Stories by John Spence

Online Wine E-Tailers Are Ripe for Growth

The online retail wine industry is still in its infancy, with several digital exchanges now stepping into the ring to establish dominance as the standard marketplace. But the e-business transformation for this industry has come with its own unique challenges and difficulties, mainly in the form of old legislation.

Preparation Yields Review Results

The dreaded performance review often brings sweaty palms and sleepless nights for IT professionals. There's no escaping it: You will be the topic of discussion. Erisa Ojimba, a compensation consultant at Wellesley, Mass.-based, offers these suggestions on how to prepare for the big day.

Managing Reviews Successfully

Performance reviews are a touchy subject that can cause discomfort on both sides of the table. But it doesn't have to be like that. In this first of a two-part series, we look at ways managers can improve the performance review process.

Online Grocer Exchange Heralded

Forty nine food and beverage companies from The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), including The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods, on Wednesday announced the formation of a new business-to-business e-marketplace,, at a Web cast from New York.

Online Training Hailed

Joining e-learning ASPs (application service providers) such as click2learn Inc. and Inc., Pathlore has launched an ASP offering that will allow companies to provide online training to employees without spending the time and money to host their own applications.