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What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

Thinking out loud about Microsoft making Windows an open source project is a great way to get your friends and colleagues wondering seriously about your mental health.

Traditional anti-virus is dead. Long live the new and improved AV

Despite its flaws, anti-virus remains an indispensable part of endpoint security protection.

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Why CIOs can’t sell enterprise collaboration tools

Collaboration platforms offer the promise to eliminate unnecessary meetings, phone calls and other time-consuming interactions. However, to succeed those tools have to perform better than the incumbent, which for most people is still...

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7 ways to save money with hybrid cloud backup

You can safeguard your data and restore your business in minutes instead of days or weeks.

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Digital marketing and death of a B2B salesman

Those touchy-feely relationships with salespeople are giving way to researching choosing and purchasing products over the Web. Digital marketers are claiming the customer relationship, including the sales conversion, and that will...

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Dropbox? When is it OK to say 'yes'?

A healthcare CIO reverses course and lets doctors use the cloud service, but only with a layer of data encryption for security.

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Want better IT talent? Recruit remote workers

If you're struggling to find elite, high-quality tech talent locally, perhaps you should consider knocking down geographic barriers and embracing remote work opportunities.

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4 things iPhone 6 does that Samsung Galaxy S6 can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but each has its own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are four ways the iPhone 6 outperforms the GS6.

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6 things Samsung Galaxy S6 does that iPhone 6 can't

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the GS6 outperforms the iPhone 6.

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In a digital world, your customers can kill you

In today’s digitally driven and socially engaged world, the customer isn’t just always right. An unhappy customer can destroy your business.

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Put your API on a JSON diet

Slimming down your JSON payload can bring significant savings in the mobile era, but beware overdoing it to the point of illegibility.

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden.

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Is it time for CIOs to step up and rule the digital world?

To help gain a view of the digital customer, some enterprises are expanding the C-suite to include a chief digital officer, chief data officer, chief analytics officer, chief marketing technologist, chief experience officer and the...

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Drones are taking off, fueled by VC funding

Drone startups collected $108 million in VC funding in 2014, a 104 percent jump from the year before.

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What NOT to share on LinkedIn

LinkedIn constantly encourages its users to share more about themselves, but more isn't always best. It pays to keep in mind that posting about your personality, beliefs and hobbies can potentially hurt your career.

Why CMOs shouldn't rely on ROI for everything

CMOs are increasingly being asked to ensure every dollar spent offers a clear-cut return on investment, Here’s why that approach is wrong when it comes to marketing agencies.

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Goal-setting startup BetterWorks banks on having a better way to track employee goals

Goal-setting startup BetterWorks has increased its headcount nearly sevenfold in the past 12 months as it rolls out a better way for businesses to set and track goals for each employee.

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How Etsy stitched together a $2 billion marketplace

Etsy's IPO filing gives us a peek at its growth metrics. We dive in to see where Etsy's growth is coming from (Hint: It is increasingly driven by sellers).

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