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How to work out the kinks in the cloud

Large organizations are feeling the pressure to push ahead with software-defined data centers, even if they must build them using immature technologies.

SolidWorks talks about what’s next in 3D design

Simulation, parallel development, built-in collaboration and 3D printing help further streamline product development.

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Teaching entrepreneurship family style

Not everyone can grow up with a parent who launches new tech companies, but those who do have some lessons to share with the rest of us.

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How to secure Apple and Android mobile devices using 802.1X

Understanding all the 802.1X client settings can certainly help during deployment and support of an enterprise network.

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3 ways for CIOs to understand their company’s bottom line

Plenty of CIOs pay lip service to “aligning with the business,” but to truly succeed, they need a deep knowledge of how the company makes money.

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Why disaster recovery planning can save lives

After Hurricane Katrina left its mark on Louisiana, the CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers says the need a disaster recovery plan hit home.

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Building a private cloud, of sorts, with OwnCloud

You can decide which items you want shared with others, which devices you can access that data on and what apps you want to access that data. Linux know-how is a big plus.

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Wanted for hire: Engineers with ideas of their own

Cambridge Consultants depends on the creativity of its engineers to solve problems for its clients.

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5 ways to prepare for Internet of Things security threats

Excitement over IoT benefits may soon give way to concern over the uncertain security outlook.

Book Review: Brain Gain: How innovative cities create job growth in an age of disruption

There’s a new book out that could serve you personally, and might save your community at the same time. It’s Brain Gain: How Innovative Cities Create Job Growth in an Age of Disruption (2014) by Robert Bell, John Jung, and Louis...

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New IT outsourcing model boosts bottom line

Spinoffs, buyouts, divestitures and focused acquisitions improve operating margins and bolster the bottom line for IT service providers -- and their customers.

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IT resume makeover: Top 11 tips from 2014

Over the past year, our resume experts and career consultants have helped numerous IT professionals put their best foot forward. Here are the top 11 tips from 2014's IT Resume Makeover series.

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Data analytics scores marketing wins for the Texas Rangers

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

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Gamification pitfalls and how companies are avoiding them

Organizations are expanding their use of gamification to reap additional benefits.

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Review: Spark lights a fire under big data processing

Apache Spark brings high-speed, in-memory analytics to Hadoop clusters, crunching large-scale data sets in minutes instead of hours

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How to create seamless mobile security for employees

If your organization’s security procedures are disruptive and clunky, frustrated employees will figure out how to get around them. Here’s how three companies created a secure and seamless experience for end users.

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Getting started with power-line networking

Power-line networking makes use of your electrical lines to give you a de facto wired network. It gives you the range of a wired network without any of the mess or the need to run cable behind the walls.

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Pharma company prefers vertical industry cloud

Biotech company Questcor Pharmaceuticals relies on a cloud service tailored to the specific needs of the life sciences industry--and its regulations.

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