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  • A simple cure for the cybersecurity skills shortage

    An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field.

  • Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

    Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

  • Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

    Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:

  • Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion

    Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.

  • Leave the CIO alone

    Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

  • Addressing WAN edge networking complexity with SDN and NFV

    As enterprises add mobile users, virtualized services, and public and private clouds, they're running into constraints that threaten to limit their ability to scale their network infrastructure appropriately. Contrary to what many assume, the constraints are not so much bandwidth and cost, the real culprit is complexity.

  • Paul Glen: The benefits of an unstructured career

    Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.

  • Putting the 'B' in BRM

    How can you have a business relationship management program that doesn't include input from the business units?

  • Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

    Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

  • Jonny Evans: Wearable computing means the death of the smartphone

    For wearables to really take off, they will have to cannibalize the smartphone, just as mobile devices have cannibalized the PC.

  • The Enterprise of Things

    Consumers will lead the charge to the Internet of Things, but enterprise adaptation will not be far behind. Will your IT department be ready?

  • Ron Miller: When will we start taking security seriously?

    And what is going to have to happen before we see that we must set the smartest minds on coming up with newer, safer and less complicated security methods?

  • 15 mysteries about the Moto 360 smartwatch

    We've seen pictures and videos of Motorola's round smartwatch. But the most important facts are still unknown, and Mike Elgan has a lot of questions.

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    Evan Schuman: Can Starbucks get people to use its app to pay for dry cleaning?

    The coffee purveyor has indicated it wants to move in that direction. But so do other companies, and they all have some hurdles to overcome.

  • Ready for your electronic tattoo?

    Electronic tattoos are the ultimate wearable computer. There's no telling what a patch of electronics stuck to your body somewhere and connected wirelessly to a smartphone can do once app developers get involved.

  • Seagate's latest: Drive fast, App slow

    The data transfer speed improvements that Seagate has made to their drives is remarkably impressive.

  • Evan Schuman: Is MasterCard's fraud program just another data grab?

    It offers slightly greater payment convenience, but at what cost?

  • Paul Glen: Motivating the mercenaries

    To get your projects done, you'll need to motivate your people to perform, no matter where their loyalties lie.

  • Preston Gralla: With Comcast deal, say goodbye to the Internet as we've known it

    With little or no competition, Comcast will have little reason to increase speed or lower the cost of broadband, or any impetus to preserve Net neutrality.

  • Thornton May: Reflections on inflections

    Every day, contemporary executives confront a series of inflection points, where received wisdom is no longer adequate.

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