Articles By Thomas Wailgum

Top ten tips to safeguard your laptop and data during travel

If you're planning on traveling with your laptop this holiday season, you might want to travel prepared. The statistics are overwhelmingly bad: According to Gartner, one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds.U.S. airports,

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

10 tips for creating an awesome PowerPoint presentation

Since its debut in the late 1980s, Microsoft's PowerPoint software has become many things to many people: a lifesaver to busy execs attempting to explain critical and complex financial data to their peers;

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

How the BlackBerry, iPod and other blockbuster products got their names

Coming up with a great technology product or service is only half the battle these days. Creating a name for said product that is at once cool but not too cool or exclusionary,

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Five questions to ask before going with SaaS

Not surprisingly, SaaS vendors have decided there's no time like the present to make a full court sales press. In a down economy with slashed IT budgets, when there's no tolerance for 18-month

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Golf – and the art of career maintenance

Conventional business wisdom has long held that to succeed in the corporate world, to win friends in the ranks of senior management and to show you can interact with co-workers and customers alike,

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

SAP’s SMB-push blamed for growing skills gap

Within the last year or so, there's been no shortage of announcements from SAP as to its new areas for revenue growth, such as the SMB space, and evolving product and application strategies,

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Four steps to a successful Windows Vista migration

What Microsoft's Windows Vista has lacked in rates of universal corporate adoption to date, the operating system has certainly made up for in widespread notoriety and critical press coverage. Everyone, it seems, has

Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Fraud, deceit rampant across global networks

The world may be flat, as Thomas Friedman posits in his book, but this complex and interconnected planet of commerce can be one scary and risky place to conduct business. Enterprises have discovered

Published on: May 1st, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Can’t buy me love – everything else up for grabs if you’re Oracle

It's no industry secret that Oracle will make a strategic acquisition whenever it feels the need. Since 2005, Oracle had made 39 of them. Some were well-known and divisive (the 18-month hostile takeover

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

New technology tools help retailers curb theft

It's difficult to be a customer-focused retailer these days if you're too busy worrying that your employees are stealing merchandise and money from right under your nose-and contributing to the $40 billion shrink

Published on: March 13th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum