Articles By Robert Scheier

Social networking potential remains untapped inside businesses

Although companies have been urged to adopt "Web 2.0" and social technologies for years now, the truth is that relatively few have done so internally in any serious way -- and use inside

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Robert Scheier

Data diet — five steps to trimming down your storage

With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Robert Scheier

Get tough with your tech vendors

Planning a purchase from a major IT vendor? In this still-tough economy, negotiating pros recommend being aggressive and creative, as well as analyzing your requirements first so that you don't buy more than

Published on: September 8th, 2010 Robert Scheier

Despite challenges Google apps gains many new business converts

After conquering the search world, Google is now pushing hard to be a major provider of business software, tackling longtime dominator Microsoft over productivity and collaboration apps. But does this company, most famous

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Robert Scheier

How to get more out of your next data centre and still cut costs

About 15 miles from its medical center in downtown San Antonio, Christus Health is building a US$23 million data center to house a flood of digital information ranging from patient insurance records to

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Robert Scheier

Your data’s less safe today than two years ago

Today's electronic world is a risky place for your personal data -- and it's not getting any safer. More than 158 million data records of U.S. residents have been exposed as a result

Published on: August 20th, 2007 Robert Scheier