Technology Topics

LinkedIn

It’s the world’s premiere business networking site. People use it for all sorts of reasons, including: listing companies recruiting people who aren’t looking for jobs researching all sorts of business information networking with others in their industry finding jobs updating business contacts and much more For insights

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Business and Executive Profiles

Businesses and entrepreneurs make for some of the most fascinating stories people can read. Big-name memoirs and biographies like that of Steve Jobs may get much of the press, but company websites, promotional materials and magazine articles can all benefit from: anecdotes that illustrate the vision and

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Microsoft Word

Outside of one other Microsoft tool, namely Outlook, few pieces of software get used more regularly on the job than Microsoft Word. People use it to write all manner of business documents, from short memos to lengthy RFPs and business reports. Microsoft has even created a cloud

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Adobe

Few new computers spend much time out of the box before their owners install Reader, free software from Adobe that people use to read PDFs (portable document format), documents that look exactly the same no matter what computer they’re viewed on. Adobe Acrobat generates those PDFs, and

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Google

From its well-regarded search engine to its plethora of products, Google has carved out significant slices of online activity and mindshare since its founders first made it available. Much of that mindshare comes from the business tools Google offers. Google Apps now serves as the productivity tool

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Architecture, engineering, design, construction

While I mainly write about technology, complex construction projects also fascinate me. I profile major projects, like the revamp of Toronto’s Union Station and the realization of the greenest buildings to date. I also document building trends and profile the trend-setters, as well as the software they

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Electronic discovery

When businesses sue each other, they commonly need to turn over any relevant documentation to the opposing party. Given the massive increase in electronic documentation, the discovery process can get so complex and potentially expensive that companies will settle otherwise winnable lawsuits to avoid discovery expenses. But

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Cloud computing, or Software as a Service

Tired of having to store install disks, boxes, manuals and other stuff you never need after you install your software?¬†Sick of paying for software and hardware updates just to keep “your” systems running? Then cloud computing may be for you. A new(ish) breed of business hosts the

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Smartphones, tablets, and the new mobile computing

Netbooks and laptops seem ever more oversized next to smaller, lightweight smartphones and tablets. That pleases the people who use these devices for more than just email and surfing. Just think about their advantages: increasing numbers of  applications made specifically for tablets and smartphones instant-on performance lighter

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Microsoft – Windows, Office, mobile, web and beyond

Few sounds signal the start of an office workday like the startup chimes of computers powered by Microsoft Windows. Soon after, workers get to Word to draft documents, Excel to crunch numbers, PowerPoint to plan presentations and, of course, Outlook for email, calendars, tasks and other stuff.

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