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Monday, March 28, 2011 13:03 PM

Bosses Clueless on Technology Usage

by Samuel Greengard Employers don't have an accurate understanding of what and how many consumer technologies their employees are using in the workplace, says a recent study conducted by Unisys and IDC. ....

Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:03 AM

I For One Welcome Our New Robotic Overlords

by Tim Moran There's no doubt that one day--perhaps not very soon, but soon enough--robots are going to take on many of the chores we humans either don't want to do or are not that good at doing. Some maj....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 10:03 AM

Internet Ruins Everything, or Not

By Samuel Greengard If you spend any time following what's generally described as the "news"--and I use this term loosely nowadays--you know how often stories pop up about how the Internet is wrecking so....

Friday, March 18, 2011 10:03 AM

Interactive Eyesight

By Tim Moran As one who is not crazy about the mouse or trackpad or any of the other current ways with which to interface with the computer, I was struck by another alternative UI that has surfaced (some ....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 16:03 PM

Google Googles Glitches

by Samuel Greengard I'm confounded sometimes by the way society adopts and uses technology. There seems to be no correlation between problems and solutions, or how well a technology works and how widely it....

Monday, March 14, 2011 10:03 AM

StubHub for the Win

Credit StubHub, the online ticket marketplace, for a nimble approach to customer service that doesn't trip over lines between delivery channels. StubHub has deals with professional sports leagues and cert....

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 10:03 AM

Wells Fargo Email Fail

by Samuel Greengard Technology is only as good as its ability to function in the real world. Over the last few months, I've spent at least three hours in my local Wells Fargo branch and on the phone try....

Tuesday, March 01, 2011 13:03 PM

Let the Inmates Run the Asylum

By Samuel Greengard Modern corporations still lean heavily on a command and control culture. This approach--the wise sages at the top telling the dependable workers down below what to do and how to do it....

Thursday, February 24, 2011 16:02 PM

Tiny Computers Getting Smarter

by Tim Moran Big computing has been all in the news lately, what with IBM's Watson taking on the top contestants in Jeopardy!--and winning. But what about small computing? Well, the University of Michiga....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:02 PM

Tear Down Corporate HQ

by Samuel Greengard I've worked in a home office for more than two decades. This dates back to the dawn of personal computers. In the beginning, there were no home networks, there were no mobile phones, a....

Friday, February 18, 2011 10:02 AM

Yes, I'm Ignoring You

Reader Art responds to Sam Greengard's post about people who ignore electronic communications by saying such ignorance is bliss: I fear that following this suggested code of conduct will assure that virtu....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:02 AM

Hiding Behind Technology

by Samuel Greengard Today I'm putting on my Mr. Manners hat for Etiquette Hour. It's ironic that in an era of instantaneous everyone-is-wired global communication, reaching people is tougher than ever. I....

Friday, February 11, 2011 18:02 PM

Awesome Groupon Story (Not)

by Jennifer Lawinski Would you like to know the many ways in which Groupon is leveraging the cloud to help its rapidly-growing business scale? So would we. We responded to a PR pitch from Model Metrics....

Thursday, February 10, 2011 13:02 PM

Women, the Original Computers

by Tim Moran Once upon a time, a "computer" was a person, not a thing. In most cases, this person was female, and therein lays the tale of the women who, in 1942, were part of a secret U.S. military pro....

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:02 AM

Websites Are Hard, Apparently

Last night, as the rest of you were watching cocktail hour melt into dinnertime, I found myself in a city hall conference room discussing a new website for my hometown of Greensboro, NC. Greensboro's cur....