James A. Martin

James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

The best Google Chrome extensions

The best Google Chrome extensions

From productivity-boosting timers to ad blockers and Android messengers on your desktop, these 25 Chrome extensions make the most popular web browser even more powerful and useful.

7 unexpected ways collaboration software can boost productivity

7 unexpected ways collaboration software can boost productivity

From crisis management to flash teams, collaboration software is making enterprises more productive.

How to pick the right collaboration tools

How to pick the right collaboration tools

IT pros say collaboration is a high priority to their organization, so it's important to choose wisely

Who is a target for ransomware attacks?

Who is a target for ransomware attacks?

While any enterprise is a possible ransomware target, some are more likely than others to be caught in a cybercriminal’s crosshairs.

How to spot and prevent insider threats

How to spot and prevent insider threats

Are departing employees taking data with them? Here’s what you need to know about detecting insider threats and better protecting your enterprise network and proprietary information.

6 corporate wellness and fitness strategies for 2017

6 corporate wellness and fitness strategies for 2017

Encouraging healthy habits can help improve workers’ performance, reduce absenteeism and lower health care costs. At the recent Fitbit Captivate conference, experts shared tips and strategies to help employees “bring their best selves...

Making sense of the marketing technology glut

Making sense of the marketing technology glut

Marketing tech is booming, leaving CMOs scratching their heads as to how to create the ideal martech stack

10 coolest smartwatches of 2017

10 coolest smartwatches of 2017

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Smartwatches are alive and well — and yes, cool. Here are 9 that would make great gifts for just about any occasion, plus a sneak peek at what Fitbit may be planning.

8 things CMOs need to know right now

8 things CMOs need to know right now

At the recent Marketing Nation Summit, industry leaders offered CMOs tips and strategies for success — including why less is more when marketing to customers.

10 content marketing and customer experience all-stars

10 content marketing and customer experience all-stars

From a cruise ship wearable to a media company that’s also a bank, here are 10 examples of standout customer experiences and successful content marketing and campaigns.

5 ways to keep virtual assistants from sharing your company's secrets

5 ways to keep virtual assistants from sharing your company's secrets

Consumers love talking to Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Now. But what should CIOs be doing to prepare for the growing use of virtual assistants among their employees?

12 digital marketing and customer experience tips for success

12 digital marketing and customer experience tips for success

Creating great customer experiences separates market leaders from the rest of the pack. Here are 12 ideas, best practices, strategies and words of advice for advancing your digital marketing efforts in the year ahead.

These desks are made for walking

These desks are made for walking

Treadmill desks offer a big advantage: Improving your health. But are they worth the cost and other potential cons?

10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device...

10 things marketers need to know about AI

10 things marketers need to know about AI

AI-enabled marketing isn't just about cute chatbots. Here's what CMOs, CIOs and others need to know to make the most of AI in their marketing initiatives in 2017 and beyond.

10 Evernote tips to organize your info in 2017

10 Evernote tips to organize your info in 2017

Whether you're an Evernote newbie or a proud power user, these 10 tips can elevate your digital note-taking to a new level of productivity.

10 must-see social media marketing successes

10 must-see social media marketing successes

Social media gained even more steam in 2016, and smart companies such as Starbucks, Red Bull, Arby's and Chobani took to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social channels to reach new customers and build brand loyalty.

 What marketing pros need to know about live video in 2017

What marketing pros need to know about live video in 2017

According to the nearly 70 digital marketers, live video is poised to explode on social platforms in 2017. Here's what CMOs and marketing pros should know about this new customer-engagement format.

10 best sites and services to sell used tech

10 best sites and services to sell used tech

Get a new laptop as a gift and want to turn your old computer into some crisp Benjamins? These 10 online services and apps are all viable options, though each has its strengths, depending on what you hope to sell.

How to watch offline Netflix on a plane (or anywhere else)

How to watch offline Netflix on a plane (or anywhere else)

The free PlayOn Cloud iOS app is a 'streaming digital video recorder' that lets you watch offline video from Netflix, Hulu and other services. However, it costs 99 cents to capture recordings, and they only last for 30 days.

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