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  • 7 ways to advance your project management career

    Posted April 23, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Project management experts and executive IT recruiters provide tips to project managers on what they can do to give their careers a boost.
  • How to get a job in manufacturing IT

    Posted April 16, 2014 - 9:03 pm

    To excel in manufacturing, tech workers need to be one part tinkerer and one part visionary, with a bit of analytical acumen thrown in as well.
  • 10 hot Hadoop startups to watch

    Posted April 16, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.
  • Microsoft's Office for iPad shakes up mobile enterprise

    Posted April 15, 2014 - 11:16 am

    The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.
  • AI gets its groove back

    Posted April 14, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again.
  • Citizen Apple: A spotty record of giving back to tech

    Posted April 11, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple has started to repair its reputation for being cold-hearted and tight-fisted. But when it comes to giving back to the technology industry, Apple's record is spotty.
  • Collaboration 2.0: Old meets new

    Posted April 10, 2014 - 10:51 am

    Today's tools are a lot like yesterday's in some respects, except they add features for cloud, social, Web and mobile. They're also a whole lot easier to use.
  • Law firm CIO makes the case for Microsoft Lync

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Law firm Holland & Knight already had a who's who of best-of-breed communications products deployed when the firm's IT team decided it needed to replace the tangled mess of PBX systems that provided voice lines at its many offices. It chose to jettison them all in favor of an infrastructure built on Microsoft Lync Server 2013.
  • The Windows XP upgrade question: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Ready or not, it's time to move on from Windows XP. Here's how to choose your next operating system.
  • Trek Bicycle rides project management tool to efficiency

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Getting new products to market on time is critical, especially for a business that is seasonal. In order to improve new product development and delivery Trek Bicycle implemented a project management tool that is keeping teams better connected, collaborating and creative.
  • How big data helped the Norman Rockwell Museum grow revenue

    Posted April 1, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    With the help of DigiWorksCorp, the Norman Rockwell Museum leveraged its transactional data and big data analytics to increase second-time purchasers by 150 percent and revenue by 49 percent.
  • In-memory technologies move databases to real time

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.
  • Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Hoping to capitalize on free government information, IT leaders are discovering the value -- and vexation -- of converting terabytes of data into new revenue streams.
  • Small data plays a big role in IT recruiting

    Posted March 21, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.
  • How Little Debbie used predictive analytics to survive snack industry shakeup

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    McKee Foods, maker of Little Debbie snacks, turned to Workday's cloud-based human capital management and payroll software. The switch helped it analyze data for decision-making, save money and better survive a snack industry shakeup.
  • 8 ways big data and analytics will change sports

    Posted March 14, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    The leading minds in sports convened in Boston last week at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to share ideas about how big data will be a game-changer for fans, players, coaches, officials and front-office personnel.
  • 5 ways CIOs can rationalize application portfolios

    Posted March 14, 2014 - 11:54 am

    The pressure is mounting for CIOs and other IT leaders to help the business enable new disruptive technologies like mobile, social, cloud and big data, but many CIOs are struggling to do so because maintaining and supporting legacy applications consumes the lion's share of the budget. Here are five recommendations for rationalizing your application portfolio.
  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Posted March 10, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?
  • 12 ways to disaster-proof your critical business data

    Posted March 5, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    How can you keep critical data safe when disaster strikes? There is no one magic answer, but there are steps your business can and should take to protect important files and applications in the event of a disaster.
  • Windows 8: Learn to love it

    Posted February 26, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    If you're having a rough time with your Windows 8 computer, several options are available to smooth out the bumps.
  • Facebook open sources Thrift protocol ... again

    Posted February 20, 2014 - 11:53 am

    After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.
  • Personal websites give job seekers greater control

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    If you are looking to land your next tech job, creating and promoting a personal website can help you control Google search results, better highlight relevant skills and provide an edge in a competitive job market.
  • How to rethink security for the new world of IT

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Not all the proven practices of the past work in today's interconnected, heterogeneous world. Here's what you need to do differently.
  • 11 project management tips for setting and managing expectations

    Posted February 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    Project management experts discuss the best ways to set, manage and adjust expectations to ensure that projects don't veer off course -- and they suggest what steps project managers should take if they do.
  • Which freaking database should I use?

    Posted February 13, 2014 - 11:12 am

    The big data era calls for NoSQL databases. Explore the new alternatives to old RDBMS and find out which one is best for you.
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