A recent survey of New Year’s resolutions found that workers want to get organized, stay connected, and respond more quickly to business communications. What are your New Year’s resolutions? How do you plan to manage your work life in 2011?
One of the key topics that we’ll be discussing at our Net:Work conference is how to manage workers remotely. As the workforce becomes more mobile and distributed, with people working on projects on an ad-hoc basis, it’s a problem that more businesses will need to tackle.
One of the sessions I’m most looking forward to at Net:Work, Designing the Organization for Real-Time Collaboration, relates to how companies using collaboration tools are adapting to those tools. How are you using collaboration tools, and how have they shaped your work and your organization?
Over on GigaOM Pro, my latest Long View takes a look at some of the lessons that vendors of enterprise apps could learn from the the vibrant and innovative consumer web apps market. Here’s a quick rundown of my five key takeaways:
Conventional wisdom suggests buying into the convenience and performance of converged infrastructure means buying into the dreaded vendor lock-in problem. As it turns out, however, that doesn’t have to be the case — Dell and Egenera are two players leading the charge for open converged infrastructure.
In introducing Exalogic, Oracle has made a big bet on tightly integrated solutions thinking that enterprises don’t want to be in the systems integration business and has made a networking technology choice that favor performance in place of interoperability and broad data center applicability.
I would like to get the opinions of the corporate web workers in the WWD readership about the tools that you use. How do you find the equipment and software that are issued to you by your employer? Are they hindering your productivity?
Skype’s S-1 notes that it is planning to introduce more products for businesses, although it doesn’t go into any detail as to what they might be; I thought it would be interesting to get your thoughts on what products Skype should be working on.
One thing that struck me while reading this interesting Guardian article by Phil Daoust about the rise in the number of people working from home were the figures claimed for the increases in productivity of organizations with telecommuting employees.
Here at WebWorkerDaily, we understandably spend rather a lot of our time talking about technology: The gadgets and software that enable web working. But what about the tools that many of us rely on every day that aren’t “tech”?