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  • How to use video to improve IT recruiting

    Sure, video killed the radio star, but the technology is breathing new life into inefficient, time-consuming and stale recruiting practices and allowing organizations to cut time-to-hire while increasing talent quality.

    Written by Sharon Florentine13 July 15 23:55
  • Why the open source business model is a failure

    Open source software companies must move to the Cloud and add proprietary code to their products to succeed. The current business model is recipe for failure.

    Written by Paul Rubens06 July 15 23:27
  • When it comes to mobile apps, IT is ‘slow, poor and weak'

    When 80 percent of employees say mobile technology is critical for getting their job done, but the same number say they haven't asked their IT department for the apps they need because they don't think they'd get what they need, that's a sure sign of trouble.

    Written by Mary Branscombe24 June 15 23:24
  • Why workers want self-service IT

    The pendulum is in full swing toward employees empowered to make tech choices at work and away from traditional IT departments. A new survey found that workers are seeking self-service IT, driven in large part by cool consumer tech, "freemium" cloud services and an autocratic IT department whose slow, conservative ways aren't able to keep up with the urgent demand of business technology.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige17 March 15 01:20
  • How machine learning ate Microsoft

    At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

    Written by Mary Branscombe20 Feb. 15 02:27
  • Nokia's X phone line: What will Microsoft do with it?

    Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks? Three analysts attending the Mobile World Congress gave three different perspectives.

    Written by Matt Hamblen24 Feb. 14 17:46
  • IT hiring goes multimedia

    IT job seekers embrace social media, video and graphics to enhance their resumes and set themselves apart from other job applicants.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt04 Nov. 13 10:05
  • Analysis: Why I'm not sold on mobile video chat

    Prior to CES, there were only a handful of phones with front-facing cameras: the iPhone 4, the EVO 4G and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G to name a few. This year's CES was all about 4G, for sure, but video chat is definitely one of the apps carriers love to use as an example of how great the next generation of data speeds is.

    Written by Ginny Mies09 Jan. 11 04:55
  • Google voice chat not ready for business--or is it?

    Google's new Gmail calling may be a great way for consumers to make free and low-cost voice calls, but the service isn't quite ready for business customers using Google Apps, the search giant's suite of cloud-based productivity programs.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci26 Aug. 10 08:26