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Archive for March, 2010

People at risk in the workplace

Aon Risk Services have produced this report which looks at the consequences of infectious disease in the workplace and how it can put your business at risk.  The report also looks at ways of preventing this. Thanks to Docuticker

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Business and digital preservation

A consortium of companies including IBM and Microsoft  has been looking at how companies are dealing with digital information.  Only 46% of the 200 companies they asked had a policy for digital preservation.   The findings came out of a survey by the British Library in conjunction with a european digital project called Planets.  Thanks to […]

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Gartner, the information technology research and advisory company recently published their list of the 10 mobile technologies to watch in the coming month.  The list includes Bluetooth 3 and 4 and Mobile widgets. Thanks to Resourceshelf

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How working women are reshaping America

The Center for American Progress has just released a follow up “policy roadmap”  called “Our Working Nation” How working women are reshaping America’s families and economies and what it means for policy makers“.  This was in response to the Shriver report which was released in the Fall of 2009.  It offers practical solutions to how workers can […]

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The economy and the city

The economy and the city  is the latest addition to the Te Ara encyclopedia and was compiled by a number of New Zealand economists.  It tells how the New Zealand economy has evolved over the years.  An absolutely fascinating site which incorporates audio clips, photographs and videos.

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Benefits and talent survey

Aon Consulting is a global risk management company.   Their 2009 Benefits and talent survey is the fourth such annual survey they have conducted.   Although some of it may not be necessarily applicable to New Zealand businesses,  the section on Leadership and talent management is well worth reading. Thanks to Docuticker

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Social media guide for small business

Mashable state that they are “the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news”.  So, as to be expected, their Social media guide for new business is excellent.   It is chock full of good ideas and is written in a practical, easy to understand way.  Read it! Thanks to I Librarian

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global report on consumer products

This very recent Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu  report on the Global powers of the consumer products industry 2010 Extracting Value  is the third such report.  Apart from listing the top 250 companies, this 33 page report also discusses trends and offers analysis. Thanks to Docuticker

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Green eco mothers -what motivates them?

The Green Mom Eco-ism report was undertaken jointly by the Social Studies Group and Andrea Learned.  They came up with three main categories:  Super Greens, Eco Moderates and Mainstreen Greens.  Well worth reading. Thanks to Docuticker   !/-!1$=!!    

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New U.K. public sector search engine

Dave Briggs has set up this Google customised search engine that allows you to search all public sector websites at once.  It also allows also to narrow down your results by local, or central government, health etc. Thanks to Karen Blakeman

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