High-tech firms are slashing jobs at record numbers with Hewlett-Packard leading the way. HP announced that the company may cut nearly 30,000 jobs this quarter, adding to a total of more than 50,000 job cuts in the technology sector so far this year.
In a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas on tech layoffs; high-tech [...]
There seems to be a myth circulating in some corners of the Internet and in some IT shops that iPhones and iPads aren’t ready for prime time in the enterprise. In this post I’ll cite some examples from the Apple iPhone Security Whitepaper and attempt to dispel this myth. In fact a recent post on [...]
“Unsourcing” is the latest buzzword to crop up as a result of companies attempting to save money by crowd-sourcing technical support efforts on behalf of existing customers. I was thinking about coining the term as “Open Source Customer Support” but open source efforts usually have more positive motives behind them rather than companies wanting to [...]
There’s a lot of talk these days about blogging. Should your small business jump on the bandwagon or is blogging a novelty? What’s the purpose of blogging on a regular basis? Is anyone going to read my posts? What’s all this talk about search engine optimization (SEO)? Which blogging platform should I use? Do I [...]
Is taking your company public overrated? It depends. If your company’s business model is based around a fad, I might say yes. The questions you need to ask before taking your company public include: do you want your company to be under the microscope in the media? Do you want your employees to focus on [...]
Even if you don’t use YouTube every day, you probably have a general sense of how it works. Put simply, it’s a website that lets people upload self-produced videos and display them either on YouTube or embedded on their own websites and blogs. But beyond being just a place to store videos, YouTube also has [...]
What Kinds of Web Hosting Solutions Would a Small Business Require?
At one point or another, each and every small business has asked itself just what kinds of web hosting solutions it requires. This can be especially true in the cases of small business that are just starting out and, as a [...]
Is your business keeping up to the changes in technology? Are your leaders taking these changes seriously? If not, listen up. Tech is here to stay and is only going to become more and more embedded into both our personal and professional lives. Heck most of us are walking around with full-blown computers in our [...]
When Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection this week it came as a little bit of a shock. I say a little bit because really you could see it coming a hundred miles away. The company has been virtually missing-in-action for the past 10 or so years and didn’t seem to release any [...]
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Publish a paper online? Me? Never! You may be thinking that this would involve too much work and technical acumen to accomplish such a monumental task. But there is a company making waves in the publishing industry by promoting an automated publishing platform that ties into Twitter, Facebook and Google+ called Paper.li.
In my daily travels I frequent coffee shops to get work done and use free wireless internet to check emails and update our blog.
To my surprise one of my favourite coffee haunts recently revoked free wireless between 11am and 5pm. Controversial you say? Maybe. The reasoning behind the decision was that the company wanted [...]
Today we welcome Della Smith. I met Della at one of her workshops in September where she discussed Twitter and the role it can play in companies and organizations who incorporate it as part of their Communications strategy.
Della is someone has worked with organizations in virtually every sector over the past 25 years. Her [...]
Mashable recently commented on the Cisco Connected World Technology Report. Some of the comments display the shallow view that Generation Y (and perhaps Z) has about their imminent move into the workforce. Obviously this demographic feels entitled to certain things, one of which is the choice to work either on [...]
In the hot space between the tech and marketing worlds there has been some considerable buzz of late about the efficacy of QR codes. QR — short for Quick Response — codes are black patterns in a square shape on a white background. These are the codes used by many airlines to check-in for flights [...]
Time management skills can transform your life in workable increments. It’s invaluable to keep in mind that process is everything. Only manageable steps provide lasting progress. How can it be that such work is also some of the hardest work you’ll ever be called upon to perform?
The vison that fuels your enthusiasm absolutely must [...]
Whether you are a business, organization, or a company you’ve no doubt thought about developing and or using a website and social media to get your message out about what you do.
Every organization faces the challenge of now only how to make their website eye catching and easy to use but also what to [...]
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