All over the news there are reports of 'the internet' jeopardizing privacy and serving as a means of connecting the vulnerable to all manner of predation, and always there are suggested ways to keep confidential information behind closed doors... but who exactly does society trust to keep these doors closed, and how safe can an individual be if the keys are sold to the highest bidder? What stands in the way of Google, Apple, Facebook or any other company charged with keeping consumer privacy confidential from selling it without a second glance? Nothing, and the information they sell is quite alarming.It seems harmless enough to search Google for a favorite band or log into Facebook to connect with friends, and most would think nothing of it. But major corporations like Google or Apple think much differently; they see it as the perfect opportunity to cash in. With the ability to strip mine users computers of past searches and other information, these companies can create a catalog of personalized information ready to sell to the next advertiser or to use against their own customers to guide and control their content usage. The reality is terrifying, and that's just the start.
Together, technology and the connective power of the internet are making drastic changes in what a typical work setting looks like today, and many companies are beginning to rely more upon a remote workforce. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, “regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 105% since 2005.” more
You may think your business phone system is functional, but is it fully modern? In recent years, telecommunications technology has made major strides. A system that was perfectly serviceable ten years ago—or even five years ago—is now very out-of-date. more
Among all of the business software applications necessary for business operations, ERP is undoubtedly one of the most important. Making the wrong selection can have a disastrous impact on your accounting, manufacturing, and supply chain. With so much at stake, it is crucial to make a well-informed decision. more
Did you know that, according to Forbes, 86 percent of customers will pay more for a better customer experience? Customer satisfaction is always a worthy business pursuit, but to identify customer preferences and exceed expectations, you must keep pace with innovations in the technology your customers are using. more
This whitepaper describes why the shift from a traditional to a social intranet is imperative to staying competitive, and analyzes the costs and benefits associated with implementing one. You will also find useful KPIs to measure performance and further leverage your intranet's success, raising employee engagement and boosting your competitive advantage. more