13 powerful productivity-boosting iPhone apps

These iPhone applications help extend your business desktop to the phone. Some sync contacts, calendars, and documents; others provide direct access to your PC or Mac; and a few conquer notes and memos

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Mike Heck

Three videoconferencing services that make business meetings a delight

The first round of layoffs has taken hold, your annual bonus seems like a cruel joke, and travel is off-limits. So how are you going to give your presentation next week in Omaha

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Brian Nadel

How talent management can help you improve productivity and lower costs

The recent economic storm that has battered economies worldwide has sent companies scurrying to take cover. Many have quickly turned to IT cost-cutting plans in an effort to staunch the flow of red

Published on: December 10th, 2008 David Howard Jones

18 value, wicked and plain weird tech gifts for friends and family

The holidays can be stressful even in the best of times, but this year's dismal economic climate is bringing new headaches. Not only do we have to grapple with the usual questions about

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Five ways to reduce costs in 2009

FRAMINGHAM - Saving money is top-of-mind for most IT executives these days. In fact, six out of ten CIOs are trying to lower costs in 2009 by renegotiating IT vendor contracts, according to

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Firms that cut jobs to cope with recession “face security risks”

With a faltering economy resulting in increased jobs cuts and corporate belt tightening, security analysts are warning companies to be especially vigilant about protecting their data and networks against disgruntled employees.As it is,

Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Trimming your IT spending effectively

With the economy struggling and financial markets in a state of chaos, this is becoming a hard time to be an IT manager. On every here's-how-to-survive-the-recession list that Gartner Inc. analysts presented at

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Web design firm creates “loving” Ogre to keep staff productive

Imagine its 4:30 in the afternoon and you've already mentally checked out of the office, daydreaming of the weekend that awaits you. Suddenly your Inbox chime goes off and you snap back to

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Technology smarts save millions for LaFarge and The Gap

Cost cutting in information technology looms over many corporate IT groups now, in these tough economic times. We're here to help by profiling tactical projects you can execute in a few weeks to

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Kim Nash

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

How the “incredible three” used IT to solve business problems

Even among a stellar crowd, it is possible to find the few who rise head and shoulders above their peers. The people whom we feature in our 'Ones to Watch' program have one

Published on: April 3rd, 2008 Balaji Narasimhan and Kanika Goswami

Selling the value of IT to sceptics

All who remember how painful the budget process was understand that a CIO's negotiating power is, to a great extent, determined by how well clients understand the value they get for the money.

Published on: March 24th, 2008 N. Dean Meyer