June 8, 1998 |
The 15 or so employees on Jeanne Logozzo's marketing team at software maker Optika rely on a detailed communications plan to reach their boss in an emergency. Logozzo, who splits her time between her home office in Boston and corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., drafted the plan to reassure her employees that she was always available. The plan requires employees to page Logozzo if it's an urgent matter but to use voice mail or e-mail if the issue can wait.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1997 |
Tenants at the Offices of South Coast Plaza are beginning to use an advanced fiber-optic system that rapidly speeds up data transmission. Workers completed the system in November, and businesses at the office park on Town Center Drive and surrounding South Coast Metro are plugging in through five competing phone companies, administrators said. The lines can be accessed throughout the 2,200-acre South Coast Metro District.
January 10, 1999 |
Top executives often are clueless about what goes on at the lower levels of their organizations, and the consequences can be disastrous. One of the most tragic examples is the 1986 Challenger space shuttle accident that killed all seven crew members. It was blamed, in part, on the failure of headquarters officials with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to find out what some agency engineers already knew about potential safety hazards.
January 18, 1999 |
Many of the nation's largest companies respond to e-mail at a snail's pace, according to a recent survey of Fortune 100 firms by a Northern California software company. Four companies took at least a week to reply to the simple e-mail query, "What is your corporate headquarters address?" sent during business hours on Nov. 9. One of the titans of the high-tech industry, Hewlett-Packard Co., took 23 days. The survey was conducted by Brightware Inc., a Novato, Calif.
November 9, 1998 |
Security has always been paramount to Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, which swaps new designs and other sensitive information between its headquarters in Newport Beach and an engineer in Iceland, a marketing team in the south of France and manufacturing facilities in South Korea. The Internet couldn't be trusted to keep such information secure, so for years Rockwell executives have paid millions of dollars annually for access to data lines that only they could use.
June 28, 2011 |
Twelve professional sports franchises have declared bankruptcy. Following are the cases and the outcomes: National Hockey League 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins Cause: Team owners Tad Potter and Peter Block owed the IRS $500,000, and the government intended to get its money. The feds seized tax dollars and even locked the doors of the Civic Arena to send a message to ownership. The team had no choice but to file for bankruptcy when employees couldn't get into their offices.