• Unified communications success depends on changing habits

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    CIOs offer tips for getting employees to change their most ingrained habits and adopt new unified communications tools.
  • The inside scoop on Nationwide's social networking project

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Nationwide wanted to use an internal social network to improve productivity and interactivity. It ended up using Yammer, and here's why.
  • Bring your own tech: 9 things IT needs to know

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Kraft, Whirlpool, Motorola Solutions and other employers are pioneering BYOT policies to drive productivity and reduce costs. Here's why your employees want this and what you need to do to make it happen.
  • Behind with BI? You're not alone.

    Posted September 20, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    If you feel as though your organization is behind the curve with business intelligence, you’ve got plenty of company.
  • IT resume makeover: Before and after editions

    Posted September 19, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    Second in the series of's resume makeovers, certified professional resume writer Jennifer Hay revamps the IT resume of Don Bernal, a data warehousing and business intelligence professional who's been out of the IT industry for four years. Here's an inside look at how Hay addresses the gap in Bernal's employment history and at the before-and-after versions of his resume.
  • Android: An expert guide

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Google’s Android platform in a short time has become a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world, and its success raises all sorts of questions for IT professionals.
  • Review

    Recoup with data dedupe

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Backing up servers and workstations to tape can be a cumbersome process, and restoring data from tape even more so. While backing up to disk-based storage is faster and easier, and probably more reliable, it can also be more expensive.
  • IT moving to SSD for robust apps

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    Despite its high price tag, solid state storage technology is increasingly becoming a viable option for large and mid-size companies looking to ease bottlenecks caused by high-transaction databases, virtualization systems and other robust applications.
  • Wanted: BI stars

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Many businesses are looking to train or hire BI specialists who will be able to cull valuable insights from vast amounts of data. But some are finding that recruiting people with the right mix of IT and business skills is difficult, as is training in-house staffers to take on the role of BI specialist.
  • How the iPad is changing work, and working together

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:29 am

    When Hugh Owen wakes up in the morning, the first thing he reaches for after the alarm clock is his iPad 2. Even before he gets out of bed, he's started reviewing the flock of corporate reports on yesterday's metrics and today's plans.
  • Linux Foundation chief on Torvalds' leadership

    Posted September 3, 2011 - 8:03 am

    Linux Foundation executive director, Jim Zemlin on why Linux's success is different from other operating systems; why its ability to capture the desktop might never matter; that MeeGo may not be as dead as it looks and that the next big thing is HTML5.
  • How to get started using analytics to profit from Facebook

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    Online fashion retailer Tobi integrated data from customers’ Facebook pages and their purchasing histories to better target promotions and increase sales.
  • Why big data is a big deal

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Like 'the cloud,' the concept of 'big data' is the subject of a lot of hype and means different things to different people. Here's what it really means, who's really doing it, and what it could mean for the future of data mining.
  • How the Cloud Can Turn Toxic

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Technology attorney Matthew Karlyn tells CIOs how to avoid poisonous cloud contracts
  • How to move e-mail to the cloud: 7 planning tips

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    E-mail is arguably one of the easiest apps to move to the cloud, yet some CIOs remain hesitant to hand e-mail over to a third-party cloud-based e-mail provider such as Microsoft, IBM or Google, says a new report from Forrester Research.
  • IT looks for new tools to exploit 'big data'

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    Companies want to mine terabytes of user- and machine-generated data to glean details about their customers
  • How smartphones impair decision-making

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    You can't use a smartphone for everything
  • How to transform your data center for cloud computing: an expert guide

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 5:03 pm

    Learn how to prepare your data center for the transformation to cloud computing.
  • Avoid downtime with Storage vMotion

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Storage vMotion is often derided as an unnecessary feature you'll never need -- don't believe that for a second
  • CIO resume makeover: Before-and-after editions

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 8:45 am

    James Jordan had been trying to fund his own healthcare technology company with the profits from his independent IT consulting business for 15 months when he concluded that the embattled healthcare industry was just not ready for his software product and that it was time to start a job search.
  • Acme Packet: We're building a signaling system for the Internet

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    Not familiar with the terms "session border controller" or "session delivery network"? Don't worry. Andy Ory, CEO of fast-growing Bedford, Mass.-based Acme Packet, is more than happy to share his passionate vision of how SBCs and SDNs -- and the emerging era of "opt-in communications" -- will change your business and the world.
  • Free high availability: Create a XenServer virtualization cluster

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    With the free Citrix XenServer virtualization platform, it's easy to create a highly available virtual server cluster; here's how
  • Mobile management: The expert guide

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:28 pm

    iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids -- learn how to secure whatever smartphones your employees have (and iPads, too)
  • Why you should stage a data-loss fire drill

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Today's businesses breathe data like air. Have you really thought about what would happen if the lights went out and your data went away?
  • The greatest IT stories never told

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    Two real-life IT misadventures defy belief -- and offer food for thought on how the whole mess might have been avoided
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