Six Sigma has been around since the mid 1980's, but what exactly is it all about? Pioneered by Motorola its about reducing the defects in the products you produce and ensuring a high standard of excellence. Green Sigma, Red Sigma and Black Sigma are the newest additions to the family, which already includes Lean Sigma.
That question has vexed small companies for generations. Much as we hate to admit it, what you know often takes a backseat to whom you know. It's no accident that successful entrepreneurs often are those who know the right people in the right places at the right time. But now wallflowers can take heart. An array of new "social networking" technologies has just made it a lot easier to get to know a lot more people.
Glaxo sales fall
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline has blamed the "significant impact" of cheap generic rival products in the US for a 17% fall in quarterly profits.
British Airways profits rise
British Airways' [BAY.L] resurgent financial performance for fiscal 2003 has restored some much-needed confidence in the carrier. However, soaring fuel prices and no frills competition could undermine its efforts. The airline should aim to offer good value to customers who are prepared to pay a little more to get frills instead of engaging in a hazardous price war.
IT Certification - Behold and Beware
Are you thinking of pursuing an IT certification in the hope that it will help you find work? In this article, we'll explore the kinds of issues you should consider if you want to be on the right side of this fence.