3 cool gadgets for summer

Staying cool in the summer is sometimes more difficult than it sounds. We all have our own means of beating the heat, be it swimming, eating ice cream, or lounging in a good old-fashioned air-conditioned room. However, there will always be more unique strategies to stay cool, thanks to gadget technology.

The Space Shuttle Program: The impact it has had on everyday life

Last week we watched as the space shuttle Atlantis took its last trip into space. This marks the end of the space shuttle program but if you look around your home or office you can see evidence of the impact the program has had on our lives. Thousands of technologies developed for the space shuttle program have been commercialized and applied in a variety of ways to improve our daily lives.

How to Make a Better Business Card

Business cards are an essential and longstanding cornerstone of effective networking. The format is as standard as the medium, a small stock-paper card with basic contact information and, if you're feeling saucy, a witty catch phrase. However, more and more creative thinkers are handing out extremely memorable business cards that toss out old networking conventions and replace them with unforgettable innovations.

What to Consider About Virtual Teams

As technology develops, the definition of team is evolving. These days it is common to see people from different time zones and different countries collaborating as a team. An increasing number of companies are employing the organizational strategy of virtual teams, also known as geographically dispersed teams (GDT). You have probably heard the term but are not sure if it fits your business model.

Another tech bubble

Are we in the midst of a 1990s-style tech bubble? Some analysts think so.

Try this: Check out Google News and key in a search for ‘tech bubble.’ You’ll obtain a lot of results. Fresh results.

But let’s pause for second.

When to Turn Your Tech Off

We are living in an age of connectivity. Regardless of where we go or what we do, being connected is only the press of a button away. If someone needs to transfer information to us, they only have to choose by which device to do so. We can be called, chatted, emailed, texted and even Skyped.

The Truth About QR Codes

Have you noticed those strange black, square-shaped symbols popping up all over the place lately? They’re called QR codes, and they’re a highly sophisticated version of the common grocery store barcode. Originally created in Japan to help keep track of car parts, the QR code is quickly becoming a universally recognized interactive advertising tool.

Cloud Computing Simply Explained

There is a tremendous amount of buzz lately about cloud computing, but few people have a good understanding of what it is. With cloud computing, your applications and data look exactly the same, but rather than residing on your computer, they are in a secure data center and being streamed live and real-time over the Internet to the computer (or device) you’re using at that moment.

Hold Technology Accountable to Increase Profit and Reduce Risk

Technology is a necessity for businesses of any size. From smart phones to email to CRM and accounting systems, a business can’t function effectively or efficiently without some form of technology. The big question for business owners is: “How much technology do I invest in, and how do determine if I made a good investment?”

There is a balance to technology spending.

Tablets Lead to Innovation, and Change How (and Where) We Work

The iPad has created a burgeoning market for a totally new device – the tablet. Weighing in at 1.5 pounds, and with battery life of up to 10 hours, tablets are very appealing to mobile executives. An estimated 20 million iPads have been sold to date, and IDC, a technology research firm, estimates total tablet sales (not just iPad) will reach over twice that amount this year.