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Keeping Your Parents Safe Online

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

As the year comes to a close, I see many compiling lists of tips and ideas on how you and yours can stay safe online. Earlier this month Cisco held a ...

Reality Check: Is Your Business Strategy Ready for 2011?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Here's a sobering thought for the new year: most business strategies are woefully incomplete. But with the new year just beginning, it's not too late to put your own business strategy to the test.

CES Video: Cisco Expects 12 Billion Net Connected Devices by 2014 and Plans to Deliver Video to Many

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS, Cisco Systems expects that there will be 12 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2014 and plans to deliver video to many of the...

From Old Spice to Levitra, Social Media Is the Place to Build Brands

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

First it took phosphates out of detergents, now Proctor & Gamble is taking money out of soap operas.

You, Your Data and Its Data Center

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

We are creating content -- be it data, audio or video -- and we are using an ever-increasing number of applications.

'Tis the Season: The Inspiring Generosity of Billionaire Philanthropists

Inder Sidhu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Inder Sidhu

Why would so many wealthy people go so far to help so many? I think the answer is obvious to anyone who has ever contributed to a cause, a charity or a friend in need: There's more to life than doing well; to be truly rich you have to do good too.

Profiles in Doing Both: How Cutting-Edge Thinking Keeps Gillette Sharp

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

There's a movement under way in India that has led to some dancing in the streets. No, I am not talking about some up-and-coming political revolution...

Under the Microscope: Are Innovation and Cost Control at Odds in Health Care?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Major medical breakthroughs like the proton beam accelerator are helping to save lives. But are they better than other, less-expensive forms of technology that are more widely available?

Cisco Launches 'Umi' Box To Turn TVs Into Videophones

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco Systems Inc., seeking to become a bigger name in consumer electronics, said Wednesday that it's going to start selling a $...

Education Reform: Where Lower Pay and Reduced Job Security Have Produced Surprising Results

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Inder Sidhu

Everyone knows that education reform in America hinges on paying teachers higher salaries, right? Maybe not.

Profiles in Doing Both: How Tuning and Transforming Make Heinz Healthier

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Despite the global economic downturn and ongoing issues related to currency fluctuation, Heinz has stayed healthy and strong. One of the most important reasons why is the company's ongoing efforts to pursue reinvention and optimization simultaneously.

Culture Shift: How Technology Is Changing Black Friday

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

it's time to rethink Black Friday, which even retailers no longer view as the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.

Cisco Insider Sales Raise Eyebrows

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Cisco's brisk insider sales were a huge red flag to investors to stay away from the stock, that something might be wrong.

Profiles in Doing Both: Is There a Sequel in Blockbuster's Future?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

To survive its bankruptcy, Blockbuster must move quickly and optimize its workforce and store count. It also needs to reduce its debt. Most importantly, Blockbuster must also reinvent how Americans consume media.

Nintendo's Innovation Gap: When a Disrupter Becomes the Disrupted

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Inder Sidhu

Four years after revolutionizing the electronic gaming industry with its "motion-sensitive" Wii entertainment console, Nintendo finds itself at a cross roads. Make that crosshairs.

Are You a Demanding User?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

Do you follow your IT department's policies? It's incumbent upon us to become educated as to "why" policies exist. If it sits between you and the success of the business, open the dialogue with the IT department to adjust the policy.

Capture Market Transitions with Business Models

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

When you think Walgreens, you probably think of Omega vitamins or Crest Whitestrips sold in convenient retail settings--many open 24 hours a day. But...

They Might Be Giants: Management Insights From San Francisco's Boys of Summer

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

"Misfits and castoffs." That's what some are calling San Francisco's surprise World Series contenders, the Giants. After defeating the Philadelphia P...

Clicks and Mortar Integration: Where Retail Excellence and Relevance Come Together

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

No time to shop for tonight's dinner? It's not a problem if you live in the Mid-Atlantic or Southeastern part of the United States. Now you can order...

Profiles in Doing Both: When Hot Isn't Cool in Las Vegas

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Inder Sidhu

Under normal circumstances, having the hottest spot on the Las Vegas Strip is something to boast about. Not this time. Today, the Vdara Hotel and Spa...

So You Want to Work Remotely?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

Three out of five employees believe it unnecessary to be in the office and contend they can be just as productive working outside their traditional brick-and-mortar workplace, as within.

Brains, Emotions and Attitudes: What A Few Telling Qs Reveal About You

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

On TV, he's Dwight Schrute, the over-achieving, over-bearing salesman from NBC's Thursday-night hit, The Office. In real life, there's someone just l...

When Stars and Teams Align: A Lesson from the Miraculous Rescue of Chile's Miners

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

"Chi-Chi-Chi, Le-Le-Le. Los mineros de Chile!" If these words don't make your heart sing or your eyes water, what possibly will? More than two month...

Profiles in Doing Both: Clorox Has a New Formula for Cleaning Up in Emerging Markets

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

By increasing its involvement in the emerging world, Clorox is better positioning itself in the established one. Doing both is making the already potent company stronger than before.

Five Misconceptions About Doing Both

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

I get a lot of questions about doing both, which challenges those who boil every decision down to this or that. While many have told me how much doing...