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    How to use apps, software and services to improve your team's performance. How to motivate a team using apps, software and the cloud.

  • How-Tos: 4 Qualities to Look for in a Data Scientist

    Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

  • How-Tos: How to defend against the OpenSSL Heartbleed flaw

    CSOs need to take a number of steps as soon as possible to protect their organizations against the OpenSSL vulnerability that has shaken the tech industry, experts say.

  • How-Tos: How to disable auto brightness on a Windows laptop

    On some laptops, you may have noticed a change in brightness as you go from a screen with a dark background to a screen with a bright background. On a dark background, the screen will dim automatically, while on a bright background it will brighten. These changes happen automatically after a couple of seconds, and they can also sometimes manifest as noticeable flickering.

  • How-Tos: How to set up a fast 802.11ac wireless network

    There are many reasons to upgrade to a fast new wireless network for your home. You may already have access to NBN (national broadband network) fibre and need the extra Wi-Fi capacity to distribute your faster Internet connection; or you may just want to move files across various devices at a quicker rate than you're used to. Whatever your reasons, the wireless network standard that you should be looking is 802.11ac. It's the latest and greatest and will provide the best transfer rates.

  • How-Tos: How to build a BPM capability in your organisation

    Business Process Management (BPM) products have been around for many years, but in recent times, they have become more sophisticated and there's been a marked increase in uptake by corporates and government departments.

  • How-Tos: How to Work Seamlessly Across Multiple Devices

    Employees who used to burn the midnight oil at the office now get to do so from the comforts of home, thanks to the proliferation of personal laptops, tablets and smartphones. Getting files to appear on and sync with multiple devices can be challenging, but a little bit of advanced planning can go a long way.

  • How-Tos: Create Magical Vendor Presentations Using Analytics, TED and Steve Jobs

    The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback on whatever you want, including audience (dis)engagement. So why are so many tech industry events just more of the same?

  • How-Tos: How to monetise public and private Wi-Fi

    InTechnology Distribution has inked a deal with Cloud4Wi Inc – the world's first Wi-Fi marketplace provider.

  • How-Tos: How to Test the Security Savvy of Your Staff

    How do you know your employees retain what you teach them in company-required security awareness training? You don't -- unless you regularly test their security savvy and effectively address their mistakes during post-test follow-up sessions.

  • How-Tos: Use Outlook.com's aliases to hide your true email address from prying eyes

    Microsoft's Outlook.com isn't anywhere near as tweakable as Gmail, but one great thing Outlook.com does offer is email aliases--multiple, independent email addresses belonging to a single account.

  • How-Tos: Google may be the last calculator you'll ever need

    Many of us rely on Google to find things on the Internet. But what you may not know is that the Google search bar also makes a heck of a calculator--useful if you're like me and still have to rely on your fingers to perform basic math. But it can do more than that: It can tell you how many liters are in 3.9 gallons or the currency exchange rates between the Euro and the Yen.

  • How-Tos: How to Mitigate Business Risk Using SAM and SLM Tools

    Most companies understand the risks associated with disaster recovery and business continuity and plan accordingly. Few can say the same thing about the software they own -- or don't own, as the case may be. That's where software asset management and software license management tools can make a difference.

  • How-Tos: 5 Tips to Keep Your Data Secure on the Cloud

    The number of personal cloud users increases every year and is not about to slow down. Back in 2012 Gartner predicted the complete shift from offline PC work to mostly on-cloud by 2014. And it's happening.

  • How-Tos: How to make your dumb car smarter

    Smarter car tech such as touchscreen displays, hands-free calling, and advanced diagnostics can be yours--even if your car is old and dumb. The car-stereo aftermarket is rife with touchscreen infotainment and GPS features, and dozens of devices and apps can work with your phone or tablet, plus your car's existing computer technologies, to help you drive and maintain your car. You can even add a HUD (head-up display) for your GPS, or replace your older car's computer. So don't give up on old reliable--make your beater better with a replacement or an add-on such as those below. You can get started for less than $100.

  • How-Tos: 'No Estimates' in Action: 5 Ways to Rethink Software Projects

    The idea behind the #NoEstimates approach to software development isn't to eliminate estimates but, rather, to explore other ways to solve problems without specifically asking, 'How long will it take?' Here are five real-world examples of teams that are doing just that.

  • How-Tos: 10 Mobile Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

    Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices to connect to businesses of all shapes and sizes. From optimizing your website to capturing holiday sales on mobile devices, these tips will help improve your mobile marketing strategy.

  • How-Tos: Understand the limits of a virtual computer

    Amin Inshassi asked the Desktops forum for details about what can and can't be done with a virtual machine.

  • How-Tos: 5 Ways CIOs Need to Prepare for Obamacare

    Healthcare reform in the United States focuses mainly on providing coverage to the uninsured, and odds are good that your company offers health insurance to most employees. However, there are still reporting and security requirements you'll need to deal with -- and you'll have to be a vocal leader to make sure these tasks are a high priority.

  • How-Tos: VDI Technology Better, Faster and Cheaper, But Adoption Still Slow

    Virtual desktop infrastructure has come a long way since the terminal service days of the 1960s. Heck, VDI has come a long way since the 2000s thanks to plummeting prices for clients, better graphics cards and improved administration. By and large, though, VDI deployments remain more of a niche solution.


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