Executive Operations Archives - Page 97

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

Join the Canadian military’s geek squad and see the world

Got computer skills? Want to travel? Looking for adventure and free education too? Your best bet could be the Canadian armed forces. Just as the private sector is clamouring for IT talent, the

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ozzie’s ascent at Microsoft signals start of brand new era

If Bill Gates leaving Microsoft is the end of an era, then Ray Ozzie's ascension is the beginning of a revolution designed to transform the company's business model as well as redefine corporate

Published on: June 20th, 2008 John Fontana

Sure, the iPhone’s cool, but the BlackBerry’s still best for business

Will Apple iPhone's "greatest show on Earth" sway Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry's business faithful? Hint: Bet on the BlackBerry for business. Sure, the iPhone's browser bailiwick and coolness factor will appeal to

Published on: June 19th, 2008 Tom Kaneshige and Matt Hamblen

There’s a cyber war looming and we’re doing little about it

"Rogue" states and criminal organizations have stepped up their capabilities to launch crippling online attacks, says technology strategist who has briefed U.S. members of Congress on threats of a "cyber war".That's the bad

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Dumb and dumber – Legendary bloopers committed by IT admins

For those of us who make our living behind a keyboard in IT, it's hard to imagine a more time-tested vulnerability than the end user. Armed with network access, these IT viruses wreak

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Andrew Brandt

How to move your IT career ahead – your questions answered

Vidya S. ByannaEveryone says project management is a key skill in IT. If I have no project management experience, how do I begin to pick up some basic skills? (I don't want to

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Jamie Eckle

Why so many women abandon tech careers after 35

What if half the men in science, engineering and technology roles dropped out at midcareer? That would surely be perceived as a national crisis. Yet more than half the women in those fields

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Kathleen Melymuka

Yahoo-Google deal may thwart hostile takeover by Microsoft

Just hours after saying it had ended talks over a possible investment from Microsoft, Yahoo announced a deal with Google to run some of Google's advertisements alongside Yahoo search results.The nonexclusive deal unites

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Nancy Gohring and James Niccolai

Talking things out with the boss

Dale Christian, CIO for Avanade Inc. in Seattle, is this month's guest Premier 100 IT Leader, answering questions about communicating with the boss, making the most of a degree in infosec and regrets

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Dale Christian

Yahoo finally done with Microsoft, Google next in line

Yahoo has ended its talks with Microsoft about a deal narrower in scope than a full acquisition, Yahoo revealed on Thursday. Instead, the company is nearing an agreement with Google involving its search

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano and Juan Carlos Perez

Five tests to determine if SaaS fits your document management project

The pace of content growth and file sharing within, outside and around the corporate environment has made it increasingly important for large and small organizations to set up effective document management systems and

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Symantec CEO sings of the virtues of virtualization

Virtualization technology can help companies experience server utilization rates comparable to the good ol' days of mainframe computing, John Thompson chairman and CEO of Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec suggested. “The appeal is truly understandable,”

Published on: June 11th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Four trends that will push adoption of Web apps and cloud computing

Four key trends will hasten the adoption of Web-based applications and cloud computing, says Rishi Chandra, product manager of Google Enterprise, the division of the search giant that makes the enterprise software Google

Published on: June 11th, 2008 C.G. Lynch