In my time watching the enterprise networking business, text has gone from pariah to panacea. I still recall when “Text” meant AOL’s Instant Messenger (AIM) and most large companies actually had a policy banning its use in offices. Apparently the OFICs (i.e. “Old Farts in Charge”) saw their kids playing around with AIM instead of doing their homework, and the boss didn’t want any of those shenanigans on company time.
By Kevin Kieller and Dino Caputo
If you are like most of us, you have been affected by weather this season. Weather reports indicated that the amount of snow to date is double the average snowfall in a typical season in the New York metro area as one example. School snow days allotted have been eaten up. Salt for the roads is in short supply. And oh, by the way, your enterprise has been affected to some or large degree.