Return on Technology

ALTOM: Being present at work doesn't have to mean being thereRestricted Content

January 12, 2013
Tim Altom
Employers have to contend with a new generation of workers who expect to work from home at least part of the time, and entirely from home when feasible.
More

ALTOM: Just because it's new doesn't make it worth buyingRestricted Content

December 29, 2012
Tim Altom
If you’re one of those businessfolk who buy new gadgets just because you can, you might want to move on to the food reviews now. I’m going to be talking today about when to upgrade devices or software.
More

ALTOM: Blessed are the tech-sector risk-takers who make the leapRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
Tim Altom
This is the last column before Christmas, and in keeping with long tradition, I’m writing a year-end column about screw-ups and techno-pratfalls that should make you glad you’re not in the hottest of hot seats.
More

ALTOM: Passwords are passe, but there's no good alternativeRestricted Content

December 1, 2012
Tim Altom
Even the most supposedly secure password is toast from the time you first use it, because today’s hackers have a veritable arsenal of ways to get through or around any password scheme.
More

ALTOM: It's easy to fill gaps in business knowledge onlineRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
Tim Altom
The online world is blossoming with education, both good and questionable. It was one of the first uses for the Web. The Web brought technical people together to share information, and often it was in the form of a tutorial to answer the question, “How do I get this to do that?”
More

ALTOM: Whether you're a Mac or PC person says a lot about youRestricted Content

November 3, 2012
Tim Altom
Today, the two worlds cross over almost effortlessly, but the divisions between them have spawned entirely different design and usage paradigms.
More

ALTOM: 'Mechanical Turk' puts humans to workRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
Tim Altom
Most repetitive tasks can be done by computer nowadays, but many can’t.
More

ALTOM: Excel can be used as database in a pinchRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
Tim Altom
Microsoft Excel has features that are reminiscent of a database, although it’s not a database application and never will be.
More

ALTOM: Who owns your data? The answer might surprise youRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Tim Altom
When you reveal information about yourself, do you still own or control it? And if you reveal something about someone else, who owns it then?
More

ALTOM: A reminder that offices are full of low-tech hazardsRestricted Content

August 25, 2012
Tim Altom
Even laser pointers can be hazardous if they’re pointed right into an unprotected retina.
More

ALTOM: Death of paper has been greatly exaggeratedRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
Tim Altom
When I was a kid, eager futurists predicted what wonderful technologies we’d all have someday.
More

ALTOM: Web begs you to take time to waste timeRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Tim Altom
I have to confess that I sometimes use technology in a way that is the exact opposite of productivity. I waste good daylight hours using it for short bursts of enjoyment.
More

ALTOM: Online detective work can amaze and find new marketsRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
Tim Altom
Google Earth is one of Google’s odder and spottier applications. It started life as Keyhole, a 3-D mapping program originally paid for by the CIA and subsequently purchased by Google in 2004.
More

ALTOM: Tips for starting an office on a shoestringRestricted Content

June 30, 2012
Tim Altom
First, you’ll need good hardware. Don’t skimp here, because reliability trumps economy.
More

ALTOM: LinkedIn hacking case holds a lesson about passwordsRestricted Content

June 16, 2012
Tim Altom
You often hear that you’re anonymous online, and you can be if you want to be. But if you want to buy or sell, register for newsletters, or get return e-mails, you have to declare your identity. And that identity is your e-mail address.
More

ALTOM: Backups are important—just ask the folks at PixarRestricted Content

June 2, 2012
Tim Altom
Do you know where your backups are, right now? Most of us don’t, or if we do, we don’t know what shape they’re in.
More

ALTOM: Businesses should be suspicious of app trapRestricted Content

May 19, 2012
Tim Altom
Smart-phone app costs can vary by orders of magnitude, just as websites can. The challenge is getting them to pay for themselves.
More

ALTOM: FAA should bring electronic-device policies up to speedRestricted Content

May 5, 2012
Tim Altom
The public no longer accepts hollow proclamations with the same naïve grace.
More

