Stories by C.G. Lynch

  • Google Profiles: How and Why to Get Started

    Google has launched Google Profiles, which lets you build an online biography listing your interests, educational and professional background, and links to your data on websites like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.

  • Four Tips for Getting Good ROI from Web 2.0 Projects

    While Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis and social networks have been wildly popular with consumers, efforts to measure the technology's success for businesses have returned mixed results. In fact, recent research from the Burton Group indicates that business leaders have struggled to define best use cases, measure their success and chart returns on investment.

  • The Polite Way to Take a Break, Ignore, Unfollow on Twitter

    The more people you follow on Twitter, the more you realize the truth: Sometimes, you want a short break from certain people. Sometimes, you even need to break up. Topping the list of annoyances, there's the too much information (TMI) tweets, followed closely by the criminally self-promotional and the disgustingly self-indulgent. These tweets can trickle into your Twitter stream with great regularity, rendering the service at times useless.<br/>

  • Blog: The Paper Chase: Companies Still Can't Keep Up With It

    Before information can be social, it must first become digital. That's what I concluded Monday after meeting with executives from Xerox Global Serices, the wing of Xerox focused on document management and that aims to help companies manage (or cut down on) the amount of paper flowing through their organizations.

  • Blog: Your Brain on Facebook: Self-Centered and Easily Distracted

    There's been flurry of debate about what effect social technologies such as Facebook and Twitter will have on our brains. Does it shorten attention spans? Does it make us more narcissistic? While social media evangelists are loath to admit it, the answer to both those questions is most certainly yes. But the adverse effects of social technology will pale in comparison to how much television has polluted our brains.

  • LinkedIn Recommendations: Five Ways to Make The Most of Them

    As potential employers or recruiters peruse your work experience on LinkedIn, recommendations from past and present colleagues can be one of the most helpful features to help communicate your value. Here's five tips for doing the most good for yourself with LinkedIn recommendations.

  • Understanding Zoho, The Company Taking On Google, MS

    Here's an interesting strategy for a new software company: create applications that place you squarely in the competitive sights of Google and Microsoft, bypass venture capital funding, and rebuff an acquisition offer from Salesforce.com, the surging software as a service (SaaS) company that delivers its products over the Web.

  • RIM to serve up IBM software on BlackBerry

    IBM and Research in Motion (RIM) announced this week at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando that a good portion of Big Blue's software can now be served up on a corporate BlackBerry.

  • A new day for Macs in the enterprise?

    When Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the iPhone was ready for enterprise use, the announcement caused a stir that few of the world's iconic businessmen could match. It seemed that everyone from rank-and-file worker-bees to CEOs wanted to get their corporate applications served up on the hot new device. Why? This was Apple-a synonym for awe-inspiring design and coolness-the antithesis to stodgy old corporate technology that burns the eyes red and freezes computers blue.

  • Forrester: IBM, Microsoft to dominate 'information workplace'

    IBM and Microsoft are poised to dominate the collaboration technology market for providing applications to the future workplace, says a new report by Forrester Research. But that doesn't mean small vendors in the Web 2.0 space, or a little company called Google, won't have a prominent role as well.

  • Forrester: collaboration software adoption to rise in '08

    About half of IT decision makers at companies with 1000 employees or more expect to implement a formal collaboration technology strategy in 2008, according to a year-end survey by Forrester Research. The interest in collaborative technology offerings tips heavily in favour of Microsoft at 55 per cent, which outpaced every other incumbent vendor by at least 40 per cent and clobbered up-and-coming vendors such as Google, which received no interest.