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Managed Security Systems

Originally published on itbusiness.ca In August, IBM spent $1.3 billion to buy Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS). Analysts and ISS customers alike laud IBM’s acquisition In particular of the ISS managed security services portfolio. Managed security services providers (MSSPs) serve firms that choose to outsource some

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Virtual realty: Could Second Life shake up condo market?

Condocenter aims to shake up real estate market through Second Life Originally published on cbc.ca. Scott Keller, vice-president of Vancouver-based Global Condocenter Corp., is confident he’s hit on a way to turn virtual reality into virtual realty. Keller took me on a tour of his firm’s newest

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Virtual worlds: Businesses experiment with Second Life

Originally published on cbc.ca. In the early 90s, the Web was difficult to reach. Few people spent time online. Businesses didn’t know how to leverage the Net. Today, people say the same things about Second Life (SL), a Net-based metaverse created by California’s Linden Labs and developed

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How to write a profile

A person, a company, a technology, a trend – people want to learn about these things. You can help them by writing an engaging profile.

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Article: customer relationship management

Originally published in Allstream Mindshift. Every business depends on its ability to do at least three things: find prospective customers, turn them into actual customers and keep them satisfied as customers. That’s why customer relationship management principles and practices permeate today’s business. They help business leaders design

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Outsourcing/offshoring

Major car companies have other suppliers create parts for them, which they assemble to make the finished product. Companies in many industries base their help desks in India. Many of the items we buy in department stores sailed across oceans to reach local store shelves.

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Information security

Have any of your readers experienced data theft? If so, did it happen via an Internet connection? Or was a computer simply taken? Business information is so important that your readers guard theirs carefully. Keep them up-to-date by giving them articles detailing the latest developments in security.

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Videoconferencing, telecommunications convergence, or the "triple play"

Bringing television signals, Internet access and telephone calls into a building used to involve at least two, and sometimes three, separate wires. No more – today’s telecommunications and cable companies seek to provide all three using just one “pipe.” In doing so, they make certain applications –

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Electronic documentation

How many of your readers go to filing cabinets and newspapers on a regular basis? Fact is, many of them are more likely to browse their company databases, personal hard disks and the Internet. Electronic data has fundamentally changed the way people search for, store, and otherwise

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