Creepy Ways Your Social Media Data Can Be Used

People who use social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are not known for their reticence — many put just about any personal information imaginable out there. The risks to such openness are clear — from inviting tailored phishing attacks to appalling potential employers with one’s late-night party habits — but many users who […]

Massachusetts and Scott Brown Snub Obama

What does the election of a Republican Senator from Massachusetts mean?  It means the Democrats now have to start answering to the American people.  Balance was in order, and the most Democratic state in the nation voted Republican by a wide margin (yes, he ran as an Independent, but it was clear he would not […]

The Video-Enabled Talent Scout

Aberdeen’s August 2009 research “Talent Acquisition Strategies 2009” found that the top strategy organizations are pursuing in the area of recruiting today is to proactively build and expand a candidate pipeline regardless of current hiring needs. Given the continuing pressure many organizations are facing to locate key skills in a tightening labor market, top-performing companies […]

Hiring Is In Again at Indian Outsourcing Firms

India’s top three outsourcing companies are ramping up hiring and increasing pay as global corporations, mainly from the U.S., send more work offshore to cut costs as they emerge from the downturn. Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Wipro expanded their global workforces by an average of 5.1 percent last quarter, together adding 16,701 employees, company […]

Amazon Fattens E-Book Royalty Checks in Preemptive Strike

Authors and publishers of select Kindle e-books will soon be able to earn royalties as high as 70 percent of a title’s list price, net of delivery costs, under a new plan announced by Amazon on Wednesday. The new option will be available starting June 30 for in-copyright Kindle books whose list price is both […]

Apple May Give Bing Top Billing on iPhone

And you thought some of the couplings on “Jersey Shore” and “Big Brother” were tough to follow. Technology companies, who do the love-hate-love thing better than any reality show, may be at it again, according to reports that indicate Apple may be ready to make Bing the default search engine on its iPhone, displacing Google. […]

Licensing Contracts: Wellsprings of Found Money

C-level executives and IT departments may be pleasantly surprised to find that there’s a source of hidden gold that may potentially net your organization much needed licenses and other already-negotiated extras. While there are no guarantees, the chances are good that your organization’s existing licensing contracts could net you a windfall similar to falling heir […]

Apple Tablet Fever Has Wall St. Temperatures Rising

Apple’s share prices soared on Tuesday as media reports began to take it for granted that the vendor would launch its much-talked-about tablet Jan. 27. Apple shares closed at $215.04, up 4.42 percent from Monday’s closing price of $205.93. The market appeared to discount Apple’s entanglement in a legal thicket — Cupertino is embroiled in […]

The Sustainability Decade

“Sustainability” has been the key issue capturing my attention this year, so it makes sense to tease apart just what that term means for CRM. To me, sustainability is about business processes that are repeatable and, more to the point, processes that both sides readily engage in. However, in addition to the processes being repeatable […]

New York Times to Charge Online Readers at the Door

The New York Times says it will charge readers for full access to its Web site starting in 2011, a risky move aimed at drawing more revenue online without driving away advertisers that want the biggest possible audience. The potential pitfalls have made most other major newspapers hesitant to take a similar step. However, after […]

Bing’s User-Data Life Span Trimmed to 6 Months

Microsoft has said it will change Bing’s search data retention policies, promising to hold users’ IP address data for only six months instead of 18. The change in policy is due to a number of trends, including growing pressure from regulatory authorities, Bing Chief Privacy Strategist Peter Cullen acknowledged. In particular, he referenced the standards […]

Creepy Ways Your Social Media Data Can Be Used

People who use social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are not known for their reticence — many put just about any personal information imaginable out there. The risks to such openness are clear — from inviting tailored phishing attacks to appalling potential employers with one’s late-night party habits — but many users who […]

No Country for Linux Newbies?

To know Linux is to love Linux, aficionados would surely agree, but does one *have* to know Linux just to be able to use it at all? That question has made quite a splash in the blogosphere. “Lately, I’ve been noticing stories about how to use Linux you need to know half-a-hundred Linux shell commands […]

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