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    Healthcare providers are under siege by massive amounts of data. This is forcing the industry to upgrade its aging storage infrastructures, architectures and systems. Where that data is being stored may come as a surprise.

  • How-Tos: 8 essential features you need in a business router

    A router is the heart of your network, so it deserves to be chosen carefully. Any router will share your Internet connection amongst your computers and other networkable devices (smartphones, tablets, and so on), but better models provide features that will enhance your network and its performance. Whether you're seeking a business- or consumer-class router, here are the eight most essential features to look for.

  • How-Tos: 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.

  • How-Tos: ESB Persists As Application Integration Tool

    The tried-and-true enterprise service bus--long the foundation of now-dated service oriented architecture deployments--is back in style thanks to the increasing need to integrate disparate applications. The secret to ESB's future success, some say, is a close tie to API management tools.

  • How-Tos: How to Set Up a Multiple-Monitor Workstation

    Having two or more monitors makes it easier for an employee to multitask, but many companies deem multi-monitor workstations too expensive or too difficult to set up. This guide will walk you through common issues, considerations and tips related to deploying multiple monitors.

  • How-Tos: 6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare IT

    Making use of the petabytes of patient data that healthcare organizations possess requires extracting it from legacy systems, normalizing it and then building applications that can make sense of it. That's a tall order, but the facilities that pull it off can learn a lot.

  • How-Tos: How a CIO Can Save an Incompetent CEO

    When a bad CEO goes down, the CIO often goes down with him. The way to save yourself, and your company, is to invest in the analytics technology that gives the CEO the data necessary to make smart business decisions. It doesn't hurt that it also shows why the CIO is more valuable to the CEO than other C-level executives.

  • How-Tos: Social Data Warehousing Is Worth the Trouble

    Everybody knows data warehousing is big data. But when you want to understand what's really going on with your customers' social interactions, terabytes may seem small. It's a laborious process, but the insight it provides can reap big rewards.

  • How-Tos: 7 quick tips for holding a successful Twitter chat

    A Twitter chat is an awesome way to engage an audience, increase your brand's social visibility, and connect with an audience in a new way.

  • How-Tos: Collaboration in Microsoft Office: Painful but not impossible

    Microsoft Office has long been the gold standard for creating, editing, and formatting serious documents. Google Docs and other Web-based competitors, however, have outpaced Office by making it easy to share and co-edit documents in real time.

  • How-Tos: How to disable Office 2013's start screen

    There's a lot to like about the new Office 2013. Heck, some might argue that Outlook alone is worth the price of admission.

  • How-Tos: Set up Windows 8 as a home server

    If you have multiple PCs in your home or small office, you can save time and look professional by storing your documents and media on one PC and using network sharing to access them across all your computers and devices. This prevents you from having to store duplicate copies of files and reduces confusion when trying to find which PC a file is stored on. Additionally, you only really need to worry about backing up one PC (though for safety's sake you should always back up everything on a regular basis.)

  • How-Tos: How the Social Campus Enables Tomorrow's Workers Today

    Collaboration is the key to getting anything done. Social technologies are all about enabling that collaboration. Combine social with mobile and sprinkle in technologies like VPNs and SSO, and the idea of 'social' moves to a whole new level, as two higher education CIOs attest.

  • How-Tos: 6 CIOs Share Their Strategic Visions for 2013

    If your IT organization doesn't have a clear core strategy, it's easy to get caught up in--and spend too much on--technology trends. Learn about six CIOs' strategies for 2013 and see how they compare to your plans for the rest of the year.

  • How-Tos: How to install Apache on Linux

    An easy step-by-step guide to setting up an Apache Web server on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu

  • How-Tos: How to watch BlackBerry 10 launch live

    Join us for live coverage of RIM's BlackBerry 10 operating system launch on 30 January.

  • How-Tos: How to Avoid Online Reputation Management Nightmares

    Don't let a few bad reviews or one negative article ruin your reputation with online customers. These three case studies feature companies that faced online reputation challenges, with a look at the results they achieved and the lessons they learned along the way.

  • How-Tos: Automatically send new Hassle-Free PC posts to your Pocket account

    Want Hassle-Free PC in your inbox? Of course you do! One option is to subscribe to PC World's Power Tips newsletter, which includes, among other things, this very column.

  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With Google Analytics

    Analytics help you find out what brings visitors to your small business website. With that information, you can better design your site to give visitors what they are looking for--and turn them into customers. Here's a primer on linking your site to Google Analytics and getting the most out of the data it gives you.

  • How-Tos: How to edit PDFs in Word 2013

    Word 2013 brings a fair number of new features to the word-processing table, but one of the most welcome (and business-friendly) by far is the capability to edit PDFs.


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