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    Dropbox for business can be a lifesaver

    Posted December 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Our team relies heavily on Dropbox for all of our projects. A major limitation to the free edition of Dropbox is that multiple users can’t synchronize the same files unless they all use the same credentials. Also it’s limited to 2GB of storage. That’s where Dropbox Pro and Dropbox for Business come in.
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    PasswordBox - One password to rule them all?

    Posted July 2, 2013 - 8:00 am

    There has been some degree of hype recently around the start up PasswordBox. Their goal is near to my heart - create a single solution to manage all of your username and passwords online. With high hopes I jumped in line for their 1 Million account giveaway and was supplied with an account in just a few days.
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    Six useful JavaScript libraries for maps, charts and other data visualizations

    Posted March 6, 2013 - 8:17 am

    These JavaScript libraries can help format your data for analysis or a compelling online presentation.
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    Bitrix24: A serious intranet that even you can afford

    Posted October 7, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    Have you been putting off setting up an Intranet site because you can't afford the guy who could set it up and manage it for you? Here's an option that you might want to consider.
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    7 top tools for taming big data

    Posted April 18, 2012 - 6:11 am

    Top-flight reporting, analysis, visualization, integration, and development tools that help you harness Hadoop
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    8 cool tools for data analysis, visualization and presentation

    Posted March 27, 2012 - 10:32 am

    Reporters wrangle all sorts of data, from analyzing property tax valuations to mapping fatal accidents -- and, here at Computerworld, for stories about IT salaries and H-1B visas. In fact, tools used by data-crunching journalists are generally useful for a wide range of other, non-journalistic tasks -- and that includes software that's been specifically designed for newsroom use. And, given the generally thrifty culture of your average newsroom, these tools often have the added appeal of little or no cost.
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    Enterprise Hadoop: Big data processing made easier

    Posted January 18, 2012 - 7:21 am

    Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, and MapR mix simpler setup of Hadoop clusters with proprietary twists and trade-offs
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    NoSQL standouts: New databases for new applications

    Posted July 21, 2011 - 6:10 am

    Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, Redis, Riak, Neo4J, and FlockDB reinvent the data store
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    BI, value creation key for CIOs: Gartner

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    Increasing enterprise growth, reducing costs and attracting new customers are the three areas CIOs are focusing their attention on in 2011, according to the latest research from Gartner.
  • Review

    Fabulous PHP frameworks: CakePHP

    Posted January 26, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    CakePHP combines easy installation with command-line tools that jump-start development, striking a good balance between small and large
  • Review

    Security Conference: My First FIRST

    Posted June 16, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    The 22nd annual Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) conference is meeting this week in Miami. While this is my first opportunity to participate in any FIRST activity, these conferences have obviously been ongoing since 1988. With a focus on detecting and responding to security incidents and the convention of moving to a different location each year -- last year in Kyoto, next in Vienna -- the conference in unsurprisingly international.
  • Review

    Seven reasons to care about SQL Server 2008 R2

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    New BI and reporting features in SQL Server 2008 R2 hit the mark, but other additions leave SQL Server shops wanting more
  • Review

    Review: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 10:03 am

    In November, we gave SharePoint 2010 beta a test drive. Now, we put the shipping product through its paces and find that Microsoft has delivered a multi-purpose tool that delivers a bigger bang because of its tight coupling with Office 2010.
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    Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 10:19 am

    SQL Server 2008 R2, which ships this month, allows end users to tap into the powerful business intelligence features of SQL Server via tight integration with popular Microsoft applications like Excel.
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    Ten things you need to know about SharePoint Server 2010

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 11:25 am

    Based on our hands-on testing of the beta version of SharePoint Server 2010, here are 10 things you need to know.
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    Review: SharePoint Server 2010 beta pulls it all together

    Posted November 9, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2010 is a significant improvement over SharePoint 07, providing IT execs with multiple ways to streamline their infrastructure and cut costs.
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