5 free or cheap Google apps for SMB success

If you're a small or mid-sized business (SMB) operator seeking a low-cost yet effective way to optimize your Web site, publicize your products, and track your site's performance -- the answer may be

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Tips to turn IT into a lean, mean high-performing machine

The automotive industry may be a dog now, but its "lean manufacturing" principles can be profitably harnessed by IT organizations to cut waste and create value, experts say.Lean Thinking : Banish Waste and

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Top tips to slash your telecom costs while improving service

On the site this week you'll find a story that offers some practical ways to lower IT expenditures by both purchasing and selling used IT hardware. I thought I'd use this blog post

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Ephraim Schwartz

How to keep your IT staff effective in these tough times

It's official! Late last week, the economists at the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research convened to examine financial trends over the last 12 months. Their conclusion? The decline in economic activity since

Published on: December 10th, 2008 Neil McAllister

What makes a person a top IT leader?

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, as Albert Einstein mused, then CIO Viji Murali, 52, is the picture of mental health. She's also known

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Julia King

How to get more out of your next data centre and still cut costs

About 15 miles from its medical center in downtown San Antonio, Christus Health is building a US$23 million data center to house a flood of digital information ranging from patient insurance records to

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Robert Scheier

Q&A: Six key strategies for handling pressing IT issues

Tony Treccapelli, a former interim CIO and consultant specializing in IT planning, infrastructure optimization and program management, answers CIO's questions about current and future IT issues.What do you see as the biggest issue

Published on: May 5th, 2008 CIO (US)

EDS says offshoring great for profitability, promises to continue

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Inc. says its outsourcing strategy is saving it big bucks and announced plans to continue with it through 2008.The off-shore labour continues to be cheap, and talent available overseas

Published on: April 23rd, 2008 Brian Jackson