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  • Carlo Pandian // April 21, 2013, 10:34 PM PST

    How large IT departments waste time and effort

    Is your IT department being efficient? Here are some ways you could be wasting time and effort.


  • Patrick Gray // April 23, 2013, 11:03 PM PST

    Does IT have a problem with women?

    If we can shed some of the industry's juvenile past, while maintaining this merit-based culture, IT will attract all comers, regardless of gender.


  • Patrick Gray // May 1, 2013, 3:25 AM PST

    Dollar coins and enterprise change management

    While technical challenges are often interesting and compelling, people issues must be considered early in a project, lest your project follow the various $1 coins produced by the US Mint and be relegated to archaic trivia and distant memories.


  • Teena Hammond // May 1, 2013, 11:55 PM PST

    IT Training Policy now available

    Download TechRepublic's IT Training Policy. It's free to TechRepublic Pro subscribers, or can be purchased by non-subscribers.


  • George Sifri // December 2, 2008, 9:15 PM PST

    Risk management: Identifying the need

    The early adoption of a comprehensive risk management program can reduce the probability of major IT disasters. Here's how one company recognized the critical need for a risk management plan.


  • John McKee // December 4, 2008, 9:11 AM PST

    What to do when you screw up

    Sooner or later everyone screws up. Leadership coach John M. McKee says that how you react and what you do next can either derail you or help you move up the ladder.


  • Michael Krigsman // December 8, 2008, 1:06 AM PST

    Coding Slave: 'Software is expensive'

    Read author and developer Bob Reselman's comments about the challenge of building software inexpensively and about how the failure to realistically estimate and anticipate requirements hits many enterprise development projects.


  • Scott Lowe // December 8, 2008, 2:20 PM PST

    A VDI calculator - one look at the possible financial benefits of a virtual desktop environment

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure -- VDI -- continues to be a hot topic. Scott Lowe shares with you one possible way to look at the financials behind this up and coming technology.


  • George Sifri // December 9, 2008, 2:53 AM PST

    Risk management: Defining the threat and developing the framework

    George Sifri outlines the steps his company took to define threats and opportunities and rate their possible impacts. Find out how you can prepare your company to handle risk.


  • George Sifri // December 15, 2008, 8:30 PM PST

    Risk management: Implementing an enterprise program

    George Sifri looks at success factors involved with the risk management program implemented at his company. He discusses the lessons learned and offers advice on hurdles to expect on the road to risk management.


  • Scott Lowe // December 9, 2008, 1:52 PM PST

    Does offensive spam open us up to a lawsuit?

    Like it or not, spam is a way of life. While the battle between spammers and inbox users continues to rage, organizations generally do their best to try to stop the onslaught. In general, only a fraction of spam gets through filters, but can those spam filter failures create legal liability for an organization?


  • Patrick Gray // December 9, 2008, 10:32 PM PST

    The future of corporate IT? Abstraction

    Possessing an ability to understand increasingly abstracted technology will no longer be enough. The CIO, and their IT organization, must see how to combine these technologies into novel and compelling business applications that help their company capture new markets, acquire and maintain customers, and deliver new products and services.


  • John McKee // December 11, 2008, 3:31 AM PST

    Stress getting worse? Try this

    Today more than ever, it's important that you're operating at your peak. Business demands are increasing, and keeping at the top of your game is even more important. Here, leadership coach John M McKee shares some ideas that his clients have used successfully to deal with stress effectively.


  • John McKee // January 22, 2009, 2:51 AM PST

    New job? Here's task 1

    When we get promoted, it can be easy to think that those skills that got us here are what is most required for the next level of success. In this posting, leadership and success coach John M McKee says that decision may be the worst one you make.


  • Scott Lowe // December 14, 2008, 11:10 AM PST

    Virtualization outside the data center: The client hypervisor

    Virtualization isn't going anywhere soon. The technology has well proven itself inside the data center and will continue to grow in popularity there. However, client-based hypervisors are currently in development and will prove to be a boon for IT managers loathing the current state of desktop management. Scott Lowe briefly explains his take on the client hypervisor.