IBM Announces Master the Mainframe World Championship competition

This is not your father's mainframe. As the mighty mainframe celebrates 50 years in existence, it's more powerful and reliable than ever. It's estimated that there are more mainframe transactions on CICS every second than there are Google searches every second. Bottom line: the mainframe is not only still… » 3/04/14 12:45pm 3/04/14 12:45pm

Repairing Skulls Has More in Common with Making Music than You Think

Much has already been said about the healing power of music. But would it ever occur to you to link the healing of broken bones with composing a power ballad? Of course not. Unless you considered the companies that create the tools that help accomplish those feats. Suddenly, the common threads start revealing… » 1/22/14 11:59am 1/22/14 11:59am

Business Analytics Go Great with Your Cleaner, Greener City

By now, you probably have a decent sense of how important data is to your midsize business. You might even think you collect it like a pro. Customer satisfaction surveys? No problem. Financial reports? Easy! You’re practically drowning in data waiting to be mined. » 6/19/13 11:59am 6/19/13 11:59am

How the Cloud Can Save You Money and Keep Your Office Free of Dog Hair

Part of running a successful business is saving money where it matters. You thought that you could do just that by installing a few pay elevators around the office. (Hey, if an employee wants to move between floors, the company might as well get a cut, right?) Wrong. Instead, your staff is now too broke to afford… » 6/05/13 11:59am 6/05/13 11:59am

Here's Why Productivity Is a Big Deal for Successful Businesses

For a business to be successful, it must run like a well-oiled machine. If you don’t intend on losing tons of money due to rampant inefficiency, having things run like clockwork is an absolute must. Business should move at a swift, steady, and reliable pace. Like marching to the beat of a drum. No, not actually » 5/23/13 11:59am 5/23/13 11:59am