• How to find (and hire) big data pros

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 11:29 am

    Staffing shortages are holding back companies ready to dive into big data. Here are three ways they're coping with the talent gap. Insider (registration required)
  • IT resume makeover: How to create a resume that gets noticed

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Resume expert and career strategist Stephen Van Vreede shows how to produce a clear and simple message that will get IT executives to notice.
  • Getting the most from IaaS

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Infrastructure-as-a-service lets users take advantage of the benefits of the cloud without locking down to a particular cloud provider. But becoming 'cloud-agnostic' requires new tools and mindsets. Insider (registration required)
  • 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
  • Social media gains in regulated industries

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    Even if you're knee-deep in regulations, it is possible to get the benefits other kinds of companies do from being active in social media. Here's how some approach it.
  • 6 IT hiring tips to weed out the duds

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 7:40 am

    One bad apple can ruin a good team, which is why Nathan Brown sometimes prioritizes personality over skill set when making a hire. Here are six other rules he follows when filling an open position.
  • 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.
  • Who owns your analytics group?

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    Where you locate an analytics practice within the business may be as critical a success factor as the team’s skills, experts say. Should you embed it within the IT organization, establish it as an independent group, or embed the function within each business unit? Here are the options, the tradeoffs, and how to decide where to locate your analytics team.
  • BI picks up the pace for faster decision-making

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    At these organizations, business intelligence means more than generating reports -- it means finding red flags and solving problems.
  • To build or to buy IT applications?

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    The oldest question in IT keeps getting more complicated as new options emerge. Here's how MCI, Motorola, Visa, and others are tackling the problem.
  • Download the Cloud Applications Deep Dive report

    Posted September 11, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    The path to launching a cloud service is not so straightforward. Here's how to find likely services among your existing applications -- and get them ready to roll
  • 5 career-boosting soft skills

    Posted September 11, 2012 - 11:40 am

    'Soft skills are what help you climb the ladder.' Hop on!
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Why passwords are failing us -- still!

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Three decades into the digital revolution, passwords are still complicated, ineffective and a drain on IT's resources. What gives?Insider (registration required)
  • 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.
  • Cloud security: Four customers' approaches

    Posted August 1, 2012 - 9:29 am

    From implementing single sign-on to including social media in the lineup, shops are doing what they need to make the cloud work for them.
  • Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Use these tips for finding inexpensive study resources and getting hands-on experience.
  • How to manage IT contractors

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Contract IT workers may walk, talk and code like staff, but in fact they're not company employees -- something managers should keep in mind. Insider (registration required)
  • BYOD: Big security, small devices

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    Enterprises may be ready for BYOD, but most consumer devices aren't, so vendors are adding high-level security features to their new and upcoming products.
  • Could cloud computing change how we communicate?

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 10:12 am

    At least one CIO has already done away with email and Office.
  • Cloud-based Office tools: Right for you?

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 10:10 am

    When you're adopting cloud software, you need to think about features and functions, of course, as well as the costs involved. But process changes and user training can be even bigger factors.
  • Authentication and Authorization Deep Dive report

    Posted June 14, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Find out how to implement authentication and authorization security controls in your company, with help from our expert guide
  • Corporate cloud showdown: IT vs. Legal

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Increasingly, IT and legal find themselves facing off over the benefits and risks of cloud computing. Here's how some entities have hammered out a compromise.
  • BYOD: IT execs learn to let go of 'command and control' mindset

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Forward-thinking tech execs are learning how to stop worrying and love the gadget, lest their business units attempt an end-run around IT. Insider (registration required)
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