November 23, 2012

Make It a Habit to Give Thanks
While Thanksgiving in the U.S. is celebrated with sports events, family dinners, and time off from work, its real purpose is to reflect on everything that we have to be thankful for ... It's also a good reminder that "thankfulness" and "appreciation" are important managerial behaviors in effective organizations — behaviors that need to be fostered throughout the year, not just when there's a holiday.

Symantec spots odd malware designed to corrupt databases
The company discovered the malware, called W32.Narilam, on Nov. 15 but on Friday published a more detailed writeup by Shunichi Imano. Narilam is rated as a "low risk" by the company, but according to a map, the majority of infections are concentrated in Iran, with a few in the U.K., the continental U.S. and the state of Alaska.

Breaking Analysis: Big Data Hits the Bigtime?
“I think what this report is really saying is that the reality today is that we all create a lot of data. There’s really no way to have it be forgotten . . . frankly, it’s just not feasible.” Kelly commented that in order to allay these concerns to a certain degree, consumers have to see their data being put to good use, not just to the benefit of business, but to their benefit as well.

Practical Cloud Economics
Here is a short deck on ‘Practical Cloud Economics’, focussed on outlining some of the principles of Cloud Economics, as well as going through common myths surrounding the kind of monetary benefits the Cloud brings.

Server-side Google Analytics Transactions
Google Analytics Ecommerce is a great way of tracking transactions made in your webshop. Google provides us with an easy way to add this feature to our websites using a piece of javascript and the ga.js library. ... In this article I’ll provide you with a code sample and a working and tested code library (C#) which will handle the posts for you. I’ll briefly explain my code in the article, the entire code will be available for download.

Online Backup Vs. Cloud Storage
The real question you should ask yourself is whether online backup of more than 100 GB really makes sense for you. It's possible that you have a large music or image or video library you'd like to back up; if so, a pure backup service is probably your best solution. But maybe not your only solution.

Laptop buying guide
Most buying guides and shopping advice tends to get bogged down in the specs, mechanically listing sub-categories within sub-categories. Instead, Dan breaks out the most important things to know when looking for a new laptop, with deeper explanations available in any of our in-depth system reviews.

6 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch is just about the best place to hang out online if you have a few minutes to kill. That's because it offers free recorded lectures given by brilliant people doing amazing things in areas including technology, entertainment, design, business, science, and global issues. Here are a handful of insightful TED talks posted this year that every entrepreneur should check out.

The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand
Whether you’re on the job hunt, a student, or gainfully employed, you must think, act, and plan like a business leader. With the surge of social media, you have not only the ability, but you now have the need to manage your own reputation, both online and in real life.

Euro MPs: Do not let the ITU take control of the internet
On Thursday, members of the European Parliament backed resolutions criticising proposals to give more power to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The UN group is looking to revise existing regulations to cover the internet and draw up a new worldwide treaty at its closed-door Dubai conference in December.

Quote for the day:

"Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too." -- Robert Half

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