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Between The Lines Columnist Microsoft's Big Hits And Misses Of 2012
By Paul McDougall
The past year saw some big wins, and big setbacks, for Microsoft. And then there's the special case of Windows 8.

Microsoft Surface RT Best Tablet Ever, 'Reviewers' Gush
Dell, HP Windows 8 'Atom' Tablets Delayed Until 2013

Oracle Buys Eloqua: Watch Out Salesforce?
Eloqua buy represents the latest move in Oracle's "marketing cloud" acquisitions duel with

12 Gifts For The End Of The World
Some believe the world will end on December 21, 2012; NASA insists it won't. We've assembled a list of a few useful tools for any outcome.

Flipboard Android Tablet Version Debuts
Flipboard now runs on Android tablets, including the high-resolution Nexus 10.

6 Dell Storylines To Watch In 2013
With Tuesday's purchase of Credant, Dell has bought 19 companies in the last four years. But what does all the activity mean for the company's future?

Social Enterprise 2013: Opportunities And Obstacles
Big changes such as integrating social tools with business take time. Remember that in slow-moving revolutions, the persistent are as likely to be successful as the bold.

PR Gone Wild, 2012: 12 Hall Of Shamers
We get a lot of bad public relations pitches during a year, but these 12 speak for themselves. Enjoy, but please think carefully before paying for a FaceTime facelift.

CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." -- Barack Obama


PR Gone Wild, 2012: 12 Hall Of Shamers
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
Research: 2012 Mobility/BYOD Staffing Survey
Not All Enterprise Social Networking Solutions Are Equal
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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Not All Enterprise Social Networking Solutions Are Equal
Social business software is gaining a lot of attention in organizations today. Employees expect to have the same, or better, social collaboration capabilities in the workplace as in their personal lives. This paper discusses the cost and operational advantages of tightly integrating enterprise social platforms with existing IT infrastructure.
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Lessons Learned from a Successful, Business-Focused Data Center Strategy
A new report from Gartner Research tells the real-life story of a large enterprise that needed to improve its data center availability and continuity. It was a major undertaking, and there are lessons to be learned from all aspects of the project -- from setting the objectives, to formulating the strategy, all the way through to implementing the project.
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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.

7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
You have a multitude of cloud storage choices beyond Dropbox, for enterprise and personal use. But make sure you understand the differences.

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.

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.

Google Nexus 10: My First Month
After almost two years of iPad use, I've been living with a Google Nexus 10 tablet for the past month. Google's iPad rival does not disappoint.


10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
Check out these 10 gems that stood out from the crowd of 700,000 Android apps.   View Now

Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA
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Kaggle Crowdsources The Data Scientist Problem
Kaggle CEO Anthony Goldbloom describes how his company uses crowdsourcing to bring data scientists to organizations that need them, using competitions to spur innovation.   Watch

SugarSync 2.0: More Convenient, More Enterprise Focus
Dwolla Builds Mobile Payment Network Of The Future



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