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  • What to look for when hiring an IT consultant

    How do you find the right IT consultant for your business and specific IT needs? IT executives share their tips and advice on finding the right IT consultant for your organization. We also suggest five questions you should ask all prospective candidates.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff30 July 13 13:11
  • Icahn in control after Dell ups offer to take company private

    Michael Dell and Silver Lake's decision to raise the offer to take Dell private is a concession that rival Carl Icahn and affiliate parties may have an upper hand in the wrangling to take over the company, observers of the deal said.

    Written by Agam Shah24 July 13 17:57
  • How Bug Bounty Programs Bring Big Savings and Better Security

    Enterprise bug bounty programs are increasing in popularity. They offer cash to hackers who find and report security vulnerabilities and are an effective way for large organizations to beef up the security of their software.

    Written by Paul Rubens23 July 13 13:40
  • Georgia's CIO Gets IT Outsourcing Deal Back on Track

    When the Georgia Technology Authority's plan to transform its aging IT infrastructure was failing to deliver, its CIO decided to rework the high-profile IT outsourcing deal it had struck with IBM Global Services and AT&T. The IT team worked with the vendors to get the relationship and the deal back on course.

    Written by Stephanie Overby19 July 13 16:18
  • Millennials in the Valley: Inside the Gen Y Mindset

    Do Millennials trust Facebook more than their employer? Why are they bringing their parents to work? Silicon Valley tech companies are fighting to hire these Generation Y workers, so it's time to gain some insight into the Millennial workforce.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige18 July 13 13:40
  • What Can Employers Really See on a BYOD Smartphone or Tablet?

    The move to a BYOD workplace means an employee's work life and personal life coexist on a single device. As employees are asked to sign strict user policies, are they also signing away their right to privacy? Here's a look at what a company can and cannot see on personal devices.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige17 July 13 23:23
  • SAP's Q2: The hot topics

    SAP is set to release its second-quarter results on Thursday, and as usual market watchers will be paying close attention given the vendor's bellwether status within the enterprise software market.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 July 13 20:29
  • Microsoft reorganization leaves Dynamics in a sweet spot

    Microsoft's sweeping company reorganization may have some insiders feeling jittery about the future, but it's doubtful that the vendor's Dynamics business applications division or its customers need to worry.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 July 13 18:54
  • Time and Distance Enemies of Agile Project Management

    f you haven't read Nassim Taleb 'Anti-Fragile,' it's time to break out your e-reader. Big software projects are constitutionally doomed because they're fragile. Agile may be the way to go, but what can you do to make sure your agile project doesn't become fragile?

    Written by David Taber11 July 13 13:17
  • Can BYOD and Smartphones Move Clinical Trials Forward?

    The majority of today's clinical trials use paper surveys or single-purpose handheld devices to gather patient data. Web forms improve this process, but the smartphone could be a leap forward for the 'BYOD clinical trial'--if a notably risk-averse industry is willing to embrace the change.

    Written by Brian Eastwood10 July 13 13:23
  • 13 Steps to Help You Deal With Losing Your IT Job

    Even some of the most talented IT professionals have found themselves the victim of a downsizing or reorganization. You can never feel too safe regardless of how stable the environment seems. If you find yourself in your worst-case scenario, these tips will help you work your way out of it.

    Written by Rich Hein09 July 13 13:27
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