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3 Ways Technology Improves Road Race Registration

Like most previously paper processes, road race registration has moved online. This offers convenience to runners, but it can be a headache for unprepared race directors. Here's how three organizations handle the traffic, testing and analysis of their runner registration systems. Full Story »

Personal Websites Give Job Seekers Greater Control

If you are looking to land your next tech job, creating and promoting a personal website can help you control Google search results, better highlight relevant skills and provide an edge in a competitive job market.

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10 Free Ways to Do Things Faster on Your PC

Looking to hit the ground running? These 10 tips won't cost you anything but will help you work faster and more efficiently on your PC.

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Why Microsoft SharePoint Faces a Challenging Future

Many enterprises use and like SharePoint. Microsoft likes it, too, because it's one of the company's fastest-growing product lines. But making enterprises support separate cloud and on-premises versions and telling SharePoint app developers not to work in C# and ASP.NET may make for a rocky relationship as time goes by.


Adobe Expands Photoshop Photography Program to Everyone

Adobe has extended--and expanded--a deal to Photoshop photographers who seek a streamlined and low-cost alternative to the $50 per month Creative Cloud membership.


4G: The New Enterprise Network

Adding 4G infrastructure has its own pain points, including getting coverage everywhere you need it. Three early adopters share their experiences and lessons learned.

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3 Common Enterprise Social Network Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Many businesses fight an uphill battle in their enterprise social network deployment: In fact, Gartner predicts that 80 percent of such initiatives fail. Here are the three most common obstacles businesses face and tips for how you can avoid them.

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The Industrial Internet: The Next Great Economic Revolution

IDG Enterprise’s CEO spells out the future of big data, mobility and the impact of 50 billion connected devices by 2020.


Employee-Business Disconnect on Social Tools Hinders Productivity

A new report from Microsoft finds that while executives are wary of social tools, they are what employees want--and are often already using whether IT knows it or not.

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5 New Gmail Tips for Power Users

Gmail's newest features include ways to search for old emails, quickly add meetings to your calendar, send large files and more. Here's a look at five of Google's latest email features to help you make the most of the popular Web-based service.

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Clearing Up Microsoft SkyDrive Pro Confusion

Microsoft SkyDrive Pro gives storage space to individual users in an organization with SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise. It's conceptually similar to, but not the same as, the free consumer SkyDrive cloud storage service. Here's what else you need to know about Microsoft's SkyDrive services.


Social Networking Drives Business Processes at Pandora and Rosetta Stone

Pandora and Rosetta Stone have embraced social business tools and the cloud to cut costs, increase productivity and improve collaboration. Learn how these two companies overcame security concerns, gained executive buy-in and more.

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6 CSS Tools to Help You Build a Better Website

Version 3 of Cascading Style Sheets give website designers more control over page layout and page elements. If you plan to build (or rebuild) your small business website using CSS, these six applications are worth a look.


6 Ways to Add Social Media to Your Web Design

Web designers, social media experts and marketers discuss the impact of social media on Web design and offer tips on how you can integrate the two to reach more customers and prospects.


How Consumerization of IT Led Kaplan to Google Apps

At Kaplan, a genuine enthusiasm for technology comes from the top: Its CIO embraces the consumerization of IT and wants employees to be as excited about technology as he is. That culture led Kaplan to migrate from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps and, mostly recently, to Google+.