Articles By Diann Daniel

Sixth sense lets you make a call by dialing your palm

The wunderkinds at MIT's Media Lab (Fluid Interfaces Group) have developed a gesture-controlled wearable computing device that feeds you relevant information and turns any surface into an interactive display. Called the Sixth Sense,

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Diann Daniel

Success coach shows how anyone can be an innovator

Guy Kawasaki is busy. He's a founding partner of seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund Garage Technology Ventures, co-founder of "online magazine rack" Alltop, and author of nine books, including Reality Check and

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Diann Daniel

Post-sales service gets a boost at Best Buy

Great in-store customer service is important, but exceptional customer service after you leave, well that stands apart from the crowd. Best Buy says it seeks to differentiate itself with just that strategy. Through

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Diann Daniel

Five practices that will make your IT career soar

It's a good time to aspire to IT stardom.For one thing, there's the growing number of IT leaders who enjoy celebrity status, people like Gregor Bailar (the former Capital One CIO who retired

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Diann Daniel

Four ways an IT professional can get noticed – in all the right ways

Success is not easy or simple. Even in the best of times, workplaces are fraught with changing conditions, political jockeying and limited room for advancement. And these are not the best times.Yet some

Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Diann Daniel

Mac popularity soaring – and here are four reasons why

Macs have always inspired a fierce loyalty in their users. Now, thanks to PC compatibility, an improved OS, great ads and better tech support, more users are feeling the love for shiny eye-candy

Published on: March 4th, 2008 Diann Daniel

Efficiency blooms at West Coast nursery with Windows Vista rollout

Not everyone hates Vista. In fact, for at least one early adopter-wholesale nursery company Norman's Nursery-the move to Vista has paid off, with fewer help desk calls and easier administration chores on the

Published on: February 22nd, 2008 Diann Daniel

Five smart ways to get your staff the data they need to succeed

Managing the avalanches of data generated in the enterprise can seem like an insurmountable task. And in the effort to transform that data into actionable information, many companies are turning to operational business

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Diann Daniel

Five strategies for ditching dirty data

Despite the idea that business intelligence is a crucial tool for getting and keeping customers, adequately measuring company performance, and delivering flexibility, challenges remain. One of the most important: data governance.Although data governance

Published on: January 8th, 2008 Diann Daniel

The science of soft skills

Emotional intelligence and “soft” skills are musts for today's corporate denizens.From entry-level coders to those in the C-suite, few people have the luxury of a lone wolf mentality. Research shows it's your soft

Published on: August 22nd, 2007 Diann Daniel