ITworld Business Intelligence http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/blogs en Gain insight into your time and effort with Toggl http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/425432/gain-insight-your-time-and-effort-toggl You might think that you’ve got a general idea of how you spend your time and effort at work, but tracking such things is usually more effort than it’s worth. With Toggl, they’ve reduced the friction to recording time so much that it’s barely any effort at all and you have a lot to gain. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/425432/gain-insight-your-time-and-effort-toggl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/425432/gain-insight-your-time-and-effort-toggl#comments Business Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Personal Tech Small Business Unified Communications Tip time tracking Toggl Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 425432 at http://www.itworld.com The very worst subject lines http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/423302/very-worst-subject-lines If you&#039;re going to be shooting out email messages as part of your job, you really ought to think about your recipients&#039; reactions. Here are some of the least reader-friendly subject lines and why they likely won&#039;t work.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/423302/very-worst-subject-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/423302/very-worst-subject-lines#comments Business Intelligence Small Business itcareers Opinion bad dumb email misleading stupid subject Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:04:12 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 423302 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Why you should love nmap http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/421765/unix-why-you-should-love-nmap Discovering hosts and services isn&#039;t just something that hackers do. A good sysadmin needs to work with an up-to-date view of the systems they manage or those they want to keep an eye on.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/421765/unix-why-you-should-love-nmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/421765/unix-why-you-should-love-nmap#comments Business Intelligence Operating Systems How-to opensource nmap OS detection ports scan Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:50:05 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 421765 at http://www.itworld.com Open data saves New York City drivers from parking tickets http://www.itworld.com/big-data/421539/open-data-saves-new-york-city-drivers-parking-tickets Here’s a great example of how making government data open can directly benefit you<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/421539/open-data-saves-new-york-city-drivers-parking-tickets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/421539/open-data-saves-new-york-city-drivers-parking-tickets#comments Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Government Internet Legal Open Source News Ben Wellington Brooklyn City & Regional Planning computers cyberculture driving fines fire hydrant Forsyth Street government I Quant NY Internet Manhattan New York New York City nyc NYC Open Data open data parking parking ticket Pratt Institute research technology Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 421539 at http://www.itworld.com Choosing a Linux web server: Nginx vs. Apache http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/421347/choosing-linux-web-server-nginx-vs-apache The rise in popularity of nginx and the steady decline of Apache in the web server market has caused many to believe that the choice has become clear cut for new deployments. Indeed, in my most recent larger scale server setup I ended up choosing nginx for the job - but should I have?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/421347/choosing-linux-web-server-nginx-vs-apache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/421347/choosing-linux-web-server-nginx-vs-apache#comments Application Management Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Data Center Development Internet IT Management Open Source Small Business SOA Software Analysis Apache nginx webserver Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 421347 at http://www.itworld.com How to set up remote debugging in Visual Studio 2013 http://www.itworld.com/development/419916/how-set-remote-debugging-visual-studio-2013 As is the custom, the code which works perfectly in your local environment rarely works as perfectly in your remote test environment. Some issues can only be reproduced on the different hardware running as a different service account etc. To find out exactly what’s happening in that environment, you need to set up remote debugging.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/419916/how-set-remote-debugging-visual-studio-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/419916/how-set-remote-debugging-visual-studio-2013#comments Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Development Internet Software How-to debugging Visual Studio Fri, 23 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 419916 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Automating your server inventory http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/418542/unix-automating-your-server-inventory Keeping an up-to-date inventory of your Unix servers can be less painful if you throw a bunch of helpful Linux commands into a script that you run periodically.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/418542/unix-automating-your-server-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/418542/unix-automating-your-server-inventory#comments Business Intelligence Operating Systems datacenter How-to commands configuration CPUs inventory memory Oracle server Mon, 12 May 2014 21:42:33 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 418542 at http://www.itworld.com Improving Wordpress Security with Wordfence and WP Security http://www.itworld.com/security/418170/improving-wordpress-security-wordfence-and-wp-security The popularity of Wordpress has made it a prime target for site attacks. The more people using the same platform of any type, the more success hackers will have exploiting a larger number of users. Wordpress is one of the best CMS and publishing platforms out there, so rather than avoiding it entirely, you should do the work to improve the security of your site instead. