Allowing users to manage their own PCs

Users should choose and manage their own PCs.At first blush, that's a radical notion any right-thinking CTO would dismiss out of hand. But not so fast: IT shouldn't dictate what computers and handhelds

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Tom Sullivan

Creating a YouTube video mashup to promote yourself or your business

You've seen the infamous Mentos-and-Coke video, the treadmill dance, and the puppy versus robot--and maybe mashups like one of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acting as if he were in an iPod commercial. Now

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Rick Broida

GM Canada promotes Pontiac Vibe via Web 2.0 enabled scavenger hunt

What do the BlackBerry's Pearl 8130 Smart Phone and the 2009 Pontiac Vibe have in common?Hardly anything. But the former was used to promote the latter at a General Motors Canada event that

Published on: April 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

New reputation tools foil treacherous Web 2.0 hack attacks

Reputation-measurement is one of the newer ways of blocking malware in a world where threats have grown more elaborate and cunning, and Web 2.0 has grown the audience for rich media.While the continuing

Published on: April 4th, 2008 Stephen Bell

New social networking apps empower information workers on the go

As companies contemplate how to use social networking to drive business benefit, technology vendors are weaving Web 2.0 features into the products -- taking a cue from consumer-driven social networks such as Facebook.Two

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Scotiabank staff to use wikis and blogs to collaborate, share best practices

The Bank of Nova Scotia, earlier this week, launched a new social networking initiative to enable its staff worldwide to interact and collaborate via Web 2.0 tools such as blogs and wikis.The system,

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Web allows Institute to offer new services, seek new business opportunities

With a wealth of information freely available and social networks on every corner, grand organizations formerly relying on traditional print publishing arms to bring in revenue have had to change.Publishing remains the mainstay

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Mark Chillingworth

FaceBook or LinkedIn – Which gets your business done better?

Social networking is no longer the Next Big Thing; it's now as much part of our Web experience as search engines. Previously considered the province of kids who wanted to keep up with

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Preston Gralla and Jake Widman

Embrace social networking before it’s too late, experts caution

Terms such as "Web 2.0", "Enterprise 2.0" and "social networking in the enterprise" are bandied around rather freely these days.Senior executives realize they had better wrap their corporate heads around the reality these

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Brian Jackson

New YouTube “usage metrics” data a boon for marketing campaigns

YouTube is offering account holders access to usage statistics for the videos they upload, such as where viewers are geographically located and how they found the clips.The feature, called YouTube Insight, had been

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Blog “jam sessions” help Bell Canada manage projects, foster collaboration

Eugene Roman, group president of systems and technology at Bell Canada, knows how to play a blog. An enterprise blog, that is. And he has taught his employees to play a blog so

Published on: March 24th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

SAS seeks to extract meaning – and business benefits – from the Web 2.0 world

One might argue that it's next to impossible to find any real meaning out in the blogosphere – but SAS Institute Inc. would emphatically disagree. In factCary, N.C.-based SAS hopes to offer its

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Web 2.0 skills that advance your career and where to get them.

"Web 2.0" is a phrase that's been around for a few years, but it still has some uncertainty around it. Is it just marketing hype, or does it represent a substantial change in

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

Web 2.0 may be social, but is it profitable?

Web 2.0 and social networking is drawing a lot of eyeballs and visitors, but is it likewise generating dollars?That was a question asked during a panel discussion on the topic, Is Web 2.0

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Dan McLean