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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 19:30 PM

Hot IT Tool: The Typewriter

Recent reports say the Russian government is purchasing typewriters—presumably in response to leaks of confidential information by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.

Monday, July 15, 2013 14:00 PM

Wireless: The Next Generation

Final ratification of 802.11ac isn't due for months, but the technology offers enough advantages that many analysts recommend upgrading to it as soon as possible.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 17:00 PM

Employees Want Career Advancement

Despite a clear employee appeal for more opportunities, many employers are still not providing formal career paths for their workers.

Friday, July 05, 2013 18:00 PM

Credit Card Security Is a Farce

While banks in Europe and many other regions have deployed chip cards, a.k.a. "smart cards," the U.S. uses mag-stripe cards that provide virtually no protection.

Monday, June 24, 2013 17:10 PM

Seven Ways to Torpedo Your Career

Some professionals find all sorts of creative ways to ruin their careers. Here's how not to succeed in your job without really trying.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 20:20 PM

Real Time Versus Real Life

Technology can do amazing things and can enhance our personal and professional lives in immeasurable ways—but only if we consider how we use it on a daily basis.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 13:45 PM

Stick Out Your Tongue and Create a Password

Google says that using gestures will generate a "facial landmark" that, when compared to a photo or video, will provide a reliable way to authenticate a user.

Thursday, June 06, 2013 21:20 PM

How Not to Run a Business

Whether managing IT or maximizing customer-facing technology, operating a freight train in an era of supersonic spacecraft isn't a recipe for maximum returns.

Monday, June 03, 2013 19:00 PM

Social Media and Bumper-Sticker Thinking

Most of us want to make the world better. But between lofty ideals and instant clicks lies the real world, which requires an effort to affect real change.

Friday, May 24, 2013 15:00 PM

Seven Ways to Kill Tech Innovation

Technology innovation is often a key to success and bottom-line results, but many companies and IT departments create barriers to innovative initiatives.

Monday, May 20, 2013 14:35 PM

Social Media Offers More Than We Care to Know

There's always been a fine line between sharing and sharing too much. Business and IT executives should think about this when designing social media systems.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 15:40 PM

We Need to Find IT Jobs for Our Veterans

The program created by the White House and several tech companies to help service members earn IT certifications is a good first step, but we need to do more.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 20:30 PM

Our Virtual Shadows and Digital Tattoos

A lot of people spend more time immersed in the virtual world than in the physical one. Many of them are obsessed with documenting every aspect of their life.

Monday, May 06, 2013 17:05 PM

Faking It on Social Media

The joy of tweeting to millions of customers is fading in the realization that many of them don't exist. Evidence shows that some brands use fake followers.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 19:00 PM

Who Says CIOs Aren't Business Savvy?

Through the years, I've met hundreds of IT leaders who have a comprehensive understanding of how the various departments in their company operate.