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If you haven’t invested in a product inventory system for your business yet, here’s what to consider before taking the leap.

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IT Challenges for Technical Universities

Managing IT at a university that specializes in technology comes with unique challenges -- and expectations. Are they realistic?

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Is Social Media a Waste of Time?

You can get big payoffs from Facebook and Twitter -- but only if you use it wisely, says our expert blogger, WePay CEO Bill Clerico.

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How to Get the Best Service From IT Vendors

Before you sign the contract, be sure you’ve spelled out the expectations and keep the long-term organizational plan in mind.

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The Unique Privileges of a Consultant CIO

Driving results is job No. 1 when a consultant makes the decisions.

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Thinking Like a Problem Solver in IT

Your workers need to be able to evaluate issues and find solutions under fire.

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Managing Security in the Health Care Industry

When it comes to data protection and IT policy enforcement, keeping it simple enables end users to do their jobs.

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Think Big When It Comes to Data Breaches

You might not face the same scrutiny as Apple when it comes to customer privacy, but you still have to plan, says data security expert Tsahy Shapsa.

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How to Reduce Smartphone Security Risks

Employees using their own smartphones for work? Here’s how to cope, says this mobile expert.

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4 Twitter Tips for Business Success

Ready to revamp (or launch) your Twitter business strategy? Veteran tweeter Alexis Wolfer shares her tips.

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2 Tech Investments Worth Making -- and 1 That Wasn’t

You can’t afford to make a mistake investing in IT, given the costs these days. IT pro Paul Thomson shares his experience.

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Are Your Employees Addicted to Social Media?

Get your employees to limit their social media habit, and you’ll see a boost in productivity. Expert Eric D. Darr shows you how.

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What’s Your Ultimate Tech Wish List?

IT pro Andrew S. Baker shares his vision of the perfect tech-enabled workplace, including optimal cloud solutions, mobile tech and more.

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How to Prevent Insider Attacks

Your biggest security threat might already be inside your firewall, says expert Chip Tsantes. Here’s how to combat insider attacks.

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How to Manage Tech Support in Today’s Chaotic Climate

Tech support is trickier now than ever. Our expert shows you how to optimize your IT operations.

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Mobile Hot Spot: How to Choose the Right One

Want the best mobile hot spot? Think DIY, says our expert blogger.

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The Legal Risk of Your Employees’ Online Habits

You’ll be held accountable if employees break the law online, explains our expert blogger.

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Is the BlackBerry History?

The iPhone rules the day -- even for small businesses, says our expert blogger.

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Was Biz Stone Wrong to Leave Twitter?

The skills you need to get a startup going aren’t necessarily what it takes to run a mature business, explains our expert blogger.

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The Next Disruptive Technologies Are …

Our expert blogger predicts.

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3 Gadgets That Transformed Business

Three powerful tools have kept our organization nimble, says our expert blogger, CTO of Smarterer, Michael Kowalchik. Have you adopted them yet?

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Sony Hacked Again: How to Avoid a Giant Data Breach

Keep track of data coming in and out of your network, and you have no reason to worry, says our expert blogger.

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Get a Grip on Your Mobile Devices -- and Your Budget

Mobility is rapidly evolving, as seen by Verizon’s recent move to eliminate unlimited data plans for new customers.

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How Apple’s iCloud Changes Business

Apple’s new iCloud offers cloud-minded IT pros some clout. But there are factors to consider about cloud storage, says our cloud-storage expert.

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Use the Cloud to Go Mobile

When it comes to the mobile cloud, small businesses lead the way, says Raffi Tchakmakjian.

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Small Business Video: Life After the Flip

Want to enhance your brand with online video? Our expert blogger from VideoGenie tells you how.

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How to Recover From a Social Media Mistake

Managing a company’s social reputation requires media-savvy strategies -- especially in a crisis, says global digital strategist Dallas Lawrence.

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How Do You Manage Mobile?

