Articles By Lynn Greiner

Access points connect with standards

Wireless networks have leaped into the mainstream in the past year. Far from their previous status as a luxury amenity, they've become close to a necessity in business, as time-pressed users hauling wireless-equipped

Published on: October 25th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Search engines can save the day when grappling with glitches

Those searching for information have never had it so good. Since the Internet was developed as a means for sharing data, horizons have expanded to an extent that would have been difficult to

Published on: September 30th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Suiting up for the attack

Malware — viruses, worms, Trojans, and other bits of programmatic nastiness — is a multi-billion dollar problem. According to analysts at Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Computer Economics Inc., last year's SoBig virus alone accounted

Published on: September 23rd, 2004 Lynn Greiner

A novel approach to ITsecurity issues

Whether we know it or not, much of our daily lives are controlled in large part by technology. Computers run everything from modern refrigerators to traffic lights and gas pumps.What if a critical

Published on: September 3rd, 2004 Lynn Greiner

The laws of attraction

IT staff recruitment and retention continue to be a challenge for Canadian businesses, according to a study commissioned by the Software Human Resource Council (SHRC).The report by researcher Ken Rifkin, entitled Recruiting, Retaining

Published on: August 18th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Don’t treat paying customers the same as non-paying

With all of the talk about Internet malefactors, phishing and identity theft, users are, quite sensibly, becoming more reluctant to provide personal information online. At the same time, some online services are becoming

Published on: August 18th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Report says IT managers need to brush up on HR skills

IT staff recruitment and retention continue to be a challenge for Canadian businesses, according to a study commissioned by the Software Human Resource Council (SHRC).The report by researcher Ken Rifkin, entitled Recruiting, Retaining

Published on: August 9th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

All decked out with somewhere to go

The mobile market is booming as users discover the convenience of walking around the office, computer in hand, attending meetings and collaborating with colleagues. They're also discovering they can tune out during boring

Published on: July 22nd, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Pulling messages from the media of yesterday

A friend recently called to tell me she was unable to attend a meeting we were scheduled for. A nasty virus (biological) had her flattened. No big deal, said I. I asked her

Published on: July 14th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Father of Visual Basic begs: Stop the insanity!

It’s no surprise that the man known as the Father of Visual Basic has some strong opinions on user interfaces. After all, Alan Cooper developed some of the tools that create the ""visual""

Published on: July 9th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Flat is where it’s at in monitors

A 17-in. monitor used to be a treat reserved for the power user, who kept fourteen windows open, or who ran complex graphic applications. In its CRT form, it's now mainstream; it's a

Published on: May 6th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Recycled concept, with a added twist

Way back when, before most companies had computers of their own, computer service bureaus ruled. If you wanted to do a statistical analysis, for example, it was either pen, paper, and slide rule

Published on: April 22nd, 2004 Lynn Greiner

We’re only human, after all

In Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, men answering the call of nature see a fly in every urinal. And, guys being guys, they instinctively aim at it.It’s not a real fly, just a realistic

Published on: March 5th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

The evolution of handheld devices driven by wearability factor

While rummaging through my purse in search of a cellphone the approximate size of a Tic Tac, I came to a realization. Device convergence isn't about efficiency. It isn't even about keeping costs

Published on: January 20th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

The enterprise’s new clothes

Every year, a new business buzzword surfaces. This year, it’s transparency, a term used to describe the new requirements for companies to live in figurative glass houses so the world can see what

Published on: December 5th, 2003 Lynn Greiner