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  • How-Tos: This is not spam: How to create bulk emails in Microsoft Outlook 2013

    You're not a spammer. You're someone who needs to communicate with a large list of clients or subscribers. Plenty of services promise to simplify bulk emails for your email marketing campaign, but the best solution might be a tool you're already using every day.

  • How-Tos: How to get more customers to your online store

    If you have a small business selling products or services online, a website alone isn't enough. How do you promote it? How can you ensure you appear in search results? Does it work on smartphones? Here we offer our top tips on making sure you're not missing out on customers.

  • How-Tos: Free up space on your hard drive using your cloud storage's selective sync option

    Running out of hard drive space on your PC used to be a problem. It usually meant you had to get a new PC, or offload some files onto an external hard disk, or upgrade your internal drive. All three options were pretty much a pain.

  • How-Tos: Don't throw it out! 5 handy uses for a secondary PC

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday past us, the holiday shopping season is now in full swing, and many people are pondering a new PC purchase. Whether you're getting a new tower for gaming or an ultraportable to tote around at meetings, don't throw out your old PC!

  • How-Tos: 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Recruit Better Tech Talent

    A whopping 93 percent of the 1,855 recruiting pros surveyed in Jobvite's 2014 Social Recruiting Survey use or plan to use social media in their recruiting efforts.

  • How-Tos: 13 insider tips for acing your job interview

    If you're an IT pro, chances the job interview is at -- or very near -- the top of your list of personal hells. Why not? Tech job interviews can be grueling experiences, rife with esoteric puzzles, uncomfortable pauses, landmine questions, and the aching underlying feeling that maybe you don't belong.

  • How-Tos: How to skip the Black Friday crowds and still find great deals online

    Sometimes the biggest pain with a new PC is simply buying it, especially if you're eyeing one of those Black Friday deals set to go live next week. Thanksgiving weekend can be a great time for deals, but it's also notorious for massive crowds and long waits.

  • How-Tos: 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Attract Holiday Shoppers

    How can social media help businesses drive traffic to their ecommerce or bricks-and-mortar sites this holiday season? CIO.com posed that question to dozens of marketers and social media experts. Following are their top seven strategies for how to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube to engage customers and get them -- and their friends -- to check out (and hopefully buy) your holiday offerings.

  • How-Tos: Best Gmail tips to manage your email

    Here are 6 Gmail tips to manage your email better including using the full power of the search box, learning shortcuts and filtering emails into different inboxes.

  • How-Tos: 6 Ways to Nail the Job Interview

    When Doug Mitchell took over as CEO of direct-sales company Argenta Field Solutions in 2011, he noticed something surprising. He noticed that most Gen-Y candidates, though tech savvy and digitally plugged-in, didn't seem to have a clue about how to dress for, prepare for or conduct themselves in an interview, making his job and the job of his hiring managers difficult.

  • How-Tos: 5 Ways to Make Underemployment Work for You

    While the IT skills gap is an issue that largely impact employers, underemployment is a burden carried mostly by workers and candidates. In a slow economic recovery, candidates often decide that accepting a position for which they're overqualified and underpaid is better than the alternative - unemployment, says Howard Seidel, Ed.D., J.D. and Partner at Essex Partners, who specializes in senior executive and C-suite career transition.

  • How-Tos: How to Help Millennials Prepare to Be Successful Leaders

    As millennials continue to grow as the largest generation in the workforce, they will move into leadership roles in ways that are much different than generations before them – that is, without the prerequisites of certain job titles or number of years of experience.

  • How-Tos: 6 Ways to Attract and Retain Female IT Talent

    Women are good for business. While there's no magic formula businesses can use to shrink the (still abysmal) gender gap in technology, there are some concrete steps you can take to recruit, hire and retain female tech talent.

  • How-Tos: 6 Ways to Maximize Your IT Training Budget

    Although the economy is picking up ever so slightly, IT departments remain on the lookout for ways to do more with less -- fewer people, fewer resources, less money. That's why learning how to stretch the training budget as far as possible can pay significant dividends. This is true both for those organizations seeking to develop employee skills and knowledge for the least expenditure, and for employees looking to improve and enhance their career potential and longevity.

  • How-Tos: 5 Tips for Transforming Enterprise IT Towers Into Cloud Services

    As companies adopt more cloud IT services and work with an increasing number of service providers, the tried-and-true IT towers of the past no longer serve their needs. "The old model lacks the clarity of ownership required to drive decisions on as-a-service offerings that span the traditional tower structure," says Steve Keegan, principal with outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon. "Determining who makes the call isn't straightforward -- the server team, the app team or the database team?"

  • How-Tos: The six mindsets of effective leadership

    The world of IT leadership has changed; it's no longer about keeping IT systems humming. It is now about the ability to lead high performance organisations that partner with the business to consistently deliver services.

  • How-Tos: 13 Tips to Achieve Cloud Success

    We interviewed 17 CIOs and IT leaders about their public and private cloud deployments, usage trends, skills requirements, lingering obstacles and future plans. Here are some nuggets of advice from these cloud giants.

  • How-Tos: How to Keep Morale High After a Layoff

    Corporate restructuring and layoffs are an unfortunate, but inevitable, part of today's business climate. Keeping your remaining employees engaged, motivated and productive after a restructuring requires managers to be proactive, honest and consistent or risk alienating and losing even more key talent.

  • How-Tos: 10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

    Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do's and don'ts to help light the way. While some are RDBMS-specific, most of these tips apply to any relational database.

  • How-Tos: How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

    How many times have you clicked an email address on a webpage instead of copying it only to accidentally start Outlook or another desktop mail client?

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