Linux Needs A Committed Champion
Nuts to Linus Torvalds. On January 19, Bruce Perens, executive director of the Linux Desktop Consortium extolled the virtues of the latest round of Linux desktops for businesses being
SmartAdvice: How To Motivate And Build A Strong Team
Focus on satisfying fundamental needs first, such as workload relief and compensation, then move on to higher-level motivators such as empowerment, creative work, and advancement opportunities, The Advisory Council says. Also, consider waiting to adopt RFID until the technology's standards are ready, and check out which skill sets will be most in demand this year.
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People might call 'helpful' hacker Adrian Lamo many things, but 'saint'? News about Lamo's recent guilty plea over system-intrusion charges found forum posters waxing heroic.
SmartAdvice: Craft Vision Statement So It Motivates And Leads
Vision statements must reflect the organization and involve everyone, so make them simple and achievable, The Advisory Council says. Plus, consider your company's needs for archiving and what's already in use when choosing business-messaging systems, and staying up-to-date on security patches will help keep Windows NT-family operating systems safe.
Business Technology: Customers Long For What Matters Most
The good news: In a survey of customers, enterprise-apps vendors get good marks for cutting-edge technology and technology vision. The bad news: That's not what customers value most in their big applications partners; rather, they value quick ROI, superb service, integrity, and simplicity. And they give the vendors lousy marks in those categories, Bob Evans says.
Do these questions apply to information gathered on your Web site, Parry Aftab asks? If so, learn about children's privacy laws.
SmartAdvice: How To Turn The Budget Process Into A Value-Add
Here are some tips to make the annual budget process pay off year-round, The Advisory Council says. Also, a practical approach to quantifying software quality and tips on how to deal with a letter requesting you preserve information for a criminal investigation.
Complacence On Compliance?
Though business-technology managers know they have to stay in line with the law, spending on compliance is lagging.