November 28, 2011
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY
Benefits of Teleworking
It’s Cyber Monday! Are you at work and doing a little online shopping on the side?
Be careful, surveys show that some companies are bringing down the hammer on online shopping at work this year, Business News Daily reports.
Robert Half Technology finds that 60% of the 1,400 CIOs it surveyed this year are blocking all access to online shopping sites, up from 48% last year, BND report. More than 20% say they will permit access, but will monitor activity for excessive use.
In fact, companies expect employees to spend about half a day — four hours — shopping online this week.
Full article can be read at: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/11/if-youre-shopping-onine-from-work-be-careful-cyber-monday/1
November 24, 2011
The Wi-Ex team wishes you a Happy and Hearty Thanksgiving!
November 21, 2011
Whether you are one of the 212 million who braved last year’s Black Friday aisles or part of the 33.6% who shopped online, these shopping apps are sure to help you hone in on the best deals.
1. TGI Black Friday
TGI Black Friday is currently the highest rated Black Friday app for the Apple iPhone in 2011. The free app allows you to search thousands of Black Friday deals for every major retail store. You can create a personal shopping list and use your iPhone to shop smarter and faster on Black Friday.
- View Black Friday ads for all major retail stores, with frequent updates.
- Download PDF Black Friday Ad Scans
- Search thousands of Black Friday deals across stores and categories.
- Create a personal shopping list to check off items as you purchase them on Black Friday.
- Compare prices for items to confirm you are getting the best deal on Black Friday.
- Shop online for items that may be available before Black Friday.
- Instant push notifications when new ads are leaked
2. Aisle 411
We’ve all heard about mad dashes that have occurred during store openings on Black Friday. Aisle 411 gives you an edge with amazing in-store navigation and mapping features that are available at select stores.
Easily find the in-store aisle location of a single item or route your entire shopping list on a mobile map of your store. Or, organize your shopping list by store aisle for a quick and easy shopping trip.
Not sure if you are getting the best deal? With SnapTell, snap a picture of the cover of any book, DVD, CD, or video game and within seconds get a rating, description and links to Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, IMDb, Barnes & Noble and more. Use this app while shopping in a store to quickly find more information, compare prices, buy the product, or to remember to look at the product later.
4. Discount Calculator
If you are keeping to a budget for holiday shopping or if you are caught up in the excitement of Black Friday or if you just have a temporary brain freeze, the Discount Calculator does the math for you. Created to help shoppers estimate ahead of time how much items will cost and how much will be saved during a sale, Discount Calculator also alleviates buyer’s remorse!
November 14, 2011
Liferay Social Office is a social collaboration solution for the enterprise that streamlines communication, saves time, builds group cohesion and raises productivity.
Documents: Shared document repository with Microsoft Office integration
Communication: Team calendars, webmail, task management and contact management
Collaboration: Integrated threaded discussions, blogs, and wikis with related content and federated search
People: Searchable LinkedIn-style User Profiles with user tagging, user search, friends, and integrated chat
In today’s workplace, new tools and technology are oftentimes introduced with the hope that their adoption will yield new heights of productivity and collaboration. Unfortunately, while many tools are impressive in and of themselves, without the proper structure driving their usage, they are unable to deliver on the far-reaching and comprehensive impact on an organization that is usually desired.
With this in mind, Liferay created Social Office®, a dynamic team workspace solution that provides holistic enhancement to the way you and your colleagues work together. Unlike conventional collaboration products, Social Office does more than just enhance communication with new tools. Rather, by adapting today’s most innovative social technologies to the unique needs of productivity and goal-driven enterprise teams, it enables an important shift in how and why communication happens.