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9 Reasons Your Employees Are Unhappy

What's the secret to happiness in the workplace? The answer's not very surprising. Employees want to be listened to and feel that their concerns are taken seriously.

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How to Improve Employee Retention

In an improving economy, retaining talent has again become a top priority for businesses. And in the competitive world of IT, organizations that don't understand the cost of employee turnover will pay a steep price.

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5 Ways to Get Ready for Innovation in 2015

Innovation doesn't have to be confusing. Use these five techniques to prepare, and you will soon have more ideas than you can handle.

2015 IT Data Center Infrastructure Convergence Predictions

Major IT system vendors Cisco, EMC/ VCE, HP, Dell, and IBM will broaden their infrastructure portfolio to include hyper-converged solutions.

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Big Names Like Google Dominate Open-Source Funding

Network World’s analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion’s share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names.

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How Your Time-Off Policy Can Cut Costs and Improve Productivity

Having a clear and generous time-off policy will allow you to better budget for both planned and unplanned absences. You'll also have a more engaged, loyal and productive workforce.

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Should You Hire a Chief Social Media Officer?

Having a strong social media presence is a necessary part of your business' marketing, communications and customer relations strategy. That presence should be handled by experienced, knowledgeable professionals. Some experts even...

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Will Enhanced Servers Do Away With Need For Switches?

With seemingly everything in IT converging – servers, switching, storage, virtualization – will servers ultimately take on the role of the top-of-rack data center switch?

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6 Social Engineering Tricks That Can be Avoided if You're Careful

Social Engineers work on multiple levels. The key to their success is to target human nature and emotion.

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10 Top Big Data Stories of 2014

Big data has been a big topic at CIO.com in 2014. Here are the 10 most-viewed big data stories of the year.

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10 Top Security Stories of 2014

From data breaches and cyberthreats to uncertainty around mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things, these are the security stories that dominated 2014.

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Top 10 Social Media Stories of 2014

From social media marketing success (and horror) stories to and inside look at the shadowy word of data brokers, here are CIO.com's 10 most popular social media stories of 2014.

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10 Top Career Stories of 2014

From leadership advice to hiring strategies, here are the 10 most popular executive and C-level career stories of 2014.

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Top 10 Mobile Stories of 2014

CIO.com's Al Sacco rounds up 10 of his most popular mobile stories published in 2014, including an article that compares and contrasts the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a showcase of quirky-yet-valuable wearable devices and a couple...

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10 Top Stories for Job Seekers in 2014

As the demand for workers with IT skills continues to rise, the past year was a good one for tech pros looking to make to move. Here, we highlight the most popular career stories for job seekers from 2014.

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Are Personality Assessments Effective Hiring Tools?

Businesses often use personality assessments to gauge a candidate's degree of cultural fit. CIO.com looks at workplace personality tests really tells employers.

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16 of the Hottest IT Skills for 2015

2015 will bring new opportunities for professional growth and development, not to mention more money. But what specific skills will add the most value for your career advancement in the new year.

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9 Reasons Good Employees Leave -- and How You Can Prevent It

The average tenure for IT workers is less than 3.8 years, according to Payscale. And while you’ll never eliminate employee turnover, these strategies can help you motivate and ultimately retain your best talent.

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