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Best-loved productivity tools of the rich and famous

Well, of my Twitter followers, anyway. An all-points call for favorites yielded a cornucopia of software gems, some of which I guarantee you’ve never heard of.

Don’t fight the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

A healthy workforce means a healthy company. That’s one of the underlying messages of last week’s executive order from President Biden pushing companies to get their employees vaccinated.


Better marketing with fewer cookies

Big Tech says the days of third-party cookies are numbered. That’s a challenge for marketers, but it’s also an opportunity.

How to keep your employees from joining the ‘Great Resignation’

Companies must work hard to keep their staffers happy because there have never been so many people ready to leave their jobs.

Low-code/no-code yields solutions that fit

The demand for applications far outstrips the supply of commercial software and talented developers. Low-code/no-code tools are bridging the gap.

What’s going on with the ‘Great Resignation’?

You’d better work on hanging on to your workers, or you may end up shutting your business doors.

Don’t let robot gatekeepers block your résumé

Looking for a new gig? Before you apply for one, create a résumé that applicant tracking systems can digest.

Don't waste time on heroic death marches

Workaholism is seldom a virtue, whether you’re programming or writing articles.

The best person to manage your organization’s data may be you

Are you ready to productize your data? Many companies are examining that concept, as new ideas emerge about how we manage data used to make business decisions.

Pay people for what they’re worth, not for where they live

Google appears to be getting ready to cut wages for some employees working from home. This is stupid.

Why there’s never been a better time to partner with your competitors

The concept of “coopetition” has been around for over a century, but thanks to recent technology developments, it’s perhaps never been as relevant as it is right now.

The best business programs for the rest of 2021—and beyond

With working at home now the norm for so many, employees need software that helps them get the most from our new remote offices. These apps and software suites should do the trick.

These products support the new normal office environment

The new normal needs some new tools. And guess what? Vendors are stepping up to supply them.

5 ways of dealing with a work-from-home business world

With so many workers reluctant to return to the office after a year of working from home, it’s high time companies figure out how to get the most from all those employees toiling away outside the office.

Tech innovators pivot to support the post-COVID workplace

The office of the future won’t be the same—and that spells opportunity for technology innovators.

Pandemic redux: No, your workers aren’t coming back to the office

Have you seen the latest coronavirus Delta variant numbers? That rise in cases means one thing for sure: Your employees aren’t returning to their cubicles anytime soon.

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Avoid calendar clashes with a new breed of scheduling apps

Is there a worse waste of time than corralling people into a meeting? With application integration and a dab of AI, the latest batch of scheduling apps attempts to ease the burden.

Email now and forever

Slack is fine for channel chats and Zoom is dandy for video, but for real business communications, you still can't beat email. That will never change.

Why respecting customer privacy is good for business

Protect your customers’ data and give them control over it, and with the right messaging, you’ll gain a substantial marketing advantage.

To patch or not to patch: That is the question

Is it smarter to ignore a possibly buggy patch or take arms against a sea of hackers?

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