on a stock buyback. Pro or con?
The revolt by European regulators against Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) technology that protects music tracks from copyright infringement —and restricts iTunes interoperability with all digital music players—is wrongheaded. Pro or con?
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