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  • How to collect and analyze data from 100,000 weather stations

    If you want to understand what it takes to collect, track and analyze reams of data, just check the weather. There are constant fluctuations, scores of data points and intense interest from all over the planet. Analyze the data correctly and someone in the state of Washington knows whether or not to wear a raincoat. Do it poorly and there might be a massive traffic pileup from people driving too fast on slick roads.

    Written by John Brandon16 June 15 23:14
  • How to find the perfect project manager

    CIO David L. Stevens say project managers are critical to his organization's success, so much so that he shook up the org chart soon after he started in his post.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt11 June 15 06:37
  • Why Pinterest's 'Buy It' button is big for online retailers

    Later this month, Pinterest users will be able to purchase some of the products they "pin" without leaving Pinterest's app or website. The new "Buy It" button will show up next to the "Pin It" button that appears when you're about to pin an image of a pair of shoes you like or a coffee table you've had your eye on.

    Written by Lauren Brousell11 June 15 01:20
  • Planning is key to project management success

    Pick any major event, trip or undertaking in your life and think about the time, energy and work put into making sure everything went off without a hitch. Then think about the stress and aggravation you experienced those times when things didn't go as planned.

    Written by Moira Alexander11 June 15 00:25
  • Slack in the wild: Is the collaboration app a hit or a myth?

    Slack is one of those rare business tools that comes along once in a while that shifts the technology landscape. In a nutshell, Slack is a team collaboration app that essentially turns email into a group effort, allowing users to create channels where discussions take place in public so everyone can participate. While Slack has some serious competition from apps like Convo and Circuit, it seems to be gaining the most momentum.

    Written by John Brandon09 June 15 01:16
  • IT pros say Google slowly infiltrating enterprise, education

    Google's impact on the enterprise market may not have been obvious at its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco last week, but the implications of the company's growing involvement and interest in business applications are strong. Google's suite of apps for work and education continue to help organizations cut costs while improving communication, productivity and collaboration across teams.

    Written by Matt Kapko05 June 15 00:15
  • Videoconferencing do's and don'ts (with video!)

    When it comes to videoconferencing, Daniel Post Senning would like to remind you the game is yours to win -- or lose. "Your ability to handle and manage [videoconferencing] tools says something about your professional brand and who you are," says Senning, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BNPI7FQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BNPI7FQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=emilypostcom-20">Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World, Living Well Online</a> and spokesperson with The Emily Post Institute. And that includes not just your technical savvy, but your social skills as well, Senning says.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt03 June 15 20:36
  • Should you outsource your project management?

    There can be many benefits to outsourcing your company's project management functions, with equally as many pitfalls. There aren't any one-size-fits-all solutions based on your industry, type or size of business. Just as you would with different project management methodologies, consider the risks and rewards carefully and take the time to thoroughly evaluate why outsourcing project management may or may not be a good move for your organization.

    Written by Moira Alexander02 June 15 02:17
  • Collaboration companies argue their case at Demo Traction

    The recent Demo Traction event showcased a host of young companies that are gaining market momentum.  Each gave their pitch and then answered to a panel of judges.  If it is important for you to stay on the up and up with emerging technologies, this is must watch stuff.

    Written by John Dix08 May 15 06:16
  • Big data companies argue their case at Demo Traction

    The recent Demo Traction event showcased a host of young companies that are gaining market momentum.  Each gave their pitch and then answered to a panel of judges.  If it is important for you to stay on the up and up with emerging technologies, this is must watch stuff.

    Written by John Dix08 May 15 06:10
  • Microsoft's Spartan browser vs. the rest: How will it stack up?

    Microsoft's upcoming Spartan browser is set to be the first big new release in the desktop browser market for quite some time, upsetting a tentative equilibrium that has existed for roughly the past two years.

    Written by Jon Gold14 April 15 20:57
  • 7 ways to save money with hybrid cloud backup

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Robert J. Gibbons Jr., CTO, Datto, Inc.14 April 15 04:47
  • iPaaS: A new approach to cloud Integration

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Craig Stewart, Senior Director of Product Management, SnapLogic01 April 15 06:37
  • How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

    Most financial service firms, which includes banking and insurance companies, are engaged in a big data project to increase the pace of innovation and uncover game-changing business outcomes. The pressing challenge now is how to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly. 

    Written by By Vince Dell'Anno and Brian McCarthy, Accenture Analytics26 March 15 02:19
  • Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

    In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 15 02:23
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