Goal Setting Leads to A More Involved and Happy Team

August 12th, 2011

Setting goals keeps us determined. As we strive to reach these goals, the challenges that we overcome inspire us to keep going, and set our future goals even higher. With every step taken we move towards the future that we have planned and the lives that we want.

Methods to Spot a Good App

August 10th, 2011

What makes a good app? In short, it’s all about value. Apps like the Urban Spoon are useful because they offer excellent service in a market that has high demand, while apps like Angry Birds are successful because they are intuitive and just really fun.

How Far DOS Has Come

August 5th, 2011

Remember DOS, with its black screen and blinking cursor eagerly waiting for your command. The Disk Operation System (DOS) celebrated its 30th anniversary a week ago. DOS has arguably been the most significant OS of all time and in honor of it turning thirty, I would like to reflect on where it has come from and where it is going.

How technology can cool you down

August 3rd, 2011

Gadgets, for the most part, are designed to make our lives easier. We have smartphones to keep us entertained, tablets to keep us connected, and even digital blood monitors to help keep us healthy. But are there devices out there that are designed to help keep us cool? Moderating body heat is an essential part of staying comfortable and thankfully, technology has worked to make that moderation more manageable.

The Space Shuttle Program: The impact it has had on everyday life

July 29th, 2011

Last week we watched as the space shuttle Atlantis took its last trip into space. This marks the end of the space shuttle program but if you look around your home or office you can observe proof of the impact the program has had on our lives. Thousands of technologies developed for the space shuttle program have been commercialized and implemented in a number of ways to improve our daily lives.

The Creative Business Card

July 27th, 2011

What do you think of when you imagine a business card? In general, you most likely think of a small stock-paper rectangle that has essential contact information printed on it and, probably, a logo. While this standard method has traditionally been an effective way to exchange business information, it's not entirely memorable.

Are Virtual Teams the Wave of the Future

July 22nd, 2011

The way companies are organized has changed as technology has grown. We often see companies reorganizing their teams into virtual teams, also called geographically dispersed teams (GDT). This allows people in different countries to collaborate on a single project.

Are we doomed for another tech bubble

July 20th, 2011

It’s easy to get a feeling of deja vu these days.

Every week brings big news of another tech IPO. We hear about super-sized valuations for businesses that haven’t turned a profit. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? It has a certain late 1990s flavor.

What is a QR Code

July 15th, 2011

We’ve all seen the odd black squares that are constantly being photographed by smartphone users. They’re called QR codes, an innovative re-imagining of barcode technology. Originally used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, these codes are now used in a much broader context.

The Connected Age

July 13th, 2011

More and more important decisions are being made through e-mails, full conversations are being composed in text messages, and families separated by large distances are staying connected by video chatting. Technology has become a new language, one we are still learning to use effectively.