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  • Unified communications success depends on changing habits

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    CIOs offer tips for getting employees to change their most ingrained habits and adopt new unified communications tools.
  • IT moving to SSD for robust apps

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    Despite its high price tag, solid state storage technology is increasingly becoming a viable option for large and mid-size companies looking to ease bottlenecks caused by high-transaction databases, virtualization systems and other robust applications.
  • How the iPad is changing work, and working together

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:29 am

    When Hugh Owen wakes up in the morning, the first thing he reaches for after the alarm clock is his iPad 2. Even before he gets out of bed, he's started reviewing the flock of corporate reports on yesterday's metrics and today's plans.
  • How to get started using analytics to profit from Facebook

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    Online fashion retailer Tobi integrated data from customers’ Facebook pages and their purchasing histories to better target promotions and increase sales.
  • CIO resume makeover: Before-and-after editions

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 8:45 am

    James Jordan had been trying to fund his own healthcare technology company with the profits from his independent IT consulting business for 15 months when he concluded that the embattled healthcare industry was just not ready for his software product and that it was time to start a job search.
  • Acme Packet: We're building a signaling system for the Internet

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    Not familiar with the terms "session border controller" or "session delivery network"? Don't worry. Andy Ory, CEO of fast-growing Bedford, Mass.-based Acme Packet, is more than happy to share his passionate vision of how SBCs and SDNs -- and the emerging era of "opt-in communications" -- will change your business and the world.
  • Why video and the cloud don't mix, according to Cisco

    Posted July 15, 2011 - 11:29 am

    To hear Cisco tell it at its Cisco Live conference, the next-generation network will be nothing but video. But if you are hoping to offload video as a cloud service, think again, says Guido Jouret, Cisco's vice president of enterprise video and CTO of emerging technology.
  • SaaS and IaaS: Expert guide

    Posted July 13, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Two types of cloud computing - software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – promise to bring great changes to the role of IT in the enterprise. IT professionals really need to learn how to talk the talk when it comes to SaaS and IaaS if they want to stay ahead of the trends.
  • 12 ways cloud computing changes everything

    Posted June 20, 2011 - 8:42 pm

    Despite fears over reliability and security, enterprises are slowly but steadily moving their applications to the cloud, and the migration is going to change those companies in profound ways.
  • Microsoft gambles with Windows 8

    Posted June 20, 2011 - 10:33 am

    Analysts are split on how big of a gamble Microsoft has made by making significant changes to the interface of its flagship Windows operating system software.
  • What CFOs need to hear about cloud computing, consumer IT

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    Cloud computing and consumerization of IT change how you buy and budget for technology. Here's how to talk about it with the CFO.
  • VW's 'rolling computers' need fresh IT insight

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Volkswagen is realigning its IT operation so it can play a bigger role in the automaker's effort to build a new generation of cars that are infused with intelligence, connectivity and many other new capabilities.
  • How to get IPv6 addresses from ARIN

    Posted May 30, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    Now that IPv6 is imminent, you’ll need some IPv6 address space. Working with ARIN to request IPv6 differs from IPv4 procedures.
  • Google adds netbook to IT toolbox

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Google took another step toward the enterprise with the unveiling of the Chrome OS-based Chromebook netbook PC.
  • Guide to transforming your data center for cloud computing

    Posted May 19, 2011 - 5:14 pm

    Learn how to prepare your data center for the transformation to cloud computing.
  • Global telecom gets a lesson in business continuity

    Posted May 19, 2011 - 3:31 pm

    Orange Business Services, a unit of France Telecom that provides communications services for multinational customers around the world, recently found out just how vital business continuity is.
  • Ireland hopes security measures attract big cloud providers

    Posted May 18, 2011 - 7:49 pm

    IDA Ireland, the state agency that is soliciting cloud providers, touts the country's youthful, well-educated and skilled labor force, attractive tax policy, business-friendly climate, access to markets throughout the European Union -- and its "secure" IT infrastructure.
  • Microsoft's cloud licensing changes: what you need to know

    Posted May 18, 2011 - 5:57 pm

    Microsoft will soon let customers use their current licenses to move workloads to the cloud. Here's how it works.
  • IT gets its report card

    Posted May 17, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    The IT leader who can't explain where the IT function is and where it should be won't be around for long.
  • Amazon service outage reinforces cloud doubts

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 11:31 am

    The days-long partial outage of's EC2 cloud service has heightened fears that the technology doesn't meet the security and performance needs of large businesses.
  • How to ace a CIO job interview

    Posted April 5, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    In a CIO job interview, you must prove three things: that you'll help the hiring company achieve its business objectives, deliver the desired leadership abilities and fit in with the senior management team. Here's expert advice on how to nail all three.
  • How to move email to the cloud: 7 planning tips

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Cloud computing providers can take enterprise e-mail off your to-do list, but how can you ensure a smooth transition? Forrester Research shares seven best practices.
  • Will Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk Platform Appeal to CIOs?

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) wants to save you money. "Instead of spending millions on a data center and servers, you can simply pay as you go," says Adam Selipsky, vice president at AWS.
  • iPad 2 provokes anxiety in IT

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 11:34 am

    IT executives expect their support requirements to increase significantly once workers begin using the iPad 2 on the job.
  • How to Prepare Your Enterprise for iPad 2: Expert Tips

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 12:12 pm

    Many CIOs were hoping the iPad would fade into the shadows of the next new thing, as so many other tech gadgets have. But the iPad is proving to have a lot more staying power than many predicted--and the consumer-driven iPad is on a crash course with enterprise IT. CIOs will need to handle anything and everything the iPad, Apple and iOS app developers throw at them.
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