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  • News: IT skills that are in demand, and those that will be

    IT professionals seeking certifications in the coming months may get their best return with cloud and security-related certifications. Agile-related training won't hurt, either.

  • News: Lenovo Erazer X510 review: An attractive PC for gamers with shallow(ish) pockets

    We all dream of the day we can afford a triple-GPU gaming behemoth that can run the most demanding AAA games on a 4K monitor at a frame rate that never dips below 60fps. But for most of us, that dream is about as attainable as owning a Formula 1 race car. If you don't want to build your own rig, a solid, no-frills gaming PC like Lenovo's Erazer X510 is one of the best alternatives.

  • News: Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

    System administrators who spent last week making sure their computers are patched against Shellshock, a critical vulnerability in the Bash Unix command-line interpreter, will have to install a new patch that addresses additional attack vectors.

  • News: Exclusive: Inside the NSA's private cloud

    The National Security Agency (NSA) had a problem familiar to any enterprise IT manager executive: it was running out of space for hundreds of disparate relational databases that contain everything from back-office information to intelligence on foreign interests. And it needed to consolidate those databases to make it easier for NSA analysts to do their job.

  • News: Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

    If you hadn't noticed, we're in the midst of an incredible boom in enterprise technology development -- and open source is leading it. You're unlikely to find better proof of that dynamism than this year's Best of Open Source Software Awards, affectionately known as the Bossies.

  • News: Outlook organization tips: 5 ways to tame the email pile

    Microsoft's Outlook is an irreplaceable tool for countless organizations and a veritable legion of people around the globe--but it's not a beloved one by any stretch. Nobody actually enjoys sifting through a stuffed inbox or responding to meeting requests all day long; you want to open your inbox, do what you need to do, and get the heck out as fast as possible.

  • News: Google Capital leads investment charge in Cloud optical transceiver company

    Google Capital and Lightspeed China Partners have led the charge to invest in Cloud computing optical transceiver company InnoLight.

  • News: Revel takes iPad POS platform open source

    iPad point-of-sale e-commerce firm, Revel Systems, has made its platform available via its open-source code.

  • News: Progressive Insurance Uses Data Analytics to Fine-Tune Ad Strategy

    The Project: Deploy open-source data analytics software to measure the effectiveness of online display advertising at Progressive Insurance.

  • News: Internet of Things Prompts IT to Borrow Startup Strategy

    Whirlpool, a huge company with 69,000 employees and $19 billion in sales, is borrowing startup strategies as it builds its Internet of Things capabilities--and IT is intimately involved. The appliance maker has put employees from various functions, including marketing, product development, finance, procurement and IT, into what it calls a Connectivity Team to work collaboratively in one physical space.

  • News: Hybrid Cloud Is Hotel Hero

    At Interstate Hotels and Resorts, a global hotel-management company, one key goal is to use IT resources such as business intelligence (BI) tools to help nearly 440 individual hotel owners succeed in their markets. A move to the cloud has helped the company become more efficient and gain a bigger competitive advantage.

  • News: Social Media Rehab for CIOs

    Of all the questions I ask CIOs (and I've got an arsenal at my command), there's always one that stops the conversation cold. "So what are you doing with social media?" Um, me personally or my company? "Either." Um, well, let me think ...

  • News: Data Breaches Rise as Cybercriminals Continue to Outwit IT

    Online criminals remain at least one step ahead of many IT groups, according to this year's "U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey," conducted annually by CSO magazine, the Secret Service, the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Deterrence and detection are both falling short of their goals: The 500 survey respondents faced an average of 135 security incidents last year, and 34 percent say that number was up compared to the previous year. Just one-third of respondents could estimate losses from their breaches; among those who could, the breaches cost $415,000, on average. Legal liabilities and lawsuits after breaches add to the costs.

  • News: No, not every media website redesign is the same

    Why a much-shared article claiming to explain why 'sites have similar designs' has a blinkered sense of what is web design.

  • News: China cracking down on iPhone 6 smuggling

    Chinese custom agents literally have their hands full with Apple's iPhone 6, as they seize hundreds of units from smugglers attempting to bring them into the country.

  • News: Software stack from Eclipse could unleash Java developer army on IoT

    There's no single standard to link all devices in the "Internet of things" and there may never be one, but the Eclipse Foundation wants to at least make it easier for developers to code for the standards that are out there.

  • News: Apple tax probe details to be published by European Commission on Tuesday

    Apple's alleged favorable tax treatment by the Irish government will come under renewed scrutiny Tuesday, when the European Commission publishes its reasons for opening an in-depth investigation into the company's tax affairs.

  • News: Carphone Warehouse will refund Phones 4U iPhone 6 pre-orders

    Anyone hit by the unfortunate Phones 4U situation can get a refund on their iPhone 6 pre-order with Carphone Warehouse.

  • News: Lenovo set to complete acquisition of IBM x86 server business

    Nine months after it was first announced, Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 server business is headed towards closing.

  • News: With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

    After spending the past two years in damage control mode over Windows 8, Microsoft will officially begin a new era for its OS on Tuesday, when it's expected to unveil a preview of Windows' next major version during an event focused on enterprise customers.



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