What mobile rules does your business have?

You remember the office -- that place you used to go every day.In 2010, according to a survey of 5,500 business technology end-users by research firm Forrester, 78 per cent of workers work

Published on: February 18th, 2011

Burn calories at work with a treadmill desk

Just because you have a desk job doesn't mean you need to watch your waistline grow year after year. If you can walk, you can use a treadmill desk. It's a surefire way

Published on: January 11th, 2011 IDG News Service

Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

5 most sought-after IT skills of the future

In the year 2020, technical expertise will no longer be the sole province of the IT department. Employees throughout the organization will understand how to use technology to do their jobs. Yet futurists

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Stacy Collett

Five reasons the iPad doesn’t cut it for business

Only a few weeks left until the Apple iPad --the Wi-Fi version at least--will actually ship and be available in stores. Reports suggest that Apple sold more than 120,000 iPads when pre-orders began

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Law firm aims to save $1 million by replacing travel with telepresence

Sprawling international law firm DLA Piper has upgraded from videoconferencing to telepresence that will save the firm nearly $1 million dollars per year in reduced travel costs and lost productivity.The conferencing gear that

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Tim Greene

Canadian organizations see huge spike in data breaches

There's been a huge spike in the number of data breaches and their cost to companies across Canada.Breaches cost an average of $834,149 per organization, according to recent country-wide poll.The joint survey, released

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Five rules of the road for mobile workers

Seven years ago, this blog you're reading now was an online column offering advice on such things as traveling with a PDA in lieu of a laptop.On that particular topic, I wrote that

Published on: September 24th, 2009 James A. Martin

Terminal velocity – Airline slashes passenger wait times with PDAs

Frustration stemming from standing in lines is one of the main reasons airlines get a bad rap, according to Chandrashekhar Nene.People hate queues, observes Nene, who is vice-president of IT at Kingfisher Airlines

Published on: September 4th, 2009 Gunjan Trivedi

Stage set for ‘suspicionless’ searches of laptops, PDAs at U.S. borders

The Department of Homeland Security's Privacy Office has approved the controversial searches, copying and retention of laptops, PDAs, and other digital devices without cause at U.S. borders. Travelers could soon start seeing notices

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Business travelers ready to change reservations to get WiFi in the plane

Three quarters of frequent business travelers polled in a recent survey said they would choose an airline based on whether a flight offers Wi-Fi, with half of the respondents saying they would even

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Passengers want WiFi in the sky but airlines slow to respond

U.S. airlines are adding Wi-Fi to more of their planes, but it could still be years before the biggest carriers have their fleets fully equipped with the wireless technology and passengers can expect

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

SyncMaster P2370 — a great hybrid monitor for home-based workers

Many Canadian computer users are looking for devices that fit a double bill – productivity workhorse and downtime entertainment unit.This is especially so today, with telecommuting becoming increasingly popular, and the progressive growth

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Call to end laptop seizures could benefit Canadian travelers

Canadian business travelers to the U.S. might not have to deal for with hassle of have their laptops searched by American border guards if a lobby by a digital rights group and an

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Grant Gross