IT

One million new people signed up for LinkedIn accounts already this month, taking the professional social network past the 50 million user mark. LinkedIn has some of the most valuable user data in all of social networking, not just because its members are disproportionately wealthy,...

There are seven sources of waste identified in lean thinking. Unnecessary Inventory is one of them and found in any company. On first thought it might be easy to say that there is no inventory in IT so this form of waste does...

Buying a new cellphone is about as much fun as buying a used car. A device can have vastly different prices depending who is selling it, and since retailers offer a limited selection of phones, it’s hard to trust a salesperson who recommends a certain device,...

One of my readers wrote in to me with the following message:Would you study and write about why programmers are not subject to the protective labor laws of society? When and how did the term salaried become coequal with slave? Look at the change...

Navigating Microsoft's complex rules and programs for software licensing has been notoriously difficult for businesses -- a pain point not lost on the company, which for years has said it is trying to simplify the process for customers. But remarks made recently by Microsoft's top executive,...

Hewlett-Packard is the world's largest IT company and on paper has it all: software, services, networks, printing, servers, PCs, netbooks, a mountain of cash, great partners, a sterling global brand, and strong leaders. With all that going for it, HP should be a hog on ice:...

Why is the stress of putting together the board presentation so intense? "What makes board presentations so challenging to prepare for is not the deluge of data that gets assembled for discussion," says Anett D. Grant, president of Executive Speaking, Inc. "Executives at this level are...

Hong Kong is emerging from the global financial crisis in relatively good shape thanks to a combination of hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and the innovative use of Information Technology (IT), according Sunny Lee, the President of the Hong Kong Computer Society. It is clear that using...

The hype is at a fever pitch and driving much of cloud computing, if you've not noticed. You hear about cloud computing on the major 24-hour business TV networks on a daily basis, so it's on the lips of most CEOs, CFOs, and COOs. It's...