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The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker – Book Review

    About the Author Born in Austria in 1909, Peter Drucker is one of the most influential business writers of the 20th century. He taught management beginning with 1950 until 2005 (when he died) at New York University and Claremont Graduate University. He wrote more than 30 books on business and management, most of them translated in over 20 languages. BusinessWeek Magazine called him: “the man who invented management”. Book description The first edition of “The Effective Executive” appeared in 1966… Read More »The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker – Book Review

    Videoconferencing for businesses

      I worked several years in a position that required me to travel quite frequently. I enjoyed the opportunity to visit many places that I would have never visited on vacation, but I also had to accept disadvantages not always easy to overlooked. Those who travel often for business purposes are aware of these disadvantages: broken plans, frustrations of the family, life or health risks, fatigue, missed important moments, etc.. In the last weeks I worked on a project about the… Read More »Videoconferencing for businesses

      Pen and paper

        I do not know how many of you are familiar with the phrase “Death by PowePoint”. In a few words, it’s the terrible boredom that the audience of a slides based presentation must endure most of the times. As my brother said one day, many presentations have the “Point” but are lacking the “Power”. Not long ago, while looking for some materials needed for a presentation I found a very interesting book, “Presentation Zen” written by Garr Reynolds, which, in… Read More »Pen and paper

        Social networks influence on career

          We live in a hyper-connected world. Communications technology has changed the face of many industries and one of the areas significantly influenced the jobs market. Most of us enjoy the benefits of online recruitment sites through which we have access to almost all possible and impossible jobs available today in the world. There are also websites where you can find employees feedback on the companies they work for. Obviously, these are exaggerations, especially negative ones, but if you can read… Read More »Social networks influence on career

          The Dark Cloud of Cloud Computing

            How Cloud Computing changed the face of brute-force attacks. Cloud Computing is the phrase that we loved last year. I don’t think there is any IT conference where the Cloud Computing topic misses completely the agenda. It’s a new paradigm that attempts to solve many of the existing IT problems. There are many advantages for the cloud and I just want to mention: scalability, flexibility, accessibility, redundancy, extraordinary capacity, predictable costs that go to OPEX not CAPEX. The Cloud promises.… Read More »The Dark Cloud of Cloud Computing

            Protecting Online Identity

              Information is power. It has always been, but in the digital information age this statement is truer than ever. What is your name, when where you were born, who is your family, where you live, what schools have you done, where you worked, where you spend your holidays, where you shop and what you like to buy, what color you prefer, how you call your dog (or your cat), who are your friends, etc … All this information put together… Read More »Protecting Online Identity