Executive Operations Archives - Page 58

How to make the “information explosion” work for you

CIO Jeff Saper drives a hybrid car, favors service providers that use alternative energy and has launched many green IT initiatives at his strategic communications firm, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery LLC in New

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Mary Brandel

License misuse is also piracy, says Microsoft

After years of hammering the message that software piracy can send users to the slammer, Microsoft Corp is shifting gears to encourage greater partner buy-in in its battle against counterfeiters.The Redmond, Wash.-based software

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Changing course mid-stream helps three Canadian firms survive and thrive

Studies tell us 70 per cent of new businesses fail after two to five years in operation. Reasons for failure are wide and varied – from external or internal business conditions to lack

Published on: August 27th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Exec non-involvement in disaster recovery a “sign of complacency”

While companies in Canada and around the world are taking disaster recovery (DR) more seriously, that's happening without the supervision of senior executives to help guide DR plans, a new report reveals.The report

Published on: August 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Steve Jobs is Apple’s greatest asset

Apple said it had 21,600 full-time employees at the end of its 2007 fiscal year. But as far as some people who follow the company's every move are concerned, there's only one employee

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Jim Dalrymple

Telecommuting test – six questions to see if your office is ready

Telecommuting is back on workers' radars in a big way these days, thanks to gas prices that are a whopping 30% higher this summer than last.Wannabe telecommuters are lining up outside their bosses'

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Tam Harbert

Breeze through airport security with the right laptop bag

Some words seem destined to go together, like "Marco" and "Polo," "Uma" and "Oprah," "rock" and "lobster." Until recently, however, I would never have thought to conjoin the words "checkpoint" and "friendly." But

Published on: August 21st, 2008 James A. Martin

Workopolis .Nets itself a winning Web site

Patrick Sullivan learned the definition of "growing pains" when his company, Workopolis, tried to launch a new Web-facing infrastructure on its own.The president of the Toronto-based Web site that bills itself as "Canada's

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Xen and the art of virtual desktop management

While PC costs have dropped dramatically, the costs of maintaining them is another story. Managing a workplace desktop can cost more than $5,000 per year, per employee, according to one industry estimate.One technology

Published on: August 19th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

iPhone apps that let you boost your productivity for free

Armed with the App Store and a whopping zero dollars to spend, I took a crack at finding the best free iPhone productivity applications available right now. I came away with five solid

Published on: August 18th, 2008 Tim Moynihan

Free or cheap fabulous stuff you can do with your smart phone

Find Your Way You can get directions and traffic on your GPS phone. More and more wireless handsets come with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and mapping software built in. You can use

Published on: August 18th, 2008 James A. Martin

How to personalize your Blackberry by installing new themes

It's not easy to put your finger on the best thing about Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphones, but there's no question that the ability to customize the BlackBerry ranks near the top.

Published on: August 15th, 2008 Al Sacco

Americans could elect first ‘BlackBerry president’

The next U.S. president could shape cybersecurity, government research initiatives, intellectual property laws, and wired and wireless communications services in ways that affect both enterprise IT executives and average citizens. Yet some experts

Published on: August 15th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Neutralizing narcissists – Dealing with controlling, manipulative bullies in the workplace

Five years ago, Jean Ritala was dating a businessman who started to demonstrate Jekyll and Hyde-like behavior. Well-spoken, charismatic and successful, he could also be manipulative and bullying, telling her that it was

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

Fabulous – and cheap – Amazon Web services and what they can do for you – Part 1

Amazon's Web Services (AWS) are based on a simple concept: Amazon has built a globe-spanning hardware and software infrastructure that supports the company's Internet business, so why not modularize components of that infrastructure

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Rick Grehan