The true cost of email and IM: You only have 1 hour and 12 minutes of uninterrupted productive time a day

Email and IM are always there in the background, compelling us to click over for a “quick” check in. But these add up. Which made us ask: How much of your day is spent multitasking with communication tools? And just how bad is it for your productivity?

Source: The true cost of email and IM: You only have 1 hour and 12 minutes of uninterrupted productive time a day

Reaquired the webolize.net domain name

I unfortunately never registered the .net version of the domain name webolize, and a few years ago it (<a class="colorbox" href="http://webolize.net/”>webolize.net) was acquired by a young design company named Webolized in Philadelphia, PA.

As luck would have it, I just registered the name (<a class="colorbox" href="http://webolize.net/”>webolize.net) after finding it has been released.

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Target CIO resigns… 80 days after breach is exposed

So it took around 80 days for the axe to fall at Target.

The person blamed is the CIO, in a letter by the CEO.

I’m hearing a lot of chatter that Target treats their IT department as a cost center, so its interesting how/if this huge security breach, and its repercussions (specially legal), will change DM’s view on IT and specially software security.

Dry article
<a class="colorbox" href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2104901/target-cio-resigns-following-breach.html”>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2104901/target-cio-resigns-following-breach.html

and some dark (longer security) reading:
<a class="colorbox" href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-and-breaches/target-cios-resignation-7-questions/d/d-id/1114161″>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-and-breaches/target-cios-resignation-7-questions/d/d-id/1114161

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Viber (and Skype) just doesn’t seem to get it

I accidentally clicked the “Viber” app button on my phone, and the app started then came up with a page that said “Sticker Marketplace”

Come on Viber? Do you seriously NOT get why “WhatsApp” sold for 19B?

Even though Viber has better technology! Even though the viber calls are better than regular calls...

The reason is of course, that viber calls and texts are so frustrating to use, uh hum, to try to use. Yes, when the calls do work, they are magical and probably sound better than being in the same room. But why do the texts take 4 or 6 minutes to reach and calls just don’t work.

WhatsApp, simply works. I don’t even know when I switched to WhatsApp from Viber. Also, I was not aware how much I used WhatsApp (basically all day, at least once every couple of hours).

Viber, focus on the following in the order:
– text messages that work instantly... Just like Viber
– feature where u choose a person u want to talk to, and viber calls that person and connects you WHEN the network is good enough on both sides
– address book management, simplify it... A button that says “import and sync from address book” would be nice (auto syncing is not working well on my phone)
– perhaps during a call, a button to send photo shot, which only sends a photo

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Target CIO resigns… 80 days after breach is exposed


So it took around 80 days for the axe to fall at Target.

The person blamed is the CIO, in a letter by the CEO.

I’m hearing a lot of chatter that Target treats their IT department as a cost center, so its interesting how/if this huge security breach, and its repercussions (specially legal), will change DM’s view on IT and specially software security.

Dry article
<a class="colorbox" href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2104901/target-cio-resigns-following-breach.html”>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2104901/target-cio-resigns-following-breach.html

and some dark (longer security) reading:
<a class="colorbox" href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-and-breaches/target-cios-resignation-7-questions/d/d-id/1114161″>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-and-breaches/target-cios-resignation-7-questions/d/d-id/1114161

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Reaquired the webolize.net domain name

I unfortunately never registered the .net version of the domain name webolize, and a few years ago it (<a class="colorbox" href="http://webolize.net/”>webolize.net) was acquired by a young design company named Webolized in Philadelphia, PA.

As luck would have it, I just registered the name (<a class="colorbox" href="http://webolize.net/”>webolize.net) after finding it has been released.

.

Viber (and Skype) just doesn’t seem to get it

I accidentally clicked the “Viber” app button on my phone, and the app started then came up with a page that said “Sticker Marketplace”Come on Viber? Do you seriously NOT get why “WhatsApp” sold for 19B?Even though Viber has better technology! Even though the viber calls are better than regular calls...

The reason is of course, that viber calls and texts are so frustrating to use, uh hum, to try to use. Yes, when the calls do work, they are magical and probably sound better than being in the same room. But why do the texts take 4 or 6 minutes to reach and calls just don’t work.

WhatsApp, simply works. I don’t even know when I switched to WhatsApp from Viber. Also, I was not aware how much I used WhatsApp (basically all day, at least once every couple of hours).

Viber, please focus on the following software changes:
– text messages that work instantly... Just like WhatsApp
– feature where u choose a person u want to talk to, and Viber calls that person and connects you WHEN the network is good enough on both sides
– address book management, simplify it... A button that says “import and sync from address book” would be nice (auto syncing is not working well on my phone)
– perhaps during a call, a button to send photo shot, which only sends a photo. Basically video calling, that gracefully degrades video to just intermittently sending pictures while allowing audio.

Thanks, all of you free communication apps out there!

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Suggestions on how to use Webolize Time Tracker to manage your time and your employees time

TRACK FULL (8 hour) day
First suggestion is to make it a policy to track your full day (8 hours) in Webolize Time Tracker. For the time you don’t do anything billable, make up a task code (perhaps Non-Billable) or a project (perhaps Miscellaneous, Administrative, or Computer Repair/Upgrade). That way you will know where your time is going and it will help you focus your time on billable projects.

USE TASK CODES
Assign each time entry you record an appropriate task code. This will save you time, so you won’t have to add notes to every entry (ex. if you have a task code named Design in Flash, you probably won’t need a note).

You can do reporting based on task codes (within a project only, or throught out the system), which will show you what types of tasks brings in the highest revenue. .

Category: iTimeTrack