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iPhone Apps to Boost Your Business Productivity

May 3, 2013 by Syed Noman Ali

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iPhones are not just phones for communication; for employees, they serve as a personal assistant. Keeping track of notes and travel dates, accessing remote files and collaborating with teams was never so easy.[read more]

The Need for Sustainable Technology

January 27, 2013 by Kirstie Hendrich


An insight into the impact our trusted gadgets are having upon the earths resources, and why it is important to recycle our unwanted technology.[read more]

Putting a Price Tag on Nature to Save It

January 27, 2013 by Kiva Bottero

If we assigned a monetary value to natural systems and functions, would we be more inclined to conserve them? Yes, according to an international group of ecologists writing in a 2000 edition of the journal Science.[read more]

Winning Cleantech by Design

January 8, 2013 by Derek Wong

Being able to get across a green product’s essence to consumers and investors is a key that can turn it from a fringe interest to mass market success. Design can connect consumers with a cleantech product’s functions, values, and green character better than words can.[read more]

The Strongest Guarantee of the Lowest Price

December 11, 2012 by Eugene Kantarovich

Customers want the lowest price. Online customers are savvy about search it out. How can you best communicate to your customers that you're offering them the lowest price out there? If you are selling your product in another state or country, you should label your price as the "minimum resale price."[read more]

Surprising Relationship Between Leadership and Technology

November 30, 2012 by Norman Marks

IBM’s 2012 survey of 1,709 CEOs had some things to say that didn’t surprise me – and some that did. Technology’s impact is obviously broad-based; it is difficult to imagine any aspect of an organization not touched in some way. However, as we looked across the whole of CEOs’ responses, one consistent theme emerged: an overwhelming focus on changes in how people engage with the organization and with each other.[read more]


How Visual Conferencing Positively Affect Businesses

November 29, 2012 by Justin Edwards

Communication plays a very important role whether it is used for personal, social, professional or business purposes. With technology trying to conquer the business world, the impact of visual conferencing to businesses has proved to be more promising as ever. Visual conference calls actually need the participation of both end users and the technological systems. The main objective of Internet conference calls is to create an effective and convenient communication bridge among people from all over the world despite the geographical differences.[read more]

The Coming of Age of Life Cycle Assessment?

November 21, 2012 by Sara Bice

For many professionals working in the sustainable development field, LCAs, tools that can be used to assess the environmental impacts of a product, process or service from design to disposal, are either seen as the vital DNA of sound sustainability decision-making, or a mud pit where techno-geeks wrestle it out – often inconclusively – over whose model better measures the real environmental footprint on a cradle to grave basis.[read more]

A Leap Forward for Risk and Compliance

November 20, 2012 by Norman Marks

Last week, I had the honor of being the opening keynote speaker at the Compliance Week West conference in Palo Alto. As we gathered, I chatted with a couple of friends from a large technology company. They told me about some amazing things they are doing with the latest technology (including from SAP and its partners) to improve their...[read more]


The Future of American Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship

November 6, 2012 by Bob Klunk

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Buying local and manufacturing local is not only good for maintaining a sustainable chain, it’s also good for considering the environment in your business.[read more]


Affordable Energy Management Applications For Any Organization

October 1, 2012 by Ashley Halligan

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In a market where consumers--both residential and commercial--are giving recognition to their carbon footprint and taking control of their consumption, energy suppliers, technology companies, and even the government is getting involved--making consumption data more accessible, creating initiatives that make these partnerships more...[read more]

Ted’s Favorite Twitter Tools

September 30, 2012 by Ted Coine

I’m frequently asked what tools I use to make Twitter more manageable. There are no secrets here, but I realize I haven’t written about them all in one place, so… here you are. The following are the things that I use pretty much daily.[read more]