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The Hobbit's Big Data Challenge | 6 Things Microsoft Must Do Now

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Between The Lines Columnist 6 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2013
By Paul McDougall
This could be a make or break year as Microsoft looks to establish itself in mobile, cloud and other hot new markets while fending off challenges to its Windows franchise.

Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
Why One SMB Sticks With Windows XP: Truckload Of Toner

The Hobbit' Creates Big Data Challenge For Moviemaker
Emerging video technologies create data-driven challenges for entertainment industry.

Apple Tests iPhone 6? Not A Shocker
Server logs show that Apple is already working on the next-generation of its iPhone and iOS platform. Um, no kidding.

NASA Details 2013 Plans
NASA plans continued exploration of Mars and the night sky, continued missions to the International Space Station, and numerous satellite and spacecraft missions.

5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.

5 Data Center Trends For 2013
Energy efficiency will continue to be a major focus of data center operations over the coming year, but that's not all we'll see.

5 Social Business Predictions For 2013
Expect evolution, not revolution, and a Facebook fail.

"The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job." -- Michael Gerber


5 Data Center Trends For 2013
5 Social Business Predictions For 2013
Research: 2012 Mobility/BYOD Staffing Survey
WebSphere V8.5 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide
10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
Is Your Network Ready for BYOD?
InformationWeek 2013 U.S. IT Salary Survey

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Research: 2012 Mobility/BYOD Staffing Survey
IT's forging ahead with mobile computing but may not be able to find people with needed skills -- or the budget to pay for them. While 15% of survey respondents plan to increase staff in the area of mobility in the next year, 38% of those who identify it as a top area of staffing increase say a shortage of workers is holding them back from adopting mobile tech, and 19% worry that salary demands will exceed their budgets.
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Research: Mobile Security's Missing Link
We hear a lot about controlling devices and data. But there's a third consideration that's just as critical -- and a lot less high profile. Don't let an intense focus on employee mobile devices leave you exposed via insecure apps.
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WebSphere V8.5 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide
Download this report to learn about the concepts, planning, and design of IBM WebSphere Application Server environments. This book is aimed at IT architects and consultants who want more information for the planning and designing of application-serving environments, ranging from small to large, and complex implementations.
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Windows 8 and BYOD, Embrace the Trend
Mobile devices that are entering the market and workplace need to strike a balance between security and usability. This white paper reveals how Dell's new Windows 8 devices have been designed from the ground up with BYOD in mind. Find out how they embrace both personal and professional needs of end users and IT needs.
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10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
Check out these 10 gems that stood out from the crowd of 700,000 Android apps.

6 Ways IT Still Fails The Business
IT leaders should prepare their teams to avoid these mistakes in 2013.

12 Best iPhone, iPad Apps Of 2012
You already know about Skype, Instagram and Angry Birds. Check out these business-friendly iPhone and iPad apps you may not have tried, plus an amusing diversion or two.

10 Essential Android Apps For Work, Home
Do you use your own Android phone at work? These 10 apps go the distance between home and office.

Top 10 Tech Fails Of 2012
Sometimes technology disappoints. Here are some of the products, services and companies that let us down in 2012.


Top 10 Tech Fails Of 2012
Sometimes technology disappoints. Here are some of the products, services and companies that let us down in 2012.   View Now

Facebook's 2012 Highs And Lows
12 Gifts For The End Of The World


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How To Outsource Your Life With Exec
BYTE tried out Exec's business concierge service at the W Hotel, for only $25/hour. Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on InformationWeek's Valley View to give us a deeper dive into the tech driving the service and how he plans to expand.   Watch

SugarSync 2.0: More Convenient, More Enterprise Focus
ClearStory: The Convergence of Big Data Analytics



Is Your Network Ready for BYOD?
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InformationWeek 2013 U.S. IT Salary Survey
For the 16th consecutive year, InformationWeek is conducting its U.S. IT Salary Survey. To date, more than 200,000 IT professionals have participated in this survey. Take our survey now, and be eligible to win some great prizes.
Survey ends Jan. 18

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