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  • 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
  • How to Recover From a Twitter Hack

    Do you know what to do if your Twitter account is hacked? Here are four steps to take to regain control of your account and ensure it doesn't happen again.

    25 April 13 18:20 Written by Kristin Burnham
  • Coworking Offers Employees More Than Office Space

    Coworking promises to improve productivity while improving work-life balance. Whether you're an enterprise with remote employees who want a professional work environment or a start-up firm too small for your own office, you can benefit from coworking.

    05 Dec. 12 19:42 Written by Matthew Heusser
  • How Mobile Apps Developers Can Best Target Geolocation

    Geoloqi, a scrappy software development startup in Portland, Oregon, claims to be re-inventing the way companies build location-aware applications. Here's the story behind the company and geolocation technology.

    20 Nov. 12 13:48 Written by Matthew Heusser
  • How to set up a business-grade Wi-Fi network

    Setting up a robust Wi-Fi network for your business doesn't have to be a nerve-wrecking experience. CIO.com looks at seven key factors you need to consider, including access points, frequency bands, network management and the forthcoming 802.11ac standard.

    09 Oct. 12 13:05 Written by Paul Mah
  • 6 ways to use multiple displays with your laptop

    Here we highlight six ways to use multiple displays with a laptop, including a couple of portable solutions suited to traveling executives and alternatives for employees working from a laptop-based workstation.

    11 May 12 03:28 Written by Paul Mah
  • BlackBerry 6: Wipe Your Smartphone, Restore Factory Settings

    Many reasons exist for why you might want or need to "security wipe" a BlackBerry, or completely erase all personal data stored on your handheld: You got a new smartphone and plan to retire the older device; you're trading in your existing BlackBerry for a new one from your wireless carrier; you and a friend are swapping devices; you loaded too many applications or media and just want to start over from scratch; etc.

    15 Dec. 10 07:11 Written by Al Sacco
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