7 Ways Businesses Use Hadoop

Hadoop is one of the best big data wranglers around, so big and small companies alike can trust it with any customer data set they throw at it. Here are seven ways businesses of all sizes can use Hadoop beyond its more obvious applications. Hadoop power users, like eBay and AOL, are known to use…

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Top 8 Task Management Apps for Managers

If you are a manager who is strapped for time – and always on the go – these 8 proven management apps can help you work more efficiently from your iPad or other mobile device. Managers are a busy bunch, and any help they can get is almost always welcomed. If you are a manager…

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5 CRM Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Is your CRM system still serving your company’s needs? Here are five common CRM mistakes, as well as tips on how you can avoid making them. You are probably very familiar with the selection of customer relationship management (CRM) software available to you, but is your company getting the most out of your CRM? Even…

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5 IT Security Tools You Should Know

Traditional security tools can’t always protect you from emerging cyber threats. Here are five innovative security tools you should know to keep you one step ahead of the hackers.   The daily news often brings horror stories of companies that have been hacked. From malware and spyware, to DDoS attacks and hijacked USB drives, IT…

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4 Ways to Backup Your Data in the Cloud

Backing up your data off-site is easier than ever, but you need to examine your needs in depth before choosing this important service. If you are updating your data backup strategy, consider these four tips for backing up data in the cloud.   Every IT manager knows that backing up data is essential to protecting…

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Top 4 Reasons Why Windows 8 Is Struggling

Despite the buzz and a consumer market hungry for new mobile technology, Windows 8 is struggling to make sales. Here are four major reasons why Microsoft’s anticipated release just isn’t performing as planned.   Not long after the anticipated launch of Windows 8, rumors started flying about the Microsoft product’s lackluster sales. The accompanying Surface…

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3 Things You Can Do to Ensure Infrastructure Security

No matter how quickly IT security practices progress, security threats often seems to outpace them. Threats are becoming more technically sophisticated and harder to detect. Not only do security attacks result in economic consequences, but they also impact the reliability of critical business infrastructure. As workloads move into the cloud, businesses lose control over who…

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4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Mobile App

The mobile app industry is booming, but is your company getting left in the dust? As smartphones continue to grow in popularity, the web has broken free from its desktop confinements – now it can go everywhere its users go. This shift in the way people access the Internet also calls for a shift in…

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Top 5 Complaints and 5 Praises of Microsoft Surface

With its hip advertising and welcomed alternative offering to iPad, the Microsoft Surface tablet was one of the most anticipated gadgets of the year. But, as with most gadgets, Surface has both its fans and its critics. Before you drop hundreds of dollars on Microsoft’s spunky tablet, consider these top five praises – and top…

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4 Ways Virtualization Means Big Business for the Storage Market

2013 could be called the “Year of Innovation” for the storage industry. Increased growth in enterprise and personal data, larger application workloads, and demand for greater performance all contributed to the need to innovate. NAND flash, advanced networking capabilities, and automated tiering software have helped companies handle growing storage volumes. However, none of these advancements…

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