A recent study from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that teachers recognize the pros -- and cons -- of technology in the classroom. Among other things, teachers report that tablet devices, Google Docs and the use of shared blogs encouraged middle- and high-school students to collaborate. Also, while 70% of teachers said the use of technology may be having a negative effect on students' writing, such as the use of shortcuts, about half of educators said technology has enhanced their ability to teach writing skills.
B2B marketing via LinkedIn and Facebook requires discerning the pros and cons of each social network, writes James Trumbly, director of business development at HMG Creative. Facebook has a giant user base and allows direct marketing, but ads must battle for attention. LinkedIn boasts about 60% of B2B marketers and serious pros who routinely go to the site. But its engagement stats are comparatively low.
Before changing their accounting method to adopt a cost-segregation approach to depreciation of real property, businesses should examine all the pros and cons. This article explores the benefits and drawbacks to cost-segregation and its interplay with taxable exchanges, like-kind exchanges, and bonus depreciation.
Small businesses have been able to cut information technology costs and become more efficient during the recession by moving some of their applications onto the Web. PCWorld contributing editor James A. Martin provides this overview on what cloud computing means, examples of how small businesses have used it and its pros and cons.
A panel of distributors share their thoughts and experiences on moving to e-commerce. Pros: Easier to customize capabilities for each customer, allows a firm to convey itself as contemporary and forward-thinking. Cons: It's a whole new system for customers to get acquainted with.