Stories by C.G. Lynch

Twitter Tips: How To Search Twitter Smarter

It's easy to miss little gems of information on Twitter, the social networking service that allows users to exchange short messages. Because we all can't spend hours in front of the service, we miss important messages (or tweets) posted by colleagues, friends and family while we're away. As the list of people you follow on Twitter grows, the problem becomes more acute: hundreds of messages pass by and flow off the page before you've even had a chance to look at them.

Four Free Wikis Worth Trying Out

As Wikipedia grew in popularity, becoming the eighth most visited site on the Web, many companies decided to purchase and build wikis internally to help enable better communication, knowledge sharing, collaboration and project management between employees.

Gartner: IT too slow to adapt to new technologies

The failure of IT departments to adapt quickly enough to new technologies such as social software will cause more than 50 percent of users at their companies to become dissatisfied by 2013, Gartner predicts in a new survey-based report.

A more enterprise-friendly Apple?

When Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the iPhone was ready for enterprise use, the announcement caused a stir that few of the world's iconic businessmen could match. It seemed that everyone from rank-and-file worker-bees to CEOs wanted to get their corporate applications served up on the hot new device. Why? This was Apple-a synonym for awe-inspiring design and coolness-the antithesis to stodgy old corporate technology that burns the eyes red and freezes computers blue.

IBM code to secure mashups for business use

IBM has created code to secure mashups for businesses. Analysts say the technology will help companies merge data from websites or corporate systems to create rich Internet applications (RIAs) without the risk of exposing proprietary information.