Mixed Results as Google Enters Microsoft’s Turf

Via: http://jascoll.blogspot.com MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Michael O’Brien, vice president for information technology at Journal Communications, would prefer not to have the employees of the Milwaukee media company use Microsoft’s Office software any more.   Via: http://www.nytimes.com Venkat Panchapakesan of Google, left, and David Girouard, who runs Google Apps for Business. The service has lured small businesses, but…

The importance of office space

  First of all, there is probably no one-fits-all rule for office space. Depending on your business and activity, and on many other factors like will you be receiving customers or not, your ideal office space definition might be different from mine.   What has changed since we have moved atHome Group to these new…

Managing your personal E-Reputation

You don’t have to be running for president to care about your online reputation. Almost everything you do online is easy to track, especially when you’re using social media sites. This infographic shows you how to manage your “e-reputation,” perhaps saving you some embarrassment, or even your career. Gathered by digital marketing firm KBSD, it’s a…

Rand Rises to Highest in Week, Bond Yields Tumble on Euro Accord

The rand advanced to a more than one-week high against the dollar and yields fell to six-week lows after European leaders agreed a plan to stem the region’s debt crisis, whetting investor appetite for riskier assets. South Africa’s currency strengthened 2.1 percent to 7.8363 per dollar by 10:25 a.m. in Johannesburg from yesterday’s London close….

Growing pains of the SME

One of the key issues facing the SME is how to maintain high standards of delivery whilst achieving growth. Not an easy one to manage it has to be said. Cost implications of growing too quickly like taking on the additional manpower, a new office space and the time spent finding these key ingredients can…