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5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis

When an employee is caught in the crosshairs of a social media mishap, businesses need to tread carefully. Here’s how to prevent a crisis and defuse one that's already occurred.

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Hottest jobs, industries and cities for IT pay in 2015

Find out which industries, metro regions and job titles are seeing the highest wage increases this year, and see how a sampling of IT salaries compare in various industries.

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Review: Tableau makes sophisticated analysis a snap

Innovative, self-service data visualization tool makes quick work of exploratory data analysis from 50-odd sources.

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Using people to fight cyber attacks is like bringing a knife to a gunfight

It’s time to automate security response, says the CSO of a $1.6b company, who swears by a new tool he has deployed.

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9 tips for speeding up your business Wi-Fi

Is your company's lethargic Wi-Fi making users scream? Try these techniques for a zippier network.

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Big Data and cloud projects can go horribly wrong. Don’t let this happen to you.

IT projects are not bulletproof. They are as likely to fail or encounter obstacles before coming to completion than they are to go smoothly. But when it comes to cloud and Big Data projects, the failure rate is disturbingly high.

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Paying too much for cloud services? These five tools can help cut your cloud costs

While it is great that cloud providers base their fees on what resources you actually consume, the various elements of your bill are daunting and complex, to say the least.

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Revenge of the Nerds: Starting salaries for Class of 2015 techies top $100K

Tech colleges report skyrocketing demand for computer science and other software-related majors.

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This trackpad is the size of your thumbnail

Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype trackpad that’s the size of a stick-on nail and controlled by running a finger over its surface.

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IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products

When we asked IT pros to name their favorite products, six respondents from the retail industry described their go-to tools.

GE Capital's Karen Blackie manages a follow-the-sun operating model

Karen Blackie, vice president of enterprise systems and data at GE Capital, oversees a team of 180 people in nine countries who handle design, development and operations of enterprisewide applications in a true follow-the-sun...

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Using a private cloud to keep the coffee on at Dunkin Donuts

National DCP's CIO details how the IT systems of four of the doughnut chain's suppliers were integrated into a private cloud, a task that took more than a few jolts of caffeine.

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FOSS compliance becomes more important

Free and open-source software could be subject to new compliance requirements.

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Pure Storage CEO promises huge savings with flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, promises customers a savings of $500,000 -- and that's per storage appliance, per year.

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Amazing bug-sized robots developed in DARPA project

Researchers in Silicon Valley have developed insect-size robots that can manufacture microstructures that are too small and complex to be built by current machinery or by hand. The robots are part of work by SRI International into...

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EU targets Android in competition probe

The European Commission has launched an investigation into Google over its Android operating system and demands the company makes to hardware partners.

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EU launches investigation of Google Shopping

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation of Google Shopping, sending a Statement of Objections to Google on its comparaison shopping service

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Your drone flight might be illegal

Drone flying laws in the US won't be defined until 2017, which means that some commercial drone flights might be illegal.

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