Consumer electronics and smartphone apps and Facebook are irrelevant.
They are nothing more than a costly distraction, stealing your attention from the massive problems that you, your company and the
business world now face.
By Thomas Wailgum
“All too often, social media is seen as a distraction, the new solitaire. What you fail to see, is that social media is
online conversation on a vast spectrum of topics.”
“A well written article, but consider that SaaS and cloud computing could very well be the thing that reduces the IT
workforce within a business.”
“Thank you! I have been in the software industry for for over 20 years and mostly in marketing. This is the best article I
have read in a long time.”
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Many career experts warn job seekers against taking lower-level jobs. But in this economy, taking a lower-level job might
actually be a smart career move. Here’s why.
By Meridith Levinson
“Not a single experience was wasted and not a single moment that I earned compensation for my effort (be it $5.00 or
$500.00) did I consider myself to be taking a step backwards in the progress of my career or my life.”
“Professionally it is is irresponsible for these ‘experts’ to tell people to pass on job offers unless they can back them
financially. Which we all know they are not willing to do.”
“If one had to take a stint [at McDonalds’s] while looking for their next move, so what? I’ll bet they would be a better
leader in the future as a result.
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Tough times call for tough measures. Layoffs and cutbacks are rampant. Even if your IT budget is relatively stable, you will
probably be asked to do more with less.
By Dan Tynan
“Great piece – the title really says it all about the current state of IT affairs. We all need to think more tactical. ”
“One thing I have to disagree with: the statement that switching to open source would save money. I would like to see a
coolheaded apple-to-apple comparison between open source and several proprietary platforms. I still did not see even one.”
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From an upstart airline to the cable company some people love to hate, organizations big and small have reaped success in
improving customer service, receiving R&D tips, and marketing their products on Twitter. Here’s expert advice on how and why your
business should tap into Twitter.
By C.G. Lynch
“I have found Twitter to be great for small business owners, but it may be a little different than how others use it. It
is a way to build relationships with those you may serve.”
“NONSENSE! Return on Engagement is tantamount on Return on Prayer. It’s a made up pretend business phrase because social
media evangelists CAN’T do numbers for actual ROI.”
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