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What CSOs should do on their first days

In today’s corporate setting, if a CSO enters the building with the intent of doing a gut job in the first few weeks, he most likely will find himself out the door in short order.

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Rip and replace: When it pays to make a total systems change

A full system replacement can be costly and difficult. But for one Vermont insurance company, ditching stodgy technology opened new business opportunities

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Make the most of 'promises' in JavaScript

Ensuring consistency in distributed applications is a challenge. Here's how to use promises and keep everything on track

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Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Red Hat’s robust, easy-to-use, and highly scalable PaaS now builds on Docker, with some temporary limitations

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Modular software creates agility -- and complexity

Microservices can present big challenges for software application design. Here’s how to make the most of modular design without sweating the small stuff

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Are vendors on the wrong path where smart plant security is concerned?

Cyber criminals can't wait for enterprises to mainly apply access controls and encryption as their toughest solution for securing smart plants

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Add next-gen authentication to apps with Authy

Recently acquired by Twilio, Authy makes it easy to send codes to users' mobile phones for that extra measure of log-in security

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Review: Cisco ACI shakes up SDN

Hands-on with Cisco’s highly scalable data center network fabric driven by -- surprise -- a completely open API

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Add machine learning to your app with Microsoft Project Oxford

Want to play with advanced features like face recognition and language understanding? Microsoft makes these goodies available in the cloud for free

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Review: AWS Lambda redefines 'on demand'

Amazon’s simple, scalable compute service runs your functions whenever needed, but is limited to Java, Python, and Node.js

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Make analytics pay off for you and your customers

When customers got a better experience, these companies got a revenue kick, thanks to accurate and timely analytics data in the hands of salespeople

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Review: Office 365 fails at collaboration

Despite years of promises and gap-filling acquisitions, Microsoft's collaboration toolkit remains a woefully inadequate mishmash

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Robots invade the real world

Innovation in robotics now reaches into everyday life and will forever change the way we live

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How to integrate with the Slack platform

More than simply another collaboration solution, Slack has RESTful APIs that let you exchange data with -- and trigger actions in -- all sorts of dev tools and applications

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First look: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain Services puts it all in the cloud

Here's a look at some of the ins and outs of a cloud-based method for making sure your apps have full Active Directory services -- and then some

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iPad face-off: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google Apps

iPad office apps, round 10: Microsoft Office and Apple iWork get big upgrades for the iPad's new multitasking capabilities

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IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

Virtually every kind of company will eventually have to become a data-driven enterprise. Experts share strategies for making the most of IoT data

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6 tips for working with IoT and big data

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data or improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros

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