Category: IT

Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social networks at Electronic Arts

Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social networks at Electronic Arts

How do you manage a very large, very complex organization that is geographically disbursed in many different countries around the world? You already know that the outdated hierarchal organizational structure won’t work and if you are like many companies you are probably beginning to realize that the matrix type structure (where each employee reports to both a task manager and a resource manager) has its own limitations.

Why is Social Media Failing at eCommerce?

Why is Social Media Failing at eCommerce?

We all agree that social media can be a phenomenal tool for lots of brands, right? Of course we do.

Digital Migrants And A Stark Economic Future

Digital Migrants And A Stark Economic Future

Why we’ll see a very tough transient labor market for a couple of decades, with slowing or declining economic growth.

Microsoft upgrades ASP.Net MVC to enable faster-loading Web apps

Microsoft upgrades ASP.Net MVC to enable faster-loading Web apps

Mobile Web functionality will also be featured in the beta release of Model-View-Controller platform version 4

Survey reveals flexible working technology shortfall

Survey reveals flexible working technology shortfall

Businesses have grasped the benefits of flexible working but are failing to provide the technology and policies to support it, according to a pan-European survey by Microsoft.

Virtualisation is mainstream, says Corporate IT Forum

Virtualisation is mainstream, says Corporate IT Forum

A survey from the Corporate IT Forum has found that more than 60% of its members are running virtualisation for server consolidation and to reduce IT costs.

One ‘Mindful’ Way to Stay Organized in the Cloud

One ‘Mindful’ Way to Stay Organized in the Cloud

Web-connected workers don’t just need first-rate collaboration tools–they must also navigate a sprawl of online business apps and shared documents without losing their heads in the cloud.

FBI plans social network map alert mash-up application

FBI plans social network map alert mash-up application

The FBI is seeking to develop an early-warning system based on material “scraped” from social networks.

10 Tips for Building a Strong Online Community Around Your Startup

10 Tips for Building a Strong Online Community Around Your Startup

Building a community around your startup can be one of the cheapest ways to create momentum for your product. A community is much more than a one-time marketing campaign, and can help you throughout your company’s life cycle if you take the time to grow it right.

What the New SaaS Looks Like

What the New SaaS Looks Like

Beginning the year with top 10 (or 12) predictions is so… well, predictable. Not to mention, perhaps a little pretentious. So let’s dispense with that charade and talk about what a new, emerging class of SaaS/cloud applications will look like.

Social Networks Go Green: Tell Your Plants to Tweet You

Social Networks Go Green: Tell Your Plants to Tweet You

Have you ever found yourself constantly forgetting to water your plants, or wanting the beauty of plants in your home but just never having that push to keep them healthy?

Why Should We Stop Online Piracy?

Why Should We Stop Online Piracy?

A little copyright infringement is good for the economy and society.