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When it comes to speakers, reliability is key
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Generally, no one can predict a scandal enveloping a speaker. If the accusations against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson are true, he managed to trick senior commanders of the U.S. military as well as "60 Minutes." Nor did anyone expect that former California Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger's marriage and reputation were going to implode in May. That's outside the purview of a speakers bureau. But the speakers bureau world is a small one and word gets around fast. More

Excited about the cloud? Get ready for capped data plans
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The technology world seems to move in spurts and spasms, and right now we're in the middle of the "cloud" wave. From data and applications to TV and phone calls, these mega trends are all great and exciting and money saving. Unfortunately, they all involve huge transfers of data to and from the Internet. And that means that they're about to run into another, far less exciting mega trend: data caps. More

Improve your PowerPoint presentations, reduce complexity the Army way
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Microsoft has started its own campaign to help the U.S. Army make better PowerPoint presentations through a blog called Modern Presenter. While the site is clearly aimed at military planners, it's an interesting place to visit. You can mine a treasure trove of best practices that can be applied to your own presentations. More

5 quick ways to get your creative juices flowing
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If you were to study the most creative people in history, you would find that they had few rituals. There were things that each of them did to help keep their creative juices flowing. Whether it was working standing up, taking a bath or sitting in a particular spot, there are things that can spark the imagination and help you create innovative ideas. More

Business travel costs climb
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Although the recession persists in many sectors, the buzzword in the travel industry is "prerecession," as the cost of business travel is rising toward levels not seen since 2008 — due in large part to the popularity of face-to-face meetings, according to American Express Business Travel. The company recently released first quarter figures on business travel pricing trends from its Business Travel Monitor benchmarking tool, which showed airfares have surpassed prerecession prices and hotels are approaching prerecession rates. More

5 best apps for business
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Put the PC on ice and turn your laptop into a bookend or decorative paperweight: Mobile devices now pack enough processing smarts to make your traditional computer obsolete, and thanks to a proliferation of enterprise-friendly apps, executives today can get a ton of work done on these gadgets. But which apps are truly indispensable? In putting together this list of top applications for businesspeople, CNNMoney looked for software that was particularly handy for professionals on the go, but these apps are so addictive that you may find yourself using them in the office, too. More

Manage your online identity with Google's 'Me on the Web'
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It can be difficult to keep tabs on or control what is said about you on the Web. Now, Google has unveiled a new tool known as "Me on the Web," which is intended to help you manage your online identity. Much like you create Google news alerts for mentions of favorite sports teams, TV shows or your name, "Me on the Web" will let you create alerts that will let you know if your name shows up on the Internet. There are also links with tips on managing your online identity and removing unwanted content. More

Study finds data security lax at small businesses    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most small business owners realize that keeping information secure is important, but that knowledge isn't prompting them to do something about it, a new survey finds. The survey showed 96 percent of small businesses believe keeping information secure is important. But more than 35 percent of companies had no protocol in place for dealing with secure data. More
Related story: Cyber protection tips for small businesses (Crain's New York Business)

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