Business Articles

January 09, 2012

IT: The year's best hardware, software, and cloud services

Was it the philosopher George Santayana who said, "Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it?" Did he offer any hints for those of us who want to repeat the past, especially the successes? We're beyond the teary elegies of 2011 …
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January 06, 2012

HR: How dysfunctional is your workplace?

People tell me crazy workplace stories all day long and ask me, How bad is my situation, compared with other stories you hear? Sometimes, theyre middle-of-the-road scenarios (your boss and another manager hate each other, and you have to wiggle …
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January 04, 2012

Things are looking…up?

I am an eternal optimist. I always try to look at things from the perspective that a positive response will lead to a positive outcome. The same can be said of the results for several economic indicators recently reported in Northeast Wisconsin. …
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January 03, 2012

HR: Motivating employees - colleagues and customers can inspire creativity

Colleagues and Customers Can Inspire CreativityFrom financial bonuses to extra time off, supervisors are always looking for ways to motivate employees to be more creative and share ideas with colleagues. Psychologist and business professor Adam …
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January 01, 2012

Strategy: Tips from a technophile – How apps can help your business

In case youve been away from civilization for a while, heres a scoop: Mobile apps are a big deal these days. Why? And why replace the excellent browser-based applications of today?Mobile apps arent here to replace anything, but rather to offer …
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December 20, 2011

Sales & Marketing: social media strategies - the science behind emotional connections

At the core of every healthy brand is a really good story. The world’s greatest brands know how to deliver their stories in an ongoing and memorable manner. The job of brand storytelling as a part of a strategic content program is a …
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December 20, 2011

Sales & Marketing: to sell more, answer these questions

The biggest problem small businesses have is selling, says Howard Stevenson, a serial entrepreneur, professor emeritus of entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, and the author or editor of 11 books on entrepreneurship. A lot of people are …
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December 20, 2011

Technology: iPad may get 2 sizes, 2 debuts in 2012

A new report from Asia suggests that Apple Inc. may offer two iPad sizes in 2012: a full-size iPad 3 in the first quarter and a 7.85-inch version in the second half.
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December 20, 2011

Technology: new ways to captcha bots

Its not your vision going bad: Those blurry words that some websites force you to retype when you log in are getting blurrier. Theyre known as captchas, and theyre designed to stop malicious software from accessing a site and, say, using speedy …
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December 19, 2011

Technology: Google may launch own tablet within 6 months

Google Inc. Google Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Google, private equity firm make solar investmentsGoogle may launch own tablet within 6 months Google tablet could launch by mid 2012 Follow this company may launch a branded tablet device …
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December 13, 2011

Technology: most tablet owners go wi-fi only

Most owners of tablet computing devices like Apple Inc's iPad don't buy wireless service plans, a new report said on Tuesday.Connected Intelligence, a service of The NPD Group, reported that 65 percent of tablet owners in October said they intended …
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December 09, 2011

Business Strategy: design your business model to match your employees

At Nick’s Pizza and Pub, in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, the young people who work in either of its two locations find the culture energizing. Nick, the owner, finds it intentional. As 48-year-old Nick Sarillo contemplated further …
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