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  • iPhone security not perfect, but still beats most

    Posted September 26, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Apple did little to enhance the iPhone's security bona fides with the release of iPhone 5. But that may not matter in the end, as Steve Jobs’ baby stands poised to supplant Blackberry as the go-to phone for enterprise users. Is that fair? You bet. And here's why ....
  • Incubator grows firms via geek service swaps

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 10:01 am

    The tenants at this tech-oriented co-working space/business incubator have a resource they could not tap elsewhere: one another. Collaboration with strangers is, in fact, required for membership.
  • Looking for a great job in IT? The cloud is hiring

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:05 am

    IT is moving to the cloud -- and so are the jobs. Here's how to cash in on the hot trend in tech hiring
  • Ten questions to ask before using a startup

    Posted September 15, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Using a little-known tech firm can produce big benefits, but it requires doing your homework.
  • Polish town highlights oddities in Facebook's personal data disclosures

    Posted September 14, 2012 - 11:20 am

    Facebook's store of data about its users holds some surprises, and not just in the sheer quantity of data it is sitting on. Among the surprises it held for me was Słupsk.
  • Career Watch: Better ways to spot liars

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 8:56 pm

    The co-author of Spy the Lie talks about the art of spotting deception.
  • The rebirth of re-engineering

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    Today's re-engineering is all about quickly and continually refining and enhancing the hundreds of end-to-end steps involved in developing new products, acquiring and retaining customers and making money. More often than not, it's now starting with IT.
  • The Grill: NASA's Adrian R. Gardner works to manage cybersecurity challenges

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    Adrian R. Gardner, CIO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, was the 2012 recipient of the Information Technology Leader Award from Temple University's Fox School of Business. Here, he talks about what it takes to lead IT at one of the most famous government organizations.
  • Best BYOD management: Containment is your friend

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 11:46 am

    New containerization technologies can help BYOD initiatives succeed by creating separate spaces on smartphones for work and personal use.
  • Developing apps for the mobile cloud: What you need to know

    Posted August 28, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    From choosing a mobile app platform to deciding if your back-end cloud is up to the task, here are some factors to consider.
  • The Grill: Ramon Baez on outsourcing challenges at Kimberly-Clark.

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    Ramon Baez, who was recently named global CIO at HP, reflects on five years' of successes and challenges in his previous role as CIO at Kimberly-Clark.
  • Career Watch: New ways to find a job

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 2:21 pm

    Most jobs available today in the U.S. are posted to social networking sites; and the 'eHarmony of jobs.'
  • Cloud's commodity pricing squeezes service providers, creates opportunities

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Cloud service providers are already starting to feel downward price pressures as basic capacity and services are quickly becoming commodities. A price wars heat up, the excess capacity that providers need for peak traffic can become a drag on profits, but it also represents new opportunities.
  • What your interns can teach you

    Posted August 20, 2012 - 7:31 am

    IT interns brought innovation to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, the White House and We Energies. Here's how to get similar results from your summer crew.
  • Android 4.0: The ultimate guide (plus cheat sheet)

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Whether you're new to Android or upgrading from an earlier version, we've got the goods on how to find your way around Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, and make the most of its new features.
  • The best tech investment I never made: Four CIOs' tales

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 7:29 am

    IT leaders must learn to tell whether a new technology will transform their businesses -- or just become the next boondoggle. Four CIOs offer their perspectives.
  • 9 popular IT security practices that just don't work

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 10:23 am

    The security products and techniques you rely on most aren't keeping you as secure as you think.
  • The long arm of the tweet

    Posted August 9, 2012 - 8:00 am

    The role of social media in law enforcement is significant and growing. According to a new survey, 80% of law enforcement personnel use social media to conduct investigations.
  • CEOs talk about outsourcing, customers, mobility, big data and so much more

    Posted August 6, 2012 - 10:29 am

    In a recent series of interviews, IDG Enterprises's chief content officer, John Gallant, spoke with several CEOs about a wide range of current challenges facing top tech executives. Some put the customer first, and some decidedly do not. Register to download the PDF.
  • Why Microsoft Really Bought Yammer

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 4:52 pm

    What made Microsoft want to spend more than $1 billion for the social networking company? It could be because Yammer successfully marketed its business virally, offering a basic service for free and then convincing customers to pay for additional features.
  • Forecast for systems administrators: Cloudy

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 6:55 am

    Cloud computing and virtualization are redefining the role of the systems administrator. Here's how smart sysadmins are staying ahead out of the wave.
  • Hospital networks take key role in health care as IT makes further clincial advances

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 10:08 am

    The health care industry's increased use of electronic medical records (EMRs), wireless medical devices and personal mobile technology has turned hospital networks into important components in patient treatment. Practicing medicine now requires maintaining constant wireless connectivity and possibly managing wired network traffic if doctors and nurses are to fully leverage health IT according to health care professionals.
  • Build a private social network that employees will actually use

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:01 am

    More and more companies are creating private social networks that help their employees learn from each other and drive the business forward. Here are tips from four companies that are finding success with internal social networks.
  • IT careers: Do you need an executive coach?

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:12 am

    As companies demand soft skills from their tech team, some IT pros are turning to executive coaches for guidance.
  • A dynamite example of IT transformation

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 11:53 am

    It's not unusual for major retailers to create personas of the most likely people to come to their stores, but traditionally that kind of information would have primarily been useful to the marketing and sales departments. At one retailer, however, they are the building blocks for an IT strategy that begins with internal hardware and applications to increase efficiencies along with external customer-facing social media tools that nurture relationships with both new and loyal customers.
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