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Confidential Business Data at Risk at the Border

U.S. agents can search and seize the laptops of international travelers at the border, so take precautions to protect confidential business information.


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Lack of Parental Leave Drives Employee Turnover

Not offering flexible family leave to employees may send your top talent heading for the door.

Are it certifications worth it?

IT Certifications: Discover Where the Value Lies

The business value of technical certifications is higher than ever, as organizations fight for talent with proven skills and demonstrable acumen but choosing the right one is never an easy task.

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2014's Most Significant Cloud Deals Have OpenStack at Heart

The most important cloud acquisitions this year have one thing in common: OpenStack.

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Ransomware Takes Malware From Bad to Worse

To thwart attacks like CryptLocker, you need a multipronged defense; new technology doesn't hurt either

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Why Do Cell Phones Still Suck For Calling?

The IEEE Spectrum magazine goes in-depth on the problem

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12 Things I Hate About Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Here are my dozen downers

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(Internet of) Things as a Service (TaaS) – Hype vs. Reality

With excitement around Internet of Things (IoT), it is difficult to separate hype with reality. IoT is more about disruptive new business models than technology.

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SDN Vital to IoT

Two major emerging network trends, Software-defined networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT), are destined to intersect, with one perhaps dependent on the other.

Debunking the Top Open Source Myths

Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers, but some organizations remain skeptical.

Encrypted Data in the Cloud? Be Sure to Control Your Own Keys

Data encryption in the cloud is an absolute requirement these days. When you talk to your service providers about encryption, be sure to specify that you want to control your own keys.

Key Factors to Consider When Evaluating Video Conferencing

Simplicity, reliability, scalability and security are core considerations, but when it comes to questions about cost, take into account what you'll miss if you decide not to deploy.

Top Things to Consider as You Prepare for the Transition to 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi

Overlay or rip and replace? Site survey or wing it? Need to upgrade the links to the APs? What about monitoring and management?

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Top CIOs Get Deeply Involved in Merger Deals

Leading-edge CIOs don’t just investigate the IT risks in mergers and acquisitions. They also uncover digital opportunities.

CIOs Share Their Secrets to Project Success

How to balance traditional and unconventional approaches to keep IT projects on track and deliver on their promises.

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5 Things CIOs Should Know About Digital Signage

Here are five things you need to know about digital signs, which will soon feature bandwidth-hogging video files that need to be linked to back-end systems and consumer smartphones.

IT and Marketing Mix Well for Beverage Maker

The CIO at Brown-Forman, a wine and sprits maker, says that IT and marketing find they have lots to learn from each other. 

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Nasdaq Mobile App Makes the Investor Road Show Smoother

On-the-go investor relations professionals get a more informative mobile app so they’re better prepared for meetings with investors.

Calling a Truce in CIO-CMO Budget Battles

Although tech spending power is expanding for CMOs, CIO magazine’s publisher, Adam Dennison, sees the major influence over IT budgets staying in the hands of CIOs.

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