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  • How to Prepare Your Business (And Your Employees) to Work Remotely

    Hurricanes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, even mundane events like employees' car troubles or family obligations can disrupt your business and put a damper on productivity. Here's how to prepare your business and your personnel for working remotely.

    Written by Sharon Florentine06 Feb. 14 20:05
  • SAP lays out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront

    SAP's strategy event for the investment community on Tuesday offered few major surprises to anyone who's been closely monitoring the software vendor lately, but did serve to cement the company's future direction for product development, growth and customer retention. Here's a look at some of the highlights of the event.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Feb. 14 22:20
  • Red Hat Takes Customer Service to Next Level With Predictive Analytics

    Red Hat's core business isn't software. It's actually customer service, and in order to take it to the next level the company turned to a domestic outsourcing provider to solve customer problems before they happen using predictive big data analytics.

    Written by Stephanie Overby29 Jan. 14 14:18
  • Is an MBA Worthwhile or Worthless for Tech Pros?

    Once seen as a valuable differentiator for career advancement, the intrinsic worth of an MBA degree is now a hotly debated subject in the enterprise.

    Written by Sharon Florentine27 Jan. 14 18:58
  • Mobile App Helps You Fight Chronic Pain From Your Desk

    Experience chronic neck or back pain? Headaches or migraines? That expensive, ergonomic chair might be doing you more harm than good. But Voom, a mobile wellness app developed by two chiropractors, aims to tackle repetitive stress injuries.

    Written by Sharon Florentine24 Jan. 14 20:50
  • How Proper Etiquette Can Help You Land Your Dream Tech Job

    Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, but preparing for them and handling follow-up doesn't have to be. Here are some 'beyond the obvious' tips for acing the lead-up and the aftermath of job interviews.

    Written by Sharon Florentine23 Jan. 14 16:26
  • How to Avoid 5 IT Career Missteps

    Even if you aren't currently looking for a job, both errors of omission and errors of commission can come back to haunt when you are looking for a new position or gunning for that promotion. Here are five common career-limiting mistakes IT pros make.

    Written by Sharon Florentine21 Jan. 14 17:15
  • 10 Cloud Security Startups to Watch in 2014

    The market for cloud security tools is expected to grow significantly in the coming year. Here are 10 cloud security startups that could help boost cloud adoption in 2014 and beyond.

    Written by Jeff Vance14 Jan. 14 20:58
  • Are Silicon Valley Techies Killing San Francisco?

    Are the cash-soaked, plush-bus-riding, entitled techies at Google, Facebook, Twitter and other firms ruining the City by the Bay as stuck-in-the-60s, Haight-Ashbury-loving, world-peace-dreaming protesters would have you believe? Or do San Franciscans just need to get over it? Take our quick poll.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige13 Jan. 14 19:46
  • Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store

    If recent history is any indication, 2014 will be a busy year for the enterprise applications industry as vendors jockey for position and customers ponder moves from legacy ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) implementations to cloud-based services. Here's a look at what some of the sector's main players are likely to do as the year unfolds.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Jan. 14 22:02
  • 3 Things That Will Make the 'New' Dell Different

    Dell is going private, and that means Michael Dell can stop worrying about shareholders and start focusing on what it will take to make his company grow.

    Written by Rob Enderle27 Dec. 13 09:57
  • Could Bitcoin's frothy venture funding dry up?

    Bitcoin: What is it, really? A digital currency? An investment? An Xbox game? For many people it's not clear, but that hasn't stopped venture capitalists from going gaga over it.

    Written by Zach Miners21 Dec. 13 02:06
  • Mindspeed acquisition fuels Intel's hopes for bigger network role

    Intel's acquisition of mobile network assets from silicon vendor Mindspeed Technologies will give the chip giant what it needs to extend the Intel architecture throughout mobile operator networks, helping the carriers upgrade hardware and roll out new services more quickly, according to Intel.

    Written by Stephen Lawson17 Dec. 13 23:48
  • Oracle's Q2: What to expect

    Oracle is gearing up to report its second-quarter earnings Wednesday and given the restrained expectations CFO Sandra Katz earlier set for key areas such as software revenue, Oracle's results are sure to come under even more scrutiny than the tech bellwether already gets.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 Dec. 13 20:20
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