ALTOM: Tablet computers, business don't always mixRestricted Content

April 21, 2012
Tim Altom
I think a tablet is great if your business involves accessing or sharing information. A tablet isn’t such a great deal if you have to produce content.
More

ALTOM: What matters most, privacy or convenience?Restricted Content

April 7, 2012
Tim Altom
As our devices become more aware of our travels, our preferences, our contacts, our messages, our photographs and even our dexterity, the line between convenience and spying is crossed without us even being aware of it.
More

ALTOM: Limbaugh controversy comes with social-media lessonRestricted Content

March 24, 2012
Tim Altom
The pressure brought on Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers was through technology that wasn’t commonly used back when the talk radio host was building his successful brand.
More

ALTOM: Does business really need gamification?Restricted Content

March 10, 2012
Tim Altom
The purpose of gamification is to apply the principles of gaming to another environment, like education or business. And as “gamifiers” admit, this is really old hat in business.
More

ALTOM: Technology projects require end-user inputRestricted Content

February 25, 2012
Tim Altom
As we used to say in a career I had long ago, you can hammer a nail with your shoe, but it’s not particularly efficient. Unfortunately, too many technology users are doing just that.
More

ALTOM: Political parties use data mining to value youRestricted Content

February 11, 2012
Tim Altom
As databases grow fat on information about us, they become extremely valuable for everything from designing product shelving in supermarkets to predicting ticket sales for professional sports teams.
More

ALTOM: Anti-piracy efforts ignore realities of technologyRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
Tim Altom
There are times I have to go looking for a column topic, and there are times a topic stalks into my office and does an “Occupy the Desk” until I write about it.
More
Page  << 1 2 3 4 5 6 >> pager
Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Angela IS the best RD

  2. We are a nation of speed. All of our younger lives are filled with deadlines, quotas and bottom lines. We start to ease out of the pressured rat-race when we finally see "retirement." The most enjoyable travel on the planet is passenger rail service. Indy to Chicago does not beat Megabus or Southwest Airlines in speed. Passenger rail however has the best seating, mammoth legroon, seat backs that recline to more than 45 degrees and employers that really want you to return as a customer. Indiana municipalities need to maintain subsidies to support this transportation mode. Losing it is loss for all of us.

  3. Good day! I just want to testify how i got my loan from Mr. Eric Lefkofsky after i applied several times from various loan lenders who claimed to also testify right in this forum,i thought the testimonies where real and i applied but they never gave me loan. I was in need of an urgent loan to start a business and i applied from various loan lenders who promised to help but they never gave me the loan. Until a friend of mine introduce me to this popular Mr. Eric Lefkofsky who promised to help me and indeed he did as he promised without any form of delay. I never thought there are still reliable loan lenders until i met Mr. Eric lefkofsky who indeed helped me with the loan and changed my belief. I promised to share this testimony after I got my loan. I don't know if you are in any way in need of a genuine and urgent loan,free feel to contact Mr. Eric Lefkofsky via their email{grouponfunding@hotmail.com}

  4. Its a THUG issue. Bleecker Street and NYX are thug bars. They attract thugs of all races. Places that attract thugs need to be kicked out of Broad Ripple. Ain't nobody got time for that!

  5. Hello everyone, My name is Marian Gareth, I am from the Texas, United State, am here to testify of how i got my loan from Mr Andre Frank {frankloancompany@yahoo.com} after i applied Two times from various loan lenders who claimed to be lenders right in this forum,i thought their lending where real and i applied but they never gave me loan. I was in need of an urgent loan to start a business and i applied from various loan lenders who promised to help but they never gave me the loan.Until a friend of mine introduce me to Mr Andre Frank the C.E.O of Andre Frank Loan Company who promised to help me with a loan of my desire and he really did as he promised without any form of delay, I never thought there are still reliable loan lenders until i met Mr Andre Frank, who really help me with my loan and changed my lief for better. I don't know if you are in need of an urgent loan, free feel to contact Mr Andre Frank on his email{ Frankloancompany@yahoo.com} for help

ADVERTISEMENT