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GE Capital's Karen Blackie manages a follow-the-sun operating model

Karen Blackie, vice president of enterprise systems and data at GE Capital, oversees a team of 180 people in nine countries who handle design, development and operations of enterprisewide applications in a true follow-the-sun...


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IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products

When we asked IT pros to name their favorite products, six respondents from the retail industry described their go-to tools.

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Pure Storage CEO promises huge savings with flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, promises customers a savings of $500,000 -- and that's per storage appliance, per year.

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Review: Storm’s real-time processing comes at a price

The open source stream processing solution is proven reliable at scale, but difficult to learn and use

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Drones in the enterprise: The future of data collection

UAVs (popularly known as drones) have been in the news a lot lately. But are they really useful as business tools? Here are some tips for enterprise IT on things to keep in mind when deploying a drone.

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How data analytics can drive workforce diversity

Best known for driving hiring decisions and identifying skills gaps, data analytics can also deliver the visibility, workforce intelligence and employee engagement needed to improve gender, ethnic and racial diversity of IT teams.

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Location-based apps' next frontier: Indoors

Using your smartphone to get around inside will become increasingly popular, analysts say, everywhere from your own home to hospitals, hotels and other types of businesses.

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4 ways to jumpstart your career for less than $1,000

Is there anything better than putting on a jacket you haven’t worn in a while and discovering $20 in the pocket? Well, we’ve pushed that small pleasure up a notch and added a twist: If you suddenly had a spare $1,000, and wanted to...

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How TGI Fridays put mobile efficiency on the menu

Wait staff at the popular restaurant chain will soon be using tablets to zap orders to the kitchen while still interacting with diners.

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NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools

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Growing into an IT project management job

Many people find it's a good match for skills they already have. Formal training usually comes later, if at all.

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Getting an inside track on open source

These companies swear by the strategic advantages gained when their IT workers contribute to open-source projects. But strict guidelines are paramount.

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VMware, Balabit, SpectorSoft take unique approaches to log management

In this review, we compared three log managers: VMware’s Log Insight, Balabit’s Syslog-ng Professional Edition, and SpectorSoft’s SpectorSoft Server Manager. Each offers a way of gathering, compiling, and in the case of VMware, and to...

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Antivirus doesn’t work. So why are you still using it?

Standalone antivirus is no longer effective at stopping today’s increasingly sophisticated barrage of key loggers, backdoors, rootkits, Trojan horses, worms and spyware.

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Samsung: New Galaxy phones are built for enterprise use

The South Korean company company is pitching the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge as popular, stylish -- and secure -- alternatives for businesspeople who might otherwise be thinking about iPhones.

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How to monitor Wi-Fi traffic on Android devices

With these sniffer apps, instead of having to run captures on your bulky laptop, you can walk around with your Android tablet or phone tucked away in your pocket.

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Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Today's workers expect to be able to use their mobile devices to do their jobs, and companies are obliging, offering extensions to enterprise applications with interfaces that adapt to smaller screen sizes, thanks to responsive...

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Building IT for worst-case scenarios

The World Bank overhauls IT so it's better prepared to do business in global hotspots where war, disease and poverty may be among the challenges of everyday life.

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Will open source save the Internet of Things?

Middleware standards based on open source could be the glue that pulls IOT solutions together.

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