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Tempering the Addiction to be Right 

Judith Glaser, Harvard Business Review
Scientific studies show that hormones are produced when you fight for your point of view and are proven right.  It’s possible, however, to become addicted to being right and unknowingly have a negative effect on the behavior of your employees and co-workers.  Learn a few exercises to combat the addiction to being right.  read more...



Marketing Strategies for the Future

Barbara Findlay Schenck, Entrepreneur

There’s a new world of marketing, with an economy where customers co-create, marketing involves two-way interactions, and customized offerings are available through channels that were unheard of a few years ago.  Learn three questions you should be addressing with your team on how to attune your business to consumer interests so you don’t have an outdated marketing approach.  read more...

Yes, That PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste
Andrew Cunningham, ARStechnica
Maybe you've seen the ads on the Internet or on TV in the wee hours of the morning. They make lofty promises: get rid of blue screens and error messages! Increase your speed! Clean up your system! But even when these PC cleanup apps aren't just malware in disguise, the things they're doing for your PC are often dubious. Many either replicate tasks that can be handled by built-in utilities or do things that could cause more problems than they solve.  read more..



Top Small Business Marketing Tools

Lenna Garibian, MarketingProfs
What are the best marketing strategies for engaging existing customers and attracting new ones?  There are a host of options out there, including online surveys, loyalty tracking systems, daily deals, and Internet ads.  Read recent survey results of what small businesses found as the top marketing tools to find and keep customers.  read more...


11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader
Dave Kerpen, Likeable Media
Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful. All of the concepts are simple, and yet, perhaps in the name of revenues or the bottom line, we often lose sight of the simple things – things that not only make us human, but can actually help us become more successful.  read more...


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Did March Madness drive your network down??

Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 Earns Coveted 'Recommend' Rating in NSS Labs 2013 Next-Generation Firewall Security Value Map for Second Year in a Row.  read more... 


 

U.S. Government & VoIP:  Partners in Innovation
Reuben Yonatan, Business2Community
Although VoIP is making a huge splash in the private sector, the history of VoIP is tightly interwoven with the development of the Internet, and the two are, in turn, interwoven with Government and Educational institutions.  read more... 





Researcher Hijacks Insecure Embedded Devices En Masse for Internet Scanning Project
Lucian Constantin, PCWorld
An anonymous researcher created a massive botnet by hijacking about 420,000 Internet-accessible embedded devices with default or no login passwords and used it to map the entire internet.  read more...
 

The COST Advantages of Hosted Telephony

Diane Myers, Infonetics Research, Inc
With the growing number of IP telephony service and equipment options, there has never been a better time for enterprises to find a communications solution that fits their business needs. Top requirements of all businesses today in evaluating new communication solutions include lowering costs, consolidating vendor and provider relationships, refocusing IT staff, and providing flexibility to their employees. For these reasons, we are finding more businesses considering hosted PBX services.  read more...
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