Executive Operations Archives - Page 58

Canadian IT career site jettisons Linux for .Net system

When an upgrade of its open source-based Web site threatened to overwhelm its budget, a Canadian IT career organization decided to give Linux the pink slip, and recruit Microsoft instead. The Information and

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Despite leadership change VMWare faces uphill struggle against Microsoft

In tapping a former Microsoft executive to lead VMware's battle against the Redmond giant, VMware's EMC-controlled board of directors decided co-founder Diane Greene lacked the business savvy to win a struggle for market

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Are software developers neglecting the Mac?

It's not uncommon to use more than one computer during the course of a week: a Mac at work, a PC at home and a laptop on the road. When people search for

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Lisa Hoover

How to pick the right operating system for your business

Many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) – hesitant to switch to Windows Vista from XP – are seriously considering Linux as an alternative operating system (OS).The Linux vs. Microsoft issue is once more

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Nestor E. Arellano and Scott Spanbauer

A wonderful widget to test your PC for Windows 7 compatibility

Windows 7 is coming. Will your PC be ready?It seems like a straightforward question. However, in the aftermath of the Vista debacle, where many systems that were certified as "Vista Capable" proved to

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

Money matters – this year’s top-tier CIOs and what they make

We in technology have gotten pretty good at assessing the financial value of projects, but not so much at figuring out what a CIO is worth. Or, if not worth, at least what

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Kim Nash

Canadian toy maker reaps rich rewards with new enterprise software apps

Spin Master is best known to Canadian consumers as the maker of the Air Hogs flying toy. "There's never a dull moment with an Air Hogs flying toy overhead," runs a slogan on

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Why to use the Linux desktop for business and how to do it effectively

Today's IT managers face tough choices. PCs that run fine today have an uncertain upgrade path, now that Microsoft has chosen to discontinue Windows XP. Upgrade costs associated with Vista, coupled with the

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

Sun’s telework program reduces energy, boosts employee power

Sun Microsystems Inc. is an old hand when it comes to telework: It's been growing its telecommuting ranks through its Open Work program for a decade, and today nearly 19,000 employees - 56

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Ann Bednarz

Top 7 IT skills to give your career a lift

With the economic downturn on everyone's mind, assumptions about job security come under question, and everyone starts re-examining their skills. There are lots and lots of valuable jobs performed in IT, but some skills

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Mitchell Ashley

15 ways Microsoft can thrive in the years ahead

A computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software. That, Bill Gates has often said, is the vision on which he and Paul Allen founded their software company in 1975.

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Harry McCracken

Working abroad: Seven snapshots of Hong Kong

Although a very small part of the Chinese geography, Hong Kong holds a major position in the country's financial infrastructure, bringing in billions of foreign dollars annually. What's hot: As might be expected

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Ephraim Schwartz

Tips on how to motivate developers

In many ways, managing a developer is just like managing any other employee. Developers want managers who'll help them solve business and technical problems, who'll protect them from unnecessary office politics and who

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Esther Schindler

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

Five things your boss never wants to hear

In the information biz, more isn't necessarily better. Though full disclosure and transparency are buzzwords today, that doesn't mean your boss wants to hear about everything going on in the office. In fact,

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Mary K. Pratt