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  • 10 Bad Coding Practices That Wreck Software Development Projects

    Most of the time, software developers do the right thing. On those rare occasions when they don't, bad things can happen. Avoiding these common coding practices will make your work easier -- and your software more secure and scalable to boot.

    Written by Paul Rubens26 June 14 23:54
  • 3 Ways Women Are Driving Change in Tech

    It can be hard for women at the top of the corporate ladder to really drive change. (Its a challenge for men, too.) Moderating a panel at the recent Women in Technology Summit, though, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle discovered that women outside the C-suite are driving change at many technology companies. Credit a willingness to embrace analytics.

    Written by Rob Enderle09 June 14 23:03
  • Traversing the Labyrinth of Social Marketing Metrics

    Businesses still struggle to hone in on the most appropriate social metrics. Far too many firms emphasize vanity metrics when there remains little agreement over the true value of a follower, friend, retweet, reblog, pin or like.

    Written by Matt Kapko22 May 14 03:57
  • Leading-Edge UTM: What C-Level Execs Need to Know

    Network and boundary security are more important than ever for organizations of all sizes. A variety of security specialist firms now offer leading-edge virtual and physical devices for Unified Threat Management (UTM) to raise the security bar ever higher and respond proactively to zero-day threats.

    Written by Earl Follis and Ed Tittel13 May 14 22:35
  • Symantec Lays Out Advanced Threat Protection Roadmap

    With black hat hackers now outgunning legitimate organizations, the world's largest security company is adopting a new integrated approach to advanced threat protection.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud05 May 14 23:49
  • Has Social Media Become the Wild, Wild West for Marketers?

    Despite all the work and investment that has gone into social media, simplicity is still elusive for many marketers and brands. Executives from Facebook and Twitter talk about the challenge to make things less complex.

    Written by Matt Kapko26 April 14 05:54
  • 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.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell16 April 14 10:00
  • Pivotal Looks to Simplify Building 'Business Data Lakes'

    Pivotal unveils the Pivotal Big Data Suite, an all-you-can-eat software, support and maintenance platform that's designed to provide access to all the technologies required to build a business data lake with a single pricing metric.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 April 14 07:22
  • 6 IT Strategies to Stay Ahead of Data Center Trends

    Automation, virtualization, cloud computing -- these technology trends are transforming the data center and enabling companies to lower costs, increase flexibility and improve reliability. However, these shifts require IT, and their outsourcing providers, to rethink traditional strategies.

    Written by Stephanie Overby07 March 14 14:52
  • Target CIO Resignation Puts Retail CIOs on Alert

    As Beth Jacob's resignation from Target shows, retail CIOs are culpable for security breaches even though they might not have the resources in-house to protect the company.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige05 March 14 21:09
  • Smaller Businesses See Big Returns From Social Media

    A new study from LinkedIn reports a strong correlation between smaller businesses that are increasing social media spending in areas such as content marketing and lead generation and those achieving what it calls 'hyper growth.'

    Written by Matt Kapko13 Feb. 14 15:40