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  • 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract

    Cloud licensing's become so complex that it's easy to pay too much or get burned later on. Here are some tips to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell19 Nov. 13 12:23
  • Big data blues: The dangers of data mining

    Companies are taking matters into their own hands with internal controls, open privacy policies, ethical codes and greater candor over how they're collecting and parsing personal data. But many wonder whether it's enough to allay consumers' fears as techniques for manipulating data multiply.

    Written by Cindy Waxer04 Nov. 13 10:05
  • Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing Cloud app rivals

    When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise Cloud computing.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 Nov. 13 12:01
  • 7 Top Wishes of IT Project Managers

    If IT project managers were granted three wishes by the IT genie, what would they wish for? Here are the seven desires you'd find on the list.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff10 Oct. 13 16:32
  • Salesforce.com's Benioff lays out future strategies

    Salesforce.com's second-quarter earnings conference call featured the usual dose of chest-thumping by CEO Marc Benioff as the company posted US$957 million in revenue and raised its full fiscal year forecast to at least $4 billion.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Aug. 13 16:05
  • Microsoft pushes its way Into crowded unified communications market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez09 Aug. 13 14:01
  • Big data for IT forensics

    One of the earlier business applications to analyze massive volume of data from a variety of sources is IT forensics. Besides using traditional eDiscovery tools to handle unstructured data and analytical tools to analyze transactional data separately, IT forensic experts are turning towards big data for a comprehensive approach to speed up analysis.

    Written by Sheila Lam06 Aug. 13 18:28
  • 11 tips for deploying ERP applications

    In a global mobile environment, organisations are looking for ERP systems that do more than integrate with a legacy system. But with so many solutions available, how do you choose the software that's right for your enterprise? IT executives and ERP experts offer 11 tips to get a return on your software investment.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff15 May 13 13:24
  • What Open Source Hadoop Coming to Windows Means to IT

    Hadoop is nearly synonymous with the analysis of big data. The Hortonworks Data Platform on Windows is significant as it means that companies lacking Linux expertise will finally be able to benefit from the big data analysis platform, which has been out of the reach of Windows shops.

    Written by Paul Rubens13 May 13 14:21
  • 13 tips for keeping IT projects under control

    How do you keep IT projects under control? Project managers and other experts share their top tips for keeping IT projects on schedule.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff19 March 13 11:17
  • Why Oracle bought Eloqua, and what it means for the market

    Oracle surprised many tech industry observers by announcing Thursday it would pay US$871 million for marketing automation software vendor Eloqua. The move seemed a bit unlikely given the amount of sales and marketing software Oracle already had.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Dec. 12 20:59
  • Six ways social media affected the enterprise in 2012

    Social media has changed more than the way companies market and promote themselves. Social networking has also changed the way companies recruit, how they communicate internally and how they handle sensitive data.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff13 Dec. 12 22:45
  • Tips for Leaving Your Job the Right Way

    Who hasn't wanted to throw up their hands and just walk out of the office? Don't do it. Learn the proper etiquette for leaving your job and ensure that your career and reputation remain intact after you leave your current position.

    Written by Rich Hein26 Nov. 12 13:56