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  • How to Pick the Best Browser for Your Enterprise

    By John Brandon | 09 December, 2014 03:16

    Knowing which browser to deploy in a large company is no easy task. The default option is Internet Explorer, but many users balk at this older, more cumbersome browser that seems to attract the most malware. Google Chrome gets most of the attention these days (as proven by a growing market share) and Mozilla Firefox offers good compatibility and speed. To determine which browser is the best for business, it's important to keep tabs of the latest improvements. Here's a look at the Big 3 with an eye on the enterprise.

  • 10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

    By Sean McCown | 17 September, 2014 23:31

    Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do's and don'ts to help light the way. While some are RDBMS-specific, most of these tips apply to any relational database.

  • How to Protect Personal, Corporate Information When You Travel

    By Jen A. Miller | 29 July, 2014 22:58

    Before flying from Rome to Philadelphia earlier this summer, I stopped in the hotel lobby to print my boarding pass. The hotel had one computer dedicated solely to this task. It was the only public computer available to guests. I could access only airline websites and input my name and confirmation number for the ticket. That was it.

  • Six ways to prevent a breach like the one at AT&T

    By Antone Gonsalves | 18 June, 2014 22:42

    A data breach like the one recently reported by AT&T demonstrates that security policies alone are only a paper tiger without the technological teeth to make sure they are enforced, experts say.

  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    By Zach Miners | 24 May, 2014 04:00

    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.

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  • The never-ending quest to dethrone email

    By Serdar Yegulalp | 21 January, 2015 01:47

    Build a better mousetrap, as the cliché has it, and the world will beat a path to your door. That line of thinking has even been applied to the most rudimentary corners of the technology world: standards and protocols that have stuck around for decades, yet viewed as creaky and badly in need of replacement. But few old-guard standards have seen as many pretenders to the throne as the SMTP/POP3/IMAP email triumvirate has. If only someone could come up with an alternative that did everything email did but better, more securely, and with less hassle, wouldn't it be worth it?

  • Finding critical business data -- fast

    By Howard Baldwin | 15 December, 2014 22:40

    A lot of security processes failed during the breach of Target's systems during last year's holiday season, but one surprising revelation was that the retailer actually did receive security alerts about the malware in its system. Yet because the security team was bombarded with alerts -- estimated at hundreds per day -- it couldn't adequately prioritize them.

  • WebRTC close to tipping point as Cisco, Microsoft announce products

    By Matt Weinberger | 22 November, 2014 01:07

    It was all the way back in the Spring of 2011 that Google released WebRTC, its nascent real-time, browser-based, HTML5-powered, no-plugin-required video chat project to the public. In the three and a half years since, the Internet Engineering Task Force and the W3C have been working together to try to formalize the standard, prepare the stable 1.0 release, and get it ready for prime time.

  • Why AT&T and Sprint just announced business conferencing services

    By Matt Hamblen | 19 November, 2014 07:54

    Separate announcements Tuesday for business conferencing services, one from AT&T and the other from Sprint, highlight the radically changing business models at U.S. wireless carriers.

  • Evernote's quest to change the world through productivity software

    By Matt Weinberger | 19 November, 2014 04:00

    In early October, Evernote CEO Phil Libin debuted new features designed to make the immensely popular note-taking software friendlier to the enterprise: Work Chat, Context and presentation mode.

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