• Pfizer's future depends on IT transformation

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    With its business model ailing, this pharmaceutical giant tries a new IT formula, including a loyalty discount card, mobile applications aimed at consumers, and a cloud-based tablet CRM system for physicians
  • Windows 8 deep dive report

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Find out what Microsoft's new OS means for developers, admins, network security, mobile usage, and more
  • 68 great ideas for running a security department

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Looking for inspiration? Want to learn a few new ways to elevate your security game? Can you spare five minutes to think strategically and long-term instead of just putting out another fire?
  • IT consultant resume makeover: How to land IT management jobs

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    There comes a time in many IT consultants' careers when they decide to exchange the trappings of their jet-set professional lives for a corporate IT job with more stability. For Sevin Straus, an IT consultant based in Chicago, that moment came at the height of the financial crisis in 2009.
  • Why physical security matters, even in the cloud

    Posted October 26, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Malicious insiders are among the to threats to cloud computing. This serves as a good reminder that old-fashioned physical security issues require a lot of attention when you're considering a cloud service provider.
  • What CIOs don't know about cloud

    Posted October 19, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    John Engates was having dinner with IT executives from the celebrity news and gossip site when the news of Steve Jobs' passing hit the wires. At that point one might imagine the group issuing an all-hands-on-deck in anticipation of the traffic tsumami that was about to wash over their site. What actually happened was something quite different.
  • Steve Jobs' memory lives on

    Posted October 19, 2011 - 2:00 pm

    Apple founder Steve Jobs' death earlier this month brought forth an outpouring of remembrances from fanboys, industry leaders – even people who didn’t seem to realize they were fans of Steve Jobs.
  • Four key BlackBerry DevCon announcements -- and what they mean to you

    Posted October 19, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    Research in Motion (RIM) is holding its fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon) this week in San Francisco. Though today is only day two of the three-day event, the BlackBerry-maker has already made a number of significant announcements that are sure to please both RIM developers and BlackBerry users.
  • Review

    NAS shoot-out: Iomega StorCenter px6-300d

    Posted October 19, 2011 - 11:34 am

    Iomega's free and easy replication and remote access services put a shine on the StorCenter
  • Review

    NAS shoot-out: Thecus N5200XXX

    Posted October 19, 2011 - 10:53 am

    The Thecus NAS is fast and flexible, but lacks the simplicity and ease that business users need
  • How CIOs can benefit from Apple iOS 5, iCloud

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    Apple enterprise expert Aaron Freimark discusses email and iCloud sandboxing for iPhone and iPads running iOS 5.
  • Weaving BI into the corporate fabric

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 10:11 am

    To get the most out of business intelligence projects, companies need a top-down commitment that permeates the entire organizational culture. At, for example, achieving pervasive BI has been a 10-year commitment. Insider (registration required)
  • Excel 2010 cheat sheet: Quick reference charts

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 11:50 am

    New to Microsoft Excel 2010? Find your favorite commands from earlier versions of Excel with these charts.
  • Excel 2010 cheat sheet

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 10:47 am

    Have you come to Microsoft Excel 2010 by way of Excel 2007, or did you skip directly from Excel 2003 or an earlier version? Those in the former group are likely to have a very different upgrade experience from those in the latter group.
  • iPad vs. everyone

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    Apple's iPad 2 continues to dominate the tablet market, a market it essentially created on its own, though many competitors have arisen to try to knock off the king of the hill.
  • Review

    4 valuable additions to your cloud security toolkit

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    DigitalPersona, CloudPassage, NetIQ and GlobalScape deliver unique ways of protecting cloud data.
  • HTML5 megaguide

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 12:56 pm

    In this 20-page PDF, experts explain all key HTML5 specs, from Canvas to Local Storage, plus the latest browser benchmarks and report cards on HTML5 support.
  • 'Spam is up!' 'Spam is down!' Who's right?

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Two recently released sets of statistics about spam make very different reading. One says spam levels have fallen to historic lows; one says spam is growing faster than ever.
  • Unified communications success depends on changing employee habits

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 12:35 pm

    CIOs offer tips for getting employees to change their most ingrained habits and adopt new unified communications tools.
  • 7 'MBA preferred' IT jobs

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 3:35 pm

    Among the 84,000 open tech positions currently listed on, there are roughly 1,400 job listings that say an MBA is preferred, and they come from a variety of industries
  • SUSE Linux top exec: Interoperability is key

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 10:37 am

    In an exclusive interview, Suse president and GM Nils Brauckmann talks about strategic partnerships, building clouds, and whether the economic downturn presents an opportunity for open source.
  • Making iPads enterprise ready

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    Apple has unwittingly become an enterprise player, says Edward ­Marczak, author and executive editor of MacTech magazine. The company is leading the trend toward IT consumerization as users become attached to their iPads and iPhones and IT administrators try to incorporate the devices into existing corporate technology infrastructures.
  • vSphere Storage Appliance: The fruit of a conflict of interest

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    The new vSphere Storage Appliance has serious limits. Is the EMC relationship keeping VMware from realizing its full potential?
  • Microsoft's Metro is on the wrong track for many Windows users

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Twenty-five years of user-interface development and this is what we get? Scary.
  • Enterprises are unlikely to jump on Microsoft's Metro

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Enterprises are going to be especially hard-pressed to see improvements in Windows 8. In fact, they might skip the upgrade entirely. Here's why.
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