Computer History: It All Started with Pies
The routine use of computers in business is 50 years old this week.
Families in the Boardroom: Under the Influence
As the Hewletts, Packards and Fords are demonstrating, founding families often retain a surprising amount of influence on quoted companies.
A Different Way of Working
All sorts of companies are finding mobile Internet technology surprisingly useful.
No Hiding Place for Anyone
Embedded in bank notes or designer labels, the ''mu-chip'' can beep out the owner's location and details to marketers and thieves alike. The Hitachi chip is the world's smallest wireless identification device.
Geography and the Net: Putting It in Its Place
The Internet is perceived as being everywhere, all at once. But geography matters in the networked world, and now more than ever.
Computing Power on Tap
A look at the most ambitious attempt yet to combine millions of computers seamlessly around the world -- to make processing power available on demand anywhere, rather like electrical power.
Profit from Peer-to-Peer
Despite Napster's travails, some fledgling firms are out to sell the idea of peer-to-peer computing to large enterprises. They promise to use the computing architecture to empower workers, unleash their creativity and solve communication problems.
Online Services and the Human Touch
A new wave of ''cyborg'' firms combine computer power with human expertise, and change the way companies use the Internet.
How to Be an E-manager
Anyone who is a good manager can also become a good E-manager. However, some qualities have become even more important than they used to be. Here are the top ten things you need.