Your end users’ demand for apps is something you need to plan for now, not in the future, explains expert John Crupi.

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Tech Trends That Are Changing Business

CTO Vivek Sagi talks about current tech trends, what’s here to stay and what you should avoid investing in.

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Talking Tech to Non-techies

Yes, the tech communications gap can be bridged, says our expert blogger. But it takes some work on your part.

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Meet the Challenges of Tech Support

For small businesses, it’s often difficult to assess how to handle tech needs. Zack Schuler, CEO of Cal Net Technology Group, shares his advice.

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What You Need to Know About Browser Support

Figuring out browser support can be a pain for IT. Andrew Voelker, CTO of BornToSell.com, shows you how to manage the ongoing challenge.

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The Future of 3-D Video

3-D video is a hot new trend, and you may be tempted to invest in it. Don’t do it yet, advises CEO Keith Olwell. Here’s why.

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New Gadgets for Your Employees?

Don’t let the gadgetheads determine what you buy, advises T.J. Bloom, COO of MDL Technology. Do your homework first when it comes to adopting new tech gadgets.

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Should You Block Employee Web Surfing?

Limiting access can stifle creativity and productivity, says blogger Chris Augeri. Instead, put the proper tools in place to protect your business.

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Should You Hire a Pro for SEO?

Don’t underestimate the value of an SEO strategy, cautions Mike Evangelist of Code 42 Software. Consider what SEO experts can do for you.

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RFID Makes Nightly Inventory Possible

If you work in retail, you can’t afford to ignore RFID, says Dan Smith, CIO of historic Hudson’s Bay Company, founded by England’s King Charles II.

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How to Keep up With Compliance

IT managers in the financial industry must continuously adapt to changes in regulatory requirements -- and changes in technology. Here, systems engineer Ross Maurer shows you how.

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How to Find the Right SaaS Provider

When it comes to SaaS and the cloud, you have to do your homework: Vet your provider and you’ll keep your software running, says Greg Menard, expert in hosted VoIP communications.

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Stay Ahead of the Tech Curve

Keep up with the latest technology -- but use only the tools that give you a competitive edge and fit your budget.

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How Tablets Are Changing Business

Both advertising agencies and content producers must adapt to the way tablets are changing life, advises CEO/CTO Ming Chan, founder of The1stMovement.

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Why Net Neutrality Is Important

Without Net neutrality, small businesses will struggle to keep up with the big guys, says Matt Coffman, CTO of iGoDigital.

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Mobile Apps for Small Business

If you have a mobile website, do you need an app? Don’t discount the coolness factor and don’t go too crazy as you consider an app for the iPad, says this expert in financial institution app development.

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Is Groupon Good for Business?

It’s not really about the technology, says restaurant chain IT manager Abin Sapkota. You need to decide whether Groupon and other reward services fit with your business model.

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The Splinternet: A Global Business Challenge

Dealing with market-specific IT solutions presents real obstacles when you do global business. It takes nimble and creative IT work and communication with the business side to be successful.

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Lessons Learned From Failure

The worst kind of failure is failing to see how your world is changing, says IT manager Ryan Anderson. Lesson learned: Embrace the changes that threaten your organization or your IT department.

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How to Prevent Data Breaches

Mobile device risks can be a real IT pain. CIO David Muntz explains why you can’t afford to take the potential for damage from data breaches lightly.

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Finding the Right Skill Set

When you hire a new IT employee, you need to evaluate for core skills, an ability to be a team player and a willingness to do what it takes.

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Mobile Pay Can Give You an Edge

Offering mobile payment options gives you a competitive advantage.

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Integrate Cloud Solutions With Caution

Financial companies should be wary about protecting sensitive data when it comes to integrating cloud solutions with existing systems, says our expert.

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Top Online Security Concerns for 2011

The recent Gawker attack -- where hackers decrypted thousands of weak passwords -- underscores the importance of strong and secure passwords. Find out what other security issues will be at the forefront of 2011.

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