PCWORLD–Training center deploys alpha version of open source project to build Second-Life style virtual world grid
If your staffers simply need a note-taking application, Evernote is an obvious choice–it’s the 800-pound gorilla, having grown in five years to 50 million users. But the program also offers an eclectic assortment of productivity features, and this is where its utility in business environments is much less obvious. Read full article at PCWorld.
PCWORLD–The world’s most powerful online productivity suites duke it out for dominance. Which tools are best for your small business?
It’s free, easier to use than ever, IT staffers know it and love it, and it has fewer viruses and Trojans than Windows. It’s already ubiquitous on the server side. Plus, there are now alternatives to the most popular software packages out there — again, for free — and new software releases often have Web-based
Several companies are offering business-friendly virtual meeting platforms that work right in a Web browser, no software download required, with prices starting at around $50 a month.
Alternatives to Second Life provide security while boosting productivity Meetings, conferences and training programs in a 3D virtual world such as Second Life can be more engaging and productive than traditional online sessions and phone calls, and much less expensive than face-to-face meetings requiring travel. But some companies aren’t willing to take on the security
1. Encrypt, encrypt, encrypt. There are two parts to the data encryption challenge – encrypting stored data, and encrypting data that’s moving over public networks, says security expert Brian Reed, vice president of products at mobile security vendor BoxTone. SSL encryption on the iPad is a fast and convenient way to protect data in motion.
It’s the new reality of IT: working as part of a global team, with coworker and outsourcers all over the world, coordinated by a project manager at headquarters. But that reality can be ugly, as managers are stretched across time zones, with no such thing as being off the clock. Work quality, commitment, and communications