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  • PC epicenter moving to Asia as Dell, HP regroup

    Asia is fast becoming the epicenter of the PC market as Chinese and Taiwanese companies challenge the turf occupied for more than a decade by prominent U.S. PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell, whose laptop and desktop shipments are stumbling.

    Written by Agam Shah14 Feb. 13 20:31
  • 8 tips for job hunting while you're still employed

    Job hunting while you're still working in your current position can be a double-edged sword. Candidates who are employed are typically more attractive to employers. However, it can be dangerous. Learn what it takes to balance your current job and your career search - without getting cut.

    Written by Rich Hein12 Feb. 13 14:53
  • Opinion: Dell has its work cut out for it

    Taking Dell private is a bold move, but won't ensure success. If you can't recognize opportunities and execute properly as a public company, buying yourself shelter from investors only takes you so far. The bigger challenge will be rejiggering the corporate culture and core processes to make more innovation possible.

    Written by John Dix11 Feb. 13 11:55
  • What the New Dell Means for IT Outsourcing Customers

    The speculation surrounding Dell's intention to go private is over. What remains are questions about what the new ownership model will mean for Dell's IT services business and its outsourcing customers.

    Written by Stephanie Overby06 Feb. 13 01:10
  • Microsoft may be seeking protection from Linux with Dell loan

    Microsoft's $US2 billion loan to Dell is a sign that the software maker wants to influence hardware designs in a post-PC world while protecting itself from the growing influence of Linux-based operating systems in mobile devices and servers, according to analysts.

    Written by Agam Shah05 Feb. 13 19:43
  • 6 hot offshore IT outsourcing markets offer new options

    Typically, when you think offshore IT outsourcing you think, India. However, many emerging countries are getting aggressive offering a variety of perks in order to win new IT outsourcing business. Here are six IT and business process outsourcing destinations worth a look in 2013.

    Written by Stephanie Overby01 Feb. 13 17:52
  • How BYOD saved VMware $US2 million

    As more companies adopt a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach to mobile, many are getting caught by hidden costs. But virtualization titan VMware has bucked that trend. VMware CIO Mark Egan explains how his company accomplished its feat.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud01 Feb. 13 15:20
  • 12 Common IT Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Bringing a new employee into your IT department has the potential to make or break your team. Avoid these common hiring mistakes and build a team of IT pros that fire on all cylinders.

    Written by Rich Hein31 Jan. 13 14:24
  • IT résumé makeover: Advice for the tech pro who's done it all

    Executive career coach Donald Burns works with an IT professional who's won awards, worked for Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical businesses and in the government sector. The challenge: His resume was just a running list of the jobs he's held. The goal: make his most impressive skills stand out.

    Written by Rich Hein24 Jan. 13 14:57
  • Questions SAP should answer during its Q4 earnings call

    As it has in the past, SAP spilled the beans a bit early on its fourth-quarter and year-end performance with the release of preliminary results last week. Now the vendor is about to do a full announcement along with the usual conference calls with press and analysts.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus22 Jan. 13 18:42
  • The end of an extraordinary life: Aaron Swartz

    I had already submitted my last column when I heard about Aaron Swartz's death. Some might say that it's too late to comment on this story since the crowd has moved on, but it's never too late to write about someone you knew.

    Written by Scott Bradner18 Jan. 13 23:26
  • How a Private Cloud saves money and the environment

    When Ricoh Europe realized its IT environment was both spiraling out of control and environmentally unfriendly, it turned to a IT services provider for help. Working with Infosys, Ricoh developed a private cloud that helped it consolidate nine data centers into two, cutting infrastructure costs and reducing carbon dioxide emissions significantly.

    Written by Stephanie Overby18 Jan. 13 20:56
  • How to Revive a Stalled Job Search

    Have you been looking for a job longer than you'd care to say? Well, maybe it's time you changed up your game plan. Here are some tips to help you form a new career strategy.

    Written by Rich Hein09 Jan. 13 14:47
  • 9 IT Career Resolutions for 2013

    As 2012 comes to a close, IT job seekers should already be formulating a plan for career growth and professional development in 2013.

    Written by Rich Hein26 Dec. 12 16:30
  • Why Oracle bought Eloqua, and what it means for the market

    Oracle surprised many tech industry observers by announcing Thursday it would pay US$871 million for marketing automation software vendor Eloqua. The move seemed a bit unlikely given the amount of sales and marketing software Oracle already had.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Dec. 12 20:59
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