The wiki, a shared, rewritable online document somewhat akin to a communal blog, could become the preferred means for delivering internal company communications and facilitating dialogues. Wikis enable group communication and collaboration, and could provide a welcome relief for workers whose electronic in-boxes are cluttered with unimportant or unwanted e-mail messages.
America Online's new TotalTalk service ambitiously promises a mix of VoIP, instant messaging and e-mail services, BusinessWeek writes in this review. The problem is that the technology comes with glitches and for now should be used only by "bug-tolerant early-adopters," the magazine opines.
LGBT people and their allies helped to change Ford's position this week, according to Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese. The company received tens of thousands of e-mails on the subject, an unmistakable signal that fairness and equality will be expected of corporations that hope to prosper in the U.S., according to Solmonese.
A commercial flight can be the only escape from mobile phones and e-mail for some busy business travelers. However, these travelers soon may become reachable: Federal regulators are reassessing rules banning cell phones, and international carriers have added Internet access to their aircraft.