How to keep innovation and morale up in a down economy

Money issues now require much more of CIO Diana Melick's attention than they did in the past. The faltering economy has her forecasting costs and slashing budgets just like her peers, but Melick

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Success coach shows how anyone can be an innovator

Guy Kawasaki is busy. He's a founding partner of seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund Garage Technology Ventures, co-founder of "online magazine rack" Alltop, and author of nine books, including Reality Check and

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Diann Daniel

When the economy hands them a lemon, smart Canadian firms make lemonade

"When fate hands you a lemon," wrote Dale Carnegie way back in 1948, "make lemonade." Carnegie offered that principle in his best-seller: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living as a prescription for

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Eight strategies for an effective and satisfying job search

Being laid off can be a traumatic experience – for some as devastating as a divorce, or even the death of a loved one.Fears of being unable to financially support your family, anxieties

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to know if you’re likely to be laid off

"Will I still have a job tomorrow?" With the economy in a far-reaching recession and companies announcing layoffs seemingly every day, that question looms large in every working person's mind. And with good

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Five ways to stay innovative – and secure – in a down economy

In the current economic downturn, many companies are cutting costs and security expenses are frequently part of the equation when considering where to save or spend money. New research released Monday by RSA,

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Joan Goodchild

Amid layoffs many companies still hiring IT workers

Shortly after Donnie Reynolds, the chief operating officer at Automated HealthCare Solutions Inc. in Miramar, Fla., learned that Microsoft Corp. planned to cut 5,000 workers over the next 18 months, he and another

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

10 tips for finding a great job in tough times

With the U.S. economy in a recession, the job market is changing dramatically. Competition for jobs is heating up as an increasing number of skilled professionals, laid off from their companies, flood the

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Mark Cummuta

Canadian mobile market entrepreneurs find credit despite crunch

An economic recession might be causing a credit crunch for many companies, but in the mobile space at least two entrepreneurs appear to be bucking the trend -- finding much needed funds to

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top stress busters for the knowledge worker in tough times

In today's tough economy, as budgets shrink and staff numbers dwindle, knowledge workers are being asked to do more with less, Mounting pressures, along with prospects of an uncertain future, are elevating stress

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Is IT executive compensation losing ground?

For those who make it to the top of the IT ladder, the pay can be great. But most IT executives in U.S. and Canada seem to be losing ground as a result

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Joaquim P. Menezes

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 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

Rein in out-of-control IT costs to save money, says Big Blue

The global economic downturn has companies looking to cut costs in a hurry and addressing out-of-control IT environments may be one place to find those savings, according to an IBM spokesperson.IBM executives say

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson