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  • 5 secrets to corporate social media success

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    You don't need a big budget to be successful with social media, according to Walmart's director of social strategy. Here are five steps your business can follow to reap the benefits.
  • How to announce your job departure on social media

    Posted June 26, 2013 - 9:10 pm

    Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.
  • 10 top social media startups -- the final rankings

    Posted May 31, 2013 - 2:44 pm

    The votes are in. The final rankings also take into account the pedigree of the management team, VC funding, viability of the niche and the uniqueness of the product.
  • Smacking SharePoint into shape

    Posted May 29, 2013 - 7:23 am

    More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing.
  • The dark side of today's hottest tech trends

    Posted May 28, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    New technologies and new IT strategies are here to solve all your problems -- except the ones they create.
  • 7 days without email: Taming the tyrant

    Posted April 30, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    Can one work productively without email? Kevin Purdy tried it so you don't have to.
  • 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 networking drives business processes at Pandora and Rosetta Stone

    Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Pandora and Rosetta Stone have embraced social business tools and the cloud to cut costs, increase productivity and improve collaboration. Learn how these two companies overcame security concerns, gained executive buy-in and more.
  • 5 things you'll like about Facebook's recent changes

    Posted March 15, 2013 - 9:57 am

    Facebook has been busy lately, unveiling Graph Search, a new News Feed and now a redesign of Timeline. The good news is that the changes are likely to improve the social network. Here's a look at the best features of Facebooks recent updates.
  • 5 tips for using social media in your job search

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 9:56 am

    LinkedIn may be the go-to place for many job seekers, but dont stop there. Here's a look at how you can use Facebook, Twitter and Google+--as well as some lesser-known social networks--to attract recruiters and land a job.
  • Yahoo's telecommuting problem is management, not collaboration

    Posted March 6, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's controversial decision to ban employees from working from home led some to question the value of social business tools. Two executives from social business providers say Yahoo's problem isn't about collaborating. It just needs to manage better.
  • SharePoint 2013 challenges and questions for IT

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    SharePoint 2013 arrives with a new user interface and new collaboration, search, storage and task management features. But gaps remain in areas like social and mobile, and upgrading and governing SharePoint is still rife with challenges.
  • The how-to guide for LinkedIn

    Posted March 2, 2013 - 8:21 am

    Our LinkedIn guide delivers expert advice on the site's features, step-by-step how-to instructions, details on its apps and proper LinkedIn etiquette. Also included: tips and tricks for your job search and company analysis.
  • How to master disruptive technologies

    Posted February 13, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Upsetting the status quo is exactly the point, as companies dive into social networking, the cloud and more.
  • 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.
  • Survey: State of the enterprise, 2013

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Investments in new technology areas such as collaboration and mobility are important to companies' long-term competitiveness -- and the pressure is on IT to deliver.
  • How gamification reshapes corporate training

    Posted February 5, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    If you have a hard time getting employees to attend corporate training, maybe you need to add a little fun.
  • Online video a must-have for these four businesses

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Adding video to the company website can set retailers and other businesses apart from the competition -- and ultimately boost the bottom line.
  • How consumerization of IT led Kaplan to Google Apps

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    At Kaplan, a genuine enthusiasm for technology comes from the top: Its CIO embraces the consumerization of IT and wants employees to be as excited about technology as he is. That culture led Kaplan to migrate from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps and, mostly recently, to Google+.
  • Windows 8, Surface tablets to lead Microsoft's fight for relevance in 2013

    Posted January 7, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    Microsoft made big bets on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Surface tablets in 2012, and now it needs to make those bets to pay off. As more consumers and businesses go mobile, 2013 will be Microsoft's most challenging year yet.
  • 2012: The year Android truly challenged iOS

    Posted December 27, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    Android 'Jelly Bean,' Samsung's Notes, and Google's Nexuses finally delivered compelling capabilities as Apple stalled
  • What SharePoint 2013 means for the data center

    Posted December 24, 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Migrating from SharePoint 2010 is doable, but that's not true, unfortunately, from the 2007 version.
  • Patent cases color mobile market, to continue in 2013

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    Over the past year, patent battles have been fought by tech companies in courtrooms all over the world. The litigation is far from over though, however, and will continue throughout 2013. This is what's at stake on the patent battlefield in the near future.
  • 6 ways social media affected the enterprise in 2012

    Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Social media has changed more than the way companies market and promote themselves. Social networking has also changed the way companies recruit, how they communicate internally and how they handle sensitive data.
  • Boards want to learn about emerging IT issues

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    Directors admit they aren't adequately engaged in topics such as social media and IT-enabled business innovation
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