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    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.

  • How-Tos: How to Overcome Small Business Data Recovery Challenges

    Data recovery has mattered ever since businesses started relying on PCs in the workplace. Today's common storage options for small businesses all present some disaster recovery challenges. Here's what your organization should do to address them.

  • How-Tos: Your Twitter account has been hacked! Here's what to do about it.

    Kirsty woke up to find that someone else had taken control of her Twitter account. I tell her how to get it back.

  • How-Tos: Hybrid hijinks: How to install Android on your PC

    Windows 8's bold grab for tablet relevance may snatch headlines, but it isn't the only operating system looking to extend its established supremacy over a whole new class of devices. As the PC market hemorrhages, more and more manufacturers are turning to Google's Android OS to power PCs that once carried Windows alone. From hybrids to all-in-ones to an Intel-promised flood of incredibly cheap "Droidbooks," Android cometh.

  • How-Tos: How to solve the 10 most common tech support problems yourself

    Whether you're dealing with your dad's decade-old computer or your own custom-built gaming rig, troubleshooting PC problems is a part of everyday life. Before you make that $50 support call, though, try your hand at homebrew tech support. We spoke to some of the best support reps in the business about the most common problems they fix--and how you can do it yourself.

  • How-Tos: 6 Google Analytics Tips for Online Marketers and Small Business Owners

    Google Analytics lets organizations of all shapes and sizes measure the performance of their websites. There's a lot of data in there--and even more that you can do with that data once you've extracted it. These tips will help you get started with Google Analytics.

  • How-Tos: How to get a full-screen Gmail compose window every time

    Last week we talked about Gmail's spiffy new inbox-sorting tabs. Today let's look at another new feature, one that's just starting to roll out to users: a full-screen new-message window.

  • How-Tos: How to enable or disable Gmail's new tabs

    Gmail just rolled out one of its best features in years: Inbox tabs. (Actually, the feature was announced back in May, but is only just now starting to roll out to users.)

  • How-Tos: Big Data ROI Will Take Time, Clear Goals and Talent

    The big data market is expected, by one estimate, to grow more than 30 percent annually until the end of the decade. But more than half of big data projects fail--and even those that do succeed can fall apart if the findings aren't applied to operational efficiencies. Ron Bodkin, CEO of Think Big Analytics, offers advice to help you prevent your business from becoming just another statistic.

  • How-Tos: Get a disposable email address from MailDrop

    Your email address is like your home address: Never give it out unless absolutely necessary.

  • How-Tos: Add checkboxes to an Excel spreadsheet

    Tgood37 asked the Answer Line forum how to add checkboxes to Excel spreadsheets, and how to make sure that checking a box will have an effect.

  • How-Tos: How to Announce Your Job Departure on Social Media

    Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

  • How-Tos: In-Memory Technology Speeds Up Data Analytics

    Long the purview of financial firms looking for an edge as they make lightning-fast transactions, in-memory technology is starting to catch the attention of many firms that conduct real-time analysis.


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