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So, Encarta is no more….

Microsoft's once-mighty multimedia encyclopaedia, Encarta, is about to be no more – yet, a mere 15 years ago, its CD-enclosed pages provided access not just to all sorts of obscure and not-so-obscure facts but also to illustrations with which technology-literate children enlivened their homework. Recently, Microsoft announced that it is finishing the Encarta product, in [...]

By | May 28th, 2009|Categories: Business Technology, Learning Technologies, Lifestyle|Tags: , |0 Comments

A little bit of stick

According to Management Today magazine, data security firm Credant Technologies has reported that, in the last year alone, dry cleaners have found as many as 9,000 USB memory sticks in clothing sent for cleaning. One particular dry cleaner’s in the City of London said that it found some 100 USB sticks a year. Credant also [...]

By | February 2nd, 2009|Categories: Business Technology, Learning Technologies, Lifestyle|Tags: , |0 Comments

Make mobile devices, not babies

At The Digital Educational Content Marketplaces conference (DECOM 2008), which took place in Sestri Levante, Italy, at the end of October, one of the speakers – Adam Black, of Pearson Education - in endorsing the move towards mobile learning, commented that, every second, three babies are born somewhere in the world whereas, in the same [...]

By | November 6th, 2008|Categories: Business, Business Technology, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Your secrets are not safe with your IT department

If you are making people redundant - in these credit crunch influenced, potentially recessionary times - you should exercise extreme caution when it comes to dismissing your IT staff.   Identity management specialist firm Cyber-Ark has surveyed 300 IT security professionals and found that 88 per cent of IT administrators, if laid off tomorrow, would [...]

By | September 12th, 2008|Categories: Business, Business Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

And now, the news you’ve known all along

A recent study by IBM and the Human Capital Institute (HCI) shows that while 84 per cent of organisations know workforce effectiveness is important to achieving business results, only 42 per cent of those surveyed say managers devote sufficient time to people management. The study, ‘Integrated Talent Management’, was based on research with 1,900 individuals [...]

Internet beats TV and the press

The internet has ten times the influence of traditional print media on the average consumer, according to a recent study of 5,000 people by the global PR agency Fleishman-Hillard. According to the survey, the internet has double the influence of television, which ranked second, ahead of newspapers and magazines.   Fleishman-Hillard’s study went on to [...]

By | June 18th, 2008|Categories: Business, Business Technology, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pricey but prestigious podcasts: price plummets

Not long ago, the well known freelance journalist and contributor to The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph, Guy Clapperton, hit upon what seemed a great idea in these web 2.0-enabled times. He decided to interview HR representatives of ‘high quality companies’ (including Microsoft’s director of HR in the UK) and turn these interviews [...]

By | June 10th, 2008|Categories: Business, Business Technology, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Laptops away!

Apparently – according to a survey by information security company SafeNet – UK business travellers lose up to 8,500 mobile devices in the country's airports every year. Those travelling from major London airports are the most 'unlucky', with more than 400 laptops and 2,500 other mobile devices lost annually. Meanwhile, business professionals using airports in [...]

By | January 7th, 2008|Categories: Business, Business Technology, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments