Thursday, June 30, 2005

Strategy to Avoid Shipping Backup Tapes

Here is an interesting article proposing some electronic vaulting alternatives to snail-mailing electronic backup tapes all over the place....

Monday, June 27, 2005

College Recruiting / Entry Level IT Job Programs

Looking to recruit fresh IT talent? Here is an article from CIO which describes three different programs in place within the industry.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Social network analysis - developing marketing contacts

Here is a very interesting article from CIO.COM which talks about how a law firm is considering using technology to improve and enhance their contacts database and how they might leverage the contacts each attorney has within this firm.

Controlling internet usage

Are you charged with constraining internet usage to appropriate and work related sites only? If so, here is a useful piece of information. Within some companies where access to news and sports sites are restricted, some creative employees are setting up newsfeeds (e.g. RSS) and having the news fed to them via these methods. Most companies only block the website URL's, not all news feeds. So, the end result of these policies is that, for some employees, they are actually spending MORE time on this unproductive work (setting up and maintaining the feed in addition to reviewing the news) rather than less time because of this policy. I don't have any brilliant solutions to these issues to suggest, just thought the information would be useful for anyone responsible for this type of internet-access control so you could speak intelligently on the topic.

Fighting Spyware

This recent article in Information Week provides a great deal of useful information with respect to combating and removing spyware from your computers. The article is available by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

What is the importance of anti-spam software

This recent article really spells out why we need this of protection.

Wireless Internet Access On Flights

If you are a road warrior and want to stay productive while in a plane, the recent annoucement by United Airlines that they'll installing wireless access in their fleet will be of interest. Pricing will be steep but, for some, well worth it.

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