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Microsoft

by Monte Enbysk

April 26, 2006

Blame it on instant messaging. Here's the scene: A couple dozen professionals at a New York advertising agency quietly type away at computer screens congregated near each other, in an open room devoid of office walls and tall partitions.

Quietly is the key word here. An occasional laugh or chuckle punctuates the silence. But no one is talking. Why' They are communicating with one another almost exclusively through instant messaging (IM). "When I'm visiting this firm, I can't help but notice this [lack of people talking]. Seems odd to an outsider, but this is now pretty much their corporate culture," says Helen Chan, analyst for The Yankee Group, a Boston-based technology research group, who has friends at the ad agency. A technology designed initially for conducting one-on-one personal chats has permeated the workplace. Many business people are choosing text-based IM over phone calls and e-mail ‚Ä" preferring its immediacy and streamlined efficiency in getting real-time information from partners, suppliers and colleagues working remotely.

forbes.com

by Jayson Demers

July 2, 2013

As a small business owner, I've learned that my single greatest challenge isn't coming up with compelling ideas, finding profitable clients, or hiring talented staff.

Instead, it all comes down to one factor that underlies my ability to meet the range of challenges I face as a CEO - the lack of time. Entrepreneurs and individual contributors all struggle with the sheer challenge of just getting everything done. Some of the battle is won by changing your mindset. Many people never take the time to define their top priorities. What's my most important challenge? What can only I do well? What are the core competencies that my company needs to focus on to be profitable and grow? Deciding what tasks are most critical to your business will give you a roadmap of what to focus on.

Smashing Magazine

by Jean-Baptiste Jung

July 1, 2010

Security has always been a hot topic.

Offline, people buy wired homes, car alarms and gadgets to bring their security to the max. Online, security is important, too, especially for people who make a living from websites and blogs. In this article, we'll show you some useful tweaks to protect your WordPress-powered blog.

darkreading.com

by Ericka Chickowski

August 7, 2013

Cyber criminals often go after your enterprise data by preying on your end users. Here are ten of the most current exploits to watch for

With so much of today's business conducted via the Web -- on so many types of devices -- cybercriminals smell blood in the water. Employees share more information than ever and connect to more outside networks than ever, making them subject to the threats posed by opportunistic attackers. Every day, criminals devise new malware and social engineering attacks that target what has become an organization's weakest link: end users and their Web-connected devices. Here are the most common attack methods and social engineering techniques, and ideas on how to stop these attacks before they infect end user devices and work their way into your corporate data.

creativeramblings.com

by Cendrine Marrouat

August 9, 2012

In this day and age, writing high-quality articles is not enough. Visitors want to be entertained visually.

Adding images to your content will certainly make a difference in the experience of your audience, while increasing your chance of being found in search engine results. "Now, how do I find great pictures without breaking my piggy bank," you ask. Do not worry, I have just what you need! Check out the list...

w-shadow.com

October 2, 2012

Adds an interactive PHP console (REPL) to the WordPress admin. You can run arbitrary PHP code and access any function, class or variable defined by WordPress or active plugins. Amazing for debugging and exploration.

ivn.us

by Taylor Tyler

November 6, 2012

While there are certainly differences between Democrats and Republicans, here are 100 ways Republicans are just like Democrats.

There is a widely-held perception that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are drastically different in their policy, proposals, philosophy of government, and general modus operandi. While there are certainly some significant differences between the two parties, the number of similarities are astounding. A few months ago on IVN, Wes Messamore explored the similarities between the two major party candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

wpmu.org

by Siobhan Ambrose

June 1, 2011

Having a whole collection of resources in one place is always a great resource in itself - especially when it's categorized into neat little groups so that you can easily find what you need.

F-Secure Weblog

by Mikko

January 25, 2013

This is how January 25th started for us, 10 years ago: Jan 25 05:31:54 kernel: UDP Drop: IN=ppp0 SRC=207.61.242.67 DST=80.142.167.238 TTL=117 ID=30328 PROTO=UDP SPT=2201 DPT=1434 LEN=384

The above snippet is the first log we have of what become known as the Slammer worm (or Sapphire or SQL Slammer). Slammer produced tons of network traffic. Here's an old screenshot from average.matrix.net, showing how the global packet less skyrocketed due to the worm...

techland.time.com

by Christina Desmarais

July 24, 2013

Privacy is an increasingly rare commodity these days. Just search for yourself on Pipl.com-you might be surprised at the number of companies that claim to have information about your family, income, address, phone number and much, much more.

That's because your personal information, including your email address, phone number and social security number, is worth a lot of money to legitimate businesses and bad guys alike. The bad guys just want to steal from you. Companies want to know as much about you as possible so they can sell you more products and services or serve you ads that are highly relevant to your demographics and preferences. So take these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information...

      
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