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Each month we look for special offers for ITworld readers to try. This month, we have the new book Joomla! Programming, database training from Webucator, and a few other offers below.


2012 unified communications & collaboration survey

The 2012 IDG Enterprise unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) survey highlights the uptick in UC&C adoption and investments. Numerous triggers including social media and collaboration are contributing to the increase in investments, however the proliferation of consumer devices is seen as the biggest trigger.

Download your free excerpt of the survey results.


Each month ITworld and various tech publishers offer a number of copies of new and upcoming books. Enter for a chance to win. Names are selected towards the end of each month.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition, by David Pogue.

Learn how to transfer your stuff, find Mac equivalents to your favorite Windows software, and discover what makes Mac OS X oh-so-much better.

The Economics of Cloud Computing: An Overview For Decision Makers, by Bill Williams

This concise guide walks through every step associated with a successful cloud transition, and outlines repeatable processes for predictable, consistent IT performance in cloud environments.

Joomla! Programming, by Mark Dexter, Louis Landry

Packed with detailed examples and sample code, this tutorial/reference guide presents in-depth explanations and proven best practices for getting the Joomla! job done right.


ITworld and Webucator, a provider of customized, instructor-led training courses, are giving away a free seat in an upcoming Database training class of the winner's choice. Enter the drawing here.

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