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  • 5 tips for using social media in your job search

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 9:56 am

    LinkedIn may be the go-to place for many job seekers, but dont stop there. Here's a look at how you can use Facebook, Twitter and Google+--as well as some lesser-known social networks--to attract recruiters and land a job.
  • Cloud services can save you money -- if you're careful

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 7:35 am

    Calculating the real ROI of cloud apps requires the analysis of a lot of factors, and cutting corners on that process means you might not save money.
  • Ten hot cloud startups to watch

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    After evaluating more than 150 new cloud ventures, here are the top 10 cloud startups. These companies are shaping--or have the potential to shape--how the cloud computing market will evolve.
  • The rise of cloud-based IDEs

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for all app dev needs
  • SharePoint 2013 challenges and questions for IT

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    SharePoint 2013 arrives with a new user interface and new collaboration, search, storage and task management features. But gaps remain in areas like social and mobile, and upgrading and governing SharePoint is still rife with challenges.
  • The how-to guide for LinkedIn

    Posted March 2, 2013 - 8:21 am

    Our LinkedIn guide delivers expert advice on the site's features, step-by-step how-to instructions, details on its apps and proper LinkedIn etiquette. Also included: tips and tricks for your job search and company analysis.
  • Choosing an open-source CMS, part 3: Why we use WordPress

    Posted February 27, 2013 - 8:34 am

    In the third part of a three-part series, we look at two organizations that have chosen WordPress as their content management system.
  • 12 networking tips for introverts

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    Being an introvert isn't the end of the world or your career. However, to be successful in the IT field today, you've got to be able to ask for (and offer) help.
  • Choosing an open-source CMS, part 2: Why we use Joomla

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    In the second part of a three-part series, we look at two companies that have chosen Joomla as their content management system.
  • The Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde: 'They can't take my soul'

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 1:02 am

    Peter Sunde was the poster boy for the file sharing movement, then he was sentenced to eight months prison and fined millions of dollars
  • IT workers to management: NOW can we telecommute?

    Posted February 14, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    IT helps others to work remotely but rarely gets to join in. Is that fair?
  • How to master disruptive technologies

    Posted February 13, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Upsetting the status quo is exactly the point, as companies dive into social networking, the cloud and more.
  • Choosing an open-source CMS, part 1: Why we use Drupal

    Posted February 13, 2013 - 10:23 am

    In the first part of a three-part series, we look at two companies that have chosen Drupal as their content management system.
  • Interview: Bill Murphy, Hilton's new CIO/CTO

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    For Hilton Worldwide's Bill Murphy, attaining the rank of CIO didn't mean his CTO duties disappeared. His slate of new projects includes standardization of the hotel chain's property management platform across 3,900 hotels, rollout of a wireless platform and implementation of an ERP platform.
  • ROI calculations done right can help IT projects

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:34 pm

    Building a solid business case for a tech project means nailing the financial calculations and language.
  • IT training gets an extreme makeover

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    From movie-like videos with comedy sketch warmups to hands-on freestyle hacker contests with big cash prizes, fresh approaches to training are helping a new generation of IT professionals get engaged in their training.
  • When will mobile commerce be ready for primetime?

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Mobile commerce offers great deal potential, but like many technology trends, it may take time to really catch on. If your business is looking to implement mcommerce, there are some important factors to consider beyond the technology. First and foremost, think about your customer, and the customer experience.
  • Career Watch: New-job remorse

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 11:50 am

    If you have taken a new job only to feel within weeks or months that you weren't given a realistic picture of what you would be doing in it, you aren't alone. In a recent survey of new hires, only 51% of the respondents said that they feel very confident that they made the right decision in accepting the job.
  • Survey: State of the enterprise, 2013

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Investments in new technology areas such as collaboration and mobility are important to companies' long-term competitiveness -- and the pressure is on IT to deliver.
  • How gamification reshapes corporate training

    Posted February 5, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    If you have a hard time getting employees to attend corporate training, maybe you need to add a little fun.
  • Security-as-a-service gaining popularity

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Security delivered as a cloud service has several benefits, including costs and flexibility, but there are some cautions, too, adopters say.
  • Why tech startups partner with companies in industries they want to disrupt

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Sometimes tech startups make deals with the very industry players they're trying to disrupt.
  • CIOs can help their companies survive industry disruption

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Business models are constantly in jeopardy. Netflix, for example, played the role of disruptor as it whacked Blockbuster, but now Netflix is facing stiff competition from Amazon, Hulu and others. The lesson for business leaders: Disrupt or be disrupted.
  • BaaS for mobile apps: It's a crowded (and young) market

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Back-end as a service offers standard features to drop into your apps, so your developers can spend their time on the most strategic pieces.
  • Speed up mobile app development with back-end as a service

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Vendors offer code drop-ins that standardize common mobile features, including messaging and payment, so your in-house developers can focus on the functions that are most important to your business.
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