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  • Windows XP hack resurrects patches for retired OS

    A simple hack of Windows XP tricks Microsoft's update service into delivering patches intended for a close cousin of the aged OS, potentially extending support for some components until 2019, a security researcher confirmed today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer28 May 14 21:01
  • Traversing the Labyrinth of Social Marketing Metrics

    Businesses still struggle to hone in on the most appropriate social metrics. Far too many firms emphasize vanity metrics when there remains little agreement over the true value of a follower, friend, retweet, reblog, pin or like.

    Written by Matt Kapko22 May 14 03:57
  • CIOs Who Serve on Boards Sharpen Their Business Skills

    Relatively few CIOs sit on external corporate boards. But those who do come back to their day jobs with personal and professional insights that boost their careers -- and give their home companies a competitive edge.

    Written by Kim S. Nash29 April 14 22:55
  • 5 New Wireless Technologies for Today's Businesses

    Wireless technology changes quickly. This matters if you're running a business, as faster Wi-Fi can improve employee productivity as well as customer service. These advances in wireless tech are therefore worth watching.

    Written by John Brandon21 April 14 23:47
  • Most but not all sites have fixed Heartbleed flaw

    The world's top 1,000 websites have been patched to protect their servers against the "Heartbleed" exploit, but up to 2% of the top million were still vulnerable as of last week.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 April 14 21:21
  • 4 qualities to look for in a data scientist

    Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell16 April 14 10:00
  • How to Ensure SAM and SLM Compliance in Mobile Environments

    Software asset management and software license management aren't just for on-premises assets. Find out how they can help you ensure compliance with software policies and agreements across mobile devices as well.

    Written by Earl Follis and Ed Tittel09 April 14 22:43
  • U.S. hits H-1B cap with 'high number' of petitions

    The U.S. government said today it has reached the H-1B cap, and if this year is similar to previous years, 70% of applicants are under the age of 35, and a major portion will take jobs at offshore outsourcing companies.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 April 14 02:53
  • What is 3D printing?

    3D printers are the hottest new technology on the IT landscape. Everyone --users and vendors alike-- wants a piece of the pie and, with 3D systems now printing candy and food, they could get their wish; that is, an actual, edible piece of pie.

    Written by Julie Sartain24 March 14 11:10
  • Microsoft's Lync surging as PBX choice in North America

    Microsoft's Lync communications platform is making big gains as the IP PBX of choice, particularly in North America and particularly among larger businesses, Enterprise Connect attendees were told.

    Written by Tim Greene19 March 14 12:55
  • US-CERT urges XP users to dump IE

    People who plan to run Windows XP after Microsoft pulls the patch plug should dump Internet Explorer (IE) and replace it with a different browser, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said Monday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer11 March 14 15:27
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