AOL has finally introduced AIM for Mac version 1.0. Instant Messaging Planet reviews the client and notes that it is fine for AIM, but offers little advantage to those using multiple IM services (or that want the additional functionality of Apple's built-in iChatAV). Maybe instead of reinventing the wheel AOL could focus its efforts on building a client that integrates IM with Twitter (and perhaps services such as Yammer?), enabling people to see if their Twitter buddies are on-line and use a single application for both IM and microblogging?
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.