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  • How to leave your job the right way

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Who hasn't wanted to throw up their hands and just walk out of the office? Don't do it. Learn the proper etiquette for leaving your job and ensure that your career and reputation remain intact after you leave your current position.
  • Four takeaways from Cisco's Q1

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    Four things are clear from Cisco’s better-than-expected Q1 FY 2013 results:
  • Stop working and start innovating: It can pay off

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 11:47 am

    Savvy IT departments that set aside time for employee creativity say the payoffs include happier workers, increased productivity and sometimes even revenue.
  • How to use Facebook's open sourced data center design to cut costs

    Posted November 2, 2012 - 9:39 am

    When Facebook open sourced its data center and server specifications it paved the way for enterprises of all sizes to save money by following the social network's radical hardware designs. The Open Compute Project Foundation has formalized Facebook's designs into specs, which are freely available. Here are tips for implementing them.
  • How to cope with the end of FireWire

    Posted November 1, 2012 - 11:46 am

    Mac shops with significant FireWire investment may not need a total Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 makeover, but staying put with current hard drives and devices will come at a price
  • Hadoop creator outlines the future of big data platform

    Posted October 28, 2012 - 9:00 pm

    Doug Cutting, creator of Hadoop and founder of the Apache Hadoop Project, says big data is not hype and it's not a bubble. He lays out his vision of how Hadoop will become the Holy Grail of big data systems
  • Windows 8 cheat sheet

    Posted October 26, 2012 - 10:23 am

    Windows 8 presents a radically new interface to users, but never fear: Our comprehensive guide will help you find your way around the new OS and make the most of its features.
  • Almost Famous: Inside social media's fake fan industry

    Posted October 26, 2012 - 8:00 am

    There's an enormous shadow business in social media whose surface we've barely scratched. A small amount of money will buy you thousands of Facebook Likes, followers, and Fans. Who profits from this business, and what does it mean for the future of the Web?
  • Seven things to consider for a Windows tablet

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Come Oct. 26, when Microsoft is set to stage a release party in New York City, consumers may have to choose between a tablet with Windows 8 or Windows RT. The operating systems look and feel the same, but devices will differ on performance, price, battery life, usage and application support.
  • From Julia Child to mobile devices: How one group cooks up accessible media technology

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    The National Center for Accessible Media helps develop tools, standards and policies so people with disabilities can access new technology and content
  • Python (and other dynamic languages) coming to the enterprise, like it or not

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Dynamic languages, most notably Python, are establishing themselves in the enterprise like never before. CIOs should weigh the benefits and drawbacks of Python carefully--and consider that their developers are probably using it already.
  • 5 key forces driving open source today

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 10:56 am

    From the rise of foundations to emerging revenue models, the open source movement is primed for even greater impact on tomorrow's technologies
  • Hertz improves customer experience with friendlier kiosks

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 9:42 pm

    Weary travelers hate waiting in line, so Hertz adopted new kiosk technology that allows customers to interact with a live, remote agent to complete their transactions
  • 11 tips to get the most out of project management software

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 9:15 am

    IT executives and project management experts share their tips on how to choose the right PM software for your organization and how to get your employees to use it effectively.
  • Predictive analytics go to work

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:08 am

    Predictive analytics projects involve both art and science, but getting started isn't for high rollers only. Here's how to ensure a successful outcome.
  • MLB.com hits homerun with collaboration and workflows

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 9:25 am

    Producers at MLB.com suffered from email overload and needed to streamline their workflow and increase collaboration. Here's a look at how they greatly reduced email and simplified its publishing processes.
  • Hello cloud storage, goodbye Rolodex (and other workplace trends)

    Posted September 26, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    LinkedIn names the top workplace trends and items headed for obsolescence--and also lists what's becoming mainstream. Here's a look at those items, plus three tips for ensuring you don't go the way of the fax machine.
  • Social data doesn't have to be big data to be useful

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 12:48 pm

    Mention 'social data' or 'sentiment' these days and a conversation about big data is sure to follow, but you don't necessarily need a Hadoop cluster to leverage unstructured data--sometimes all you need is Twitter's native Search API.
  • Groovy: The roadmap for the popular JVM language

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Project lead Guillaume Laforge explains what's in store for Groovy, and Grails lead Graeme Roche outlines that related framework's future
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux version naming schemes explained

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 9:45 am

    What is a Pangolin, and what makes it Precise? How does Windows' most popular version earn its "XP" tag -- the "eXPerience," its "eXPonential" improvements over Windows ME?
  • Pair programmers wanted; week-long audition required

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

    If you want to work for Hashrocket, you’ll need to provide a resume, references and a week of your time.
  • PowerPoint 2010 cheat sheet

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    Whether you're upgrading from PowerPoint 2007 or an earlier version, we've got the goods on how to find your way around Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and make the most of its features. Insider (registration required)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GRC: trying to take the bite out of risk

    Posted August 23, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    These days, organizations are facing increasingly sophisticated information security attacks from multiple sources. At the same time, they're struggling to comply with a growing number of government and industry regulations, and they're facing pressure to put in place better corporate controls.
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