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  • 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.

  • How to Build a Customer Loyalty Program

    By Jen A. Miller | 25 March, 2014 12:48

    Boston-based restaurant chain b.good started its customer loyalty program with email 12 years ago because, well, it couldn't afford much else. As the chain has grown, so has its rewards program, which now has 53,000 'Family' members using keycards and smartphone apps to connect with b.good.

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