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5 Affordable Hardware Upgrades for a More Efficient New Year

Jazz up your system's storage, memory, networking and display without breaking the bank with CIO.com’s desktop PC upgrade guide.

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How to Deploy Small-Business Wi-Fi With Xclaim Access Points

Created by established Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus Wireless, the new Wi-Fi access points from Xclaim are deployed entirely from a smartphone app.

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Why Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Are Worth Less to You

If you’re in the ecommerce or digital marketing business, this is a big time of the year for you. But when it comes to those last-minute shoppers, you should take their money but don’t spend a lot of time trying to nurture them to...

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Google Fiber opens to small businesses in Kansas City area

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How to Deploy Synology NAS for Your Small Business

Businesses move many services to the cloud these days. Storage isn't always one of them, though, especially for large or sensitive files. Network attached storage appliances, such as those offered by Synology, can offer the...

The best apps for freelancers

Invoicing, time-tracking, even legal help are all available on mobile apps geared to the self-employed or extremely small businesses.

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8 cutting-edge technologies aimed at eliminating passwords

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

The ROI of online training: Upgrade your skills, earn higher pay

ITworld readers share their best tips on how to maximize training dollars and get the most out self-directed learning.

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How to get the most value from a data dashboard

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

7 killer open source monitoring tools

Looking for greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools

Going rogue

A quick drive around Washington DC found 15 rogue cell phone towers.

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9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

10 ways Apple really has changed the (tech) world

Apple is both a creator of and a beacon for the technology future we now live in

Rotten Apple: Apple's 11 biggest failures

Apple sets the standard -- for both success and failure. Here's a look at 11 major screwups, some of which almost derailed the company

10 Useful Devices for Your Small Business Office

The market is filled with tech gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. These 10 products stand out among the whozits and whatzits galore for their capability to improve productivity and efficiency in your small business.

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10 Useful Devices for Your Small Business Office

The market is filled with tech gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. These 10 products stand out among the whozits and whatzits galore for their capability to improve productivity and efficiency in your small business.

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The must-have iPad office apps, round 9

Google's newly completed Apps suite just can't beat Apple's iWork or Microsoft Office

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7 cheap computing boards for scratching your maker itch

Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow’s Internet of Things hit today

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Annoying cubicle behavior

Similar to the passenger sitting in front of you on an airplane, there are annoying behaviors to endure around your own cube.

21 Weird and Wacky Wearables You'll Actually Want

These 21 unique wearable devices are all worth a look — and some could genuinely enhance your life.

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