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December 15, 2008 | Vol 3 Issue 22


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Application Software
IBM Positions Lotus Sametime Unyte for a Global Audience

Product enhancements and a worldwide distribution agreement signal a move to ramp up Web conferencing.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

The downturn in the economy, increased energy costs, and emphasis on green technology in order to reduce our collective carbon footprint on the environment are all coming together in a perfect storm that is propelling collaboration solutions. IBM Lotus may be headed for the eye of the hurricane.


Feature Article - Career
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

The U.S. is in a recession, massive layoffs are occurring at an alarming rate, and the trend will continue into 2009. So it's time to party like it was 1999. Right? No!

maria_degiglio.gifBy Maria A. DeGiglio

In early December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that 533,000 jobs were lost in November and the unemployment rate rose from 6.5 (in October) to 6.7 percent. The National Bureau of Economic Research also announced that the U.S. has been in a recession for about a year.


Fortunately, the BLS provides a reasonable definition of a recession. I found this enlightening (we do endeavor to educate where possible):


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