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/418170/improving-wordpress-security-wordfence-and-wp-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/418170/improving-wordpress-security-wordfence-and-wp-security#comments Application Management Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Data Protection Development Internet Open Source Security Software Best practice security wordpress Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 418170 at http://www.itworld.com How to measure developer productivity http://www.itworld.com/it-management/417433/how-measure-developer-productivity Developer productivity. It&#039;s a very difficult thing to measure objectively and it only gets more difficult with size. Finding an accurate gauge of developer performance, one that is quantifiable, is the holy grail of IT management in larger organizations.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/417433/how-measure-developer-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/417433/how-measure-developer-productivity#comments Business Business Intelligence Development IT Management Small Business Best practice management metrics Mon, 05 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 417433 at http://www.itworld.com Google's real plan behind the purchase of the Nest thermostat http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/416110/googles-plan-rake-cash-nest-thermostat Google purchased Nest back in January this year for $3.2B and people everywhere are still wondering why. The Nest is a handsome device to be sure, but at around $250 a pop, it’s not exactly a household name. To recover its purchase price, Google would have to sell a lot of Nests...except they won’t have to.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/416110/googles-plan-rake-cash-nest-thermostat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/416110/googles-plan-rake-cash-nest-thermostat#comments Big Data Business Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Green IT Mobile & Wireless Networking Personal Tech Science Unified Communications News Google Nest Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 416110 at http://www.itworld.com In programming, a little guidance goes a long way http://www.itworld.com/development/415558/programming-little-guidance-goes-long-way When I started out programming, everything was unknown to me. Getting the computer to do anything was exciting. My breadth of knowledge was narrow and the depth was shallow. This meant that each new problem, no matter how trivial, was a monumental undertaking to solve. Building on that issue was the fact that I’d succumbed to a common pitfall of rookie developers, I built everything from scratch using only what I knew. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/415558/programming-little-guidance-goes-long-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/415558/programming-little-guidance-goes-long-way#comments Business Business Intelligence Career Development IT Management Opinion programming Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 415558 at http://www.itworld.com The true costs of UI development in .NET http://www.itworld.com/development/415009/true-costs-ui-development-net Building a user interface heavy application in .NET is a difficult task. With the rise of tablet computing, the technique you use is more important than ever if you want your app to perform on a wide range of devices. But each technique has its trade-offs. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/415009/true-costs-ui-development-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/415009/true-costs-ui-development-net#comments Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Development Storage Windows Research .Net UI Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 415009 at http://www.itworld.com If you're developing in Visual Studio and not using WebDeploy, you're doing it wrong http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/414156/if-youre-developing-visual-studio-and-not-using-webdeploy-youre-doing-it-w Pushing code to a server - test, production, or otherwise - is an error prone hassle. Invariably you forget to update a connection string or push a DLL or include new image resources. True, lots of solutions exist for continuous integration, but they’re not always practical during development.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/414156/if-youre-developing-visual-studio-and-not-using-webdeploy-youre-doing-it-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/414156/if-youre-developing-visual-studio-and-not-using-webdeploy-youre-doing-it-w#comments Application Management Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Development IT Management Windows How-to Visual Studio Web Deploy Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 414156 at http://www.itworld.com LinkedIn makes creating web page tours simple with Hopscotch http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/410793/creating-web-page-tours-made-simple-hopscotch Have you ever been to a website that took you on a nice looking, interactive tour of its features? If you have, I bet you thought “hey, that’s pretty neat”, or maybe “zomg, such fancy, wow”. Regardless, you probably also wondered how they accomplished it. Here’s one solution from the folks over at LinkedIn called Hopscotch. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/410793/creating-web-page-tours-made-simple-hopscotch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/410793/creating-web-page-tours-made-simple-hopscotch#comments Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Development Internet On-demand Software Open Source Software How-to LinkedIn web development Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 410793 at http://www.itworld.com API documentation made beautiful with Apiary.io http://www.itworld.com/development/407333/api-documentation-made-beautiful-apiaryio The least exciting part of any software project I work on is the documentation. With APIs in particular, documentation can be time consuming because it needs to provide enough detail for any consumer to understand and interface with it. For that reason, proper documentation of an API is even more crucial. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/407333/api-documentation-made-beautiful-apiaryio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/407333/api-documentation-made-beautiful-apiaryio#comments Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Development Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software Unified Communications Tip API documentation Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 mombrea 407333 at http://www.itworld.com