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Sinkholes Can Be Profitable with the Right Approach

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Cisco Systems is out with an Executive Viewpoint piece on turning IT sinkholes into profitable areas. It could be helpful information for CIOs plagued with ongoing problems. The report, available via TechTarget.com, isn’t just a sales piece. Well, it is, but even sales pieces can impart wisdom. We have stripped out the marketing verbiage to […]

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Does Chromebook Make Sense for Business?

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Google is working hard to make its Chromebook more suited for the world of business. But does it make sense for your business? Would you as CIO add it to your company’s laptop collection? Google announced that it is “taking a big step toward making it even easier for companies to select Chromebooks as their […]

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Six Things CIOs Should Know About Disaster Recovery

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OK, admit it, short of felonious hackers, nothing keeps more CIOs awake than the thoughts of disaster and its attendant recovery. It’s a compelling problem that we can all learn from thanks to the disasters of others. As EnterpriseStorageForum.com observes, “Disaster recovery used to be a costly affair. You built a duplicate site in some […]

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Are You Ready for the Next Natural Disaster?

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Just in time for the peak of hurricane season, it’s National Preparedness Month. Are you ready for the next natural disaster? Do you need to be? It’s the 11th year the month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been in existence. (Don’t feel bad if you forgot – who can keep track?) The […]

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Are You Making these Backup Mistakes?

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You may think your organization is protected against system failures. But, are you making mistakes with your backup systems that could come back to haunt you. Janco Associate Inc. has put together a list of what it calls “Top 10 Mistakes Made by IT Groups.” Sure the company is trying to sell something but that […]

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Frustration of Congestion on the Internet

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Internet congestion is real one of the founders of the Internet says (and no, it’s not Al Gore) but he downplays its significance because of the limited amount of time it happens daily. But that begs the question: is any congestion acceptable and any less frustrating? In a PC World magazine article, David Clark, a […]

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Are Code Schools the Answer for Talent Needs?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment picture for web developers is projected to grow about 20 percent for the six-year period from 2012 to 2018. Intensive education programs in web code are being put forth as the solution, but are they the answer for the talent shortage? Patrick Gray, who works for […]