How to buy network-attached storage for your small business

Network-attached storage (NAS) can make your business easier to run and more efficient in multiple ways.NAS boxes started out as simple ethernet-connected file servers for workgroup storage and backup on a local network.

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Jon Jacobi

Collaboration strategies for your IT staff

Collaboration is all the rage among corporate executives these days, which means IT is kept busy providing systems, tools and procedures that turn the vague concept into a real business benefit.But what happens

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Tam Harbert

For these and all other online blessings let us be grateful

Over the next decade, the benefits of being social onlinewill greatly outweigh any hindrances that come with it, according to a study.With tools like e-mail and social networks at hand, people have a

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin and Nestor Arellano

Not deciding is the worst decision of all for project managers

Back in December of last year I wrote how "Decision Making is Essential to Good Project Management." I found that there are many articles already written on how to go about making decisions.

Published on: July 7th, 2010 Tim Vaughan

Smart ways geeks can impress the suits

As an IT manager do you find it hard to convince C-level execs about your department's value to the company? If so, welcome to the club. The much lamented communication gapbetween IT and

Published on: June 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Firms need renaissance persons to combat critical problems

Think innovation inside today's corporation is lacking, and that no one is tackling complex global problems, such as climate change, renewable energy, health care and financial catastrophe?The answer to that is a resounding

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

7 steps to recover from IT career burnout

Burnout is as predictable in an IT professional's career as the long hours that precipitate it. The demanding nature of IT jobs, coupled with a perceived lack of respect and appreciation, leads many

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Expedia.ca triggers ‘Oh S%#t Canada’ exercise to prepare for disaster

On a cold winter night in downtown Toronto last year, Sean Shannon received the e-mail that most managing directors would consider a nightmare scenario.“Your office is now closed, access is denied, please activate

Published on: June 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Blog, brag and boost your career with self-promotion

Self-praise is at best unbecoming, and at worst a sin. "We're told by our families, our teachers that nobody likes a braggart," says Peggy Klaus, workplace communication expert and author of BRAG! The

Published on: May 24th, 2010 Stephanie Overby

4 tips to beat info overload

How many emails do you find in your inbox everyday? How often does your BlackBerry or iPhone vibrate with that urgent call? Have you opened that PDF of the latest stats from production

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

5 ways firms can ensure secure smartphone use in the office

If 2009 was the Year of the Smartphone, 2010 is destined to be the Year IT Grapples with Managing All Those Smartphones. Properly keeping track of and securing employees' personal devices, or "personal-liable"

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Al Sacco

How to decide if your business is ready for the iPhone

When the iPhone was first launched in June 2007, it was generally panned by IT managers and systems administrators. It didn't support any encryption of user data, could not have any enforced security

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Ryan Faas

Longo’s takes a fresh approach to workforce management

Steve Vetrecin was tired of juggling three computer systems to manage his staff at Longo's Wyecroft location in Oakville, Ont.A store manager at Ontario grocery chain, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.. Vetrecin was

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Watching tawdry TV is one thing, discussing it at work is quite another

If you're a fan of Saturday Night Live, you've probably seen the sketch, "Dick in a Box," featuring comedian Andy Samberg and singer Justin Timberlake. It's a spoof on a music video for

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Meridith Levinson