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Better Flights and Light Bulbs: 2 Case Studies from the Front Lines of Innovation

Innovation takes many forms. This article details how the U.S. government and startup companies are innovating to change the world for the better.

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Data Analytics Scores Marketing Wins for the Texas Rangers

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

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4 Ways Your Competitors Are Stealing Your IT Talent

Savvy companies are shopping for talent in what is arguably the best place to find it -- their competition. As the talent war heats up, poaching tech professionals is becoming increasingly common. Here's how it's done and how to stop...

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Why CIOs Need to Embrace New Norms of the Hybrid Cloud

The CIOs of Intel and Riverbed say that in the hybrid enterprise tech executives need to focus on creating seamless business flows that help the company operate better.

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6 Things iPhone 6 Does That Galaxy Note 4 Can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the iPhone 6 outperforms the Galaxy Note 4.

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6 Things Galaxy Note 4 Does That iPhone 6 Can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the Galaxy Note 4 outperforms the iPhone 6.

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2014’s Biggest Cloud Deals (So Far)

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

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.

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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.

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