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Between The Lines Columnist Allstate Shares Hard Lessons In Driving Innovation
By Chris Murphy
Creating an innovation group was a small step. Learning from rejection and winning over skeptics was the real challenge.

Are We Giving CIOs An Inferiority Complex?
5 Ways To Survive The Coming IT Apocalypse

Big Data Supports Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts
Data integration, visualization and analysis tools help get medical help to people devastated by natural disasters like Sandy or Haiti's earthquake.

Apple Sells 3 Million iPads In 3 Days
Apple wouldn't say how many of them were iPad Minis and how many were its larger tablet. Still, IDC says Apple's share of the tablet market has dropped to 50%.

Election 2012: Where Are The PowerPoint Slides?
Our presidential candidates act like they're campaigning in 1912, not 2012. Did Ross Perot ruin charts forever?

Windows Phone 8: 5 BYOD Considerations
Windows Phone 8 could be a player in the enterprise. These five factors will be key to its success.

Smartphone Anti-Theft Database: What's Enterprise Impact?
Major U.S. phone carriers hope their new database will deter thieves. But experts say the plan won't soothe many enterprise data security concerns.

When IT Becomes A One Man Show
Investment firm Hearthstone laid off its IT team during the economic downturn. CTO Rob Meltz turned to cloud services and virtualization to keep the business running and growing.

"Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge." -- William Shakespeare


Smartphone Anti-Theft Database: What's Enterprise Impact?
When IT Becomes A One Man Show
Research: 2012 State of IT Staffing
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Service Virtualization: Real World Challenges, Real World Perspectives
E2 Innovate Conference & Expo

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"It is unrealistic to believe you can think of everything that could possibly go wrong ahead of time. That doesn't mean you don't plan for what you can think of but also don't beat yourself up very badly afterwards."
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Research: 2012 State of IT Staffing
Forty-seven percent of business technology pros we surveyed say staffing at their companies has increased over a year ago, and just 18% say it's decreased. The standout is app dev, with 25% of respondents putting it in the top two categories of growth. Find out what other skills are sought after and whether that demand translates into more hiring in this report.
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6 Most Evil Phishing Scams of 2012
As email-borne exploits grow increasingly sophisticated, all the time and money spent shoring up back-end network access channels could be for naught. Here's how to defend against attacks that prey on your end users. The first step: Know what you're up against.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management
Although MDM features have commoditized with little differentiation, the platforms are expanding deeper into enterprise mobile software and document management support. Enterprises should look not just at a vendor's MDM technology but also at how well it can support enterprise mobile needs
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Dealing with Advanced and Targeted Malware Attacks
Advanced malware targeting employee endpoints is a major threat to corporate intellectual property, regulated data and financial assets. Download this white paper to learn how advanced malware challenges traditional defenses to take advantage of the increased exposure of employee endpoints.
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8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.

Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.

Google Wallet Gets Real
Soon, Google's electronic payment system will be available on a plastic card, too.

10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Check out these 10 great apps that take advantage of the Samsung phablet's S Pen stylus.

Crapware Lives On Windows 8
Windows 8 is a clean slate in many ways. But one scourge that is not gone is crapware, a.k.a. bloatware, junkware, trialware, and stupid games that drag down the performance and experience of so many Windows PCs. We asked Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Samsung and Lenovo what they preload on their Windows 8 systems. Some PCs are cleaner than others. The surprise? A Microsoft store might be the best place to buy.


Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.   View Now

6 Reasons To Want Windows 8 Ultrabooks
10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch


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Cisco CEO John Chambers Ready For Battle
It's been a tough couple years for Cisco CEO John Chambers, but he has emerged from the struggle just as spry and confident as ever. CRN editor-at-large Chad Berndtson sits down with Chambers to talk about the competition and the future.   Watch

The Tech Industry & The Stimulus Money: Failure?
Alteryx: Big Data Analytics For Mere Mortals



Service Virtualization: Real World Challenges, Real World Perspectives
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