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  • What to look for when hiring social media tech talent in 2014

    Posted January 7, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    Social media professionals need to have a specific set of communication and technical skills as well as varied experience if you expect them to be a strategic part of your business in 2014.
  • 15 big social media mistakes companies make and how to avoid them

    Posted October 24, 2013 - 4:28 pm

    Social media experts discuss the most common social networking business blunders and what companies can do to improve their social media IQ.
  • 10 hot social media startups to watch

    Posted April 17, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    We evaluated more than 40 social media startups and then turned to crowdsourcing for to narrow it down to the top 10.
  • Social media certifications prepare students, employees for social business

    Posted April 2, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    Social media certifications are a growing trend, but is a training course right for you?
  • Highly regulated companies tiptoe into social media

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Some healthcare providers, financial services firms and other companies in highly regulated industries are taking full advantage of social media, even though they're awash in rules. Here's how they do it.
  • Can the US military fight a war with Twitter?

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Students at a U.S. military graduate school in California are mining social media with new methods that may change the way the armed forces collect intelligence overseas.
  • 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.
  • How to be an IT social media star

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:39 am

    Social-savvy IT executives weigh in on how they use social media to connect with employees and improve company operations -- and how you can do the same.
  • Location-based services: are they there yet?

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Mobile apps that use your location to offer services are no longer new. But are they truly useful to businesses? We look at Facebook, Foursquare, Google Latitude and Yelp to see how they're doing.
  • How CIOs can make time for social media

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:30 am

    How can I stay relevant in various social media channels without it taking up my whole day?
  • Five reasons to set up unified communications

    Posted October 6, 2011 - 9:46 am

    There are so many different ways to communicate with partners, customers and co-workers--by phone, email, instant messaging, fax, video conferencing, and social media. Managing each system separately is not only inefficient, but can cause conflicts since they all use the same underlying technology--the Internet.
  • 7 days without social media

    Posted July 11, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    For one week, Phil Johnson swore off social media: no updating or checking of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, YouTube or LinkedIn, for work or personal use. He survived. But it wasn't pretty.
  • The 6 hottest new jobs in IT

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    IT job seekers have real reason to hope. No fewer than 10,000 IT jobs were added to payrolls in May alone, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, reflecting a steady month-over-month increase since January. And in a June survey by the IT jobs site Dice.com, 65 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said they will hire more tech professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months.
  • Social media careers: 3 hot jobs and resume tips

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Social media career job opportunities tripled in 2010, as compared to 2009. Here's what you need to know about 3 hot positions, plus expert do's and don'ts when you're applying for social media jobs.
  • 2011 tech priorities: Embrace social media

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 11:01 am

    As tempting as it may be to block employee access to social networks and social media sites, it's not a long-term play. IT departments across many industries are under pressure to relax bans and enable access to sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • What you missed: Social media messaging is getting around traditional firewalls

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 10:54 am

    Is the firewall obsolete? Probably not, but current implementations were never designed to cope with the threats posed by Webmail, various social networking tools, and even popular corporate collaboration applications like SharePoint and WebEx.
  • Four Steps to Success for Enterprise Social Media

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:58 am

    An enterprise social media rollout may seem daunting, but a new Forrester Research report recommends four key steps to help it go smoothly. Also, can a CIO use social media to create business advantages?
  • Dell mines social media to build brand

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Computer giant Dell said it has halved negative sentiment about its brand through the proactive use of social media.
  • Online Deals: Social Buying Sites That Add Up to Savings

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    With social buying sites such as Groupon, you round up friends to cash in on steep discounts on everything from restaurants to spas. Here's the lowdown on 10 sites that will hook you up with a variety of deals.
  • Iran Protests: Tech Tools at Work

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    As political tensions increase in Iran, online communities are ramping up their opposition efforts. Here's a breakdown of current online tools in use in Iran.
  • How Facebook and Twitter Are Changing Data Privacy Rules

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    Web 2.0 applications connect like Legos, creating opportunities for companies to gather incredible amounts of data. On social networks and blogs, people post vast amounts of information about themselves. Marketers, meanwhile, are developing ever-better tools to exploit information about what individuals do online. Companies routinely unlock sensitive data for business partners. As businesses enter into cloud computing, they will give custody of their data to service providers. These trends create the potential for unprecedented insight into people's behavior and open new ways to do business. But they also create challenging questions about privacy.
  • Staying on Top

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    Can Web 2.0 leaders Google, Facebook and Twitter fend off charging upstarts?
  • Seven burning security questions

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 9:28 am

    There's no shortage of burning questions about IT security these days, some sparked by nasty threats, others by economic concerns and some by growing use of social networking and cloud computing. We spoke to about two dozen experts -- IT customers, analysts and vendors -- to nail down some answers.
  • Social media company can't stop making email blunders

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 8:45 am

    Rock You is a popular social media company that provides apps and widgets for such blockbuster sites as Facebook and MySpace. They’ve won awards, have sucessfully raised millions in capital and appear to be a rising star. Too bad they are completely clueless about email etiquette. Really, really clueless.

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