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  • How to secure your router and home network

    Many users don't realize it, but their internet router is the most important electronic device in their home and is an attractive target for attackers.

    09 July 16 04:03 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

    24 May 14 04:00 Written by Zach Miners
  • 3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

    It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

    24 March 14 12:56 Written by John Brandon
  • 5 tips for data manipulation in Excel

    If you work with data much, you don't need a statistical model to predict that the odds of consistently getting data in the format you need for analysis are pretty low. Those who do a great deal of data cleaning and reformatting often turn to scripting languages like Python or specialty tools such as OpenRefine or R.

    04 March 14 14:05 Written by Sharon Machlis
  • 7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

    Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.

    11 Feb. 14 13:44 Written by Paul Rubens
  • Understanding How SDN and NFV Can Work Together

    As software-defined networking and network function virtualization begin to take hold in the enterprise, it's worth examining each concept to see how they complement each other. The end result: More generic network hardware and more open software.

    28 Jan. 14 15:54 Written by Ed Tittel
  • 7 Ways to Boost Your Klout Score

    Your Klout score serves as an important indicator of your social media influence. These tips will help you increase your Klout score while also improving social engagement.

    28 Jan. 14 13:43 Written by James A. Martin
  • 8 Ways to Use Google Glass on the Job

    Google Glass isn't without its limitations -- not to mention privacy concerns -- but Google Glass 'Explorers' are finding many ways to use the device to work smarter and faster. The key to more widespread adoption, though, will be seamless integration into existing technology workflows.

    22 Jan. 14 13:43 Written by James A. Martin
  • How to Prepare Your Small Business for Tech Success

    Take some time in the early days of 2014 to improve the computer setup in your home office or small business. These security, networking, storage and productivity tips will help you work faster once you get back to business as usual.

    14 Jan. 14 13:49 Written by Paul Mah
  • How to Mitigate Business Risk Using SAM and SLM Tools

    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.

    18 Dec. 13 15:30 Written by Earl Follis and Ed Tittel
  • 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.

    16 Dec. 13 22:15 Written by Victoria Ivey
  • How to Create an Effective Business Continuity Plan

    Natural and manmade disasters underscore the challenges of seamless disaster recovery in the real world. Having a comprehensive business continuity plan isn't just an IT concern; though. Nothing less than the survival of your company is at stake.

    14 Nov. 13 13:45 Written by Ed Tittel and Kim Lindros
  • Why CRM Financial Analysis Always Fails

    A smart person once said, 'As long as you're asking the wrong questions, it doesn't matter what answers you come up with.' When it comes to making the business case for CRM, the CFO is likely to ask too many of the wrong questions.

    07 Nov. 13 19:36 Written by David Taber
  • '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.

    05 Nov. 13 19:32 Written by Matthew Heusser
  • 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.

    29 Oct. 13 12:46 Written by Vangie Beal
  • Learn to build a PC in under two minutes

    Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we'll show you how to build one in less than two minutes.

    25 Sept. 13 20:24 Written by Nick Barber
  • Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

    Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

    23 Aug. 13 16:54 Written by Nick Barber
  • Should you keep using Windows XP?

    Mae Watson's aging computer still works fine. She asked if she should give up XP before next spring.

    22 July 13 16:02 Written by Lincoln Spector
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